2009 News

SE Chapter 2009 Annual Report

Please check out SE chapter 2009 Annual Report prepared by Mr. Lili Li, the President of SE chapter for 2009-2010. Also, on behalf of the SE Chapter officers, I would like to wish every member of our chapter a Happy Chinese New Year! – Min

SE Annual Conference 2009/BIGGER 2009 Report

BIGGER (Bibliographic Instruction Group for Georgia’s Eastern Region) 2009 was held on April 17, 2009 at the new Georgia Southern University Library.  There are about 40 librarians and other professionals attended this conference. Two CALA Southeast Chapter members: Bob Fernekes and LiLi Li, attended this conference.


Dr. Bob Fernekes, Business Information Services Librarian, is having a library tour for BIGGER 2009 attendees.


LiLi Li, E-Information Services Librarian, and Piggy Miley, Library Technical Assistant, are ready to greet BIGGER 2009 attendees.

CALA Southeast Chapter 2009 Annual Program

When: 8:00am-3:00pm, April 17, 2009

Where: Zach S. Henderson Library

 Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA 30460


  1. Attending Bibliographic Instruction Group Conference held by Georgia Southern University (registration for the conference is free, for more information about this conference including registration,  hotel and parking, please visit http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/libref/bigger2009.html)
  2. Visiting Georgia Southern University’s newly renovated Zach S. Henderson Library
  3. Attending the CALA Southeast Chapter Luncheon (Free for CALA Southeast Chapter current members)

All CALA members are welcome!

Contact: Mr. Lili Li, Vice President, CALA Southeast Chapter, email: lilili@georgiasouthern.edu or
Ms. Hanrong Wang, President, CALA Southeast Chapter, email: hwang@jsu.edu

 March 2009

Welcome Our New Members

Two new members joined our chapter — Xuemei (Sherry) Ge and Hong Ma. Sherry works with the Brown-Daniel Library at the Tennessee State University as a Metadata Librarian. Hong is the Information Systems Librarian at the University of Miami. Welcome, Sherry and Hong!

February 2009

Welcome Our New Members

The SE Chapter had two new members joining our big family in February 2009 — Huimin Lu and Connie Chow. Huimin is the System Integration and Digitization Librarian at the State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.. Welcome, Huimin and Connie!

2008 News

December 2008

Professional Activities Updates of SE Chapter Members!

Dr. Chih Wang was selected and included in Who’s Who in America, 2009, for which his name was placed on the headline of the online World Journal, 081308  (A briefing was sent to CALA Newsletter for Fall, 2008). He is also admitted to Chinese-American Academic and Professional Association in Southeastern United States and participated in its 32nd Annual Conference held in Atlanta, GA on July 25-27, 2008. He also wrote and put out several Chinese essays:
“Kuam’s Andrew Wang.”  Part 1.  Atlanta Chinese News. November 14, 2008.  A8. (“觀島王科長。” A.  美國僑治亞州: 《亞特蘭大新 聞。》 二00八年十一月十四日,A8。
http://www.atlantachinesenews.com/News/2008/11/11- 14/ATL_P08.pdf)

“Kuam’s Andrew Wang.”  Part 2.  Atlanta Chinese News.  November 21, 2008.  A8. (“觀島王科長。” B. 美國僑治亞州: 《亞特蘭大新聞。》 二00八年十一月二十一日,A8。http://www.atlantachinesenews.com/News/2008/11/11-21/ATL_P08.pdf
“Review of The Philosophy of Lao Chang by Lao She.”  Atlanta Chinese News.  October 24, 2008,  A8. (“簡介老舍著《老張的哲學。》” 美國僑治亞州: 《亞 特蘭大新聞。》 二00八年十月二十四日,A8。
http://www.atlantachinesenews.com/News/2008/10/10-24/ATL_P08.pdf )

“Mom Yang Has Gone!–An Essay In memory of Mrs. Yang.”  Atlanta Chinese News.  August 15, 2008.  A8 (“麗伯母走了!” 美國僑治亞州:《亞特蘭大新聞。》 二00八年八月十五日,A8。 )

“Noise on Green Cards.”  Atlanta Chinese News.  July 11, 2008.  A8. (“綠卡、綠卡。” 美國僑治亞州: 《亞特蘭大新聞。》 二00八年七月十一日,A8。 )

“Mom Sun Always in Our Memory.”  New Song Journal. 70 (May 2008).  23-24. (“住在耶和華的殿中,永遠到永遠 — 點點滴滴懷念孫奶 奶。” 美國僑州亞城華人基督教會: 《新歌。》 70 (二00八年五月,) 23-24。)

“The Tale of Genji:  Reading and Excerpt.”  Atlanta Chinese News.  November 16, 2007.  C2; November 23, 2007.  A9. ( “紫式部著《源氏物語》英譯本簡介。” 美國僑治亞州:
《亞特蘭大新聞。》 二00七年十一月十六日,C2;二00 七年十一月二十三日,A9。)

Dr. Chih Wang

Dr. Chih Wang

Dr. Shali Zhang, as a principal investigator and project director with the University Libraries and the Department of Library and Information Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro,  received a federal grant of $862,000 from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st century Librarian Program. The grant fund will help recruit twelve ethnic minority students into a two-year masters degree at the library and information science program at UNCG (http://www.uncg.edu/ure/news/stories/2008/jun/imls062608.htm). She also presented a lecture at the Chinese Librarians Summer Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Collection Management and Challenges at U.S. University Libraries.” In September 2008, Dr. Zhang presented a paper at the Third Reforma National Conference in El Paso, Texas, “Equal Higher Educational Opportunity for All: a Survey on State Legislature Actions for Undocumented Students.”  She contributed a paper to the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China held in Chongqing, China, “Recruiting Content for Institutional Repositories: A Case at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.”  The paper received the first Prize Award from the conference (http://www.lsc.org.cn/CN/News/2008 10/EnableSite_ReadNews1120725861225209600.html). She gave a presentation at the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China held in Chongqing, China, “CALA Volunteering Projects,” on behalf of CALA. Dr. Zhang represented CALA to participate in the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China held in Chongqing, China (http://www.lsc.org.cn/CN/News/2008-10/EnableSite_ReadNews1120725731225209600.html).

