Thursday, November 29, 2012

CEAL Annual Statistics Online Survey 2011/2012 Data Input will be due on Dec. 7, 2012.

Dear Colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder that the CEAL Annual Statistics Online Survey 2011/2012 Data Input will be due on Dec. 7, 2012.  Thank you for your attention. 

Libraries listed below have already visited their online forms, have either completed some forms or have completed all forms.  If your library name is not listed, please go visit (open) your online forms and fill your statistics as soon as possible or before the above due date. Thank you!  

Brigham Young
British Columbia
California, Irvine
California, San Diego
Colorado, Boulder
Columbia, Starr East Asian
Emory University
Library of Congress
North Carolina
Ohio State
Penn State
Texas, Austin
Washington, St. Louis

Vickie Doll on behalf of the CEAL Stats Committee
CEAL Statistics Home
CEAL Statistics Database:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Columbia University Libraries Research Awards, 2013-14

The Columbia University Libraries (CUL) invites applications from scholars and researchers to a new program designed to facilitate access to Columbia's special and unique collections.  CUL will award ten (10) grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult CUL holdings for their work.  Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries' Global Studies Collections.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2013.  Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 19, 2013 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014.

To apply, logon to our website and complete the application process:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Call for presenters for the joint CTP/CPS session, CEAL 2013

Dear CEAL members,

The theme of the coming 2013 CEAL annual conference in San Diego will be “Open Access and Discovery in the Academic Universe: Next Steps for East Asian Studies Research and Library Development.” The CEAL committees on technical processing and public services will organize a joint panel focusing on the issue of open access and library services. The joint session will last for 1.5 hours. In addition to a guest speaker, we need two more presenters from the CEAL community. If you're interested in giving a presentation on open access and its impact on library services for East Asian studies and librarianship, please submit a proposal to us by December 15. We will review the proposals and announce the results in early January.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Shi Deng (CTP Chair, University of California at San Diego)
Jidong Yang (CPS Chair, University of Michigan)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chinese American Law Library Forum (CAFLL 2013)

The Third International Conference of the
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL)
Shanghai, China, June 10 – 12, 2013

This third international conference is sponsored by the Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL), a non-profit U.S. organization, in conjunction with a similar organization in China represented by the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL); East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL); Tongji University School of Law; and other prominent law schools in China.  The host for this conference is ECUPL, located in Shanghai, China.  The venue for the meeting will be the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel: 

The Conference will be an opportunity for law librarians and legal information professionals to share experiences and exchange views about legal information access and development and law library management in both the United States and China.  The theme of the conference is Collaboration: Information, Access, and Partnership.  Topics will include public access to legal information, digital technology in libraries, internationalization of shared legal information, and more. 

Registration information will soon be available at: 

Previous successful international conferences were held in Beijing (2009) with sponsorship from CAFLL, AALL and IALL and Philadelphia (2011) with sponsorship from CAFLL and AALL: Speaker materials from the Philadelphia Conference are available at:

CEAL/CCM 2013 Pre-conference Workshop

Title: Discover the mystery of Chinese local gazetteers: what to get and how to use
Time: 7-10 PM, March 19, 2013
Place: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, California (Room TBD)

This workshop is to address the needs from librarians who would like to learn about Chinese local gazetteers but have limited access to and use of such materials in their institutions. Contents to be covered include: a brief history of old and new gazetteers; compilation styles and layout; types of gazetteers (administrative levels, subjects, professionals); tools of using gazetteers; and research value of local gazetteers as special primary sources. The workshop will be conducted in English and Chinese. Materials used for training require reading knowledge of Chinese. To allow effective interactions during the workshop, seats are limited to 30. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Tang Li at by December 21, 2012.

Dr. Ming-sun Poon
Reference librarian and Chinese area specialist, Library of Congress

Haihui Zhang
Chinese bibliographer and cataloger, University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Annual Meeting 2013 Schedule

2013 Annual Meeting Schedule

Dear CEAL Colleagues, 
Please click the link above to view the current draft schedule for the 2013 annual meetings of the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL). The draft schedule is intended to assist members in making travel arrangements. I expect to send you the final programs with full details in a month or two after all committees finish their agendas and meeting arrangements. 

Peter Zhou, PhD 
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 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CEAL RDA Workshop Registration Open

Dear all,

On behalf of the CEAL Committee of Technical Processing, I am pleased to announce that CTP will sponsor two pre-conference workshops on RDA cataloging on Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 18-19, 2013 in conjunction with CEAL 2013 annual meeting.

For Workshop description and registration information, please click

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays! –Shi

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

Click to view the updated schedule for the 2013 CEAL annual meeting.