Congratulations to Ben Wakashige, APALA’s past president and long time member

Congratulations to former Amigos Board Chair Ben Wakashige for receiving the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards Program.

The award was presented last week at the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, sponsored by the Association for Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM), held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Spa and Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

Read more at http://www.atalm.org/sites/default/files/Guardians%20of%20Culture%20and%20Lifeways%20Award_1.pdf

APALA Social Events at ALA Annual 2013

Dear APALA members and friends,

Please make plans to attend one or both of APALA’s social events at Annual 2013! We’re pleased to announce that online registration is now open!

Friday, June 28, 2013
Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial – Cambodian Association of Illinois
2831 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
12PM–3PM – Enjoy a guided visit through the Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial on Chicago’s North Side. Our visit will include South East Asian finger foods and snacks. The museum staff is excited to host us! Established in 2004, the Killing Fields Memorial is the only memorial of its kind outside of Cambodia. The museum and memorial aim to raise awareness of the Cambodian genocide, and human rights more broadly, and celebrate the renewal of Cambodian community and culture in the United States. A portion of APALA’s tour price will be donated to the museum. Additional donations are welcome.

  • Early-bird registration (on/before June 10):  $20 for APALA members / $25 for non-members.
  • Regular registration (June 11–June 24): $30 for non-members / $35 for non-members.
  • Public transit from the Loop: Brown Line (Kimball-bound) to Francisco stop. Use Google Maps for more specific directions.
  • For those interested in going to the museum together from the official APALA hotel, APALA member Paolo Gujilde will meet at 10:45AM in the lobby of the Westin River North and escort the group via public transit to the museum.

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Begins 7PM – APALA’s Annual 2013 dinner will be an intimate affair at the Oak Park home of writer Mary Anne Mohanraj. Enjoy a catered and home cooked buffet-style dinner of traditional Sri Lankan dishes (including vegetarian/vegan options) while mingling with friends old and new. Dr. Mohanraj is Professor of Fiction and Literature and Associate Director of Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has authored nine titles, including Bodies in Motion, and is also a translator, Asian American arts organizer, and Executive Director of DesiLit.org. Dr. Mohanraj will be cooking part of the meal and will read pieces from her writings.

  • Early-bird price (before June 10, 2013): $30 for APALA members / $40 for non-members.
  • Regular price (after June 10, 2013): $35 for APALA members / $45 for non-members.
  • You will receive Mary Anne’s home address in your registration confirmation email.
  • Public transit from the Westin River North: From the Clark/Lake stop, take the Green Line (Harlem-bound) to Harlem Green train stop. Use Google Maps for more specific directions.
  • Public transit from McCormick Place: Best to take free ALA shuttle back to the hotel and catch the Green Line as explained above.
  • Cab ride from downtown to Oak Park would be around $25.
  • For those interested in going to Mary Anne’s home together, APALA member Paolo Gujilde will meet at 6PM in the lobby of the Westin River North and escort the group via public transit to her home.

Sign up here for both events: www.apalaweb.org/registration  

Please share with your friends, colleagues, and other people who might be interested.
Register early and take advantage of the early-bird registration option. Early registration will help us tremendously with ordering food. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Samanthi Hewakapuge, samanthi@uic.edu.


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APALA Newsletter Winter 2013 [UPDATED]

Last updated:  February 8, 2013

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APALA Newsletter (Revised Edition)

 

Visit to Museum of Chinese in America

Please join the New England Chapter of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) on an educational visit to the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City. We have arranged for an hour-long tour of gallery highlights and an introduction to the comics and graphic novels exhibit on Wednesday, October 31st at 3:00 PM. The cost is $6.00 per person. Optional dinner to follow tour!

If you’re interested, please RSVP me at miriamtuliao@nypl.org or 212-930-0734 by October 19. Please invite your colleagues to join this fun event!

Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Miriam Tuliao
Assistant Director, Branch Collection Development

New York Public Library

APALA Newsletter Fall 2012

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