Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Univ. of Toronto: New Public Service Librarian

I am pleased to announce that Helen Tang has accepted the position of the Public Service Librarian at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, starting  October 1st, 2015.

Helen received her MLIS from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2013. She holds a BA (1995) in English of Science and Technology and MA (2002) in Applied Linguistics from the South China University of Technology.  She had taught for more than 10 years at the college level in Guangzhou, China. Prior to joining UTL, Helen served as the Pacific and Asian Studies Subject Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries.  In this role, she provided a full range of library services, including reference, instruction, collection development and liaison to library users. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese, which will be an asset for her to provide excellent public service to the increasingly diverse user group in both libraries. 

Please join us in welcoming Helen to the University of Toronto Libraries.

Jack Leong
Public Service Librarian Hiring Committee

Friday, September 11, 2015

University of Chicago: Travel Grants


The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) is pleased to announce that Library Travel Grants are available for AY 2015-2016.

CEAS Library Travel Grants are designed to assist scholars from outside the Chicago metropolitan area in their use of University of Chicago’s East Asian collections for research related to China, Japan and Korea. Priority consideration is given to those at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections are available nearby.

There will be a limited number of grants available in 2015-2016, of up to $500 each, to be awarded on a merit basis to faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars engaged in research.

Rolling applications are accepted each year.

For more information, please visit or contact CEAS at