Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CEAL Members: Have You Voted Yet?

Dear CEAL Members,
By now, all current CEAL members should have received an email like the sample below, asking you to click a hyperlink in order to open the web ballot and submit your vote. Currently, 98 of 139 CEAL members have submitted their online ballots.

If you are a CEAL member but have not yet voted, please do so as soon as possible. The deadline is Monday, March 5th at midnight. Click the voting link in the email you received to begin voting. 

If you believe you are a current CEAL member, but you did not receive the email ballot, please let us know.
What’s a CEAL member?

Am I a member?
  • Search the CEAL Directory online database (click to enter).
  •  Use "ceal" as your login id and "member" as your password.
  • Click the link “Click Here to Search”
  • Click “Search People”
  • Select the “CEAL Member” search (bottom Search button)
Please let us know if you have any questions.

Beth Katzoff
CEAL Secretary
Ying Zhang
CEAL Election Committee

Rob Britt
(CEAL Library Technology Chair, CEAL Election technical manager)

***Sample of 2012 CEAL Election Email Ballot***

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Japanese Materials Committee Agenda 2012

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the upcoming Committee on Japanese Materials (CJM) program at the CEAL annual meeting on March 15, 2012 in Toronto. This year, we have a special program focusing on the lessons we have learned from the Great Tohoku Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai on March 11, 2011) and awareness of disaster planning. The Committee cordially invites you to attend the panel on “Lessons and Messages from The Great Tohoku Earthquake: Awareness of Preparedness for Libraries, Museums, and Archives. This will be a brainstorming session for all of us. 

Date and Time: Thursday, March 15,  9:10 am -10:40 am
Location: Dominion Ballroom South, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

9:10-9:15         Opening remarks.  Setsuko Noguchi, (Chair, Japanese Studies Librarian, Committee on Institutional Cooperation)

9:15-9:20         Committee report

9:20-10:40       Presentations & panel discussionLessons and Messages from The Great Tohoku Earthquake: Awareness of Preparedness for Libraries, Museums, and Archives.
Moderator: Mari Nakahara (Reference Librarian, Library of Congress)

9:20-9:30         Satoshi Sonehara (Professor, Tohoku University Archives) "Disaster report and
current activities at Tohoku University library and archives"

9:30-9:40         Makoto Okamoto (SaveMLAK) "Business Continuity Program and know-how for damaged materials"             

9:40-9:50         Andrew Robb (Section Head for Special Formats, Library of Congress) "Lessons Learned from the 2006 Katrina and Rita Hurricanes in the United States"
9:50-10:00       Kazuko Hioki (Conservation Librarian, University of Kentucky) “Strategies for disaster preparedness and recovery

10:00-10:30     Panel discussion

I look forward to seeing you all at the CJM annual meeting in Toronto.



Setsuko Noguchi
Librarian for Japanese Studies, CIC 
(217)244-9424, fax (217)333-2214
Asian Library, 325 Main Library
1408 West Gregory Drive,
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Open House: RCL Canada-Hong Kong Library

Dear colleagues and friends,
We would like to invite you for a tour, refreshment and networking in the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library on 16 March 2012 (Friday) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This Library is the largest research collection for Hong Kong and Canada-Hong Kong studies outside of Hong Kong, with a focus primarily on Hong Kong, Canada-Hong Kong relations, and Chinese Canadians. It has approximately 50,000 volumes, including 2,500 periodical titles, 1,000 reels of microfilm, 7,000 newspaper clippings and an expanding collection of audio and visual materials. The Library also provides a wide range of information and research services in support of teaching, learning, research and other academic initiatives at the University of Toronto. Please click the link below for a short video about the library:
Please RSVP to Candy Yip ( by March 9, 2012.
Directions to the library: We are located beside the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library. Please contact Candy off the list if you need directions.
Look forward,
  Jack Hang-tat Leong, Ph.D.
  Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
  University of Toronto Libraries
  Tel: (416) 946-3892
  Fax: (416) 946-3805

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mentorship Program: Call for Participants

Dear CEAL colleagues:

The Membership Committee is actively soliciting volunteers and participants (mentors and mentees) for our Mentorship Program. The program was created to help match experienced East Asian librarians (mentors) with interested mentees, which includes but not limits to junior librarians and/or students. We not only match new or junior librarians with experienced librarians, but also arrange senior librarians for mid-career librarians who may have a specific objective. We welcome participations and suggestions from everyone. We are also planning “meet and greet” in Tronto.
For more information please go to see the Membership Committee’s website at:

In order to update the current participants’ activities, please let Yunah Sung know if your mentorship is active. If you are not participate yet and interested in, please send an application form to at

Kazuko Hoki
CEAL Membership Committee, Member

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Korean Materials Committee Agenda 2012

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Committee on Korean Materials (CKM) Program at the 2012 CEAL meeting.
There will be a 30 minute session on the trends, issues and future of Korean e-books. Three speakers will describe the current e-book environment and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating Korean e-books into overseas Korean collections.

