Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Membership Renewal: CEAL and AAS -- 2nd Notice -- DEADLINE - 1/31/2017

Dear colleagues,

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving break!

This message is our 2nd call for CEAL and AAS membership renewal. Deadline is 1/31/2017. Please read the following steps carefully as we added a new procedure and an online payment option this year. They are highlighted in yellow.

Joining/renewing CEAL is a 2-step process (

Step 1) Join/renew AAS

  • Before submitting the CEAL membership application form, please join or renew membership of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). 
  • Please make a note of your AAS# and membership expiration date as you need to put them on the application form and your check. This is very important, if you are not a valid AAS members, your CEAL membership application WILL NOT be processed.

Step 2) Submit the Application Form and Dues

  • Print out the CEAL Membership Application PDF form or Word version of the form, and fill it in.
  • Write a check or money order for thirty dollars ($30), payable to "The Association for Asian Studies Inc." Please write your AAS# and AAS membership expiration date on the upper right corner of the check.
Mail your completed application form to:

Xi Chen
Chinese Studies Librarian
University of California San Diego Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175R

Thank you!


Xi Chen 陈晰

Chinese Studies Librarian

University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0175R | 858-534-2894

Chinese Resources at UCSD Library:

Monday, November 14, 2016

Foreign Law Librarians 2017 FCIL Schaffer Grant

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2017 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. The Grant subsidizes a foreign law librarian to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the world's largest law librarian professional organization.

The FCIL Schaffer Grant for the AALL Annual Meeting ( in Austin, Texas (July 15-18, 2017) provides a waiver of the AALL Annual Meeting full registration fee and a grant of a minimum US $2,000 to assist with accommodations and travel costs.

Applicants must be law librarians or other professionals working in the legal information field, currently employed in countries other than the United States, and with significant responsibility for the organization, preservation, or provision of legal information. The application deadline is December 16, 2016. The Grant Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications. Please note: Grant winners must pay all expenses in advance. Grant awards will only be disbursed at the AALL Annual Meeting.

Details regarding the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians as well as the application form can be found at

Please feel free to contact me or another committee member if you have any questions about the 2017 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians.

Sherry Leysen
FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians Selection Committee

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Doing Digital Scholarship: NCC Workshop at AAS/CEAL 2017

Doing Digital Scholarship in Japanese Studies: Innovations and Challenges

Hosted by the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources, in conjunction with the University of Toronto Libraries
March 13-14, 2017
Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library, University of Toronto

Register at

The workshop aims to examine the critical roles that librarians play in creating and sustaining innovative digital scholarship, to share experience among those who have created successful projects and to motivate librarians to "own" a larger role in the creation and preservation of the digital realm.
Major topics of discussion will include:
  • Case studies of projects that build and curate digital collections and content
  • Tools and techniques for data visualization and text analysis
  • Managing Metadata schema and APIs
  • Managing students and volunteers
  • Planning for collection scalability and data migration to new platforms
  • Long-term preservation and access to digital media
  • Best practices for managing rights to digital information
  • Strategies for increasing the role of the library as a research partner in emerging areas of scholarship in Japanese studies
Pre-registration is required and workshop space will be limited. A need-based, limited funding support will be available for out-of-town participants. The NCC may be able to cover (shared) accommodation for up to 3 nights (March 12, 13 and 14, 2017) at the Holiday Inn Bloor Yorkville.
To register for this workshop and to apply for partial travel funding, please complete an application at The deadline for application is January 31, 2017.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at