Announcements and News

Kathleen Kim Bell (Grants, Planning, and Assessment Analytics Officer at George Mason University Libraries) received one of three travel awards to attend the 12th International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries, which was held in Oxford, England, from July 31-August 2.

APALA Northeast is getting together for a visit and tour of the Elmhurst Public ​Library in Queens on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at noon. We welcome any of you who are in the region to join us. After the tour, we will have lunch at the Indonesian Food Bazaar at St. James Church nearby. Please see details below.

Tour of Elmhurst QueensLibrary at Noon
86-07 Broadway
(closest subway is M,R to Grand Av-Newtown)

Indonesian Food Bazaar
St. James Episcopal Church
84-07 Broadway

If you’re interested in joining us, please send an​ RSVP to Jennifer, by October 13. Thank​ you!​

Dawn K. Wing, Assistant Professor of Library Services and Media Librarian at Suffolk County Community College, is excited to announce that her comic “The Visit” will be a part of a curated group exhibition  called “Sick! Reclaiming Illness Through Comics” in Berlin, Germany. This will be Dawn’s first time contributing to an international comics exhibition. The exhibition is a part of the academic conference, “Stories of Illness/ Disability in Literature and Comics.Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural” sponsored by Freie Universitat Berlin.  Dawn is looks forward to attending this conference from Oct. 26-29, 2017.

Dawn has exhibited her work at the American Library Association’s Zine Pavilion, the Locust Moon Festival and the Maine Comic Arts Festival. Her work has been published in Que Suerte, Zangano Comix and the Nashville Review. Her most recent self-published comics series “What You Left Behind,” based on her Chinese American upbringing in Queens, NY are now available for purchase and/or review on Etsy,

You may find Dawn’s creative portfolio at

Highline College Library in the Greater Seattle Area is honored to partner with the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington to host the traveling exhibit, Unsettled/Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel, this fall. This exhibit shares the memories of Japanese Americans who returned to Seattle after their forced removal and incarceration in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. After the war, many Japanese Americans returned homeless and jobless to their former communities in Seattle. Unsettled/Resettled recalls the resettlement experience of the families who found temporary lodging at the Seattle Japanese Language School, then known as the Hunt Hotel, from 1945 to 1959.

Unsettled/Resettled features a collection of photographs, personal interviews, and original kirie (papercutting) works from Seattle artist, Aki Sogabe.

Unsettled/Resettled will be on display from September 2017 through December 15, 2017. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public during library hours.

Highline College Library
2400 S. 240th St.
Building 25, 4th Floor
Des Moines, WA 98198

Contact Jessica Lum at for more information.

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