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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