Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Community
Please find a list of our events and activities for the 2014 ALA Midwinter Conference. Registration for a visit to the Asian Arts Initiative on Friday and for the APALA Social Dinner on Saturday is now live at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/.
Friday, January 24th
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Directions from Loews Hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/BQH4i
12:00 -1:00 – Lunch at Asian Arts Initiative, catered by Philadelphia Chutney Company
1:00 -1:30 – Talk by Samip Mallick of SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive)
1:30-2:00 – TBA
2:00 -3:00 – Tour of Asian Arts Initiative
Register at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/
Saturday, January 25th
5:30 – 8:00 – APALA Social Dinner
w/ special guests Ellen Oh, Soman Chainani and Phoebe Yeh
Not only will you hear from up-and-coming authors Ellen Oh and Soman Chainani and have the opportunity to pick up signed copies of their books, but you could also receive a free copy of Janet Wong’s new book just in time for the Lunar New Year! They won’t be available anywhere else at ALA and supplies are limited, so hurry and register to secure your copy!
Karma Restaurant and Bar
114 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Registration for our Midwinter tour and dinner is now live at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/!
On Friday, we will be visiting the Asian Arts Initiative (AAI), where Samip Mallick will speak to us about the the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). For more information about both the AAI and SAADA, please go to http://asianartsinitiative.org/ and http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/
Then on Saturday, we will be joined by 3 very special guests at our APALA Social Dinner at Karma Restaurant & Bar on 114 Chestnut St: authors Ellen Oh (The Prophecy Series), Soman Chainani (New York Times bestseller, The School for Good and Evil) and publisher Phoebe Yeh, formerly of Harper Collins and now the new VP of Crown Books for Young Readers. (Phoebe is also the first Asian American woman in charge of her own imprint!)
For more information about our dinner and our guests, please see http://www.apalaweb.org/meet-ellen-oh-soman-chainani-and-phoebe-yeh-at-the-apala-social-dinner/
If you register before or on January 15th, you will receive an early bird discount. For a complete list of our activities in Philadelphia, please go to http://www.apalaweb.org/apala-midwinter-events/
Thank you and hope to see you all in Philadelphia!
A workshop / roundtable panel of local ethnic community focused books published under Arcadia Publishing by the authors who are also librarians, archivists and historians. They will be exposing and sharing their challenges as well as their joys in researching families, organizations and individuals in order to document and preserve the collective memories of their local communities. Their goal is to promote and encourage more community history books to be written, especially from diverse communities. Speakers: Elnora Kelly Tayag "Filipinos in Ventura County", Lessa Pelayo-Lozada "Hawaiians in Los Angeles", Florante Peter Ibanez "Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay", and Jenny Cho "Chinatown in Los Angeles" and "Chinatown and China City in Los Angeles- Postcard History."
This program focuses on the impact and future of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Magazines written primarily for and by Asian, Latino, and African-American authors, featuring David Inocencio, co-founder of “The Beat Within – A Weekly Publication of Writing and Art From the Inside”; Keith Knight, award-winning author of “The Weekly K Chronicles”; Rebecca Marrell, Diversity Resident Librarian, Western Libraries in Bellingham, WA, and Jason Shiga, award-winning author of Empire State: A Love Story (or not). Discover the heart-wrenching writing and artwork created by incarcerated teens, many of whom are disproportionately represented by youth of color. Hear graphic novelists talk about the revolutionary nature of their works. This program is sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Americans Librarians Association (APALA), http://www.apalaweb.org and National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA),http://www.reforma.org.
Dedicated officers are needed to lead our organization. Please consider nominating a colleague (must be a member) or even yourself!!!!
Pay is non-existent and hours are sometimes demanding ....but great benefits of camaraderie, leadership experience, leaving a legacy, and "Serving the People" (quote from my 1970s days) and FUN!!!
Nominations Close on March 1st at Midnight.
eVoting Period from March 19 - April 13 at Midnight (eBallots will be sent and verified for active membership)
more instructions will be included with your eBallot
Open Elective Offices for 2012 are:
(2) Executive Board - Members at Large (serving a 2 year term 2012-2014)
Term of office begins at the close of the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
If you have what it takes or know somebody who would welcome the challenge, Please have them email me your/their intention to run.
See officer duties in our APALA By-laws. You may only run for one position.
*Indicate which office and a short bio AND info statement:
Information can be written either as a descriptive paragraph or as a listing of your educational, work, and other relevant experience. Both elements together can consist of a maximum of 3,000 characters, including spaces.
Email me your willingness to run, which position and your short bio AND info statement.
Have a Blessed Day
Florante Peter Ibanez / firstname.lastname@example.org
APALA Immediate Past President IPP & Nominations Committee Chair
Join APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) as we celebrate our 30th anniversary! The gala features a six-course Chinese dinner, speakers, and live entertainment with the Lao American Women Association dance group and Bollywood singing duo Subodh Sen and Sameer Shah. Dr. Franklin Odo, recently retired director of the Asian Pacific American Program at the Smithsonian Institution, will be the keynote speaker.
At the gala, APALA will also honor the winners of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for children's and adult literature.
Additional anniversary events include free tours of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Library of Congress, White House, and the National Archives.
For more information and to register online for any of these events, please see http://www.apalaweb.org/events/30thAnniversary.htm.