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Discussion APALA Releases Asian-Pacific American Library Leaders Roster For 35th Anniversary

by Ngoc-Yen Tran on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 03:30 pm

For Immediate Release

June 24, 2015

Media Contact:
Buenaventura “Ven” Basco, Executive Director of APALA, buenaventure.basco@ucf.edu
Eileen Kuan-Veng Bosch, President of APALA, ebosch@bgsu.edu

APALA Releases Asian-Pacific American Library Leaders Roster For 35th Anniversary The Asian/Pacific

For Immediate Release

June 24, 2015

Media Contact:
Buenaventura “Ven” Basco, Executive Director of APALA, buenaventure.basco@ucf.edu
Eileen Kuan-Veng Bosch, President of APALA, ebosch@bgsu.edu

APALA Releases Asian-Pacific American Library Leaders Roster For 35th Anniversary The Asian/Pacific

American Librarians Association (APALA) assembled a roster of Asian Pacific American Library Leaders and will be posting it on their website: http://www.apalaweb.org/ to commemorate APALA’s 35th Anniversary. A 35th Anniversary Symposium will be held at the University of San Francisco on June 25, 2015. The Asian Pacific American Library Leaders roster will also be distributed at the Symposium, but is also available to you right now (attached).

The roster showcases “Asian Pacific American (APA) Library Leaders – Current & Retired” in the U.S. as of May 2015. Several librarians listed in the roster served as Presidents of APALA and CALA, the Chinese American Librarians Association. The second section in the roster, “APA Library Leaders – Future Voices” includes the “newer” librarians who have already been recognized for their leadership skills and potential.

“APALA defines library leaders as APA librarians who have attained distinguished positions and roles as deans/directors of academic (university and community college) and public libraries, as well as state librarians and library school deans; American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board members, Division Presidents, Office Directors and Award recipients; and achieved other noteworthy professional accomplishments,” said Eileen Kuan-Veng Bosch, APALA President. “Our ‘Future Voices’ are the best and the brightest APA librarians who are guiding and leading the important conversations about the rapidly-evolving transformation of our profession.”

APALA was founded in 1980 and affiliated with the ALA in 1983. APALA’s mission is to provide a forum for discussing concerns, successes and challenges of, and exchanging ideas by, APA librarians; to support and encourage library and information services to APA communities; to recruit and support APA librarians in the LIS professions and to seek funding for scholarships; and to assist, support and cooperate with the Ethnic Librarian Associations and allied organizations on initiatives, programs, resolutions, statements and strategic goals with the mission of diversity.

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Event APALA co-sponsored film in Now Showing @ ALA

by Ngoc-Yen Tran on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 01:42 pm

Where:
123 (N) Moscone Convention Center

Memory of Forgotten War

Where:
123 (N) Moscone Convention Center

Memory of Forgotten War

MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of the war, from extensive bombing campaigns, to day-to-day struggle for survival and separation from family members across the DMZ. Decades later, each person reunites with relatives in North Korea, conveying beyond words the meaning of family loss. These stories belie the notion that war ends when the guns are silenced and foreshadow the future of countless others displaced by ongoing military conflict today.

The film's personal accounts are interwoven with thoughtful analysis and interpretation of events by historians Bruce Cumings and Ji-Yeon Yuh who situate these stories in a broader historical context. Additional visual materials, including newsreels, U.S. military footage, and archival photographs bring to life the political, social and historical forces that set in motion the tumultuous events of the War and its aftermath.

URL: http://www.mufilms.org/films/memory-of-forgotten-war/#.VYGriZNcjVY

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Event Spotlight on Asian international adoption and award-winning filmmaker featured in APALA President's Program: Deann Borshay Liem

by Ngoc-Yen Tran on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 01:18 pm

Where:
236-238 (S) Moscone Convention Center

First Person Plural
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Deann to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Deann's heartfelt journey makes First Person Plural a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities

Where:
236-238 (S) Moscone Convention Center

First Person Plural
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Deann to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Deann's heartfelt journey makes First Person Plural a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this eight-year-old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE is the search to find the answers. It follows acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem as she returns to her native Korea to find her “double,” the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. Traversing the landscapes of memory, amnesia and identity, while also uncovering layers of deception in her adoption, this moving and provocative film probes the ethics of international adoptions and reveals the cost of living a lie. Part mystery, part personal odyssey, it raises fundamental questions about who we are…and who we could be but for the hands of fate.

