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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

2010 Chinese American Librarians Association, Northern California Chapter Program at CLA Conference, Sacramento

CALA NCA 2010 Workshop Flyer

The 2010 CLA Conference (topic: Navigating the New: Charting the Future Together) will be hold at the Sacramento Convention Center from Nov.12-15.

Please notice:  our CALA-NCA program “Cooperation, collaboration & Resource Sharing” is scheduled from 3:25pm to 4:30pm.  We have four wonderful speakers: John Stucky (Chinese curator, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco), Celia Bakke (San Jose State University Library), Shi Deng (University of California, San Diego), Richard Le (San Francisco Public Library), they will talk about cooperative collection development, facilitating and promoting open access through cooperation with faculty, using vendor supplied shelf-ready service as strategic planning and using new technology for better public service, etc.

I strongly recommend our members to attend this conference (at least to support our own CALA program).  This will not only be a good opportunity to catch up with any new trends in our field, but also provide a time for our members to socialize with each other and exchange our ideas, strengthen our connections.    We are planning a dinner for our members (and your friends or spouse who go with you) after our program is done.

If you are planning to attend the program and dinner, could you please also respond to our Treasure, Janet Lin ( ?  We need to estimate the number of people to make arrangements for the dinner.

If you want to know more about that program, please go to this website and read the “Registration Brochure”. Our program is listed on page 24.

You can also read the message from the conference organizer about the Friday program to decide if you are interested in more programs on the same day!

Please do respond to Janet Lin and let us know you are attending or not!!  We really appreciate it!

Best regards,

Jianye  He
Librarian for Chinese Collections
UC Berkeley

President of CALA-NCA, 2010-2011

2008 Chinese American Librarians Association, Northern California Chapter (CALA-NCA) Programs

At the 110th California Library Association (CLA) Conference

The Workshop for CLA Conference in 2008:Theme: Creating Community PartnersWhen: Sunday, November 16, 2008. 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110

  • Strategies, for successfully creating partnerships with the local entrepreneures; mutual benefits of a long term partnership;
  • Cross cultural partnership review, joint public and school Chinese libraries, serving the rural communities; the Evergreen Project;
  • The Creation and promotion of fruitful collaborations between community-based libaries and local agencies.


  • Bo Simon, Manager, Sonoma County Library and Wine Library
  • Geoffrey Liu, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
  • Nancy Fong, Library Services Manager, San Leandro public Library
  • Katherine M. Connell, Reference Librarian, Curator of Library Exhibition, Rosenbery Library at City College of San Francisco


    CLA-Round Table, Chinese American Librarian Association (CALA)

Program Chair and Panel Moderator:

Yi Liang, Vice President, Northern California Chapter, Chinese American Librarian Association

Phone: 415-452-5469


Northern California CALA Banquet:

When: Sunday, November 16, 2008. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Dynasty: Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 1001 Story Road, 2nd Floor, San Jose, CA 95122Ticket:  

$40 on or before November 9, 2008

$45 after or at the door

Reservation: Make check payable to CALA and send to

Janet Lin

West Valley College Library

14000 Fruitvale Avenue

Saratoga, CA 95070-5698

Tel: 408-741-2461


2006 Chinese American Librarians Association, Northern California Chapter (CALA-NCA) Programs

At the 108th California Library Association (CLA) Conference

The Workshop for CLA Conference in 2006:Theme: Working Together To Get Our Voice Heard

When: Sunday, November 12, 2006. 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814

CALA NCA 2006 Workshop Flyer

  • How to respond community’s concerns and gain its supports;
  • How the multicultural community’s supports make differences to the local libraries;
  • How to communicate and collaborate effectively with local community for better understanding to build
    stronger ties.


  • 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

Sponsors: Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA).

Program Chair and Panel Moderator:

    Fang Gu, Vice President, California Chapter, Chinese American Librarians Association
    Phone: 916-278-5642

guf@csus.eduNorthern California CALA Banquet:
When: Sunday, November 12, 2006. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Fortune House Chinese Restaurant, 1211 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818Ticket:

$35 on or before November 5, 2006

$40 after or at the door

Reservation: Make check payable to CALA and send to:

Hong Wang

2000 State University Dr. East

Sacramento, CA 95819-6039

Phone: 916-278-6373