CEAL Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Meeting II: The meeting was held Saturday, 26 March 1994, at the Boston Marriott, Copley plaza from 7:00 to 8:35 a.m.
Present: Ken Klein (Chair), Maureen Donovan, (ex officio), Sachie Noguchi (Treasurer), Doris Seely (Secretary and Recorder), Boksoon Hahn, Karl Kahler, Yasuko Makino, Yasuko Matsudo, Anna Liang U, Ai-Hwa Wu, Tai-loi Ma, (Chair, Subcommittee on Chinese Materials), Eizaburo Okuizumi (Chair, Subcommittee on Japanese Materials), Yoon-whan Choe (Chair, Subcommittee on Korean Materials), Hideyuki Morimoto (Chair, Subcommittee on Library Technology), Charles Wu (Chair, Subcommittee on Technical Processing).
PROPOSED NAME CHANGE
The discussion at the breakout meetings of the Plenary Session showed that, while most members are willing to consider a name change for CEAL, few felt strongly that such a change was necessary. There was no consensus on which of the many proposed new names we should choose. The Group agreed that Anna U, Ai-Hwa Wu and Ken Klein will work together to develop an initial ballot on the question of whether we want to change our name. Included with the ballot will be a summary of the main arguments for and against the change. If the response to this first ballot is negative, the issue will be dropped. If most members favor a name change, a second ballot will be prepared for a vote on which name to adopt.
FUTURE OF THE TASK FORCE ON RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES LIBRARIANS
The Task Force was an outgrowth of the Hoover Conference on National Planning for Japanese Libraries. Chair Sharon Domier (Miyazaki) has concentrated on the training aspect. The popularity of this year's CEAL Preconference Workshop on Handling Vernacular on Personal Computers and over the Internet and the workshop organized in Los Angeles last year by the Subcommittee on Japanese Materials are indicative of the need for and interest in such training activities. However, dividing the responsibility for the workshop planning between two groups proved cumbersome this year. The Group agreed to disband the Task Force and to leave it up to the Subcommittees to organize their own training activities for the time being.
PROPOSED FORMATION OF A SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICES
The members of the Group agreed that it is important to create a public services committee. Under the CEAL bylaws, all subcommittee chairs are to be elected at the same time, but the Chair may establish a subcommittee and appoint a temporary chair, pending an election. The Group agreed that we do not want to wait for the next election, so Klein appointed Yasuko Makino to serve for two years as ad hoc chair of the new subcommittee and to select the other members of the subcommittee. (In a posting to eastlib dated 5 May 1994, CEAL Chair Ken Klein reported that the members of this new subcommittee were: Cathy Chiu (UC Santa Barbara), Chungsoo Kim (New York Public Library), Mihoko Miki (UC Los Angeles), and Kristina Troost (Duke University)-Editor).
ILL AND BI TASK FORCES
The work of these task forces will continue, but will be folded into the new Subcommittee on Public Services.
UPCOMING MEETINGS IN WASHINGTON AND HONOLULU
The incoming Vice President of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Evelyn Sakakida Rawski, would like to see CEAL and other librarians' groups present programs of interest to other AAS members on a continuing basis. It has been proposed that there be four days of AAS meeting in Honolulu rather than three, and that one of the four days be devoted entirely to library-related programs. In order to prepare the way for this, it was suggested that a Friday evening program of interest to both librarians and scholars be presented in Washington next year. The Group concurred with this suggestion and agreed to schedule CEAL meetings on Wednesday as well as Thursday in order to free Friday evening for this purpose.
ANNUAL REPORTS FROM CEAL SUBCOMMITTEES
Evelyn Rawski suggested that the CEAL Subcommittees on Japanese and Korean Materials make annual reports directly to the Northeast Asia Council of AAS and the Subcommittee on Chinese Materials make annual reports to the China and Inner Asia Council on issues of interest to AAS so that AAS can keep up with CEAL activities. The Group considered and accepted this suggestion.
CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN AAS ALLC
Karl Kahler noted that both he and Maureen Donovan have worked with the AAS Asian Libraries Liaison Committee and that it is important for Ken Klein to maintain this relationship.
OUTGOING MEMBERS THANKED
Outgoing Executive Group member Boksoon Hahn and outgoing Chair Maureen Donovan were thanked for their work on behalf of CEAL over the past three years.
Submitted by Doris Seely