Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 CEAL Election Date and Process

Dear CEAL members:

I am honored and delighted to announce that Feb. 18,  2018 is the beginning of the 2018 CEAL Election when every member should expect to receive the online ballot individually through email and March 12, 2018 is the end of the election. During the election period, you will also receive the related reminders.

This year, we need to elect Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Two Members-at-Large (in general area).

I encourage everyone to participate this most important democratic procedure of our org. and cast your vote.

Please join me to thank those who volunteered to be the candidates of this election, and whose great spirits of serving the community make everyone of them an ultimate winner, and those who working very hard to make the election ballot ready and whose contributions to the process are deeply appreciated by CEAL and our profession.


Jim Cheng
President, Council on East Asian Libraries

Monday, February 5, 2018

Last call for CEAL and AAS 2018 membership renewal - 2/8/2018 - deadline

Dear CEAL Members,

Just a friendly reminder that the HARD deadline to renew your CEAL membership so you can vote in the 2018 CEAL election is Thursday, February 8th. Different from previous years, this year we will not be able to entertain any renewals after the February 8th deadline, because of the amount of time needed to prepare the ballot. Please refer to to check your membership status and to renew your membership, if needed, before Feb. 8th.

Thank you for your cooperation!


2018 CEAL Election Committee  
Su Chen
Kevin McDowell
Hye-jin Juhn
Jee-Young Park
Zhijia Shen (Chair)

Ex Officio:
Jim Cheng, CEAL President
Adam Lisbon, CEAL Secretary

CEAL 2018 Annual Program Outline available!

Dear CEAL members:

Happy New Year!!

Once again, I am delighted to call for the participation of the 2018 CEAL Annual Conference Program with the Plenary Session Theme "New trends in East Asian Collection Development and Services", which has the outline ready to be viewed and downloaded through the link in CEAL Home Page:

My deepest gratitude to the chairs and members of the standing committees, sub-committees, and task forces, some of them have started to work on forming their programs as early as right after the last annual meeting and been still working on the related details.

The final program with the details will be ready and sent to everyone soon.

Look forward to seeing everyone in Washington DC.


Jim Cheng
Director, C.V. Starr East Asian Library
Columbia University
President, Council on East Asian Libraries