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Emerging Leader, Hui-Fen Cha

OSU Librarian selected for national training opportunity

April 26, 2010
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Each year thousands of new librarians apply for the American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders program. Only 100 are selected. This year the OSU Library is proud to be represented by one of its own, Hui-Fen Chang.

In 2007, ALA created the Emerging Leaders program to help librarians, new to the profession, gain an understanding of ALA’s structure and operations and build valuable leadership skills.

Chang was chosen for the class of 2010 Emerging Leaders program and was also selected for sponsorship by the Association of College and Research Libraries. This sponsorship will pay a portion of the expenses for conference Chang is expected to attend.

Chang is originally from Taiwan, where she received her bachelor’s in English. She came to the U.S. to get her master’s in linguistics and later her master’s in library science, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Chang joined OSU in May 2008 and since then has been a humanities and social sciences librarian. She also teaches library science courses and works in the reference area. She loves OSU and her favorite part of university work is the students. “I love the interaction I get with them,” Chang said.

Chang has been a member of ALA since January 2009 and chose to apply for the ALA Emerging Leaders program because she saw it as an opportunity to meet other librarians, serve on committees and learn what ALA is all about.

She encourages other librarians to apply for the Emerging Leaders program. “It’s a great professional development program,” Chang said.

Learn more about the Emerging Leader program at ALA’s website: www.ala.org.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring10/chang.htm
Last Updated: 26 April 2010

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