Monday, October 29, 2012

The ACMS Library Fellowship

Forwarded from ALA ACRL AAMES (Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section) Listserv. -- hn
The ACMS Library Fellowship supports US advanced graduate students, faculty members, or professionals in library and information sciences from colleges and universities to conduct short-term library development projects and/or research in Mongolia for a period of up to 12 weeks between May and October 2013.
Applicants must be US Citizens. The fellowship is supported with funding from the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The ACMS Library Fellowship program is intended to help support the development of the ACMS Research Library and build stronger connections among local library partners through specific defined projects designed to enhance collection content, resource accessibility, and training. Fellows are hosted by the ACMS and will conduct projects that have measurable positive outcomes for the scholarly community served by the ACMS. Fellows spend a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks onsite in Mongolia at the ACMS library. Prior experience working in Mongolia is not a requirement. Applications are due by February 15, 2013. More information is available at:

American Center for Mongolian Studies
1155 Observatory Dr. Rm. 333
Madison, WI 53706

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

RDA Workshops at CEAL 2013

Dear all,
The CEAL Committee on Technical Processing (CTP) is planning to offer two workshops on RDA Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 18-19, 2013.

Creating CJK RDA Bibliographic Records

Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 18-19, 2013 (one and half days)
Prerequisite: For better results, please do self-study using the LC RDA training materials. The course table includes 9 modules, and takes about 3 hours.
Click to view the LC RDA training course table.


Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 (half day in afternoon, after the first workshop)
PREREQUISITE: Only for NACO catalogers who have participated in LC RDA NACO training, either with the CJK NACO Project or with your institutions. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR BEGINNERS.

This announcement is only intended to help you plan your conference arrangement (i.e. budget planning, hotel reservation, etc.). We are still working on finding the workshop venues, trainers, and deciding on the contents. I will provide the workshop details once we have everything in place.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Shi Deng
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

Monday, October 15, 2012

2013 LC-CEAL Cataloging Internship Program

Internship Announcement (PDF)

Dear CEAL Members,
On behalf of the Committee on Technical Processing, I am pleased to announce that we are going to continue the LC-CEAL Cataloging Internship Program for the year 2013.   CEAL developed this Internship Program partnership with the Library of Congress in order to provide training opportunities to those who may not have access to adequate cataloging training support in their own institutions, or to those who have been assigned to catalog materials in a language with which they are not entirely conversant.  The interns selected will receive substantial training at the Library of Congress from LC’s Catalogers.

Logistics of the Program

  • Up to three internship positions are available in the calendar year 2013, each for up to three months in duration.  Each intern selected will directly negotiate the length of the internship, its timing and general content with the Library of Congress. 
  • The Library of Congress will supply training materials, workspace, training and review by experience catalogers in one or more aspects of cataloging East Asian materials.  All other expenses (travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals) are the responsibility of the intern and/or his/her employer.

  • CEAL will provide each intern with a scholarship of up to $1,000 upon successful completion of the program.


The application process will be overseen by the members of the Subcommittee on LC-CEAL Cataloging Internship Program: Yue Shu (Chair), Yoko Kudo and Erica Soonyoung Chang.  The Subcommittee will recommend candidates according to a set of pre-determined selection criteria, and the Library of Congress will make final decisions.  The application deadline is December 17, 2012, and the interns selected will be announced before or at the CEAL meeting in March 2013. 

Selection Criteria

The Subcommittee members will prioritize applications according to the following criteria:

The Candidate:

  • Non-US citizens must be in a visa status that permits them to participate in the program;
  • Is a CEAL member in good standing;
  • Is recommended by his/her employer or university with a formal letter of recommendations;
  • Has significant responsibility for East Asian resources and experience in cataloging;
  • Lacks in-house training support or language proficiency with which he/she isn’t entirely conversant.
 To apply, please fill out the attached application form and send it as an email attachment to all three Subcommittee members:  Yue Shu (; Yoko Kudo (; and Erica Soonyoung Chang (  The application deadline is December 17, 2012.  For questions, please feel free to contact the Subcommittee members.

I look forward to seeing many applications!  

