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Friday, December 21, 2007

California Libaray Association (CLA) & FAL Tours

Howdy again.... Sorry (again) for the long delay in Blogs... Too much stuff to do and little time to report it back to ya...

We had a very successful poster session during the CLA Conference in Long Beach last October 28th. Met a lot of interested Fil-Am Librarians as well as others and also placed our session next to the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Poster session table so that we could refer folks back and forth to each other. Worked out well. Jonathan Lorenzo our FAL Administrator helped a lot and we collected many business cards for further contact. We should soon see the emergence of an Asian/Pacific American CLA Roundtable.

November 17 the FAL hosted FREE bus tours of Historic Filipinotown (Hi-Fi). 4 busloads of students, community folks and families learned about the special locations and history that make Hi-Fi unique as an ethnic enclave in Los Angeles. In addition, a special one-day exhibition of Filipinana artifacts and collectibles were on diplay at FAL courtesy of Eloisa Borah and Florante Peter Ibanez. The exhibit included, yo-yo's, sports trading cards of Fil-Am notables, like Roman Gabriel (quarterback for the LA Rams) as well as videos and CD's of Tia Carrere and other musical groups and film stars. The Rocky Fellers - 33 1/3 LP- Killer Joe and its recent re-issue on CD were also displayed (the family pop group was probably the only Fil-Am act to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show)