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.
April 15, 2013
APALA Fundraising Committee
Download: PDF of APALA 2013 T-shirt Design Contest Flyer
Application deadlines for the APALA Scholarship and Travel Grant are approaching. Don’t delay!
Travel Grant — Application deadline: March 31, 2013
The APALA Travel Award provides $500 to an APALA member for registration and travel expenses to the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.
For further details: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/travel-grant/
Scholarship — Application deadline: April 26, 2013
The APALA Scholarship provides $1000 to an APALA member 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).
For further details: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/apala-scholarship/
Dear APALA members,
The 2013 APALA Executive Board election will open on Monday, March 18 at 12am PT. The ballot will be open through Friday, April 12 at 11:59pm PT.
Online voting is open to dues-paying and lifetime APALA members who are members in good standing as of March 1. For your membership to be processed in time, please renew no later than February 22. Please contact APALA membership coordinator Maria Pontillas (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about your membership status.
If you have any questions about the election, feel free to contact me or another member of the Nominating Committee.
Sandy Wee, chair
Winners of the 2013 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, which promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and are awarded based on literary and artistic merit, have been selected by APALA.
The Awards are given in five categories, with Winner and Honor books selected in each category. The winners of the 2013 awards are:
The Picture Book Category:
Winner: “Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth” written by Joan Schoettler and illustrated by Jessica Lanan, published by Shen’s Books.
Honor: “A Path of Stars” written by Anne Sibley O’Brien, published by Charlesbridge.
Children’s Literature Category:
Winner: “Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan” written by Hildi Kang and published by Tanglewood Publishing.
Honor: “The Shark King” written by Kikuo Johnson and published by Toon Books.
The Young Adult Literature Category:
Winner: “Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary” written by Keshni Kashyap and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Honor: “Ichiro” written by Ryan Inzana and published Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
The Adult Fiction Category:
Winner: “The Collective” written by Don Lee and published by W. W. Norton & Company.
Honor: “Drifting House” written by Kris Lee and published by Viking Penguin.
The Adult Non-Fiction Category:
Winner: “Third Asiatic Invasion” written by Rick Baldoz and published by New York Univeristy Press.
Honor: “Forbidden Citizens” by Martin Gold and published by the Capitol Net.
Winner and Honor books were chosen from titles published from October 2010 – September 2012. The winners will each receive an award plaque at the APALA Award Ceremony on Sunday, June 30, 2013 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
For complete press release, see page 11 of ALA Cognotes, January 26, 2013: http://alamw13manual.heiexhibitors.com/sites/all/themes/alamw13manual/resources/ALA_Cognotes_Jan2013_02_Sat.pdf
To read the poem “The Oscars of the Library World (2013)” by Janet Wong in tribute to this year’s award winners: http://www.apalaweb.org/the-oscars-of-the-library-world-2013/
The Oscars of the Library World (2013)
by Janet Wong
This Is Not My Hat.
This hat belongs to
The One and Only Ivan.
you might confuse this hat
with something worn by
Aristotle and Dante
Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
A hat like this is
You put it on and suddenly
Or you are,
Hand in Hand, Ten Black Men
Who Changed America.
“I, Too, Am America”
Martin de Porres (The Rose in the Desert)
and Chengli (of the Silk Road Caravan).
With your hat
(or not your hat)
you’re a winner
[Composed: January 28, 2013]
Janet Wong is a notable APA author who has written numerous critically acclaimed books for children and young adults, such as Apple Pie 4th of July, The Trip Back Home, A Suitcase of Seaweed, and many more. She is also an APALA member who is serving as a Fundraising Committee member. She has written this poem to celebrate literary awards 2013 during ALA Midwinter in Seattle. For more information on Janet Wong: www.janetwong.com