Committee on Korean Materials Program

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 4:40-6:10 pm.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Dominion Ballroom South

4:40 - 4: 45     Opening and Introduction of the CKM Members
-- Yunah Sung (Chair), Korean Studies Librarian, University of Michigan

4:45 - 5:15      Korean e-books: trends, issues, and future
                        -- Miree Ku, Korean Studies Librarian, Duke University
                        -- Sun-Yoon Lee, Multimedia Collections Librarian, USC
                        -- Hyokyoung Yi, Korean Studies Librarian, University of Washington

5:15 - 5:30      Collecting Korean Presidential histories at Presidential Archives of Korea
                        -- Hyun Ju Roh, Librarian, Presidential Archives, National Archives of Korea

5:30 - 5:45      Legal Information Services of the Korean National Assembly Law Library
                        -- Byunghun Kwak, National Assembly Library of Korea

5:45 - 5:55      Introduction on KLTI's Website Specializing in Translated Korean Literature and Suggestions for Building Partnerships with Korean Studies Libraries
                        -- Hye-young Kim, Korea Literature Translation Institute (KLTI)

5:55 - 6:05      Report on the Korean Collections Consortium of North America
                        -- Jaeyong Chang, Librarian for the Korean Collection, University of California at Berkeley

6:05 - 6:10      Q&A

We look forward to seeing you at the program. Thank you.


Yunah Sung (성윤아)
Korean Studies Librarian / Coordinator, Technical Services
Asia Library, University of Michigan
414 Hatcher Graduate Library North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

Tel : 734-936-2408
Korean Collection:

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CEAL CTP/CJK NACO Project Joint Webinar

Dear all,
The CEAL Committee on Technical Processing and the CJK NACO Project are pleased to announce the CTP/CJK NACO Project Joint Webinar on NACO References for Corporate and Conference Names.

Description: The webinar is designed to provide attendees with ability to use AACR2 and its related guidelines to create and evaluate corporate body and conference references in the CJK language area.

Presenter: Jessalyn Zoom, Cooperative Cataloging Program Specialist at Library of Congress.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm EST/11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST
Length: 90 minutes (60 minutes lecture, 30 minutes Q&A)

Registration is free: Click here to register

Click here to view: Course Description (PDF) | Course Outline (PDF)

We look forward to seeing you!
Shuyong Jiang
Coordinator, CJK NACO Project

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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Open House at Toronto East Asia Libraries

Revised Invitation | Directions from Sheraton to: EAL | Royal Ontario Museum

Dear Colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce that the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto ( ) and the H. H. Mu Far Eastern Library at Royal Ontario Museum ( ) would like to invite you for an open house event and reception in our libraries on Thursday, March 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, and 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the H. H. Mu Far Eastern Library. 

Please RSVP with Lucy Gan ( ) for a visit to the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library. The director of our Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library ( ) has also kindly offered to give a brief tour of the library (5:30 – 6:00). The tour is limited for 25 people in a first-come-first-serve manner. If you wish to visit the library, please indicate it in your RSVP to Lucy Gan.

Please RSVP to Jack Howard ( ) for your visit to the H. H. Mu Far Eastern Library. Due to space limitations, the visit to this library will be limited to 40 people on a first come, first served basis.

The RSVP deadline is March 2, 2012.

The instruction maps from the conference hotel to our libraries are linked here (and above) for your convenience:
Revised Invitation | Directions from Sheraton to: EAL | Royal Ontario Museum

We look forward to meeting with you in our libraries soon!

Stephen Qiao
Acting Director
The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
University of Toronto

Jack Howard
Senior Librarian
H. H. Mu Far Eastern Library
Royal Ontario Museum 

Stephen Qiao
Acting Director
China Studies Librarian
The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
University of Toronto Libraries
130 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A5

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Online CEAL Directory Changes

Users of the online CEAL Directory will notice a few recent changes (please see below). Please note that the CEAL Membership Committee, headed by Hikaru Nakano, relies on "Designated Updaters" at institutions to keep the information in the CEAL Directory fresh.
  • "Search Personnel" has changed to "Search People" (I thought it sounded friendlier)
  • The "Search People" page now has two separate search boxes: One for standard searching by name or other data, and another for searching specific groups within the CEAL Directory: CEAL Members, AAS Members, Designated Updaters, etc. The group searches provide a quick and easy listing, and the new separate boxes by search type are very convenient and easy to understand. Please see the screenshot below. 
  • CEAL Treasurer Ai-lin Yang has recently updated the database with the latest information on CEAL and AAS Membership.
Let me know if you have questions or concerns.

