Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Membership Committee Agenda 2012

Time: Wednesday, March 14, 9:30-11:00PM
 Location: Dufferin, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

1. Discussions on "Mobile Technologies/Social Media and Their Applications in the Library.” Guest speaker: Adam H Lisbon, North American Coordinating Council of Japanese Library Resources - Program Associate and State University of New York at Albany - Instructor of Japanese Studies. Enjoy the discussions regarding using cutting edge technologies to serve today's library patrons, such as developing library applications for mobile devices, using iPad for reference and collection development, e-books and patron driven acquisitions, using social media for outreach to faculty and students, and so on. If you have any questions, please contact Yunshan Ye, at yye@jhu.edu

2. “After one year greeting” “Meet and Greet for new mentors/mentees” hosted by Kazuko Hoki Thank you very much for those who are interested in serve as mentor/mentee. Even though you are unsure to be, your visit is more than welcome. If you are interested in being a mentor/mentee, but yet to send an application, please send it (available from CEAL website) to Kazuko Hoki at kazuko@uky.edu

3. “Get together! Paras!” hosted by Tomoko Kitayama Please join us as we start a conversation on the role of paraprofessionals and other non-librarian workers in Asia-related libraries. This is an opportunity for paraprofessionals and others to get to know each other and discuss such topics as: - Who are “paraprofessionals” in this field? What are common qualifications and certifications required for this role?
  • What do we do? How does our work compliment and differ with professional librarians?
  • How do we get training? What kind of expertise do we have?
  • How do we pursue career development?
  • What are the big issues facing paraprofessionals at this time?
  • What is the future of paraprofessional work?

We welcome non-East Asian librarians’ and paraprofessionals’ participation as well. If you have any questions, please email tomoko.kitayama@ubc.ca.

The committee's goal is provide CEAL members with a place to discuss, exchange, and learn new ideas and practices as such. So, these are rather informal and inviting. So, please feel free to just stop by. Just bring your body! Please also spread the word about this initiative to your colleagues who may have an interest in these issues.

If you have any general questions, please contact Hikaru Nakano at hnakano@ufl.edu

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto

CEAL Membership Committee
 Hioki Kazuko, Hikaru Nakano (Chair)
Yunah Sung,
Yunshan Ye

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