May 2001

Friday, May 18, 2001 - 18:00
Dragon Palace Restaurant, Los Angeles, California
ChoonheeRhim, Yong Sil Lee, Joy Kim, Sunyoon Lee, Sejung Kim, Miki Lim, Nancy Park, Won-tack Kim, Soonie Choi (Special Guest), Heawon Paick



1. Report from the Treasurer: the names of the members who paid the membership due for 2001 were announced.

2. The KALIPA scholarship for ALA Travel Grant was awarded to two students from
UCLA library school; Esther Han and Eun Gyong Park. They will attend the ALA Conference in San Francisco.

3. ALA Conference Information:

KALIPA Dinner: June 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Seoul Garden Restaurant (22 Peace Plaza, San Francisco 415-563-7664)
Korean American Librarians Meeting (arranged by Moo Jae Pak): June 16
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Terrace Room, Pan Pacific Hotel. San Francisco)

4. Poster Presentation for National Conference on Asian Pacific American Librarians:

The KALIPA will print 120 copies of the Korean Language Collection Directory for distribution during the presentation.
In addition, the KALIPA will distribute 1) membership application forms to promote membership drive and 2) Korean language collection survey forms to promote the nation-wide Korean collection survey.
Nancy Park's husband (who is a Graphic Artist) will help with design of the poster presentation. Choonhee Rhim will be in touch with him.

5. Special guest presentation:

Soonie Choi who is a former KALA member and now an award winning writer in Korea presented her book "Puronhan Nalssi" that won the Yosong Tonga Literary Award. She talked about her journey to be an award-winning writer with many interesting stories until the book won the competition and was published.

6. The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.