APALA Cultural Field Trip

Please join us for…


Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cultural Field Trip Itinerary:

9:00 a.m. – Bus leaves from entrance of Anabella Hotel in Anaheim for LA

10:30 a.m. – Arrive in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles (walking distance to historic sites Olvera Street, Chinese American Museum and Union Station.)

11:00 a.m. – Tour of Japanese American National Museum (JANM) & Hirasaki National Resource Center (library & archives)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own in Little Tokyo

1:00 p.m. – Meet in front of JANM for walking tour of Little Tokyo, provided by Little Tokyo Historical Society

3:00 p.m. – Meet in front of JANM for return trip to Anaheim

4:30 p.m. – Arrive at entrance of Anabella Hotel in Anaheim


Prices: $30 for APALA members/$40 for non-members before June 1 ($5 discount for APALA booth volunteers)

$35 for APALA members/$45 for non-members after May 31 ($5 discount for APALA booth volunteers)


To volunteer for the APALA Affilliates booth, please contact Ven Basco at Buenaventura.Basco [at] ucf.edu

Questions regarding the speed networking, social & dinner? Contact Candice Mack at candice [at] tinylibrarian.com

Online registration is closed. On-site registration is welcome depending on availability of space.


Dear APALA Members and Friends!

Please mark your calendar for many exciting APALA events during ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California which will be held in June 21 – 26, 2012.

On behalf of the APALA Executive Board, we hope to see many of you!

Friday, June 22, 2012

9:00 am-4:30 pm

APA(LA) : APALA in LA Field Trip to Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo 

Location: Downtown Los Angeles (Reservation and payment information will be on our Webpage very soon.  Please check back at http://www.apalaweb.org/ )


APALA Executive Board Meeting 

Location: HIL-Capistrano

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Diversity Council Program: Diversity begins at home: Valuing every kind of difference

Location: ACC-208B


Family Literacy Focus Committee/Talk Story Poster Session:  Weaving Successful Partnerships: Creating a Sustainable Family Literacy Program

Location:  Exhibits Hall, Anaheim Convention Center, Table 5


Diversity & Outreach Fair – APALA Booth 

Location: Exhibits Hall, Anaheim Convention Center

6:00-9:00 pm 

APALA Speed Networking, Dinner & Social

Location: TenTen Seafood Restaurant, 669 North Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 92801

Sunday, June 24, 2012


APALA Literary Awards

Location: ACC-207C


APALA and REFORMA President’s Program:  Beyond Books: Graphic Novels and Magazines of Color

Location:  ACC-207D


APALA Program:  So You Think You Can Write:  Librarians Gather & Preserve Our Community History 

Location: ACC-208B

From Seeds to Trees

Reposted from Lessa Librarian

Over the weekend, I and a few other APALA members (Eileen Bosch, Young Lee, Candice Mack, Cynthia Mari Orozco, and Heawon Paick) had the great honor of presenting a poster at the OC REFORMA Chapter‘s “Library Leadership for the 21st Century” conference which was sponsored by the Seeds to Trees:  Growing the Librarians of Tomorrow from High School Diploma to MLIS with the Santa Ana Public Library, which Eileen helped to coordinate.

The Seeds to Trees program is pretty awesome.  The librarians at the Santa Ana public library noticed that many of their teen volunteers were so active in the library that they eventually became pages and clerks, some became librarians, and some moved into admin library positions.  They created this program through a Laura Bush grant to foster those teens and their drive to become professionals.  Many of these teens are first generation college students, so part of the goal of the program is to give them mentors and sounding boards while going through school as well as teaching them the tools they’ll need to navigate a professional environment.

Cheryl Eberly, Santa Ana Public Library

The day began with a talk by Cheryl Eberly (Santa Ana Public Library), one of the creators of the program who gave us an overview.  Then, Luis Herrera (San Francisco City Librarian andLibrary Journal’s 2012 Librarian of the Year) was invited to speak.  He spoke about the increasing digital and content divide, to always push yourself and grow (“Feel the fear but deliver”), and to use power and prestige to create positive change in your community and not to use them for vanity.  Leadership goes beyond the self.  All that I got out of that amazing talk will have to be saved for a different blog, but I am just going to say this.  Out of all of the speeches and rallies I heard in Emerging Leaders, this one would have been most helpful.  And probably for a variety of reasons, but I’ll go into that in my next blog post.  After Luis Herrera was lunch and then the poster sessions.

SF City Librarian Luis Herrera and La Verne Law Librarian Young Lee

The poster sessions were all really fabulous!  My favorite was by Young Lee, La Verne University’s Law Librarian.  He created this amazing 3-D, interactive display on Why Librarianship, Law Librarians, and What he does all day.  He definitely blew all of us out of the water.  My poster was on being a children’s librarian and all of the fun we have and how 2 days are never the same.  The students were really engaged in our posters and asked us pertinent questions.  My table had pixie stix, so they also enjoyed that, although I’m sure they were just super interested in becoming Children’s Librarians.

Overall, the afternoon was really great and I’m thankful I got to participate.  One of the problems that I have with a poster session is that I always forget stuff.  People come and go so quickly that I forget to mention things like my work outside of the library – in associations, in my everyday life – which was funny and frustrating since my poster was titled “Librarianship is a Lifestyle Choice” (the guy at Kinkos told me that “Some people say you’re born with it” hahaha).  Oh well, hopefully the kids still got something out of what I was able to share with them.  I know I sure did!



Are you attending ALA Annual in Anaheim?

Are you interested in diversity and outreach?

Are you seeking more ways to get involved professionally?

Then, APALA wants you!

We’re looking for enthusiastic members to help man APALA’s booth at the Diversity and Outreach Fair at ALA Annual.

The Fair is on Saturday, 6/23/12, from 3-5 p.m. in the Exhibits Hall, and with set-up and clean-up, we need volunteers from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

So far, we only have one volunteer, so if we can get two or more additional folks, each person could take a one hour shift (2:30-3:30 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m.)

If you are interested in helping out and giving back to the APALA community, please email me (candice@tinylibrarian.com) your contact information and when you are available to assist by June 2nd.  I will email shift confirmations by June 9th.

Many thanks in advance & hope to see you in Anaheim,

Candice Mack
Teen Services Librarian
Central Library – Teen’Scape
Los Angeles Public Library

630 W. 5th St., LA, CA 90071
Email: iheartbookn@gmail.com
Twitter: tinylibrarian

APALA Seattle Social : April 13 at 7pm, Bookstore Bar

Seattle APALA Colleagues:  Have you ever wanted to socialize with local members or meet some candidates running in the ALA Election from the area?

Please join us on Friday, 4/13 at 7pm, at the Bookstore Bar, located inside the Alexis Hotel on 92 Madison Street, Seattle WA 98104 (206) 624-3646.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to talk about APALA issues, intellectual freedom and the Seattle Mariners.

RSVP Ann Crewdson  crewdson@kcls.org.

Manzanar Fishing Club Returns

For those who missed the last screening, Manzanar Fishing Club returns for Special Engagement Sat & Sun April 21 & 22 at 11:00 a.m. in Santa Monica, Pasadena, North Hollywood & Claremont. For more info:

Manzanar Fishing Club Site:

Special Engagement info:

Rafu Shimpo articles:

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