Speed Networking & Social/Dinner

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APALA’s Speed Networking, Social & Dinner

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 6-9 p.m.

Ten Ten Seafood Restaurant, 669 North Euclid Street Anaheim, CA 92801*

*3.8 miles away from the Anaheim Convention Center, meet at entrance of Annabelle Hotel at 5:45 p.m to carpool/share taxi to restaurant

Speed Networking/Eat ‘n’ Greet:

  • 6-7 p.m.
  • Appetizers provided

Social & Dinner:

  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Chinese banquet style
  • Vegetarian option available
  • Tentative menu: Sizzling rice soup, honey walnut shrimp, pepper salt squid, crispy deep fried chicken, sweet & sour pork, beef with broccoli, assorted pan fried noodle, assorted fried rice

 

Prices: $30 for APALA members/$40 for non-members before June 1 ($5 discount for APALA booth volunteers)

$35 for APALA members/$45 for non-members after May 31 ($5 discount for APALA booth volunteers)

To volunteer for the APALA Affilliates booth, please contact Ven Basco at Buenaventura.Basco [at] ucf.edu

Questions regarding the speed networking, social & dinner? Contact Candice Mack at candice [at] tinylibrarian.com

Online registration is closed. On-site registration is welcome depending on availability of space.

APALA Cultural Field Trip

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APALA’s CULTURAL FIELD TRIP

Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cultural Field Trip Itinerary:

9:00 a.m. – Bus leaves from entrance of Anabella Hotel in Anaheim for LA

10:30 a.m. – Arrive in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles (walking distance to historic sites Olvera Street, Chinese American Museum and Union Station.)

11:00 a.m. – Tour of Japanese American National Museum (JANM) & Hirasaki National Resource Center (library & archives)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own in Little Tokyo

1:00 p.m. – Meet in front of JANM for walking tour of Little Tokyo, provided by Little Tokyo Historical Society

3:00 p.m. – Meet in front of JANM for return trip to Anaheim

4:30 p.m. – Arrive at entrance of Anabella Hotel in Anaheim

 

Prices: $30 for APALA members/$40 for non-members before June 1 ($5 discount for APALA booth volunteers)

$35 for APALA members/$45 for non-members after May 31 ($5 discount for APALA booth volunteers)

 

To volunteer for the APALA Affilliates booth, please contact Ven Basco at Buenaventura.Basco [at] ucf.edu

Questions regarding the speed networking, social & dinner? Contact Candice Mack at candice [at] tinylibrarian.com

Online registration is closed. On-site registration is welcome depending on availability of space.

From Seeds to Trees

Reposted from Lessa Librarian

Over the weekend, I and a few other APALA members (Eileen Bosch, Young Lee, Candice Mack, Cynthia Mari Orozco, and Heawon Paick) had the great honor of presenting a poster at the OC REFORMA Chapter‘s “Library Leadership for the 21st Century” conference which was sponsored by the Seeds to Trees:  Growing the Librarians of Tomorrow from High School Diploma to MLIS with the Santa Ana Public Library, which Eileen helped to coordinate.

The Seeds to Trees program is pretty awesome.  The librarians at the Santa Ana public library noticed that many of their teen volunteers were so active in the library that they eventually became pages and clerks, some became librarians, and some moved into admin library positions.  They created this program through a Laura Bush grant to foster those teens and their drive to become professionals.  Many of these teens are first generation college students, so part of the goal of the program is to give them mentors and sounding boards while going through school as well as teaching them the tools they’ll need to navigate a professional environment.

Cheryl Eberly, Santa Ana Public Library

The day began with a talk by Cheryl Eberly (Santa Ana Public Library), one of the creators of the program who gave us an overview.  Then, Luis Herrera (San Francisco City Librarian andLibrary Journal’s 2012 Librarian of the Year) was invited to speak.  He spoke about the increasing digital and content divide, to always push yourself and grow (“Feel the fear but deliver”), and to use power and prestige to create positive change in your community and not to use them for vanity.  Leadership goes beyond the self.  All that I got out of that amazing talk will have to be saved for a different blog, but I am just going to say this.  Out of all of the speeches and rallies I heard in Emerging Leaders, this one would have been most helpful.  And probably for a variety of reasons, but I’ll go into that in my next blog post.  After Luis Herrera was lunch and then the poster sessions.

SF City Librarian Luis Herrera and La Verne Law Librarian Young Lee

The poster sessions were all really fabulous!  My favorite was by Young Lee, La Verne University’s Law Librarian.  He created this amazing 3-D, interactive display on Why Librarianship, Law Librarians, and What he does all day.  He definitely blew all of us out of the water.  My poster was on being a children’s librarian and all of the fun we have and how 2 days are never the same.  The students were really engaged in our posters and asked us pertinent questions.  My table had pixie stix, so they also enjoyed that, although I’m sure they were just super interested in becoming Children’s Librarians.

Overall, the afternoon was really great and I’m thankful I got to participate.  One of the problems that I have with a poster session is that I always forget stuff.  People come and go so quickly that I forget to mention things like my work outside of the library – in associations, in my everyday life – which was funny and frustrating since my poster was titled “Librarianship is a Lifestyle Choice” (the guy at Kinkos told me that “Some people say you’re born with it” hahaha).  Oh well, hopefully the kids still got something out of what I was able to share with them.  I know I sure did!

 

Manzanar Fishing Club

For those in LA & surrounding areas, the documentary “The Manzanar Fishing Club” opens today 30 March through 5 April at Laemmle Santa Monica. Film website: http://www.fearnotrout.com/

A writer/producer and an internee fisherman will have a Q&A this Sunday.

Group discount available:
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0dc0130dc3574b287e77cfbcc&id=3ce813ee21

APALA Travel Award

Heading to the Anaheim this summer? Need help getting there? Apply for the APALA Travel Award.  The APALA Travel Award will provide $500.00 to support attendance at the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.  The Travel Award will fund one APALA member (librarian or library/information school student) to attend the conference and will be used to help cover registration and travel expenses.  We hope that you will apply for the award and encourage others that you know to do so as well.

 

The deadline is April 6, 2012.  The eligibility information, application requirements, and online application form can be found on APALA’s website– http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/travel-grant/

 

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

 

If you have questions please contact committee co-chairs: Safi Safiullah (ssafiullah@slcpl.org)and Gayatri Singh (gasingh@ucsd.edu)

 

Sincerely,

 

The 2012 APALA Travel Award Selection Committee:

Shalini Channapatna

Tassanne Chitcharoen

Jina Park

Safi Safiullah

Gayatri Singh

Michelle Wu

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