CALA-NCA Workshop at the 108th CLA Conference at Sacramento, November, 2006

CALA NCA 2006 Workshop Flyer

The 108th California Library Association Conference was held in Sacramento November 10 – 13 2006. CALA Northern California Chapter sponsored and moderated the workshop of “Working Together to Get Our Voice Heard”. As the chair of the program, Fang Gu invited the following people as our panel speakers:

Donna Bero, Executive Director, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Theresa Salazar, Curator, The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley
Donna Corbeil, Deputy Director, Solano County Library
Jianjun Chen, President of 2006, Chinese New Year Culture Association (CNYCA), Sacramento
Haleh Motiey, Director, Sutro Library, San Francisco

On November 12 in Room 301, Sacramento Convention Center, the five distinguished panelists shared their experiences and information with the audience. The California State Librarian, Susan Hildreth attended the workshop and asked questions.

(From left to right) Haleh Motiey, Jianjun Chen, Donna Corbeil, Theresa Salazar, Donna Bero, Fang Gu.

Feedback on the program and event:

Susan Negreen, CAE, Executive Director, California Library Association:

“The thanks need to come from me to you and CALA .  The banquet was wonderful—those young girls playing their instruments will stick in my memory for years to come—they were just great.  And, your hospitality was deeply appreciated.  (Of course, the food was wonderful, too.) Thank you for including me in your event!”

Margaret Miles , CLA 2006 President:

“I want to thank you very much for inviting me!  I very much enjoyed the entertainment, the food and the conversation.  I wish you good luck in planning next year’s events, and I look forward to seeing you in Long Beach next October.”

Diana Wu, CALA Immediate Past President:

“I just wanted to let you know how grateful I was to participate in such a wonderful panel presentation you put together. The fact that the California state librarian was in the audience and asked question seemed to be very encouraging. Also the CALA banquet was another big hit. People told me that they go to CLA because of our banquet. Thanks for all the hard works.”

Nancy Fong, MC for CALA Chinese Banquet:

“It was so nice to see everybody at the program and banquet on Sunday.  I was very glad to help as mc.  I thought the program and banquet was very nicely done and you can see the fruits of all your hard work.  Congratulations….it was the excellent prep job done by you and your committee of workers that made the events run smoothly and so very enjoyable.  Having 100 people willing and wanting to come to the banquet is an accomplishment in itself considering the competition of the state library’s reception an hour before.  CALA has built a fine reputation for a great programs, wonderful banquets and always very generous raffle prizes.  It was also nice to see the amount of support generated from CLA officials and Susan Hildreth.  Thank the performers too.  I thought they were outstanding.   It’s always appreciated and I do believe people value multi-ethnic, multi-cultural programs.   I am very busy at my library right now, but in the near future, if you ever want to do any programming in the East Bay area, I would be very pleased to host the event at San Leandro Library.”

Theresa Salazar, Curator, the Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley:

“I want to thank you for inviting me to be a part of the panel. I very much enjoyed the other presentations, and it was great to meet you and all the other panel members, as well as members of the audience. You did an excellent job organizing the panel.”

Susana Liu, CALA-NC Committee Member:

“I am so happy to know that the good hard work of CALA members continue on, we have established such a good reputation although I feel so sorry that  I couldn’t attend the program and banquet myself, however still want to congratulate each and everyone of you for your effort and dediation to CALA like a big family.”