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Title: ALA EMERGING LEADERS PROJECT Shu-Hua Liu, Jian Anna Xiong, and Hilary Davis July 2009 CALA Annual Conference


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ALA EMERGING LEADERS PROJECT Shu-Hua Liu, Jian
Anna Xiong, and Hilary Davis July 2009 CALA
Annual Conference
  • Analysis Report of
  • Chinese American Librarian Association (CALA)
  • Twenty First Century Seminar Series 2006-2008
  • ????????????????????
  • ????2006-2008


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Introduction - ALA Emerging Leaders Program
  • ALA Emerging Leaders Program was initiated by
    former president, Leslie Burger
  • A competitive program for new librarians with the
    opportunity for collaborative problem-solving and
    networking with peers
  • The Emerging Leaders form in groups to work
    different projects for ALA divisions and round
    tables to have in-depth understanding about the
    organization
  • The groups meet in person in mid-winter
    conference then collaborate totally online to
    complete project

3
Background CALA 21st Century Seminar Series
  • Started in 2006 at Yunnan University
  • Collaboration experience exchange between
    Chinese and American librarians
  • Professional development opportunity for CALA
    members
  • Sample topics Digital librarianship, library
    management, reference instruction methods,
    cataloging, consortium collaboration, general
    challenges opportunities faced by libraries

4
Emerging Leaders Project
  • Part 1 Gather analyze data on seminar series
    from 2006-2008 including
  • -Evaluation reports
  • -The presenters profiles and their presentation
    topics
  • -The participants demographics and their
    feedback
  • Part 2 Make recommendations for future seminars

5
Methods
  • Information about teams, presenters, presentation
    and discussion topics, hosting libraries,
    attendees, and feedback on the seminars was
    collected from the CALA 21st Century Seminar
    Series website
  • Some evaluations and reports were not available,
    therefore not included in this project report

6
Summary
  • July 2006 - November 2008
  • Mainland China and Taiwan
  • 9 teams and 1 delegation group
  • 38 presenters from the U.S. (5 non-Chinese
    speaking presenters)
  • 13 presenters from China
  • 9 seminars
  • 145 presentations

7
51 Presenters (China and U.S. side)
  • A few U.S. presenters made more than one trip
  • Background
  • 92 academic
  • 6 public
  • 2 consortia

8
Presentation Topics
  • Reference and instruction
  • Technical services
  • Emerging technologies for libraries
  • Service models
  • Management and operations
  • Fundraising
  • Library professional organizations
  • Research and publication opportunities
  • Professional development
  • International cooperation
  • Digital librarianship

9
Topics and Audience
  • There were total 145 presentations given in
    2006-08
  • 60 appropriate for general libraries
  • 30 academic library focus
  • 10 public library focus

10
Frequency of Topics
Times Presented Main Topic
11 Computing Technology Networks
6 Professional Development
5 Electronic Resources Information Management
5 Consortia Resource Sharing
5 Assessment of Services Collections
4 Management
4 Children Services
4 Reference Instruction
4 Libraries Community
4 Collection Development Acquisitions
3 Digital Libraries
3 Subject specialist librarians
2 Cataloging
2 Challenges in Digital Age
2 Collaboration between Librarians Faculty
2 Future of Academic Libraries
2 Fundraising Gifts
2 Information Commons
2 Integrated Library Systems
2 Library Organizations Associations
2 Public Services
2 Academic Librarianship - General
2 Readers' Services
Times Presented Main Topic
1 Design Architecture
1 Book ATM
1 Electronic Reserves
1 E-Paper E-Whiteboard
1 Budget Finance
1 Generation Y Students
1 Hiring Practices
1 Information Literacy
1 Innovative Library Services
1 International Cooperation
1 Role in Accreditation
1 Curriculum
1 Strategic Planning
1 Libraries IT Mergers
1 Outreach
1 Special Collections
1 Speech-Making
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Participants
  • Over 900 attendees
  • From Mainland China and Taiwan
  • From Academic libraries, public libraries,
    school libraries, vendors, and governmental
    organizations
  • Background library directors, librarians,
    associate research librarians/professor, with
    some support staff and students, etc

12
Map of Seminars and Origins of Participants
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Feedback - General
  • Participants
  • Overall very positive in terms of
  • Diversity, relevancy and clarity of content
  • Speed of presentation delivery
  • Knowledge and experience of the presenters
  • Presenters
  • A rewarding and valuable learning experience
  • Appreciate the great hospitality and organization
    of the hosing library

14
Formats Activities that Worked Well
  • Focus on practical aspects of librarianship
  • Discuss practical how to examples with hands on
    activities
  • Compare library practices between China U.S.
  • Use lively engaging presentation style such as
    skit, power point presentations, case study,
    QA, open forum discussion etc.

