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Monday, July 28, 2008

2008 ALA Annual Conference in anaheim, CA

Long time no Blog..... Sorry...........
Latest news is I'm working on a Book Project on Filipinos in Carson and the L.A. South Bay Area. Past news is that we've been very busy with Children's Book Reading Programs at local public libraries in Carson, Artesia, and Echo Park. At the ALA Annual last June 28, the FAL was present for the Diversity Fair and as has been the tradition, meeting lots of Filipino American librarians and friends during our Poster Session. Look for photos soon on the FAL Website. Since I'm also on the Board of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), I also helped with a Bus Tour / Luncheon of Little Saigon as well as a Reception for our Hawaiian Librarians c0-hosted by our 2007-08 ALA President Loriene Roy in her presidential hotel suite. Lots of meetings and presentations at ALA this year including two by APALA, "Asian / Pacific American Leaders in Libraries: a Rare Commodity" and "Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Arab and Muslim World". Both were very well attended filling their respective presentation rooms. I also serve on the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC2012) Steering Committee and we met twice during ALA to discuss the future site and build-up plans towards JCLC2012. Stay Tuned for this....

Locally I'm on the host committee for Singgalot: Ties That Bind, a Touring Photo Exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute that originated in Hawaii in 2006 for the Centennial Celebration of Filipino Migration to the USA. It opens August 2nd at Remy's on Temple in Los Angeles's Historic Filipinotown and runs until October 26, 2008. Please come by and see it if you're in town.