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TWU's Jeng receives CALA Distinguished Service Award



DENTON — Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, director of the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University, recently was honored with the Chinese American Librarians Association’s (CALA) 2010 Distinguished Service Award.

The award was presented to Dr. Jeng for her “outstanding accomplishments and extraordinary success at national and international levels in her 33 years of service.” Dr. Jeng has more than 40 publications to her credit and has made more than 80 scholarly presentations at conferences, meetings and workshops. She is the recipient of 16 grants totaling more than $1 million.

The award committee cited Dr. Jeng’s contributions to CALA, including her service as president from 1999 to 2000. She formerly served as executive director of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and played a key role in the success of the National Conference of Asian Pacific American Librarians, the first joint conference between CALA and the APALA. Dr. Jeng has been elected to the American Library Association Council multiple times and currently serves as a councilor-at-large.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the Distinguished Service Award,” Dr. Jeng said. “The Chinese American Librarians Association has an excellent record of service to Chinese American communities and collaboration with other ethnic caucuses on issues related to diversity. I am very pleased to be recognized for my work in library education and my efforts on recruitment and mentoring of minority students in library science.”

CALA established the Distinguished Service Award to recognize the achievements and contributions of Chinese Americans to librarianship — particularly to Chinese American librarianship. CALA is an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA) and a member of the Council of National Library and Information Associations (CNLIA). For more information, visit

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