Dr. Tze-Chung Li Passed Away On April 22, 2020

Dear CALA Colleagues and Friends:

CALA Executive Committee are so saddened to inform you that one of the CALA founding members and the former Dean of School of Information Studies, Dominican University, Dr. Tze-chung Li passed away last night in his Chicago home at the age of 93. Please join us to express our deepest condolences to Dr. Li’s wife Dorothy In-lan Wang and their family!

Dr. Li was a man of vision and with extraordinary service to American Library Association as well as Chinese American Librarians Association. He was a great role model for all of us today and cared so much about CALA and its members, in particular, the new and young librarians. Many new CALA members could join in the CALA and benefit their careers due to his generous monetary donations. Dr. will be greatly missed by all of us!

Qi Chen, former CALA President, is living in Chicago area and is in direct contact with Dr. Li’s family at this difficult moment. She will share more information on whether or not we could send flowers or condolences cards to Dr. Li’s family during this critical pandemic time. The CALA EC will discuss how we are going to have activities in memory of our Dr. Li. We will keep you all posted.

Check on a YouTube video about Dr. Li at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-xqbiKBBTs

Should you have any questions, please kindly direct it to me at zhuof@umkc.edu or Lian Ruan at lruan@illinois.edu.


Fu Zhuo (President)
Lian Ruan (Executive Director)
Ying Zhang (Immediate Past President)
Hong Yao (Vice-President/President-Elect)
Ying Liao (Treasurer)
Wenli Gao  (Incoming Vice-President/President-Elect)