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Sarah at the APALA 35th Anniversary Symposium & ALA Annual

The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) celebrated its 35th anniversary with a daylong Symposium on June 25th at the University of San Francisco. ALA President Courtney Young and President-Elect Sari Feldman opened the Symposium. The keynote speaker was Valerie Kaur, civil rights lawyer and documentary filmmaker. The theme of the Symposium was “Building Bridges: Connecting... more

Sarah at ALA Annual 2014

I had a busy year on the Executive Board of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), which is a non-profit affiliate of ALA. I organized two APALA events in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference including a fundraising event with a tour of Zappos corporate headquarters and the community-focused Downtown Project. Over 30 people attended... more

Sarah at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia

Throughout last fall, I participated in monthly virtual Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Executive Board meetings, and it was great to see the planned events come to fruition at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia. I spent Friday afternoon at the Asian Arts Initiative, where I heard talks on the South Asian American Digital... more

Sarah at ALA

On Saturday, I represented the ACRL-Science & Technology Section (STS) at the “ACRL 101” orientation session. ACRL has more than 12,500 members, and three new interest groups were recently formed. I also attended the ACRL-STS Membership and Recruitment Committee meeting. Our committee is currently working on some interesting projects, including developing a wiki for new... more

Sarah at ALA Midwinter

I arrived in Denver, CO on Friday afternoon.After I unloaded my luggage at the hotel, I had dinner with Susan, Lauren C., and a couple of our Elsevier reps.On my way to dinner, I was happy to find a Starbucks near my hotel. 🙂 On Saturday morning, I went to the ACRL-Science and Technology Section... more

Sarah at ALA Annual

This year, I chaired the ACRL-Science & Technology Section(STS) Research Forum at the ALA Annual Conference. Our guest commentator, Patricia Kreitz from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and who currently serves on the Editorial Board of Science & Technology Libraries, provided insightful commentary on the two selected papers: “Library-based Bioinformatics Support: Who and How? An... more

Sarah at ALA

I attended the ACRL-Science & Technology Section (ACRL-STS) Council meeting on Friday evening. STS Council consists of the STS Executive Board and Co-chairs of STS committees and Discussion Groups. ACRL-STS has created 2 new Member at Large positions on the Executive Board. On Saturday morning, I attended a program on collection assessment. Betty Galbraith and... more

Sarah at ALA Midwinter

ALA Midwinter was very busy, but productive. I’m Co-Chair of the ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) Research Committee, and we met on Saturday to go over poster proposals for the upcoming poster session at ALA Annual in Washington, DC. The topic of the poster session is very interesting: institutional repositories of non-textual information (i.e.,... more