CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program

Dear colleagues,

I’m happy to share with you the CALA Southeast Chapter’s first program for fall, 2016. It will be held in one of the most beautiful campuses in Florida and in the US, Rollins College. This is one of a series of programs to be organized by our chapter. A big thank you to Wenxian Zhang, Professor, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Rollins College, for hosting this event and giving an exciting talk on his research on images related to China. We’d also like to thank Zhao Liu from The Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation for sharing her library’s collections and her work there. We’re still calling for speakers for the Lightning Round Talks (each 10 minutes). The conference will have online capability, so even if you cannot attend it on site, you can join it online (the online conference url will be shared later). Please reply to this message if you’re interested in presenting and/or attending.

CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program

 Visiting a Library, a Museum or a Cultural Institution in Your City

Discovering Chinese Images, Representations and Heritage

Friday, September 23, 2016, 1:30-4pm, Olin Library, Rollins College, Orlando, FL


Keynote Speaker

Wenxian Zhang, Professor, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Rollins College

China through American Eyes:

Depictions of the Chinese People and Culture in the US Print Media of the Late 19th Century.

Cultural understanding between the United States and China has been a long and complex process. The period from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century is not only a critical era in modern Chinese history, but also the peak time of illustrated news reporting in the United States. Besides images from newspapers and journals, this study will present pictures about China and the Chinese published in books, brochures, commercial advertisements, campaign posters, postcards, etc. Together, they have documented colorful portrayals of the Chinese and their culture by the U.S. print media and their evolution from ethnic curiosity, stereotyping, and racial prejudice to social awareness, reluctant understanding, and eventual acceptance. This collection of images has essentially formed a rich visual resource that is both diverse and intriguing; and as primary source documents, they carry significant historical and cultural values that could stimulate further academic research.


1:15-1:30 Arriving (Guests will be greeted in front of the Olin Library and directed to the conference room)

1:30-2:00 Keynote Speaker, Wenxian Zhang, Professor, Head of Archives & Special Collections,

Rollins College, “China through American Eyes: Depictions of the Chinese People and Culture in the US Print Media of the Late 19th Century”

2:00-2:15 Q&A

2:15-2:45 Lightning Round Talks (each 10 minutes)

Zhao Liu, The Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation (*Zhao will present a talk on the Elling O. Eide Library, its collections especially Chinese collections and her work there.)

(TBA. We’re also calling for more light talks.)

2:45-3:15 Tour of the Olin Library

3:15-4:00 Visit Archives & Special Collections, Olin Library, Rollins College, or Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College

Parking: Please go directly to the College Parking Garage between Lyman and Comstock Avenues, and walk across Fairbanks to campus and toward Olin Library, which will only take about five minutes. Please take the parking ticket with you, so that Wenxian Zhang, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Rollins College can validate in the library for free parking when you leave. Here are both its interactive campus map and printable PDF, and Olin Library is #235. For onsite attendees, if you want to carpool, or need help in parking, please call 407-412-0001 in advance.


Sai (Sophia),


CALA Southeast Chapter Officers

Sai Deng, President, University of Central Florida,

Yue Li, Vice President/President-Elect, Florida State University Libraries,

Xiaojie Duan, Immediate Past President, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries,

Ximin Mi, Treasurer, Georgia State University,

Peng Mu, Membership Officer, Samford University,

2015 News

Call for Entries

Do you have an exciting project, research, idea, or experience that you would like to share with your colleagues?  The Chinese American Librarian Association Southeast Chapter Annual Program is a great opportunity to showcase your recent research, unique innovations, and solutions to problems. The theme of this year is SHARING-LEARNING-INSPIRING.

You are invited to enter the poster contest this year.  Any topic relevant to the development of librarianship is welcome. Possible topics could be as follows:

  • Collaboration projects between China and America, among peer institution, or within local community
  • Current trends of academic/public libraries in the digital age

The maximum poster size is 42 inches wide x 42 inches tall. See for size suggestions.

Selection criteria:

  • Relevance to annual program theme
  • Originality, innovation and effective practice
  • Audience appeal
  • Clarity of expression, eye catching design

All Chapter members will have chance to select your favorite poster(s). The winner poster will be awarded:

  • A $50 iTunes  gift card (In case of a tie, winners will split the rewards)
  • The poster will be recommended and presented at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference/ CALA national poster section.

Please email your poster to me at by May 15, 2015.

