Virtual Access to Midwest Chapter Annual Conference

Hi all, The 2016 CALA Midwest Chapter Annual Conference will be held on May 13, 2016 from 9am-5pm EST. The conference will be available to virtual attendees free of charge, see below for instruction on how to access the conference. Details of program is available at http://midwest.chapters.cala-web.org/annual-programs/cala-midwest-conference-2016/2016-cala-midwest-chapter-annual-conference-program/. It is strongly advice that you test your web browser before you attend […]

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EBSCO Solar Grant

The deadline for submitting applications for the EBSCO Solar grant is coming up soon. EBSCO is awarding up to $150,000 to fund the installation of solar power at publicly- funded libraries in the United States. The deadline for applications is April 29. Winner(s) will be announced at the ALA-Annual conference on June 24. Learn more and download the application today.

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CALA Pays Tribute to Lisa Zhao CALA President (2013-2014)

Zhao, Lisa (赵力沙) 02/15/1950 ~ 03/22/2016 Chicago IL — In recognizing the passing of Lisa Zhao, the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) wants to celebrate the character of this distinguished and dedicated CALA member. Lisa was the Catalog Librarian (1990 – 2015) in University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and CALA President (2013-2014). She passed away on March 22, 2016 […]

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Call for proposal now open for 2016 CALA Midwest Chapter Annual Conference!

The conference planning committee is seeking proposal for the 2016 CALA Midwest Chapter Annual Conference. To submit a proposal, check out the submission page at http://midwest.chapters.cala-web.org/2016-cala-midwest-chapter-annual-conference-call-for-proposal/ . For detail information for this year’s conference, check out the conference website at http://midwest.chapters.cala-web.org/annual-programs/cala-midwest-conference-2016/ .

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Announcing the Coursera Data Management and Sharing MOOC – Opening March 1st

The School of Information and Library Science and the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the MANTRA team at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to announce the forthcoming Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Research Data Management and Sharing.   This is a collaboration of the UNC-CH CRADLE team (Curating Research Assets and Data Using […]

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Thirty museums and libraries honored as finalists for National Medal Award

Hi all, I am excited to share with you that the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Library at Campaign Illinois​ is honored to be one of the thirty finalists libraries to receive the National Medal. Led by Lian Ruan, CALA current president as the library director, IFSI Library has done and contributed tremendously to support Fire Fighters and Services  in the State of Illinois. For more information, please see IMLS News Release below and visit IMLS home […]

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Call For Proposal for IULILC 2016

Event: 5th Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 Location: Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana Audience: Academic Librarians Theme: Critical Information Literacy: Empowering Learners for Social Change   Critical pedagogy is an approach to teaching and learning that envisions the educational environment as a site for social change. In recent years, academic librarians have […]

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