Sincerely yours,

Yue Shu
Chair, Subcommittee on Internship

Subcommittee Members
Yue Shu (Chair)
Yoko Kudo
Erica Soonyoung Chang

Yue Shu 舒悦
Assistant Librarian
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution Libraries

PO Box 37012, MRC 707
Washington DC 20013-7012

Package and courier deliveries:
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington DC 20560

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Annual Meeting 2013 Draft Schedule

The draft schedule for the 2013 CEAL annual meeting is now posted on the CEAL website (click to view). The current version is a tentative, planning document. As time for the meeting nears, the information will be updated.

This year, the schedule is posted as an "embedded" MS Excel file. The file can be downloaded and viewed in Excel, either on your desktop or online, in Microsoft SkyDrive. To download, click the Excel icon near the bottom of the window. You can then save a copy, print, etc. The online version (linked above) will be kept up-to-date until the annual meeting.

Let me know if you have questions.
Rob Britt
CEAL Library Technology Committee Chair

CEAL Annual Statistics Online Survey 2011-2012 Data Input

CEAL Annual Statistics Online Survey 2011/2012
Input/update time frame: Oct. 9 through Dec. 7, 2012
Online Forms (login with password) are at

Dear CEAL Stats Coordinators,

The 2011/2012 CEAL Annual Statistics Online Survey has begun, and the deadline for submission is December 7, 2012 (Central Time, 11:59 p.m.). Online survey forms and instructions are located in the CEAL Statistics Database ( accessible with institution password log-in. Internet Explorer version 6.0 (or above) is necessary to access database information and to correctly input/update data. To maintain data integrity and accuracy, each institution is responsible for its own data input via online forms.

Here are a few items for your attention:


Please complete ALL survey FORMS and ALL CELLS in each survey form. Partial input in any form may result in incorrect total sums and, in some cases, may prevent form submission. The application is designed to calculate sums automatically.

ONLINE SRUVEY CLOSES ON DECEMBER 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm Central Time

The ONLINE SURVEY will be CLOSED after the input deadline (Dec. 7, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CT). No late entries will be accepted after the deadline. No changes can be made by any institutional online survey coordinators after the input deadline. Institutions have one week for final proofreading before the reports are run and submitted to the Journal of East Asian Libraries (JEAL). Any correction(s) should be directed to the members of the CEAL Statistics Committee BEFORE the data proofing deadline, Dec. 14, 2012. All data will be final after that date.


Please contact Vickie Fu Doll (vdoll[at sign] for questions related to the survey database and NEW Library participation form, Calvin Hsu (ch8xy[at sign] for questions concerning the online survey forms, and Wen-ling Liu (wliu[at sign] for questions related to password.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Enjoy the beautiful Autumn!

CEAL Statistics Committee
Vickie Fu Doll
Calvin Hsu
Wen-ling Liu

CEAL Statistics Home
CEAL Statistics Database:
CEAL Statistics PDF:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Seeking peer reviewers for ACRL/CHOICE publication

Forward from ALA ACRL AAMES Mailing List  --hn
Resources for College Libraries (RCL), a publication of ACRL’s Choice magazine and R.R. Bowker, is currently seeking academic librarians and faculty with collection development and/or teaching experience to participate in our peer review process. Available online at, RCL provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate libraries.

We are currently seeking academic librarians and faculty with subject expertise in the following area: 
*Asian History, Languages, and Literatures

Referees will be responsible for comprehensively evaluating the RCL subject’s bibliographic content, along with its taxonomic organization. All referee work is scheduled for completion by January 1, 2013 and can be completed online and at your leisure. Referees will receive access to the RCL database to complete the review.

Please consider submitting your name to participate in this one-time professional service opportunity. Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching and/or collection development in the subject area. To volunteer as a reviewer, send an email to with your contact information, CV/resume, and a brief description of your qualifications, particularly any experience maintaining or assessing core collections in the subject area.

RCL is a subscription database that identifies 75,000+ titles across 61 subjects that are essential for research and instruction at the undergraduate level. For more information, visit:   

Anne Doherty
Project Editor, Resources for College Libraries
860.347.6933 x140