Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

Contact: Michael Dowling

For Immediate Release
February 26, 2007

Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

CHICAGO – Dora T. Ho is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund.

The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will provide a $1,000 cash award for Dora Ho to attend her first international conference in China.

The award is in recognition of Sarah Comly Norris Bogle, a prominent U.S. librarian who made notable contributions in international library service.

Dora T. Ho is a program specialist and a young adult librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. Ho is planning to attend the Library Society of China Annual Conference in July 2007. “As the incoming president of the Chinese American Librarians Association, it will be my privilege and honor to represent the association in attending the conference,” said Ho. “At the same time, I am prepared to share my library experiences and to learn from my colleagues in China about their current library concerns and issues. This cultural and information exchange will indeed be valuable and illuminating for me.”

Ho will be recognized during the International Relations Round Table Chair’s Program on Monday, June 25, 2007, at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington.

“Ms. Ho is the president-elect of the Chinese American Library Association (CALA), and a Councilor of the American Library Association (ALA). By attending the Conference of the Library Society of China, Ho has a real opportunity to develop a significant relationship between librarians in China and librarians in the United States. This has a potential for a long term cultural exchange,” said Mary Biblo, chair of the IRC-Bogle Pratt Award.