Apply for the 2014 APALA Scholarship!

Are you in library/information school, or headed there this Fall?  The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student of Asian or Pacific background who is enrolled, or has been accepted into, a master’s or doctoral degree program in library and/or information science at a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). We hope that you will apply for the award or encourage others that you know to do so as well.

The deadline is April 25, 2014.  The eligibility information, application requirements, and online application form can be found on APALA’s website–  http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/apala-scholarship/

APALA membership information– http://www.apalaweb.org/membership/membership.htm

If you have questions please contact committee co-chairs: Tassanee Chitcharoen at tassanee.chitcharoen@coloradu.edu and co-chair Valeria Molteni  at valeria.molteni@sjsu.edu

The selection committee is composed of Frans Albarillo, Emily Chan, Paul Lai, Tassanee Chitcharoen, Valeria Molteni, Christina Nhek, Gayatri Singh, and Melanee Vicedo.

Nominations for APALA Elections Due March 4

Nominations for APALA Elections Due March 4

 

We are still looking for nominees for the upcoming APALA elections! Please contact any member of the Nominations Committee to nominate yourself or a colleague for an APALA Executive Board position. The deadline is Tuesday, March 4 at 11:59pm PST, so do it now!

 

APALA Nominations Committee 2013-2014

Jade Alburo, Chair (jalburo@library.ucla.edu)

Sandy Wee (wee@scml.org)

Florante Ibañez (florante.ibanez@lls.edu)

 

APALA needs you!

 

APALA is looking for a few good people to run for office. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for:

 

  • Vice President/President Elect (3-year commitment)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Member at Large (two to be elected; 2-year commitment)

 

Attendance at ALA Annual and Midwinter Conferences is expected. Nominees must be members in good standing. Officer terms will begin at the close of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference. For more information about the available offices, see the APALA bylaws: http://www.apalaweb.org/about/constitution-and-bylaws/.

 

The committee will accept nominations through Tuesday, March 4 at 11:59pm PST. Voting will be open March 19-April 15, 2014.

 

Please note that in order to vote in the election, you must be an APALA member in good standing on March 1, 2014.

 

Feel free to contact any member of the Nominations Committee with your nomination(s) or if you have any questions!

 

 

 

APALA Needs You!: Call for Nominations

APALA needs you!

 

APALA is looking for a few good people to run for office. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for:

 

  • Vice President/President Elect (3-year commitment)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Member at Large (two to be elected; 2-year commitment)

 

Attendance at ALA Annual and Midwinter Conferences is expected. Nominees must be members in good standing. Officer terms will begin at the close of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference. For more information about the available offices, see the APALA bylaws: http://www.apalaweb.org/about/constitution-and-bylaws/.

 

The committee will accept nominations through Tuesday, March 4 at 11:59pm PST. Voting will be open March 19-April 15, 2014.

 

Please note that in order to vote in the election, you must be an APALA member in good standing on March 1, 2014.

 

Feel free to contact any member of the Nominations Committee with your nomination(s) or if you have any questions!

 

Jade Alburo, Chair

Sandy Wee

Florante Ibañez

More prizes and giveaways at the APALA Social Dinner!

Hi everyone,

As if a free book from Janet Wong wasn’t enough, our speakers will be raffling off prizes and also giving out awesome giveaways! Prizes will include 2 hardback copies of Warrior (the second book in Ellen Oh’s Prophecy series), 2 paperback copies of Prophecy (the first book in Ellen’s series), a copy of The School for Good and Evil, and much more! Check out these awesome book trailers for Prophecy and The School for Good and Evil:

Prophecy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a_lwjhZ2m0
The School for Good and Evil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqnU3ZqvL1k

So you really don’t want to miss the APALA Social Dinner! Register now at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/ if you haven’t already!

Thanks,
Eugenia

APALA Tour and Talk

APALA Tour and Talk

Friday, January 24th

12:00-3:00

 

Please join us at the Asian Arts Initiative to learn more about Philadelphia’s Asian American community! We will be hearing from Samip Mallick of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), Amanda Bergson-Shilcock of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Mary Yee of Asian Americans United, and Gayle Isa of the Asian Arts Initiative. (Thanks to the Asian Arts Initiative and SAADA for generously hosting this event!)

 

Lunch will be served (catered by Philadelphia Chutney Company).

Please register at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

 

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

http://asianartsinitiative.org/

Directions from Loews Hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/BQH4i

 

12:00 -1:00 –  Lunch and welcome from Gayle Isa

1:00 -1:30 – Talk by Samip Mallick

1:30-2:00 – Talk by Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

2:00 -2:30 – Talk by Mary Yee

2:30-3:00 – Explore AAI

 

Gayle Isa, founder and executive director, has been an active participant in Philadelphia’s arts and culture community for 20 years, beginning as an intern and evolving as a staff member at the Painted Bride Art Center. She has been a Douglas Redd Fellow focused on arts and community development, and has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and the National Performance Network. She currently is a board member of the national Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists and serves on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs and the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council. In 2011, she became the first Asian American appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Gayle was once an aspiring taiko (drum) player and is now focusing her creative energy on learning to be a new mom!

Samip Mallick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). Mallick has a M.S. in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois, a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and has done graduate work in Ancient Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He was formerly the Director of the Ranganathan Center for Digital Information (RCDI) at the University of Chicago Library and previously also worked for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock is the director of outreach and program evaluation at the nonprofit Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, an economic development organization serving immigrants. She coordinates data collection and analysis, enabling the Welcoming Center to use hard evidence to support its decision making. Amanda’s experience with public libraries stretches back to 1990, when she began as a teenage page at Ludington Public Library in Bryn Mawr. More than two decades later, she continues to be employed at Ludington as a weekend reference assistant. Most recently, Amanda designed and oversaw the Welcoming Center’s pioneering study of immigrant technology usage, Digital Diaspora. http://www.welcomingcenter.org/


Mary Yee, Parent and Community Involvement Consultant. Mary has been involved in planning and advocacy for Philadelphia neighborhoods for over 35 years. While working with Asian Americans United, she became involved with the Education Law Center (ELC) in 1985, as a representative of the plaintiff’s side in an advisory group to develop policies and programs to remediate a civil rights suit (YS v. School District of Philadelphia) filed by ELC against the public school system. The suit on behalf of limited English proficient Southeast Asian refugee students alleged unequal access to educational programs and services. Her work in educational advocacy has included a 12-year stint at the School District of Philadelphia working on ESOL/Bilingual program issues, compliance and equity, language access, and family engagement. More recently, she worked at Foundations, Inc. providing technical assistance to out-of-school time programs. She is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Reading/Writing/Literacy.

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