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CALA Annual Awards Banquet @ San Francisco

As ALA Annual Conference hold at San Francisco in June, CALA local chapter members worked hard to host the annual awards banquet, which was at San Francisco on 6/28/2015.   There were 120 people attended the banquet, who were not only from the U.S. and Canada, but also some from mainland China and Taiwan. During the banquet, we have honored our best author of the year and CALA members and leadership, and recruited new members . In addition, our friend, APALA has donated books to everyone.

Appreciation from Carol Gee (Immediate past CALA President), CALA Board, CALA Executive Committee to the Local Arrangement Committee’s hard work of restaurant searching , food testing, contacting and organizing activities,  donating door prizes, and preparation.

CALA Northern California Chapter Local Arrangement Committee Members, from left to right: Doris , Shu-hua, Jessica, Jianye, YiPing, Amy. Photographer: Richard Le

local arrangement committee members

local arrangement committee members

Carol Gee

Carol Gee


Amy Kuo & delegation from Taiwan



Xinjiang Dance performing

Xinjiang Dance performing

Belly Dance

Belly Dance

Weiling Liu's Peacock Dance

Weiling Liu’s Peacock Dance

Patty Wong & her mom

Patty Wong & her mom














CALA Annual Awards Banquet (6/28)

Chinese American Librarians Association,

an Affiliate of American Libraries Association,

Annual Awards Banquet, 2015

nca.chapters.cala wp content uploads 2015 05 CALABanquetInvitation_2015.pdf

banquet invitation


Date: 6/28/2015, 6:30pm-9:30pm

On-site registration starts at 6PM

Location:  Imperial Palace Restaurant, 3rd Floor banquet room ,
818 Washington St. San Francisco CA 94108   (by Waverly Place and Grand Ave Chinatown)

Early bird registration by June 11, 2015 (Tuesday):   Register Now*

[for CALA members, you may login for express process] (Payment methods: PayPal (credit) or check. See details below.)
Members: $35
Student Members: $25
Non-members: $40

Late and on-site registration (after 6/11/2015)
Members $40
Non-members: $45

Due to limited space, we cannot guarantee seats for those who register on-site. Please take advantage of the early bird registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Please contact us for any questions related to the registration.
CALA 2015 Annual Award Banquet Local Arrangement Committee
YiPing Wang (Chair), Doris Tseng, Amy Kuo, Julia Tang, Richard Le, Jianye He.


  1. 錦綉拼盤  (combination appetizers)
  2. 玉子龍鳯球 (chicken & scallop)
  3. 核桃蝦仁 (walnut shrimp)
  4. 海鮮豆腐湯 (seafood & tofu soup)
  5. 䈡油淋黃毛雞  (Fresh Chicken with scallions)
  6. 北京烤鴨 (Peking Duck)
  7. 雲耳炒勝瓜 (vegetable dish)
  8. 非洲鰂魚 (全魚清蒸 Steamed whole fish))
  9. 煎堆 (Glutinous rice sesame balls – dessert)


  • Belly dance by Janey Sheau-yueh He
  • Folk dance by Weiling Lu
  • Mongolian Dance by Wei Wei Prior (吳唯唯)
  • Irish Whistle by  K.C. Jiang  (江國城)
  • Bian lian 变脸 (Face Chaning) and Chi Gong Magic by Daniel

Direction from Moscone Convention Center
Walking: Total 1 mile

  1. Head northeast toward Howard St (230 ft)
  2. Slight right at Howard St (299 ft)
  3. Turn right toward 3rd St (269 ft)
  4. Turn left onto 3rd St (0.2 mi)
  5. Continue onto Kearny St (466 ft)
  6. Turn right onto Grant Ave (0.5 mi)
  7. Turn left onto Washington St (85 ft)
    The restaurant is on the right

Public Transportation: Cost $2.25

  1. Head northeast toward Howard St
  2. Slight right at Howard St
  3. Turn right onto 3rd St
  4. Take 30towards Van Ness & North Point @ 3rd & Howard St, 6 stops
  5. Get off at Stockton St & Clay St
  6. Head north on Stockton St toward Clay St
  7. Turn right onto Washington st
    The restaurant is on the left

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

Yang Huang’s bilingual book talk at San Francisco Public Library

A local San Francisco Bay Area author Yang Huang presented a bilingual book talk, Living Treasures, at San Francisco Public Library on December 6, 2014.

Yang Huang born and raised in mainland China, came to the U.S. shortly after taking part in the 1989 Democracy Movement. She works as a computer engineer for U. C. Berkeley and as a writer by vocation.

Yang spent five years to write the book and another five years to publish the book, and openly shared her experience of publishing a fiction with audience.  Living Treasures is a top ten historical novel of 2014.

Yang Huang’s detailed bilingual talk could be find here:

Author Yang Huang talk at San Francisco Public Library

Author Yang Huang and librarians Doris Tseng and YiPing Wang

Chinese Librarians Summer Program @ Northern California

A group of Chinese librarians participating the 10th year of Chinese Librarians Summer Program came to Bay Area, California and visited San Jose State University Library, U.C. Berkeley, and San Francisco Public Library.

Visitors and SJSU librarians

Chinese librarians with Lian Ruan, the program organizer from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, SJSU librarians and staff: YiPing Wang, Adriana Poo, Elisabeth Thomas, and Judy Pan

On July 16th, 2014 and met with the Associate Dean, International Exchange Program Coordinator, and liaison librarians. San Jose State University librarians introduced the combined library system and services, and tour the group. During the meeting and the tour, there were many questions about operating a public and academic combined system, organizing resources, professional development, and human resources. Both parties learned the different of job positions and job descriptions.

Chinese librarians

Chinese librarians with Lian Ruan at San Francisco Public Library

On July 18, 2014, a group of 26 Chinese librarians participating in the 2014 Chinese Librarians Summer Program visited San Francisco Public Library and met with local CALA NCA members.  Librarians from both groups took turns to briefly introduce themselves and had a very friendly conversation on the differences between Chinese academic libraries and the U.S. libraries.  At the end of the one hour meeting, several CALA NCA members expressed their appreciation of this opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with their counterparts from China and hope there would be more opportunities for such exchanges.

Jianye He, the librarian from U.C. Berkeley, is introducing the campus to Chinese librarians