Love Fund for Lisa Zhao

Ms. Lisa Zhao is CALA President of 2013/14 and long time CALA member. In July 2014, right after ALA Conference in Las Vegas, she was diagnosed brain cancer. Now she and her family desperately need help. We would appreciate your attention and hope you can help spread the word.

We would like to inform you of Lisa Zhao’s continuing fight with brain cancer and a way to help her through this challenge. We learned of Lisa’s condition from colleagues in the Midwest Chapter and her needs that include a home care provider. Her two older sisters returned to China earlier this month, and at the present time, her husband, Shawn, and son, Alan, provide 24/7 home care.

Friends of Lisa and colleagues from the Midwest Chapter have set up a love fund to support her and her family. We would appreciate greatly if CALA members or anyone who has ever served with Lisa on committees or knows her through other professional organizations will show your support through donations. We sincerely hope to offer Lisa and her family some help with her fight against cancer and show our support during this crucial stage in her life.

The love fund is dedicated to her medication, home care, and other related expenses and has been set up at:

A news article in World Journal (Chicago edition) has also been published: (in Chinese)

UIC Library Faculty Profile: Lisa Zhao (- prior to July 2014):

(Original message posted by Fuwaye Bender on CALA Midwest Chapter Facebook page)