Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CEAL Plenary Program Details

Plenary Program (PDF)

CEAL Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the 2013 CEAL Plenary Program on March 20 at its annual meeting in San Diego. Please click the link above for a detailed program, outlining the theme, speakers and venues.

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

Call for Applications - 2013 CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media

Dear CEAL members,

The 2013 CALA "Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media” is now accepting applications through April 1, 2013 for research published in 2012. 

The pursuit of excellence in research and service defined the career of Jing Liao (1954-2011), the late CALA member and a devoted and accomplished librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The CALA Jing Liao Best Research Award has been established to honor the memory of Jing Liao by awarding CALA members who achieve excellence in research in any media.

CALA members in good standing for at least three consecutive years are eligible for the competition that awards $500 annually. The deadline for this year's submission is April 1, 2013. The applications/submissions may be sent to the Chair or any of the Committee members listed below. The winner will be announced prior to the ALA annual conference in Chicago. The award will be presented and a citation read at the CALA Awards Banquet in June 2013.

Award Guidelines for 2013

1.     One award in the amount of $500 will be granted in 2013;
2.     Applicants must be CALA members in good standing for at least three consecutive years, including the year of application;
3.     Applicants must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research by publishing works in any media (e.g. print, multi-media, or e-Journals, including Open Access Journals);
4.     Applicants may submit one single work published in 2012 for consideration;
5.     Applicants must not be past recipients of the award.  

Selection Criteria

1.     Originality of the research;
2.     Quality and thoroughness of the research and its presentation;
3.     Contribution to the subject field;
4.     Significance to the library profession and to the library community.

For details, please check CALA website at http://cala-web.org/node/1297

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Wei (kwei@illinois.edu), Chair, or any of the committee members.

Committee for the Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media, 2012-2013

Karen Wei (kwei@illinois.edu), Chair
Heather Huibin Cai (heather.cai@mcgill.ca)
Vickie Fu Doll (vdoll@ku.edu)
Li Fu (lifuwc@gmail.com)
Wenling Liu (wliu@indiana.edu)

RDA in NACO Series Training (Jan. 22, 2013)

Long-awaited "RDA in NACO Series Training" (Jan. 22, 2013) now released to the general public at URL:
must be of utility to some CEAL members.

"Sleepless San Diego" by CEAL Membership Committee

Dear all,

The Membership Committee is proud to present a wonderful late evening program of networking and information sharing, "Sleepless San Diego,"   at this year's CEAL conference.

•    Do you want to meet new friends, or catch up with old ones?
•    Do you want to exchange ideas with your colleagues?
•    If you are new to the field, whether still in  library school or a recent graduate, do you want to get some sound job advice from seasoned veteran librarians?
•    If you are in the CEAL Mentoring Program, do you want to meet your mentor/mentee (finally) in person? 

If so, please come to our "Sleepless San Diego" on Wednesday March 20th, at Connaugh, from 9:30pm to 11pm. After a full day of talks and presentations, this late evening program would be a perfect opportunity for all of  us  to unwind, relax, and at the same time, pick up new ideas and build up our professional network. 

Yunshan Ye
On behalf of CEAL Membership Committee