Yingqi Tang

CALA SE Chapter President


New Officer Announcement


Dear CALA SE Chapter members,

I am Xiaojie Duan, the Southeast Chapter President of 2015-2016. I am glad to announce two new officers of our chapter below:

Peng Mu               Membership officer        2015-17

Wenzhi Cai           Webmaster                     2015-16

Thank you two for your willingness of serving CALA Southeast Chapter!

We are still looking forward to people who would like to serve the Chapter as the treasure. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime if any of you have the interest of serving the Chapter.

Thank you for your participation!

Yours sincerely,

Xiaojie Duan

Xiaojie Duan, M.L.I.S.

CALA Southeast Chapter President 2015-16

2013 News

  CALA SE Chapter 2013 Annual Program

10am – 12pm, May 17, 2013

10amIntroduction (5 minutes): poster for our chapter at ALA this summer
10:10-10:30amShuyong Jiang: My Experience with CALA 21st Century Library ProgramPPT
between US & China Libraries
10:30-10:40amQ & A
10:40-11amAngela Zoss: Duke University Libraries Data Visualization ProgramPPT
11-11:20amSai Deng: Research Lifecycle at UCFPPT
11:20-11:35amQ & A
11:35-11:45amLuo Zhou: My role in planning for Duke Kunshan University LibraryPPT
11:45am-12pmQ & A and Conclusion


2011 News

2011 CALA Southeast Chapter Online Election Announcement

My Dear Colleagues,

As you know, the 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Election had been held from June 14, 2011 to June 28, 2011. After a careful review, the 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Nomination and Election Committee is very pleased to declare the following election results:

Based on the CALA Statistics, there are total of 35 e-ballots generated and sent. There are total of 21 votes, two of which are incomplete and should probably not be counted. Incomplete e-ballots can be identified by blank value in the “Completed” column in the report.

As a result, 18 votes altogether are counted as effective votes.

Candidate who will fill the position of Vice President (2011-2012):
Luo Zhou
Chinese Studies Librarian
Duke University Libraries
Telephone: 919-660-5803

Candidate who will fill the Position of Treasurer (2011-2013):
Hong Ma
Integrated Systems Librarian
Miami University Libraries
Office: 305-284-8844

Taking this opportunity, the 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Nomination and Election Committee wish to express its very warm congratulations to our new elected chapter officers. You will become new emerging leaders in our CALA Southeast Chapters.

At the same time, the 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Nomination and Election Committee especially appreciate the active participation and the strong support by Dr. Xiaorong Shao and Dr. Wenxian Zhang. With their remarkable academic and scholarly achievements, the CALA Southeast Chapter will be able to raise its benchmarks to filter out its new emerging pioneers.

A special thank you must also be given to all of CALA Southeast (SE) Chapter members who participated in this online election and executed their rights to select new trustworthy leaders in our chapter.

Finally, let’s celebrate and wish our new chapter leaders will make more contributions and progresses to the CALA and CALA Southeast Chapter.


LiLi Li
Chair, the 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Nomination and Election Committee

2011 CALA Southeast Chapter Election: Call for Nomination

The 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Chapter Nominating and Election Committee invites applicants for the following two positions in our chapter:
1. Vice President/President-Elect (2011-2012)
2. Treasurer (2011-2013)

Nominations and Self-nominations are welcome. All nominees must be current CALA Southeast (SE) Chapter personal members in good standing. Nominations and self-nominations, to be nominated or to seek for the specific position, can be sent directly to Lili Li, Chair of the 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Chapter Nominating and Election Committee, at

All nominations and self-nominations are due by 5:00p.m. EST., on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

The 2011 CALA Southeast (SE) Chapter Nominating and Election Committee has the following members:
LiLi Li, Chair
Min Tong
Li Zhang
Dr. Shali Zhang
Ying Zhang

If any members in the CALA Southeast (SE) Chapter have any concerns and/or issues regarding this announcement, please feel free to contact LiLi Li at any time.

2011 CALA Southeast Chapter Annual Program Presentation Slides and Photos

The CALA Southeast Chapter successfully held its inaugural annual conference at the University of Central Florida, South Lake Campus on April 30, 2011. Please check out some of the presentation slides posted on the conference wiki, where you can also find the link to the chapter flickr page for the conference photos.

CALA SE Chapter 2011 Annual Conference

Please find the detail information from the conference wiki site. If you are planning on attending, please register here.