Rob Britt
Chair, Library Technology Committee

CEAL Election 2012

Dear CEAL Members,

I am excited to announce the upcoming CEAL election!  This year we will elect representatives to fill the following important positions:
  • Vice President/President Elect (2012-2014)
  • Secretary (2012-2015)
  • Treasurer (2012-2015)
  • Members at Large (two positions)  (2012-2015)
We are fortunate to have a slate of superb candidates this year.  I thank the candidates for their willingness to stand for election.  As you consider the candidates’ qualifications for their respective duties, you may wish to consult the CEAL Bylaws at:

On Monday, February 13th , current CEAL members (defined as AAS members who pay CEAL membership dues) will receive an e-mail from Rob Britt, Technology Committee Chair, transmitting CEAL Secretary Beth Katzoff’s letter with a link to the online ballot. While membership can be renewed at any time, please note that the voters list has already been finalized for this election.  If you believe that you are a current CEAL member and did not receive the online ballot on Monday, February 13th, please send a message to both Ai-lin Yang, Treasurer <> and Hikaru Nakano, Membership Committee Chair <>.  The last day to cast your vote will be  Monday, March 5th.

It may not be obvious, but preparing for an election takes a great deal of hard work by many people behind the scenes.  I congratulate and thank the Election Committee (Ying Zhang, Chair, Setsuko Noguchi, Mikyung Kang, and ex-officio members, Peter Zhou, Beth Katzoff, and myself) for successfully recruiting this excellent slate of candidates.  As usual, Ai-lin Yang and Hikaru Nakano also worked hard verifying and updating the membership records, as did Rob Britt, who prepared the online ballot and the voters list.  

Thank you in advance for your participation in the election!  The election results will be announced at the Plenary I (Business) meeting on March 14th  at the Toronto, Canada AAS / CEAL conference, and after the conference, on Eastlib and the CEAL News  blog (

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, February 8, 2012

Speakers Wanted: Mobile/Social Media Roundtable

CEAL 2012 Schedule

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of Membership Committee, I am calling for speakers for our Roundtable Discussion at this year’s CEAL/AAS Conference (9:30pm – 11:00pm, Wednesday March 14th). The particular roundtable I will be hosting is on the theme of Mobile Technologies/Social Media and Their Applications in the Library. If you have any level of work experience in this area and would like to share and exchange ideas with interested colleagues, please contact me off the list for becoming one of our speakers at the roundtable. For those who are new, the roundtable is a very casual, informal opportunity for information sharing and free discussion, led by our appointed speakers and monitored by the host. There will be no formal presentation or lecture.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you all in Toronto!

Yunshan Ye

East Asian Studies Librarian
Johns Hopkins

Friday, February 3, 2012

Plenary Program Agenda (Update)

 Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)
Association for Asian Studies
Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, March 12–18, 2012

***Plenary Program***
Organizational Changes in Research Libraries and 
Their Impact on East Asian Collections:
CEAL’s Strategic Position
Wednesday March 14, 2012
10:30–12:00 noon
Dominion Ballroom South, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

For almost a decade, we have been witnessing major organizational changes in research libraries. Unfortunately, East Asian libraries sometimes are on the receiving end of these changes. Decision makers do not always seek the opinions of CEAL members, even though their decisions will inevitably impact how the libraries operate. This year’s plenary program aims to provide a study of some of the organizational changes impacting East Asian libraries in North America, in order to help CEAL members take the initiative to formulate a strategic position on issues critical to our services and operations.

  • 10:30–10:35
    Welcome and Introductions
    Joy Kim, University of Southern California
  • 10:35–1:55
    The Future of Libraries and Area Studies Collections

    Larry Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
  • 10:55–11:10 Strategic Directions at Harvard Libraries
    James Cheng, Harvard University 
  • 11:10–11:25
    New Horizons and Boundaries: Discussions at the University of California Libraries
    Peter Zhou, UC Berkeley
  • 11:25–11:40
    Reorganization of Technical Services at  Princeton
    Tai-loi Ma, Princeton University
  • 11:40–12:00
    Q & A

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CPS/CTP Joint Program Agenda 2012

Dear all,
The CEAL Committee on Public Services and Committee on Technical Processing are pleased to announce the CPS/CTP Joint Program:
“Discovery, Delivery, and Dissemination of Information In a Multilingual and Multicultural Environment"  

Wednesday, March 14 
1:20-4:30 P.M. 

***To be held at the***
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Dominion Ballroom South

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jidong Yang, Chair, CEAL CPS
Shi Deng, Chair, CEAL CTP