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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

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