Library Faculty Presented at U.S.-China Library Forum in Kunming, China
As part of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series, the 2008 Sino-U.S. Forum on Library Practices was held from July 11 to 13 at the Yunnan Dianchi Lake and Hot Spring Hotel in Kunming. The forum was co-sponsored by CALA and the Yunnan Province Library Work Commission and was organized by the Yunnan University of Science and Technology Library.

Attending the forum from the U.S. side was a delegation of seven, including Haiwang Yuan, (Board Member of CALA and Leader of the delegation, Western Kentucky University Libraries), Xueming Bao (Seton Hall University Library in New Jersey), Robert Fernekes (Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library), Hong Miao (Marywood University Library, PA) and Liana Hong Zhou (Indiana University Kinsey Institute Library). With the delegation were President of American Library Association (ALA) James Rettig and his wife.

A hundred ninety librarians from as many as fifty institutions in China attended the forum. They included Beijing University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Tongji University, East China University of Science and Technology, Kunming University of Science and Technology; Yunnan Normal University; and Yunnan University, to list a few.

Note: photos with titles are provided by James Rettig. The rest were taken by Haiwang Yuan.
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