Dr. Shali Zhang

Sha-Li Zhang

Mr. Lili Li, has recently published a new book “Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age” (Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd, 2008).On October 22, 2008, Mr. Li presented a paper entitled “Evolving Library Information Services in the Digital Age” at the 4th Shanghai International Library Forum 2008 (SILF 2008).

Professor Hanrong Wang & Carley Suther. “Modern Distance Education in China: Developments, Challenges &  Trends” in Education in China: 21st Century Issues and Challenges, NOVA Publication, 2008.

Welcome Our New Members

Luo Zhou and Xiaorong Shao joined CALA SE chapter. Luo is the Chinese Studies Librarian at the Duke University Libraries and Xiaorong works as a Cataloger and Reference Librarian at Appalachian State University. Welcome, Luo and Xiaorong!
November 2008

Congratulations to LiLi Li on his New Book !

LiLi book

Our Chapter member, Mr. Lili Li, who is currently acting as the Vice President of CALA SE Chapter, has recently published a new book “Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age” (Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd, 2008).

Here’s an excerpt from the Editorial Reviews: “This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age. It provides academic executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, LIS students, managers, trainers and other professionals with the latest information for developing trends of emerging technologies applied to student-centred and service-oriented academic learning environments.”

Congrats Lili!!
Welcome Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee to the SE Chapter!

Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee

The SE Chapter is privileged to have Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee, former Chief of the Asian Division at the Library of Congress, and Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries, join our chapter as a life member of CALA upon his recent relocation to Jacksonville, Florida from Washington, DC.

Dr. Lee is a name not only familiar to the Chinese American librarian community, but to many librarians across cultural and national boundaries. In his over 40 year career as a librarian, Dr. Lee has held many positions, working through the ranks from an acquisitions librarian at the University of Pittsburgh to become the first among very few Chinese American librarians to serve as the dean of a major acdamic library. After his retirement from Ohio University, Dr. Lee assumed the position of Chief of the Asian Division of Library of Congress in 2003 and held this distinguished position till the March of 2008.

Welcome, Dr. Lee! We sincerely wish you and your family enjoy the beautiful sunshine in Florida and believe that our relatively young chapter will benefit immensely from your membership in the days to come! (Some content excerpted from Dr. Lee’s curriculum vitae posted on the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) website : http://www.uscc.gov/bios/2005bios/05_09_15bios/lee_hwa-wei.htm)
June 2008

Welcome Our New Member

Diane Chen, a library information specialist for John F. Kennedy Middle School in Nashville, TN, joned CALA SE Chapter. Diane is currently an ALA Councilor 2007-2010 and was elected to the ALA Executive Board 2008-2011. She is also serving as American Association of School Librarian Director-Elect of Region 4. Want to learn more about Diane? Check out her personal blog “Practically Paradise” at http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/practicallyparadise Welcome, Diane!
February 2008 (Happy Chinese New Year to all members!)

2008 CALA SE Chapter Annual Conference Presentation Slides

For those members who missed this morning’s webconference, you can find the slides for the two presentations here:

Advancing Library Information Services in China (Presenter: Mr. Lili Li)

Embedded Librarians: A Recent Trend in Academic Libraries. (Presenter: Ms. Carley E. Suther)

2008 CALA SE Chapter Annual Conference (Important notice)

Dear SE Chapter Members,

This is a friendly reminder that the Southeast Chapter Online Annual Conference is scheduled to be held from 9:00am – 11:00am (Eastern Time) on Feb 29, 2008 (Friday). The Presentations will be:

Lili Li, Advancing Library Information Services in China

Carley E. Suther, Embedded Librarians: A Recent Trend in Academic Libraries.

To join the conference, you can either go directly here:


Or go to https://www.webconference.com/joinmeeting.htm Username is CONF4334303 and leave the Password box blank.

Please note that this web conference product can only be run at Internet Explorer, so please switch to IE for the meeting if you normally use Firefox as your browser. Also, a software will start to be downloaded automatically when you visit the page above, so please join the meeting a couple of minutes ahead of time to allow the software properly downloaded.

Thank you all for your participation in advance and looking forward to meeting each of you on Feb. 29, 2008!

Your webmaster

Call for Presenters

The CALA SE Chapter is planning to hold its 2008 annual conference on Feb. 29 (Friday), 9:00-11:00am at eastern time. The Vyew product (http://www.vyew.com) will be used to hold this online real-time conference. We are currently calling for presenters for this upcoming conference. You can find more detailed information by clicking here(in Word) or here(in PDF). Thank you for your participation in advance!
Welcome Our New Members

Sophie Dong and Yanjuan Zhu joined CALA SE chapter. Sophie is the Serials Cataloging Librarian at the University of Georgia Libraries and Yanjuan is a graduate student in the master’s program at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Welcome, Sophie and Yanjuan!

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