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,

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 (, Wenxian Zhang (, Co-Coordinators/hosts, Orlando, FL

Georgia: Ximin Mi (, Xue Li (, Co-Coordinators/hosts, Atlanta, GA (*Member in northern FL can ride with Xue to join the Georgia program)

Alabama/ Mississippi: Mu Peng (, 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.

2010 News

CALA SE 2010 Election Announcement

Please find the PDF file of the 2010 election accouncement for our chapter.

Welcome Our New Member

Jenny Wang, a Cataloging Librarian for Savannah college of Art and Design library in Atlanta, GA, joined CALA SE Chapter. Jenny has been working there for 6 years. Before that, she worked as a Technical Service Librarian at Brooklyn Botanical Garden library for 3 years. Jenny got her MLS from the University of Kentucky Library School. Welcome, Jenny!

Welcome Our New Members

Two new members joined our chapter – Yanjuan Zou and Brian Leaf. Yanjuan is currently a graduate student in MLS program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also working as an Assistant Librarian in UNC Highway Safety Research Center. Her study areas are digital library and special librarianship. Brian is currently in the Master of Library Science program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Welcome, Yanjuan and Brian!

CALA Southeast Chapter 2010 Annual Report

Please check out CALA Southeast Chapter 2010 Annual Report prepared by Mr. Lili Li, the President of SE chapter for 2009-2010.

Luo Zhou and her co-authors Haihui Zhang and Yingzi Zeng published a book titled Classical Chinese Poems and Their Western Translations: Extensive Indexes to Recent Renderings by National Library of China Publishing House in 2009.

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
  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: or
Ms. Hanrong Wang, President, CALA Southeast Chapter, email:

 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!