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Major Areas Needing Improvement
Major areas for improvement Responses
Provide final handouts prior to sessions (include URLs) 41
Focus on day-to-day issues, use more case studies, "how-to" examples, and hands-on activities 23
Expand schedule to have more time for reflection or reduce sessions 19
Better promotion 16
Increase interaction between speakers and participants (maybe more evening activities, socializing events) 10
Reduce cost and/or provide more financial support 7
Better time management/scheduling 4
During presentation, stick to the handouts as participants prefer to take notes on handouts 4
Adjourn seminar series for 1-2 years 3
Create online environment after seminar event for participants to learn more 3
More comparison of library practices between and 3
Visit Chinese libraries and offer advice on specifics 3
Use images, videos, audio, props 3
16
Improvements Made Early On
  • Different formats
  • Different activities
  • Increased breaks
  • Less busy schedules
  • New topics for the presentations

17
Future Presentation Topics
18
Ranked Lists of Top Suggested Future Topics by
Four Major Functional Roles
  • Application of technologies in library services
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Computing, networks and web technologies
  • Trends, impact, challenges and other issues
    associated with application of technologies
  • Integrated Library Systems Demo
  • Information security management
  • Network infrastructure in underdeveloped regions

19
Ranked Lists of Top Suggested Future Topics by
Four Major Functional Roles - Continued
  • Public Services
  • Information Literacy/Library Instruction
  • Collection Development
  • Innovative library services in digital/Internet
    era
  • Subject librarians
  • Circulation, access and delivery services

20
Ranked Lists of Top Suggested Future Topics by
Four Major Functional Roles - Continued
  • Library management at different levels
  • Workflows and process in all library units
  • Library management in general, all functions
  • Strategic planning (case studies) problem
    solving strategies
  • Future of the library
  • International collaboration
  • Gifts and donations, fundraising
  • Library buildings
  • Organizational structure and management
  • Budget allocations, promotion and marketing,
    library policies
  • Special libraries management of special
    libraries

21
Ranked Lists of Top Suggested Future Topics by
Four Major Functional Roles - Continued
  • Research, Professional Development and
    Librarianship as a Discipline
  • Academic Research
  • Professional development, professional education,
    advancement into administrative roles
  • Practical aspects of librarianship

22
Online Presence of CALA Seminars
  • Significant improvements are necessary for
    website and incorporation of web technologies
  • Create online survey and discussion forum to
    collect feedback and promote interaction
  • Improved website structure with links to
    documents and resources

23
Recommend Online Portfolio
  • Webinars (synchronous and asynchronous
    discussions)
  • Online learning modules (handouts, articles,
    videos etc)
  • Promotion the seminar series with YouTube

24
Future ALA Emerging Leaders Project?
  • CALA should consider another Emerging Leaders
    project to focus on investigating and
    implementing the web-based solutions
  • Project proposals
  • -Create online registration form survey using
    free software such as Zoomerang /Survey monkey
  • -Create a wiki to archive the seminar documents
    links to successful case studies in the U. S.
  • -Set up a virtual discussion forum
  • -Create a promotional video
  • example
  • 1)create online registration form, online survey
    (using free software such as Zoomerang/
    Survemonky 2)WikiExplore web-based solutions such
    as wikis, blogs and free survey applications
  • In-depth programming skills for more dynamic
    sustainable online portal (working with CALA
    webmaster)

25
Emerging Leaders Project Wiki
  • Full report
  • Wiki version
  • This PowerPoint presentation
  • Digital version of poster presented to Emerging
    Leaders session

http//wikis.ala.org/emergingleaders/index.php/Pr
oject_W_(2009)
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Project Contact
  • Hilary Davis
  • Assistant Head
  • Collection Management for Engineering and
    E-Science Collection Management, NCSU Libraries
  • Email hilary_davis_at_ncsu.edu
  • Jian Anna Xiong
  • Government Information Librarian/Associate
    Professor
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Email axiong_at_lib.siu.edu
  • Shu-Hua Liu
  • Reference Librarian
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • Email shu-hua.liu_at_sjlibrary.org

27
Thank You!
  • Thanks to CALA especially to Haipeng Li and
    Shali Zhang, project mentors!
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