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.

Schedule:

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),

Representing

CALA Southeast Chapter Officers

Sai Deng, President, University of Central Florida, saideng@gmail.com

Yue Li, Vice President/President-Elect, Florida State University Libraries, yli3@fsu.edu

Xiaojie Duan, Immediate Past President, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, xiaojie.duan@usm.edu

Ximin Mi, Treasurer, Georgia State University, ximinmi@gmail.com

Peng Mu, Membership Officer, Samford University, pmu@samford.edu

Call for Participation: CALA Southeast Chapter Fall Program

The CALA Southeast Chapter officers have been discussing this fall’s programing and the following themes have been proposed:

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

2) Discovering Chinese Treasures in Your Local Libraries and Museums

The Southeast Chapter has 7 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Members within driving distance of each other can choose a place to visit, mingle and socialize, and also have some programs (if so desired). It can be organized as a social event and/or a more formal program with presentations. Event photos and programs can be shared on CALA’s Facebook, CALA Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) and our Chapter’s website. Please contact one of the following officers if you wish to join the event:

Florida: Sai Deng (saideng@gmail.com), Wenxian Zhang (wzhang@rollins.edu), Co-Coordinators/hosts, Orlando, FL

Georgia: Ximin Mi (ximinmi@gmail.com), Xue Li (yli3@fsu.edu), Co-Coordinators/hosts, Atlanta, GA (*Member in northern FL can ride with Xue to join the Georgia program)

Alabama/ Mississippi: Mu Peng (pmu@samford.edu), host, Birmingham, AL (*also looking for a co-coordinator)

North Carolina/ South Carolina/ Tennessee: we’re looking for one or two members who’re willing to host/coordinate (*members in Tennessee can join either the Carolina or the Alabama program)

Members can choose cities which are closest to them. Officers will reach out to the members in their areas, and members are encouraged to check to see who else is in their cities or states. The events can be held any time this fall: September, October or November. The Chapter also plans to have an online conference all together next spring.

2016 CALA SE & SW Online Joint Conference

The CALA Southeast and Southwest Chapter online joint conference was successfully held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm CST, on June 13th, 2016. The conference theme was: New Library Technologies, Practices & Impacts. It included a number of nice presentations and all the sessions were well attended.  The program details can be found below.

2013 News

  CALA SE Chapter 2013 Annual Program

10am – 12pm, May 17, 2013

10am Introduction (5 minutes): poster for our chapter at ALA this summer
10:10-10:30am Shuyong Jiang: My Experience with CALA 21st Century Library Program PPT
between US & China Libraries
10:30-10:40am Q & A
10:40-11am Angela Zoss: Duke University Libraries Data Visualization Program PPT
11-11:20am Sai Deng: Research Lifecycle at UCF PPT
11:20-11:35am Q & A
11:35-11:45am Luo Zhou: My role in planning for Duke Kunshan University Library PPT
11:45am-12pm Q & A and Conclusion