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Disrupting White Supremacy Through BIPOC Solidarity Webinar

Summary: What does it mean to be in solidarity with other Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. (BIPOC)? This webinar will be a discussion of why solidarity is vital and what it might look for us to engage in it. As Asian/Pacific Americans, we benefit from a particular kind of proximity to whiteness. It can be especially easy for us to buy into the privilege that comes from that proximity and leave our fellow BIPOC to fight their own racial battles, not realizing that this is also our battle. We will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of joining in community with other BIPOC for a common cause: to destroy white supremacy. 

Date: 5/13, Wednesday at 11-12 pm PST/1-2 pm CST/2-3 pm EST.

Registration Link 
(Can’t make it? No need to register. You can view the CALA YouTube Channel for the recording later)


Sofia Leung (she/her) is a Chinese American librarian, facilitator, and educator working towards fulfilling the promise of social justice in libraries and higher education. She was most recently the Teaching and Learning Program Manager at the MIT Libraries. She is an editor at the journal, In the Library With The Lead Pipe, and a facilitator for the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program.

Sofia offers tailored workshops, trainings, consultations, coaching & collaborations that employ anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks. Her approach is holistic in nature and centers the context and audience needs. She strives to help mitigate some of the harm being inflicted on people with marginalized identities, recognizing that social justice is an ongoing project towards racial, economic, and social equity. Sofia is currently co-editing a book (with Jorge López-McKnight) on Critical Race Theory in Library and Information Studies to be published by the MIT Press in spring 2021. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.

CALA Northern California Chapter’s Professional Development Program on May 4, 2019 in San Francisco

2019 CALA Event flyer

Please RSVP here.
See here for more info about the program.

Date: May 4, Saturday
Time: 11-1 pm
Location: Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library
351 9th Ave in San Francisco.

Awakening Stories: Asian-Pacific American librarians in Central Valley Community & Beyond

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the public program celebrates and remembers the stories of library and librarians’ experiences and services to, for and with Asian-Pacific American Communities.

Date & Time: May 6, Sunday from 3PM – 5PM
Location: Bitwise Industries
700 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721

Free Community Program + Light Refreshment Provided

CALA Banquet at 2015 ALA Annual Conference at San Francisco

2015 ALA Annual Conference will be at San Francisco, and our chapter is forming a Local Arrangement Committee to plan and organize CALA Annual Banquet, which will be on June 28th, 6pm – 10pm.

Local Arrangement Committee:


Richard Le ( )
YiPing Wang (


Doris Tseng (
Jessica Lu (
Julia Tung (
Amy H. Kuo (

helps needed:

Treasure for the Banquet:


Jianye He

Webinar: 50 Great Mobile Apps for Reference, Collection Management, Outreach and Youth Engagement

Date and Time:  Friday, April 18, 2014, 12-1:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)

Presenter: Richard Le, Teen Service Librarian

Please register at the following Link:


We are living in a mobile world. The mobile technology has changed the ways how we search for information. In fact, it is the preferred method of accessing the information on-the-go. Librarians can harness and make use of the current mobile technology and apps to provide forward-thinking service, e-content and better community outreach. No longer can libraries afford to ignore the potentials of mobile apps in providing information and innovative services that attract, captivate and inspire a new generation of library users. In this webinar, the speaker will discuss the current trends, app selection criteria and 50 great apps for reference, as well as explore new ideas on how libraries can integrate these apps into existing services for reference, collection management, community outreach and youth engagement.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the mobile technology trends and library applications
  • Understand the importance of mobile apps in providing library service and e-content
  • Find, select and evaluate mobile apps for reference service
  • Integrate and leverage mobile technology for mobile reference and outreach
  • New ideas to enhance reference service, community outreach, and youth engagement

2014 N CA chapter webinar flyer

2014 N CA chapter webinar flyer