Monday, April 30, 2012

Library Science Study in China

2012 Trip to China and LIS Study Program Opportunities

Are you interested in going to China this summer, learning about information technology, and visiting some of China's most magnificent sites?  

If you are interested, then the 2-week summer program from the information and library science school at Southern Connecticut State University may be for you. The course is following up on previous study abroad programs and opening up enrollment to graduates and students from other schools. Participants fly out of JFK airport on July 11 and return July 24. The trip cost is $3215, which includes round trip air fare from JFK, bed and breakfast at the International dormitory of a Beijing university, some additional meals and all tours, including the National Library, National Science Library, Peking University Library, as well as library and information science schools in Beijing. Cultural tours provided to the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, and The Temple of Heaven.

In addition, if you are interested in taking an ALA-approved graduate school course, you may enroll as a special graduate student at Southern Connecticut State University¹s School of Information and Library Sciences. The course number and title: ILS 635: Seminar of International & Comparative Librarianship. Not including the course, the trip and tours are also open to undergraduates and high school graduates above age 18.

To reserve a spot, email Dr. Yan Q. Liu, For more information about trip and course, plus, videos from 2011, go to:

Payment Schedule: This program fee does not include tuition and medical care while abroad, laundry, meals, snacks, personal items, recreational activities, souvenirs or any additional expenses that alter itinerary or
arrangements. The cost of obtaining a valid passport, visa and textbooks are also participants' responsibility. Dining is very reasonable in China; plan to spend about $15 to $25 per day on meals.

A non-refundable deposit $500 (check or payment to ³SCSU Program in China²) is due upon application. This guarantees your participation in the program and reserves your room. A second payment of $2000 is due on
May 25, 2012. The remainder of the balance ($715) is due no later than June 25, 2012.

Yan Liu
Information & Library Science
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: 203-392-5763
fax: 203-392-5780

Friday, April 20, 2012

New CEAL Logo Adopted

Dear CEAL Colleagues:
Last August, the CEAL Executive Board set up a committee to solicit different designs
for a new CEAL logo. The committee has worked diligently to come up with a design and
presented the final choices to CEAL membership to vote for. I am very pleased to announce
that 73% of responding members voted in favor of Shirin Eshghi’s design below. It is now
the official logo for CEAL.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the CEAL Logo
Committee for their hard work:
  • Rob Britt, Logo Committee Chair
    Library Technology Chair
    University of Washington, Law Library
  • Susan Xue
    Chinese Materials Chair
    University of California at Berkeley
  • Setsuko Noguchi
    Japanese Materials Chair
    University of Illinois
  • Yunah Sung
    Korean Materials Chair
    University of Michigan
  • Gail King
    Publications Chair
    Brigham Young University
  • Joy Kim (ex-officio)
    Past President
    University of Southern California
  • Ellen Hammond (ex-officio)
    Vice President / President Elect
    Yale University
Peter Zhou, Ph.D.
President, Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)
Assistant University Librarian
Director, C.V. Starr East Asian Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Tel: (510) 643-6579
FAX: (510) 642-3817

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

LC: New PCC CJK NACO Project Coordinator

Dear CEAL Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that Sarah Elman of Columbia University East Asian Library will serve as coordinator for the PCC CJK NACO Project.  Sarah formerly worked as Chair of the Committee on Technical Processing of CEAL and it is great to see Sarah will continue to work with CJK colleagues closely in the role of CJK NACO Project coordinator.  A big thank-you to Shuyong Jiang, the current Project Coordinator for her dedicated service in the past several years.  Please visit the PCC and CJK NACO Project homepages at: 


Jessalyn Zoom  
Cooperative Programs Section
Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division
Library of Congress

Monday, April 9, 2012

CCM 2012 Presentation Files Posted

The presentation files for the CEAL Chinese Materials Committee (CCM) Annual Program and the Forum on Chinese Digital Content have been posted on the CCM website, here:

Enjoy !

Susan Xue
Head, Information and Public Services Electronic Resources Librarian
C.V. Starr East Asian Library
UC Berkeley 5

Monday, April 2, 2012

RDA for CJK Wiki Open to All

The CEAL Committee on Technical Processing is pleased to announce that the wiki site of the CTP RDA & CJK Materials Workshop is open to everyone who are interested to access.

Please note that the RDA is still evolving, many more decisions and training resources will be available later on. This workshop training slides on the wiki site covered the contents as of March 1, 2012. The trainers will keep some information of this wiki up-to-date such as category I-VI, and hopefully this wiki could be an effective training tool for CJK community in the long run.  

I would like to take the opportunity to thank our trainers again:
  • Charlene Chou, lead trainer, Columbia University
  • Erminia Chao, Brigham Young University
  • Hideyuki Morimoto, Columbia University
  • Jai-Hsya Tsao, University of Chicago

Shi Deng
Chair, CEAL Committee on Technical Processing
Head, Chinese Japanese Korean Acquisitions/Cataloging Unit
Metadata Services Department, UCSD Libraries
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175K
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Tel: (858) 822-2104
Fax: (858) 822-0349