CALA-NCA Officers 2014-2015

President 2014-2015
Richard Le

Vice President, 2014-2015; President, 2015-2016
YiPing Sophia Wang

Treasurer 2014-2015
Hualing Wan

Membership Officer 2014-2015
Tiffany Niem

Immediate Past President
Zheng Jessica Lu

CALA member poster presentation at CARL conference 2014 in San Jose

CALA current member Emily Chan, Yiping Wang, and co-author Adriana Poo from San Jose State University have presented a poster at CARL Conference 2014 which was held in Dolce Hayes Mansion San Jose from 4/4 – 4/6.

The poster: Successfully Transferring Academic Liaison Departments: Promoting Subject Area Flexibility and Cross Training

The poster emphasizes on staffing changes within academic libraries that employ the liaison librarian model, while potentially disruptive and unsettling, provide leadership opportunities to the organization. The liaison librarian model is predicated upon strong subject and background expertise and the cultivation of positive relationships with departments and faculty. Given successful liaison librarian-teaching faculty relationships, shifting from one librarian to another can be a daunting experience for everyone involved. This poster will investigate this issue, particularly expectations from both parties, correlating current professional skill sets and needs assessments, and developing and establishing new models for library support and cross training.

A Fun-Get-Together Brunch/Lunch was organized for both CALA NCA and SCA members on Sunday early afternoon.

three authors and the poster photoAuthors: Yiping Wang, Emily Chan, and Adriana Poo (from left to right)

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

A Genius of All Ages : Su Dongpo Lecture & exhibit at San Francisco Main Library, October 12, 2013


San Francisco Public Library and National Center Library, Taiwan co-organized, Northern California National Taiwan University Alumni and Chinese-American Librarians Association Northern California Chapter co-sponsored the lecture and exhibit of Su Dongpo and his Ci at San Francisco Public Library on October 12, 2013.

Su Shi (1037 – 1101), styled Zizhan, self-styled Dongpo Jushi, was a Northern Song Dynasty writer, poet, painter, and calligrapher born in Meishan (now Meishan County in Si chuan Province).
National Center Library donated thousands of dollars Song Ban Shu of collection of Su’s Ci to San Francisco Public Library, and would be exhibited at Chinese Center. The event started with Special Collection librarian from the National Central Library introduces Su Dongpo, and Song Ban Shu of three Su’s (Su Dongpo, his father Su Xun, and his sibling Su Che).

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After it, the lecture was held at Latino Community Room in the Main Library. The Program Manager of San Francisco Public Library: Ms. Yemila Alvarez, Director of National Central Library: Dr. Tseng Shu-Hsien, Director of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco: Bruce Fu, Director of NTU Alumni: Henry Wei, Chinese-American Librarians Association, Northern California Chapter President: Jessica Lu, and Chairman of Chinese Literature and Art Association in America: Jay Lu spoke to audience to welcome everyone. 

DSCF1618Taipei Economic and Cultural Office donated 4 ipads and National Central Library donated 2 Nexus-7 to San Francisco Public Library for patrons to check electronic books.



From 1:45 PM, Professor Lau Siu-Hung from National Taiwan University presented the lecture of Su Dongpo.





Professor Lau introduced Ci as the poem in Chinese history representing the beauty of feminine, the sweet of love and disappointing, changes of year and life. Ci usually was known in between poem and tune. In addition, he explained the reason DSCF1624Su Dongpo started writing Ci, the changes in his life: death of his mother, losing of his first wife, and leaving his father and sibling away, etc.



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CALA-NCA Officers 2013-2014

President 2013-2014
Zheng Jessica Lu

Vice President, 2013-2014; President, 2014-2015
Richard Le

Treasurer 2013-2014
Hualing Wan

Membership Officer/Webmaster 2013-2014
Yiping Sophia Wang

Immediate Past President
Shu-hua Liu