APALA T-shirt Logo Contest (Deadline Extended to May 20th)

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.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Designs must incorporate the APALA logo (Logo available via email.)
  • Designs for both the front and back of the T-shirt are welcome
  • Designs should appeal to a broad audience and be marketable to all library supporters
  • Multiple submission will be accepted
  • File format should be in PNG (Portable Network Graphics) between 100 to 300 DPI


  • APALA welcomes all submissions
  • An appointed jury will select the winning design
  • Submit your designs and questions to Varaxy Yi <varaxy@gmail.com>


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

Thank you,
APALA Fundraising Committee

Download: PDF of APALA 2013 T-shirt Design Contest Flyer


REFORMA/APALA Light-Brarians Need Your Support to Finish the Race

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:

APALA: http://www.apalaweb.org/contribute
OC REFORMA: http://reformaoc.org/index.html

Every $$$ you donate will give us the boost we need on this grueling 5K Run/Dash!

Thank you for your support!


Congratulations, Incoming APALA Executive Board Members!

Congratulations to our incoming Executive Board members, who will be serving under the leadership of incoming President Eugenia Beh. All terms will begin after the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.

President: Eugenia Beh
Vice-President/President-Elect: Eileen K. Bosch
Treasurer : Dora Ho
Secretary : Janet Clarke
Member-at-Large (2013-2015): Anna Coats
Member-at-Large (2013-2015): Sarah Jeong
Member-at-Large (2012-2014): Tina Chan
Member-at-Large (2012-2014): Alanna Aiko Moore
Immediate Past-President: Jade Alburo

Nominating Committee

Sandy Wee, Chair
Michelle Baildon
Florante Ibanez

Reminder: Vote in the 2013 APALA Executive Board Election!

Dear APALA Members,

The 2013 APALA Executive Board Election is open now. By now, you should have received an email regarding the election with a specific link which directs you to your ballot. This link is connected to your email. If you have not received it and are an APALA member or life member in good standing as of March 1st, please contact Maria Pontillas, our membership coordinator (membership@apalaweb.org).


Nominations Committee
Sandy Wee, Chair
Michelle Baildon
Florante Ibanez

Announcement of Upcoming Elections

Dear APALA members,

The 2013 APALA Executive Board election will open on Monday, March 18 at 12:01am PST.  The ballot will be open through Friday, April 12 at 11:59pm PST.

Online voting is open to dues-paying and lifetime APALA members who are members in good standing as of March 1.

The list of candidates is available at: Meet the 2013 APALA Election Candidates!

If you have any questions about the election, feel free to contact me or another member of the Nominating Committee.

Nominations Committee,

Sandy Wee, Chair
Michelle Baildon
Florante Ibanez

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