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The Organization of Chinese Americans, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, takes on a public service project each year that typically has been a conventional one-day undertaking such as aiding a shelter for the homeless or pitching in at a local Habitat for Humanity building session.
This year's project focuses on books, and--with the help of two ALA affiliates--it's taking on a life of its own. A shelf life.
"This time we thought we would get all chapters involved in one project-- the idea of trying to promote literacy and diversity," said OCA National Secretary Jason Fong. "What better place to do this than the library? Libraries are the repository of these ideals."
The objectives of the project, "Campaign to Promote Literacy and Diversity in the Community," are:
* To highlight the contributions of Asian Pacific …