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Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – SJSU


Revealed: Might 3, 2022 by Guadalupe Martinez

In 1990, the USA designated the month of Might as Asian
and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to commemorate their wealthy
historical past and cultural legacy. Asian id contains folks with
heritage from East Asian, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The
umbrella time period Pacific Islander contains peoples of Oceania and
Native Hawaiians. AAPI id is globally and culturally
numerous. LIS professionals proceed to play a major function in
addressing a spread of data wants and advocacy work.

Be a part of the SJSU Faculty of Data on Tuesday Might
10, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time, for our EDI
Symposium, “An Genuine Lens: Understanding and Supporting the
Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Neighborhood,” with a
keynote handle by present American Library Affiliation President
Patty Wong.

Register for this free occasion
and study from library leaders
enthusiastic about AAPI providers.

Patty Wong

Did You Know?

Patty Wong has been an energetic ALA member for over 37 years and is
the primary elected Asian American ALA president within the historical past of
the group. Since 2004, she has served as an adjunct
college member with SJSU iSchool. In 2012, Wong was the recipient
of the ALA Equality Award for her expansive work on variety
points and LIS mentorship. Supply:

Making ALA Historical past

Lessa Kananiʻopua Pelayo-Lozada

Lessa Kananiʻopua Pelayo-Lozada is the 2022-23 ALA
president-elect, and the primary self-identified multiracial Native
Hawaiian to rise to the place. Her time period will begin after
the 2022 ALA Annual Convention in June. Pelayo-Lozada started
working in public libraries in 2006 and at present serves because the
govt director of the Asian / Pacific American Librarians
Affiliation (APALA). Supply:




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