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Why join CALA?

As one of the major ALA affiliated associations, CALA is the only professional organization in North America that 1) promotes better communication among Chinese American librarians; 2) serves as a forum for the discussion of mutual problems and professional concerns among Chinese American librarians; and 3) promotes the development of Chinese and American librarianship with scholarships and grants.


Who can join CALA?

Any individual or corporate body interested in the purpose of the Association may become a member upon payment of the dues as provided for in the Bylaws.

-- Constitution, Article III

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CALA Listserv

CALA Listserv (cala-list at is a discussion forum as well as a communication channel for the Chinese American Librarians Association.

Purpose: The purpose of the CALA LISTSERV shall be to disseminate CALA related information to the CALA LISTSERV members, and to facilitate the exchange of professional information and to stimulate conversations and dialogues via an electronic forum.

Membership: The membership of the CALA LISTSERV shall be limited to current CALA members only, or as specifically authorized by the CALA Board of Directors, and in such case, only with specific purposes or justification for said exception.

CALA Listserv Policy (approved by the Board on 7/22/2022)


CALA Listserv was launched in June 1994 at University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee. Dr. Wilfred Fong was the first list owner.

On February 14, 2003, CALA Listserv moved to a new location: cala at The list owner during this period of time was Shixing Wen (shwen at

On August 1, 2007, CALA List moved again, to its own domain: calalist at The current list owner is CALA's webmaster (webmaster at

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CALA members are encouraged to get involved in the Association's management. Volunteering to serve on a committee or task force would be a great opportunity to help keeping the association live and gain professional experiences.

To learn more about standing committees, check out the Handbook of Officers

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