Director General, Dr. Shu-hsien Tseng of the National Central
Library (NCL) in Taiwan, together with the Director of the Special
Collection Division, Dr. Yu Hsiao-ming, and Chief Keng Li-chung, came to visit Rutgers, for the event of Taiwan lecture on Chinese
studies and the opening of a related exhibition on Oct. 18. Our CALA/NE Chapter members attended the lecture and exhibit and had a dinner meeting with
Dr. Tseng and her two colleagues after the event. We learned many aspects of NCL's resources and programs.
A group of CALA/NE Chapter members, Michael Huang, Charlene Chou and Minglu Wang
presented at the LACUNY International Relations Roundtable on June 20th, 2013, in
Bernard Baruch College Newman Library. Other CALA/NE Chapter members, Esther Lee,
Ka Chuen Gee, Songqian Lu, Judy Xiao and Lina Ding also attended and joined the
conversation about education Chinese for librarianship.
Tang (Tony) Cheng from Shanghai Normal University Library and other speakers
from the US addressed the educational requirements for librarians in China and US,
and discussed their own education both prior to and after beginning their
professional careers. International studies have given several of the
speakers a cross-cultural perspective.
Through the invitation of the National Central Library in
Taiwan and Sally Tseng’s coordination, three CALA members, Sally Tseng,
Charlene Chou and Wen-ying Lu, taught a RDA Workshop at the National Central
Library from May 21st to May 23rd, 2013. There are more than 140 librarians
attended this workshop and had a great discussion on this new international
cataloging standard. The CALA
President Esther Lee, Vice-president Carol Gee and former CALA/NE Chapter Chair, Janey Chao
also attended the workshop. Esther
and Sally presented the CALA’s commemorative
plaque to congratulate the 80th anniversary of NCL in the
opening session of this workshop.
In addition to the workshop, Dr. Tseng Shu-hsien, Director General, National Central Library and
President, Library Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan), organized a
seminar on May 22nd evening for both the CALA and Library
Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) members to discuss for further
collaboration in future.
detailed information and photos, please go to http://catweb.ncl.edu.tw/portal_b1_page.php?button_num=b1&cnt_id=410
Dear CALA/NE Chapter
CALA/NE Chapter 2013
election was held from June 20 to 30, 2013. I am very pleased to announce the
election result as follows:
Total active members: 91
Total voting ballots sent
Total voting ballots
Total voting rate: 60%
The Voting Result is:
Michael Huang (Vice
President/President Elect (2013-2014): 42
Joanna Fu (Secretary 2013-2014): 44
Mi Jia (Membership Chair 2013-2014): 41
All candidates received more than half of the votes from valid voting
ballots. Please join me in congratulating our new chapter officers!
Mr. Hung-Yun Chang will
continue to serve as our chapter’s Treasurer for the 3-year term of 2012-2015.
As CALA/NE Chapter’s
current President, I thank Ms. Charlene Chou for her dedicated services to our
chapter during last year, and I am looking forward to work with the new elected
officers and all our chapter members in this coming year of 2013-2014.
CALA/NE Chapter President 2013-2014
On behalf of the CALA, NE Chapter Board, I would like to invite you join our
art museum tour on December 7th afternoon.
We'll visit the Frick Museum Library (http://www.frick.org/)
for its fascinating digital collections and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://www.metmuseum.org/)
for its rich East Asian art collections. Below is the detailed
1) Meeting at 1:15pm at the Frick Library Entrance,
10 East 71st Street, New York
2) Greeting by Stephen Bury, Chief Librarian and tour of the Digital Lab and
3) Going to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art at 2:15pm
4) Tour of the East Asian art collections by Min Xu, Associate Museum Librarian
3) Refreshment time at the Met Cafe at 3:45pm
Please RSVP with Charlene Chou at email@example.com
by Dec. 4th at 5pm, so we can inform both libraries
for the number of attendees. We look forward to seeing you on December 7th!
CALA, NE Chapter, chair, 2012-2013
New York, NY
Event pictures taken on December 7th, 2012
On July 19th, 2012, three delegation members of Mr. Yu, Head
of the Public Culture Department from China, and five CALA/NE members had a successful
one hour seminar at the 6th floor conference room of NYPL Mid-Manhattan
Library, after the delegates toured the NYPL Research Library. During the
seminar, Mr. Yu’s delegates inquired about the role of American Library
Association in librarians’ professional development and different libraries’
administration and operation mechanism in the US. CALA/NE members shared about
their personal experiences as ALA and CALA members, and their knowledge about
the profession in both public and academic libraries. In the end, Mr. Yu’s delegates
welcomed CALA members to contribute to China’s library journals on similar
topics to continue the conversation in the future. All attendants enjoyed
learning new facts about the library systems from two different cultures. Thanks
to Hung-Yun Chang and Esther Lee for the quick organization and arrangement of
this meaningful event.
