September 2002

Friday, September 27, 2002 - 18:30
Pio Pico Koreatown Public Library, Los Angeles, California
Choonhee Rhim, Youngsil Lee, Keumsook Hahn, Won-tack Kim, Miki Lim, Agnes Song, Unjoo Lee, Joy Kim, Taeok Shin, Sejung Kim, Kyung-hyun Cho, Chungsil Kim, Eun Gyong Park, Sanghee Oh (14 members)

Korean American Librarians and Information Professionals Association
Quarterly Meeting Minutes

Agenda items discussed:

1. Welcome New Members

Choonhee Rhim welcomed the new members:
Taeok Shin , new librarian at the Korean Cultural Center Library and Sanghee Oh, a first year student at UCLA Graduate School of Information Studies.

2. KALIPA Scholarship

KALIPA will award one scholarship of $500.00

Application deadline: November 30, 2002

Notification of award: February 15, 2003

The scholarship will be awarded to a student of Korean heritage who is enrolled in a ALA-accredited library and information science program.

3. Report on UCLA Master of Library and Information Science program convocation on September 25, 2002

Pursuant to the request of Susan Abler, assistant director of student services of UCLA GSEIS (Graduate School of Education and Information Studies), the KALIPA had an information table for the orientation program. Chungsil Kim, current student at the program and Eun Gyong Park were the representatives of KALIPA.

4. Author Invitation

Discussed how to prepare for the lecture and book-signing event of Linda Sue Park, a Korean-American and the Newbery award winner. The KALIPA will invite Linda Sue Park and have a lecture and book-signing event at the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library and Pio Pico Koreatown Public Library for the children's librarians and the Korean community. This event is scheduled on March 12, 2003 to introduce the KALIPA and Linda Sue Park to the Korean and library community. It was also suggested to invite Metropolitan Cooperative Library System (MCLS) librarians to the event as well.

It was recommended that book selling after the lecture is handled by the FOCAL (Friends of Children and Literature) of the Los Angeles Public Library.

The estimated expense is $1,500, and three possible funding sources are considered; KALIPA, Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and Pio Pico Koreatown Public Library Friends Group.

Linda Sue Park invitation committee was formed. The members of the committee are:

Committee Chair: Youngsil Lee

Committee members: Miki Lim, Won-tack Kim, Choonhee Rhim, Haewon Paick, Chungsil Kim

5. Discussion to help Korean-American library patrons

As a Fall of 2003 project, the KALIPA is going to organize a workshop or publish a public library users guide booklet containing basic information on how to use the public libraries in the U.S. This is to help Korean American patrons who are not familiar with the public library systems.

6. Korean Librarianship Outside of Korea : a practical guide and manual

This manual is edited by Joy Kim, and published by Asian Culture Press for the Committee on Korean Materials of Council on East Asian Libraries, Association for Asian Studies. A copy of this manual was distributed to the members.

7. The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.