Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Send A Message to Librarians in Japan

Dear all,

The group “Savelibrary” in Japan has been set up to share information among librarians in Japan concerning the recent disaster.  The wiki is titled "世界からのメッセージ-私たちは一人ではない" [We are not alone – messages from the World], and can be found here:
Savelibrary Wiki

Note that contributions to the Savelibrary Wiki are not accepted from outside Japan. However, If you would like to send a message to our colleagues in Japan, please email your message to There are volunteers to translate your English message, so please do not worry about that.

Thank you very much,

Hiroyuki N. Good
Japanese Bibliographer
University of Pittsburgh
Blog: Nihon Kenkyu @Pitt:
LibGuides for Japanese Studies:
Shashi Wiki: Database of Japanese Company Histories Books in North America:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Libguide on Earthquake and Tsunami

I created a libguide on Saturday as I was trying to watch the NHK news and keep up with email inquiries about how to get information. This isn’t a beautiful guide or one that was finely crafted over weeks, but if it is helpful to you and/or your students please feel free to link to it.
Knowledge sets us free!
Sharon Domier

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Condolences to Colleagues in Japan

Dear Japanese colleagues,

It is heartbreaking and devastating to see the disaster scenes from Japan. On behalf of CEAL members, I convey our collective condolences to the colleagues in Japan and those in the US. Many of you have relatives in Japan who may have been affected. We wish you all safety and speedy recovery.

Our condolences, best warm wishes, and prayers go to the library community in Japan, including CEAL members and vendors. Please advise us if there is anything CEAL can do to help.

Joy Kim
Council on East Asian Libraries

Curator, Korean Heritage Library
East Asian Library
University of Southern California
University Park
Los Angeles, CA90089-1825
Tel: 213-740-2329 or 213-740-2535
Fax: 213-740-7437

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Welcome to CEAL News!

CEAL News is a blog about CEAL.  It's a way for you to find out what's going on with CEAL, including plans for upcoming events, Bylaws changes, Election Results, website changes, recent developments in East Asian librarianship, and anything else that is going on related to CEAL.

CEAL Election Update

The CEAL election is underway.  It began Monday, February 28th and balloting will close on Monday, March 21st.  All CEAL members should have received an email invitation to vote.

If you have questions about the election, please contact CEAL Election Committee chair, Cathy Chiu.