APALA 35th Anniversary Planning Committees

APALA 35th Anniversary Planning Committees

Dear APALA members,

APALA will be turning 35 in 2015! To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, we are planning to hold the first ever APALA conference (there was a joint APALA/CALA conference in 2001) in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, a very appropriate location considering the deep history and strong presence of Asian Pacific Islanders in this city known by many names including, Gam Saan. And we need your help to make this a success!

Many of you may remember the grand time we had when we celebrated APALA’s 30th anniversary in Washington, D.C., where the activities included a tour of the White House and a gala dinner. In San Francisco, we will not only have tour(s) and a dinner, but we will hold a day-long conference that specifically focuses on the information needs and issues of APA communities.

The planning committee has met a couple of times to begin brainstorming ideas and hammering out the details, and we have formed the committees that are necessary for this event. We have listed below the main committees that will work to plan OUR conference. If you are interested in serving on one or more of these committees, please contact one of the chairs of the planning/steering committee below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Gary Colmenar

Planning/Steering Committee Chairs:

Jade Alburo, jalburo@library.ucla.edu
Florante Peter Ibanez, florante.ibanez@lls.edu
Gary Colmenar, colmenar@library.ucsb.edu

Committees for APALA 35th

  • Program Committee
  • Program Booklet
  • Local Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Assessment Committee
  • Publicity/Outreach Committee
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