Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

Founded in 1980, the Asian/Pacific Librarians Association (APALA) was incorporated in Illinois in 1981 and formally affiliated with the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982. A predecessor of APALA, the Asian American Librarians Caucus (AALC), was organized in 1975 as a discussion group of the ALA Office for Library Outreach Services reflecting the interest in library services to minority communities and professional support of librarians of minority ancestry that prevailed in the ALA in the 1960s and 70s. APALA and AALC before it, were organized/founded by librarians of diverse Asian/Pacific ancestries committed to working together toward a common goal: to create an organization that would address the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian/Pacific American communities.

Conference Dates and Sites
Meets in conjunction with ALA

http://www.apalaweb.org

President

Janet H. Clarke Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research & Instructional Services
Stony Brook University Libraries
W-1514, Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY  11794-3300
janet.clarke @ stonybrook.edu
 

President-Elect

Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada
Librarian
Palos Verdes Library District
Rancho Cucamonga CA
lessalozada@gmail.com



APALA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /HEADQUARTERS

Buenaventura (Ven) Basco
P.O. Box 677593
Orlando, FL 32867-7593
(407) 823-5048
Fax: (407) 823-5865
venbasco@apalaweb.org