URL: http://www.mufilms.org/

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Event APALA Literature Awards Banquet

by Ngoc-Yen Tran on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 02:36 pm

APALA Literature Awards Banquet

Saturday, June 27, 2015
6:30-9:30pm

Join us at
Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
655 Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94107

APALA Literature Awards Banquet

Saturday, June 27, 2015
6:30-9:30pm

Join us at
Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
655 Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94107

 
The celebratory evening will feature several of our award
 winning authors and literature awards presentation.  
Following the formal presentation and dinner buffet, authors
 will be available for book signing.
There will also be a program performance by Eth-Noh-Tec Asian
 Story Theater (E.A.S.T.).  
Raffle Prize Drawings & Anniversary Cake Cutting and Serving

Event Fees:
Member Registration - Early Bird $ 35.00
Non-member Registration - Early Bird $ 40.00
Member Registration $ 40.00
Non-member Registration $ 45.00
Late Registration $ 50.00

Register:
http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

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Event 2015 APALA Events Calendar in San Francisco

by Buenaventura Basco on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 04:23 pm

Are you attending ALA Annual in San Francisco?  Take along this handy calendar of events highlighting APALA's 35th Anniversary Celebration, Literature Awards Banquet, Tour, discussions, presentations, posters and meetings hosted or co-hosted by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

Event APALA Literature Awards Banquet

by Ngoc-Yen Tran on Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 07:21 pm

Join us at
Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
655 Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94107

The celebratory evening will feature several of our award winning authors and literature awards presentation. Following the formal presentation and dinner buffet, authors will be available for book signing. There will also be a program performance by Eth-Noh-Tec Asian Story Theater (E.A.S.T.).  

Raffle Prize Drawings & Anniversary Cake Cutting and Serving

Join us at
Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
655 Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94107

The celebratory evening will feature several of our award winning authors and literature awards presentation. Following the formal presentation and dinner buffet, authors will be available for book signing. There will also be a program performance by Eth-Noh-Tec Asian Story Theater (E.A.S.T.).  

Raffle Prize Drawings & Anniversary Cake Cutting and Serving

Event Fees:
Member Registration - Early Bird $ 35.00
Non-member Registration - Early Bird $ 40.00
Member Registration $ 40.00
Non-member Registration $ 45.00
Late Registration $ 50.00

Register:
http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

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Discussion Sign up for: Chinatown Walking Tour and Manilatown Heritage Foundation Visit

by Ngoc-Yen Tran on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 01:44 pm

Chinatown Walking Tour and Manilatown Heritage Foundation Visit
 
Friday, June 26, 2015

Chinatown Walking Tour and Manilatown Heritage Foundation Visit
 
Friday, June 26, 2015

Chinatown tour      10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Manilatown tour      11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Lunch (optional)       1:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.
 
Advance registration required. No on-site registration. Limited to 40 registrants.
APALA member: $15.00
Non-APALA member: $25.00
Register via PayPal at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/#13
 
Meet at Portsmouth Square Park in front of Parking Garage Elevators adjacent corner of Walter P. Lum Pl. & Washington St.
 
Public transportation: MUNI bus lines 1, 30, and 45
 
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Our Chinatown walking tour will be about 1.5 hours. City Guides* encourages their volunteer guides to make up their own unique tour of the neighborhood, so no two tours are the same. Your guide will discuss the history and development of San Francisco's Chinatown, important historical sites and buildings, and cultural traditions, and celebrations. They’ll show you photos of what specific places looked like in the early 1900s. They’ll talk about culture, customs, food and cooking, herbs, temples and more. Other subjects may include the Chinese language and calligraphy, fine arts and performing arts and more.

