Dear APALA members and friends,
Act now before APALA’s ALA Annual social events before early-bird pricing ends and register now!
Sign up form for both events: www.apalaweb.org/registration
Friday, June 28, 2013 (12PM–3PM)
Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial (Cambodian Association of Illinois)
2831 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
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.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 (Begins 7PM)
APALA’s Annual 2013 Dinner
Home of Mary Anne Mohanraj
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.
Sign up here for both events: www.apalaweb.org/registration
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Register early and take advantage of the early-bird registration option. Early registration will help us tremendously with ordering food. Thank you!
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The latest edition of the APALA Newsletter is available now!
Download your copy now: APALA Newsletter Spring 2013 [PDF, 3.1 MB]
APALA is a professional organization that addresses the needs of Asian and Pacific American (APA) librarians and those who serve APA communities. As an ethnic affiliate of the American Library Association, our members come from diverse library backgrounds including school, academic, public, and special libraries. By choosing to partner with APALA, sponsors provide funding for scholarships, conference programs, literary awards, and professional development opportunities for our members.
We would like to thank the following companies:
Sponsor of the APALA President’s Program at 2013 ALA Conference: Pushing the Boundaries: Presentation and Representation of LGBTQ Members of/by Asian/Pacific American Writers, Authors
Founded in 2000, Alexander Street Press specializes in publishing large-scale and high quality digital collections in the humanities and social sciences. In 2012 they partnered with Asia Pacific Films to create Asian Studies in Video.
Visit Alexander Street Press at: http://alexanderstreet.com
Sponsor of the APALA Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Founded in 1842, Springer publishes information in the fields of science, technology, and medicine. Their major platforms include SpringerLink and Springer eBooks. Their ebooks are DRM free!
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Founded in 1965, SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media in the areas of business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.
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APALA is on the lookout for fabulously talented individuals to participate in a T-shirt Logo Contest!
Are you a creative individual with a knack for creating eye-catching designs? Can you develop a clever library tagline? Would you like to see your design modeled by APALA members and supporters nationwide? Take a chance and show off your creative side! The winning design will receive a $100 gift card and one-year APALA membership.
The designer of the winning logo receives a $100 gift card and a one-year APALA membership. Sales from the winning T-shirt help support APALA scholarships and grants.
Deadline: Extended to May 20, 2013
APALA Fundraising Committee
Download: PDF of APALA 2013 T-shirt Design Contest Flyer
REFORMA OC Chapter and APALA members are participating in Scholarship Fundraising Run/Walk on June 14th 2013 at the Neon Splash Dash 5K in Irvine, California. We will not be able to finish the race without your donation to the Scholarship Fund. Please make your pledge at:
Every $$$ you donate will give us the boost we need on this grueling 5K Run/Dash!
Thank you for your support!