Updated: January 4, 2013
Join APALA colleagues and friends this January for our three Midwinter events in Seattle. Registration information is below.
APALA Field Trip to the Wing Luke Museum
Friday, January 25, 2013
11AM – 2PM
Enjoy a private guided tour of the Smithsonian-affiliated Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in its historic Chinatown building, a former hotel, where the museum has been housed since 2008. Our 1½ hour-long tour will be followed by a casual group lunch (pay-your-own) at nearby Henry’s Taiwan Plus.
Executive Board Meeting (APALA) — Open Meeting
Friday, January 25, 2013
7:30PM — 9:30PM
Location: Grand Hyatt Seattle (Room: Leonesa I)
Open meeting: No registration required.
APALA Dinner with Special Guest David H.W. Wong
Saturday, January 26, 2013
7 PM – 9PM
APALA’s Midwinter 2013 dinner will be at Thoa’s in downtown Seattle near the Seattle Art Museum and will feature special guest David H.T. Wong, APA activist, architect, and author of Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America. Enjoy a banquet-style Vietnamese dinner (vegetarian option available). Also, Thoa’s has graciously offered to extend their happy hour for us to 7PM that evening, so feel free to show up early and mingle in the tiki bar!
Questions? Email Becka Kennedy, Chair, Taskforce for Midwinter 2013 Local Arrangements
Congratulations to APALA member Roberto C. Delgadillo on being one of the ten 2012 “I Love My Librarian Award” winners!
For more information: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/2012/12winners
Jee Davis, University of Texas at Austin
Hana Kim, University of Toronto
Melanee Vicedo, University of Southern California
on being selected 2013-2014 ARL Leadership and Career Development Fellows!
For more information: http://www.arl.org/news/pr/LCDP-fellows-17dec12.shtml
Congratulations to Rose L. Chou and Charlotte Roh on being selected Association of Research Libraries (ARL)’s Career Enhancement Program 2013 Fellows!
More information can be found at: http://www.arl.org/news/pr/CEP-fellows-12dec12.shtml
Updated: January 5, 2013
We’re seeking protégés and mentors for our 2013-2014 Mentoring Program. The APALA Mentoring Program provides new and future librarians with professional and personal development, inspiration, and encouragement through supportive coaching and guidance. Mentoring establishes relationships between future librarians and established professionals in addition to enhancing communication and leadership in APALA, as well as the wider professional community.
Prospective protégés are library school students or librarians with no more than three years of professional experience. Protégés must be or agree to become APALA members for the duration of the program. Interested mentors are APALA members who possess at least three of years professional experience and are active in professional library associations.
For more information or to apply online to be a protégé or a mentor, visit APALA Mentoring Program at http://www.apalaweb.org/membership/mentoring-program/. The application deadline is January 4, 2013.
UPDATE: 2013 applications are now closed. However, please consider applying for 2014 when announcements are made toward the end of the year.