Why join CALA?

As one of the major ALA affiliated associations, CALA is the only professional organization in North America that 1) promotes better communication among Chinese American librarians; 2) serves as a forum for the discussion of mutual problems and professional concerns among Chinese American librarians; and 3) promotes the development of Chinese and American librarianship with scholarships and grants.


Who can join CALA?

Any individual or corporate body interested in the purpose of the Association may become a member upon payment of the dues as provided for in the Bylaws.

-- Contitutions, Article III

What are the types and terms of membership?

Membership Dues cover 12 months from the month when application and dues are received*. Please note that no refunds will be issued to paid membership. If you have any question, please contact Membership Committee at

*Note: This new membership period was approved on 5/20/2015 and became effective starting from July 1, 2015, the new administrative year.

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2013-2016 Dr. Tze-chung Li Student Membeship Scholarship