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

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