The tour ends with a visit to the Manila Heritage Foundation, a historical building and former site of the International Hotel, popularly known as the I-Hotel.

After the formal tours ends at 1:00 p.m., attendees are invited to join the group for lunch at Janet's (tour coordinator) favorite restaurant, Enjoy Vegetarian, a block from Portsmouth Square, or go to other restaurants in the area. Please note the registration fee does not cover lunch.
 
Contact Janet Tom for more information at janet.tom@sfpl.org.

*City Guides has over 200 trained volunteers who give walking tours about the history and architecture of neighborhoods all over San Francisco year-round. In addition to our tour, check out all of their city tours: http://www.sfcityguides.org/index.html
 

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Event APALA 2015 Midwinter Events - Chicago

by Buenaventura Basco on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 09:58 am

APALA Midwinter 2015 Events

Reminder: Early bird registration ends Thursday, January 29th.

APALA Midwinter 2015 Events

Reminder: Early bird registration ends Thursday, January 29th.

Please find a list of our events and activities for the 2015 ALA Midwinter Conference. Registration for a visit to the Chinese-American Museum & the Chinatown Chicago Public Library on Friday and for the APALA 35th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner on Saturday is now live at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/.

 

Friday, January 30th 11:30 – 3:30 p.m. - The Chinese-American Museum & The Chinatown Chicago Public Library

Early Bird Registration: (before event) $15.00

Registration at event: $20.00

Gathering place: Networking Uncommons at McCormick Place, 11:30 a.m.

The Chinese-American Museum: 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616 The Chinatown Chicago Public Library: 2353 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

Tentative Schedule: 11:30am – 12:45 p.m. — Take bus to Chinatown and eat lunch 1:00 p.m. — Tour of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago 2:00 p.m. – Tour of Chinatown branch Chicago Public Library

Please join us for a tour of the fabulous Chinese-American Museum of Chicago & the Chinatown Chicago Public Library. For those who want to eat lunch in Chinatown beforehand, we will meet at the Networking Uncommons in the Convention Center on iday, January 30, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. to take the bus to Chinatown. The tour of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago begins at 1:00 p.m., followed by the tour of the Chinatown Chicago Public Library Branch. Tour will end around 3:30 p.m.

Register at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – APALA Executive Board Meeting, McCormick Place W186-C

Saturday, January 31st

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – APALA Membership & 35th Anniversary Committees Meeting, McCormick Place W473

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – APALA 35th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner

Join us for a wonderful and entertaining evening with delicious Asian cuisine and great company! All are invited and encouraged to join APALA in celebrating our APALA 35th Anniversary & Symposium fundraising campaign.

Cost: $15-25 (average prices for entrees), no pre-selected menu

Register at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

Saigon Sisters Restaurant 567 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 496-0090 http://www.saigonsisters.com/

 

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Event APALA Midwinter Events [UPDATED]

by Buenaventura Basco on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 10:36 am

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

 

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

Free Copies of Janet Wong’s Book for APALA MidWinter Social Dinner Attendees!

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

(215) 925-1444

http://www.karmaphilly.com/

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Founded in 1980, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) was incorporated in Illinois in 1981 and formally affiliated with the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982. A predecessor of APALA, the Asian American Librarians Caucus (AALC), was organized in 1975 as a discussion group of the ALA Office for Library Outreach Services reflecting the interest in library services to minority communities and professional support of librarians of minority ancestry that prevailed in the ALA in the 1960s and 70s. APALA and AALC before it, were organized/founded by librarians of diverse Asian/Pacific ancestries committed to working together toward a common goal: to create an organization that would address the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian/Pacific American communities.

 The purpose of APALA is:

  • To provide a forum for discussing problems of APA librarians.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas by APA librarians with other librarians.
  • To support and encourage library services to APA communities.
  • To recruit and mentor APA librarians in the library/information science professions.
  • To seek funding for scholarships in library/information science masters programs for APAs.
  • To provide a vehicle whereby APA librarians can cooperate with other associations and organizations having similar or allied interests.

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