Category APALA

library day in the life 8.2

Today was a slow day. I don’t mean that I didn’t have work to do, but more that I lacked energy. It’s probably because I slept after midnight last night and had to get up at my usual 5:20 am. I’m sure it’s also tiredness from the busy weekend and Monday. Unlike yesterday, there were […]

apala social

On September 20, 2008, APALA held its 3rd Southern California social. I was so glad to finally be in LA to attend one. (I had seen emails on the listserv about the two other socials, as well as those held in Northern California, and I was envious.) This time around, we met for dimsum at […]

filipino librarians at ala

I met many Filipinos at the 2008 ALA Annual. I knew many of the younger Filipinos and Filipino Americans through my involvement with APALA. But I also met many librarians from the Philippines. Most of them are participants in a Department of State-sponsored program, in which librarians from various countries are in the US touring […]

apala and hawaiian librarians reception

On the evening of June 29, 2008, I went to the APALA (Asian Pacific American Librarians Association) and Hawaiian Librarians reception sponsored by outgoing ALA President Loriene Roy. It was a fantastic event. I thought it might be one of those receptions where very few people attend and mingle. So, when I got there on […]

lack of diversity

I attended a couple of programs which focused on the lack of diversity in the profession: one on the dearth of black male librarians and another on the rarity of Asian/Pacific American leaders in libraries. On June 28, 2008, I caught the latter part of the panel, “An Endangered Species: The Black Male Librarian.” Sponsored […]