Kachuen Gee, the technical services librarian at Lehman College, has been chosen as president-elect of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), which represents about 1,000 Chinese and Chinese-American librarians both in the U.S. and abroad.
“It’s a great honor to be entrusted with this position,” said Gee, who is head of acquisition and cataloging for the Leonard Lief Library. “As the first CUNY librarian to do so, I am happy but also overwhelmed by my unexpected victory.”
Gee will serve a three-year term: beginning next year, she will be the second vice president for CALA; then in 2013, she will serve the organization as vice president before assuming the presidency in 2014.
“This is not only well deserved, it is also an important honor for Lehman College and CUNY,” said Lehman Chief Librarian Kenneth Schlesinger.
Gee, who has worked at Lehman since 1986, received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and her master’s in library science from Columbia University. She later earned an M.S.Ed. at Lehman in 1990.