Author: Melissa

APA Library Leader Interview — Daniel Tsang, Distinguished Librarian and Data Librarian, University of California, Irvine

by Melissa I. Cardenas-Dow A leader in librarianship need not be in administration or management. This feature essay on an Asian/Pacific American library leader focuses on Daniel C. Tsang, currently Distinguished Librarian and Data Librarian at University of California, Irvine, where he is also Bibliographer of Asian American Studies, Political Science, Economics, French & Italian, Read More …

2015 Asian/Pacific American Librarians (APALA) Election Results

Dear APALA colleagues, Congratulations to our incoming Executive Board members, who will be serving under the leadership of incoming President Janet Clarke, and thank you to all of the candidates who ran for office! All terms will begin after the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. Vice-President/President-Elect: Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada Secretary:  Anna Coats Member-at-Large (2015-2017):  Ariana Hussain Read More …

Engaging Fatigue: Re-envisioning and Renewing Your Advocacy by Rebecca Martin

by Rebecca Y. Martin APALA member Rebecca Martin brings us the fourth essay on our advocacy fatigue mini-series. Advocacy is a significant part of our continuing development in the field of librarianship, a helping profession. It follows that self-care and renewal is also a significant part of our professional growth. However, finding renewal by stepping away temporarily Read More …