APALA Travel Grant

Are you planning to go to ALA 2014? The APALA Travel Award will provide $500.00 to support attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The Travel Award will fund one APALA member to attend the conference and will be used to help cover registration and travel expenses.

Criteria
Applicant must be a current APALA member in good standing by application deadline.
Applicant must be either a student who is enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in library and/or information science at a school accredited by ALA, or a professional possessing a master’s degree or doctoral degree in library and/or information science.
Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

How to Apply
Complete the APALA Travel Grant online application by MAY 16, 2014: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/travel-grant/apala-travel-award-submission-form/

Selection Procedures and Timeline
The APALA Scholarship & Awards Committee will select and notify the recipient by MAY 30. The winner will be announced by JUNE 6.
The Travel Award check will be distributed at the ALA Annual Conference.
The recipient will submit a report to the APALA Scholarship & Awards Committee after the ALA conference discussing what they gained from attendance and how the Award assisted them. This report will be due by September 1.

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the APALA Scholarship & Awards Committee chairs Tassanee Chitcharoen at tassanee.chitcharoen@coloradu.edu and Valeria Molteni  at valeria.molteni@sjsu.edu

The selection committee is composed of Emily Chan, Paul Lai, Tassanee Chitcharoen, Valeria Molteni, Gayatri Singh, and Melanee Vicedo.

Member Highlights Showcase — Katie Seitz

Katie Seitz is a new APALA member. She is currently getting her MSLS at Simmons College GSLIS with a concentration in archives and expects to graduate in August 2015. Through the Simmons chapter of the Progressive Librarian Guild, Katie curates a lecture series for the Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group. This project features various LIS professionals invited to Simmons College to speak about race and racism in the field. Additionally, she is an intern at the Massachusetts State House Special Collections department, Roxbury Community College Archives and has an upcoming archives assistantship with Tufts University’s Digital Collections and Archives.

Katie is working hard towards her goal of being a public librarian and archivist:

I enjoy the service and community aspects of library work and the chance to publicize history that comes with archives work. I have welcomed the opportunity to grow in different ways at my various internships, whether that’s learning how to put together a MARC record or writing a blog post about a Civil War-era collection of papers. Some days I still can’t believe that I will soon get to do this work professionally.

She identifies as a multiracial Korean American. She writes,

My mother is Korean and my father is white of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Though I was raised in a predominantly white town, my mother sent me and my sister to Korean school every Saturday and we got to spend time with Korean American family and friends. I am so grateful for her hard work in helping us maintain a connection to Korean language and culture.

Having joined APALA just a few months ago, Katie looks forward to becoming more active with APALA in the future:

I was so glad to connect with other A/PI people in the LIS world. This profession is not diverse, and we must advocate for our own concerns because no one else is going to do it for us…. I have only been a member for a few months, but I have been so impressed already by the way that APALA works to promote A/PI visibility, supports and celebrates its members, and is responsive to member voices. I have a deep commitment to promoting social justice and I am excited to be part of a group that has an active, conscious membership and engagement with social issues. Of course, I’m also looking forward to meeting people at conferences and in the Boston area!

Welcome to APALA, Katie!

 

Edited by Alyssa Jocson and Raymond Wang

Mark Your Calendars for APALA @ ALA Annual, 2014 Edition

Just a reminder: For the latest news on events APALA has planned for ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, check out the APALA @ ALA Annual page.

APALA Tour: Zappos and the Downtown Project
APALA Executive Board Meeting
APALA Literature Awards Banquet
APALA Membership Meeting
APALA President’s Program: Immigration Reform, Asian Americans and Librarianship

More details on the APALA Tour and Literary Awards/Social to be announced, so keep your eyes and ears open!

 

Congratulations to the newly elected 2014 APALA Executive Board

Congratulations to our incoming Executive Board members, who will be serving under the leadership of incoming President Eileen K. Bosch.

President: Eileen K. Bosch

Vice-President/President-Elect: Janet Hyunju Clarke

Treasurer: Dora Ho

Secretary: Sarah Hong-Ji Jeong

Member-at-Large (2014-2016): Melissa Cardenas-Dow

Member-at-Large (2014-2016): Paolo P. Gujilde

Member-at-Large (2014-2015): Annie Pho

Member-at-Large (2013-2015): Anna Coats

Immediate Past President: Eugenia Beh

All terms will begin after the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.

 

APALA Travel Award

Are you planning to go to ALA 2014? The APALA Travel Award will provide $500.00 to support attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The Travel Award will fund one APALA member to attend the conference and will be used to help cover registration and travel expenses.

Criteria
Applicant must be a current APALA member in good standing by application deadline.
Applicant must be either a student who is enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in library and/or information science at a school accredited by ALA, or a professional possessing a master’s degree or doctoral degree in library and/or information science.
Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

How to Apply
Complete the APALA Travel Grant online application by April 14, 2014: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/travel-grant/apala-travel-award-submission-form/

Selection Procedures and Timeline
The APALA Scholarship & Awards Committee will select and notify the recipient by April 28. The winner will be announced by May 5.
The Travel Award check will be distributed at the ALA Annual Conference.
The recipient will submit a report to the APALA Scholarship & Awards Committee after the ALA conference discussing what they gained from attendance and how the Award assisted them. This report will be due by September 1.

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the APALA Scholarship & Awards Committee chair Tassanee Chitcharoen at tassanee.chitcharoen@coloradu.edu and co-chair Valeria Molteni  at valeria.molteni@sjsu.edu

The selection committee is composed of Frans Albarillo, Emily Chan, Paul Lai, Tassanee Chitcharoen, Valeria Molteni, Gayatri Singh, and Melanee Vicedo.

Apply for the 2014 APALA Scholarship!

Are you in library/information school, or headed there this Fall?  The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student 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). We hope that you will apply for the award or encourage others that you know to do so as well.

The deadline is April 25, 2014.  The eligibility information, application requirements, and online application form can be found on APALA’s website–  http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/apala-scholarship/

APALA membership information– http://www.apalaweb.org/membership/membership.htm

If you have questions please contact committee co-chairs: Tassanee Chitcharoen at tassanee.chitcharoen@coloradu.edu and co-chair Valeria Molteni  at valeria.molteni@sjsu.edu

The selection committee is composed of Frans Albarillo, Emily Chan, Paul Lai, Tassanee Chitcharoen, Valeria Molteni, Christina Nhek, Gayatri Singh, and Melanee Vicedo.

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