2021 CALA Southeast and Southwest Chapters Joint Online Conference

Dear CALA Southeast Chapter Members,

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Southeast (SE) and Southwest (SW) Chapters Joint Online Conference will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:00 PM- 3:30 PM EST. You are welcome to join our conference.

No registration is required. The conference agenda is attached.
Theme: Library 2021: Stories and Projects Sharing
Date: Friday, May 7
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time
Location: https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/j/92388482358?pwd=T0c1UE9peTk4aytZckpjeUhmQXFEZz09

We have four presentations.

Usability Study for TDR
Zhihong Xu, Associate Professor/Data Management Librarian at Texas A&M University

Just Keep Trying: Experiments in Outreach and Engagement During a Pandemic
Zackary Chance Medlin, Learning & Student Engagement Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries
Sandy Avila, Science Librarian; Richard Harrison, Subject Librarian;
Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian; Min Tong, Business Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

Civic Engagement during the Pandemic
Jian Anna Xiong, Government Information Coordinator; Amanda Thomas, User Experience/Public Services Librarian, Rice University.

We look forward to meeting you at our conference!

Best wishes,

Jianying Shou, President of CALA Southeast Chapter
Anna Xiong, President of CALA Southwest Chapter

CALA Southeast Chapter 2020-2021 Vice President Election Result

Dear CALA Southeast Chapter members,

On behalf of the 2020-2021 CALA Southeast Chapter, I am here to announce that the Southeast Chapter has finished its election process for 2020-2021 CALA Southeast Chapter Vice President/President-Elect. We sent out the election ballot email to all currently-registered Southeast Chapter members. The result shows we received 17 votes in total, and 16 of them are positive and one is incomplete.

We therefore announce that Xiying Mi is the 2020-2021 Vice President/President-Elect. Xiying will serve as vice president/president-elect for one year before stepping into her role as president in the summer of 2021. In addition to being the vice president/president-elect, Xiying will continue serving as Treasurer of the Southeast Chapter 2020-2022. Congratulations, Xiying. Thank you for your commitment.

Xiying Mi is working at the University of South Florida Tampa Library as a Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Assistant Librarian. She received her MLIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She focuses on digital collections metadata creation and curation. Her research interests lie primarily in linked open data, metadata, and data management.

Again, the Chapter Committee wants to extend our wholehearted appreciation to each member for your participation in the election process and for your continuous support of the CALA Southeast Chapter.

Enjoy your holidays and stay safe!


CALA Southeast Chapter President
Jianying Shou, jianyingshou@gmail.com

CALA Southeast Chapter Past President
Jia He, jiahe@southalabama.edu

CALA Southeast Chapter Webmaster
Yingqi Tang, tang@jsu.edu

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Southeast and Southwest Chapters Joint Online Conference Call for Proposal

Started in 1973, Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is a nationwide library association in the United States and Canada. CALA is also an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), International Federation of Library Associations Institutions (IFLA), and Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC).

The CALA Southeast and Southwest Chapter Joint Online Conference “Library 2020: Stories and Projects Sharing” will be held at 1pm-3pm (CDT), April 2, 2020. The conference committee is seeking speakers to present at the following sessions:

Presentation Session: The joint online conference offers a great opportunity for both CALA and non-CALA members to share their innovative ideas and projects. Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to share his or her project. Suggested topics include:

·       Acquisitions

·       Archives

·       Cataloging and metadata

·       Reference and instruction

·       Collection development and management

·       Data visualization/management

·       Digital preservation

·       Digital services

·       Electronic resources management – institutional repositories

·       Scholarly communications

·       Standards and specifications

·       Serials

·       Project management

·       Diversity library service/library services for multicultural or diverse

Lighting Talk Session: This session is open only for library school students. Each presenter will have 5-7 minutes to share a great idea or question related to her or his library school project or research.

Please send your presentation or lighting talk topic and proposal to Jingshan Xiao (xiao@uhcl.edu) and Jia He (jiahe@southalabama.eduby March 6, 2020 to be considered. Presenters will be announced in March, 2020. If you know anyone who might be interested in presenting, please pass this information to them.

We look forward to hearing from you!

CALA Southeast and Southwest Chapter Joint Online Conference Committee