In the picture from left to right:
Hung-Yun Chang from Mid-Manhattan Library; Lina Ding from Brooklyn Public
Library; Ka Chun Gee from Lehman College
Library, CUNY; Esther Lee from Queens Public
Library; Minglu Wang from Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark; Wang, Xiaowen from Liaoning Province Library; Bao, Shenghua
from Jilin Province Library; Tang, Lin from
Public Culture Department of China.
CALA/NE Chapter 2012 election was held from June 8 to 17, 2012. Based on the info sent
from CALA webmaster, I am very pleased to announce the election result as follows:
Total active members: 83
Total voting ballots sent out: 83
Total voting ballots received: 46 (online & mail)
Total voting rate: 55%
The Voting Result is:
Minglu Wang (Vice President/President Elect (2012-2013): 40
Joanna Fu (Secretary 2012-2013): 41
Michael Bailou Huang (Membership Chair 2012-2013): 42
Hung-Yun Chang (Treasurer 2012-2015): 42
All candidates received more than half of the votes from valid voting ballots. Please join me in congratulating our new chapter officers! Ms. Charlene Chou will be our President to work with the newly elected officers for 2012-2013.
It has been my great pleasure serving as the chapter President for the term of 2011-2012. I have received strong support and a lot of help from our Chapter Board and our members. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity of working with you all, and for your continued support for our chapter and our new chapter officers.
CALA/NE Chapter is excited to announce a spring program for our members
and colleagues from other institutions: Visiting the Princeton
University Libraries, Friday, 5/4/2012.
Schedule for Friday, May 4, 2011
12 noon: Meet in front of the East Asian Library
12:00-12:40 pm: East Asian Library
12:45-1:45 pm: Lunch at the Campus Cafe, Lower Level of the East Asian Library
2:00-3:00 pm: Lewis Science Library,
3:00-3:30: Firestone Library (Main Library).
Two campus tours are also available
at 11:15 am and 3:30 pm. The tour takes 45 minutes.
Feel free to join. See details here: http://www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/tours/
The East Asian Library is located at First Campus Center third floor.
By train to Princeton University
From New York Penn Station, take the Northeast Corridor line to Princeton Junction. You then need to transfer to Princeton Shuttle (Dinky) that goes directly to Princeton University.
At New York Penn Station, buy a round trip ticket to Princeton (not Princeton Junction although you will get off train at that station). The ticket to Princeton will also cover the continuous trip to Princeton University.
Adult One Way ticket is $16.50 (including Princeton Shuttle). Child/Senior is $7.50.
It takes about 90 minutes to get to Princeton University from New York.
It takes 10 minutes to walk from Princeton Shuttle Station (Dinky Station) to East Asian Library.
The East Asian Library is close to Washington Road and it takes about 7 minutes to walk from the train station to the library.
Some useful links for your reference:
NJ Transit Schedules
Driving to Princeton University
Here is Princeton University website: Driving Direction to Princeton.
Here is visitor parking information at Princeton. We heard that visitor parking is free, but it is hard to find one. There are some public parking garages at other size of Route 27. Most metered parking on Princeton streets is limited to one or two hours.
Any question, please feel free to email Judy at Judy.Xiao@csi.cuny.edu and Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Judy Xiao, CALA/NE Chapter President
Charlene Chou, CALA/NE Chapter Incoming President
A Symposium Planning Committee for the CALA/NE Chapter 2012 Symposium has been formed. On March 23, the committee had its first meeting at the NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library in Manhattan. 12 committee members were present. Decisions were made on the date, location, and format. Progress was made on deciding on the symposium topic/theme. Further discussion and planning are to be continued online via a WordPress blog site.
Here are some highlights of the meeting:
- Symposium Date: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 (morning or afternoon to be decided)
- Location: New York City Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, Conference Room.
- Format: two keynote speakers, each for 45
minutes and 30 minutes at the end for a Q & A session
- Target Audience: all CALA/NE members and
librarians in New York, and nearby states.
- Some of the Topics Discussed:
- Collaboration, collection development, and resource Sharing
- The future
of academic libraries
- Meeting the challenges of global studies program at digital age: innovation and resource sharing: NYU,
NYPL and Columbia libraries sharing their resources and collection development
- Embracing the changes: cultural diversity and global outreach
CALA/NE Chapter Election will be held in April 2012. As Chair of this
year’s Nominating/Election Committee, I am writing to
invite you to nominate yourself or a CALA member for the following chapter
- Membership Chair
Nominations are due April 4th, 2012. You may email us at: email@example.com,
or use the “Contact Us” form on this
website. Please include the name, phone number, and email address of the
person you are nominating, and the position.
Judy Xiao, Chair
Charlene Zhou, member