Monday, September 30, 2013

Univ of Washington East Asia Library: Welcome Charlene Chou

Dear Colleagues:
I am delighted to announce that Ms. Charlene Chou will join the University of Washington Libraries as Head of East Asia Library Technical Services and Chinese Cataloger on October 1st, 2013. Charlene will be responsible for overall EAL technical services operations including acquisitions, cataloging, binding and other processing, as well as providing original cataloging for Chinese languages materials.

Charlene came to UW Libraries from Columbia University Libraries where she held various positions in Central Technical Services and departmental libraries for twenty years. Since 2007, she had served as the Chinese Cataloger at the Starr East Asian Library and was the Acting Head of the Starr East Asian Library Technical Services between January and August in 2008. Charlene is a seasoned cataloger and technical services librarian. She is also an experienced trainer in serial and monographic cataloging, and recently RDA training. She is an international speaker on a broad spectrum of tech service related topics. Currently she serves as president of OCLC CJK User Group Board (2012-2014) and was the lead trainer for the RDA & CJK Workshop team in 2012-13. Charlene received her MLS from University of Maryland, College Park in 1988. She also has an MA in Organizational Psychology from Teacher's College, Columbia University, and BA in Library Science & Humanities from National Taiwan University. 

We are very excited about Charlene’s joining us at the East Asia Library at University of Washington Libraries. Her rich experience in all areas of technical services will enable her to make significant contributions to our East Asia Library and to the University Libraries as well. Charlene can be reached at:
Room 338 Gowen Hall
East Asia Library, Campus Box 353527
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195 
Phone: 206-543-6155

Submitted by Zhijia Shen

Director of East Asia Library University of Washington Libraries

Friday, September 27, 2013

2014 LC-CEAL CJK Cataloging Internship

Application Form (Word)

Dear CEAL Members,
Encouraged by the number of applications, strong support of our library community and the successful completion of the 2013 internship program, the Committee on Technical Processing is pleased to announce that the LC-CEAL Cataloging Internship Program is going to continue for the year 2014. 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 2014, 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 language 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.
Upon completion of her/his internship at the Library of Congress, the intern will be required to submit an evaluative written report.


The application process will be overseen by the members of the Subcommittee on CEAL-LC 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 16, 2013, and the interns selected will be announced before or at the CEAL meeting in March 2014. 

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 language 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 16, 2013. 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
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Taiwan Lectures on Chinese Studies

Please see the announcement below, of interest to CEAL members.
Susan Xue
Chair, CEAL Chinese Materials Committee

September 9: Columbia (PDF)

September 11: Berkeley (PDF)

Dear colleagues and friends:

We have organized “Taiwan Lectures on Chinese Studies” in the U.S.A. in September. Please find the information in the above PDF links. Welcome to join us for the events.

Thanks for your time,

Have a nice day,


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