For Immediate Release
Saturday, 04/29/2017



Melissa Cardenas-Dow
Co-chair, Communications & Media Committee
Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association
(909) 793-2030


APALA launches #IamAPALA campaign


To mark the annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May 2017 and to anticipate our involvement in the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, the Membership Committee of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) will be launching a membership/awareness hashtag campaign, #IamAPALA.

The co-chairs of APALA’s Membership Committee, Monnee Tong and Alice Kuo, invite all members to:

  1. take a picture of themselves holding up a sign with the #IamAPALA hashtag and an answer to the question, “Why did I join APALA?” and
  2. post these images on Facebook or Twitter (or both) marked with the hashtag and the geographic location of the participant.

“This campaign is intended to help members get to know each other a little better and to celebrate the ethnic and geographic diversity of APALA’s membership,” says APALA Membership Committee co-chair, Monnee Tong.

The #IamAPALA hashtag campaign launches officially on Monday, May 1, 2017.     



Founded in 1980, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations to APALA are tax deductible and support our work for library services, programs, scholarships, awards, and grants related to library services benefiting Asian/Pacific Americans and Asian/Pacific American librarians.

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