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.

Congratulation to the new CALA SE Chapter officers!

Dear CALA SE Chapter Member,

CALA SE Chapter 2016 election was held from May 30 to June 7, 2016. It is my great pleasure to announce the election result:

Vice President/President-Elect (2016-2017)
Yue Li, Associate Librarian and Metadata Librarian at Florida State University Libraries.

Treasurer for the 2-year term (2016-2018)
Ximin Mi, Business Data Services Librarian, Georgia State University.
Please join us in congratulating our new chapter officers!
Sincerely,
Yingqi Tang, Chair, on behalf of 2016 SE Chapter Nominating Committee 2015-2016