2007 News

December 2007

Welcome Our New Members

Thanks to the support from the Diversity Initiatives of the Association of Research Libraries, we had 7 new members joining our SE Chapter in December 2007. A hearty welcome to our new members — Jason Kelly Alston, RaShauna Nicole Brannon, Jordan Christopher Andrade, Freeman Dantell Culver III, Marcellaus A. Joiner, Manju Tanwar, and Daryl Payton!

October 2007

Dr. Chih Wang, a long time CALA member, has recently set up his personal website “Wang Wide Web“. Dr. Wang shares his writings in the field of library and information science on his site, and from which one can get access to both his Chinese and English essays about his legendary and uneasy life stories too. Check it out now!

September 2007

Ms. Haiyun Cao, the Past Vice President of CALA’s Southeast Chapter, has left us to take a new position in Canada. Ms. Cao did a lot for SE Chapter during the past months. We will miss her so much and wish her all the best for her future endeavor in Canada!

Mr. Lili Li, an Assistant Professor / E-Information Services Librarian from Georgia Southern University will take over as the Vice President of CALA’s Southeast Chapter for 2007-2008. Congratulations, Lili!

Ms. Min Tong, a CALA life member and a Reference Librarian from the University of Central Florida, became our new Webmaster! Please contact Min if you have any suggestions/advice to offer about our website at mtong@mail.ucf.edu.

July 2007

Welcome Our New Member

David Hickey joined CALA SE chapter. He is the Asian Studies Bibliographer at the University of Florida. Welcome, David!

June 2007

SE Members at 2007 ALA Annual

At the 2007 ALA annual conference, Li Zhang from Mississippi State University Libraries met Haipeng Li, the immediate past president of CALA. Zhang reported the progress of the newly established CALA Southeast Chapter, including its new Web site, recruitment efforts, and potential programs.

At the conference, Zhang displayed two poster sessions that received very positive responses. She also had a chance to get to know a librarian from Florida State University Libraries. Although currently a non-CALA member, the Florida librarian expressed her interest in CALA programs that would help her network with other colleagues and enhance her job performance.

Three members from our chapter had a wonderful gathering on Sunday, June 24. Involved in different aspects of academic librarianship, the members introduced themselves and discussed what were happening in their libraries. The discussion allowed each librarian to better understand current trends and issues. Most importantly, they brought back with support and closer friendship.

May 2007

Hanrong gave a presentation to Wuhan Public Library

Ms. Hanrong Wang, a life member of the CALA Southeast Chapter visited Wuhan Public Library, Wuhan, China, on May 14th, 2007. She also gave a presentation to more than 100 librarians during her visiting. See attached photo: Ms. Hanrong Wang (left) and Ms. Li Jingxia (Director of Wuhan Public Library, right).

Hanrong in Wuhan