Sarah S. Elman (chair)
Head of Technical Services
C.V. Starr East Asian Library
307 Kent Hall
New York, NY 10027
Chinese Studies Librarian
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175R
University of British Columbia
UBC Asian Library
Asian Library, Asian Center
1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Phone: (604) 822 5905
Chinese Studies Librarian
Collections & Scholarly Communication Office
Arizona State University Libraries
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Tel: (480) 965-1606
Associate Director of Technical Services
The New School
Libraries & Archives
55 West 13th Street, Rm. 902
New York, NY 10003
- CEAL Directory
The CEAL Directory is an MS Access database maintained offline. It lists East
Asia-related library staff and library-related institutions. It includes, but is not limited to, current members of CEAL. It is
updated frequently. No print version is available, but the printable versions (pdf) below are provided for your convenience.
- Current Membership Status
The CEAL Directory online interface is now retired. The CEAL Executive Board is currently considering alternatives.
In the meantime, CEAL membership information is being maintained off line by the CEAL Treasurer
Xi Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Chair of the CEAL Membership Committee, Sarah Elman (email@example.com).
- Designated Updater
The designated updater
for each institution is responsible for keeping the personnel and
institution information in the CEAL Directory up-to-date.
The designated updater receives a login and password to edit the Directory online.
- Printable Versions (Updated November
- Questions about the CEAL Directory...
Please Contact Sarah S. Elman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Technical Services Expertise List
- Annual Meeting
Roundtable Discussions At the CEAL Annual Meeting "Talking With Experienced
Librarians" Roundtable discussions are a chance for new CEAL members
to meet with experienced librarians to discuss topics of interest to
- Questions about the Annual
meeting, please Contact Sarah S. Elman (email@example.com)
- Annual Reports
- Mentorship Program
In many cases East Asian Studies librarians work at institutions
with no other librarians in their specific area (i.e., Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, or even in their professional assignment like
Cataloging). There are even East Asian Studies specialists who are
required to take care of all the East Asian subject related tasks.
This isolation often makes it unfeasible for them, not to mention
for a newly hired specialist, to get help learning Chinese, Japanese,
or Korean librarianship. To meet this need, the CEAL Membership
Committee has inaugurated a mentor/mentee program to match an experienced
East Asian Studies librarian (mentor) with an interested mentee.
A mentor optimally will be an experienced and trusted advisor, giving
guidance and support to a mentee. This is not intended as a job
search program. If you agree to be a mentor or a mentee, the CEAL
Membership Committee will add your name and information to the list
of mentor/mentee candidates. The Committee will have exclusive access
to this list, for the purpose of protecting personal information
and maintaining the confidentiality of that data.
This project was initiated when
the Membership Committee had a successful and pleasant "CEAL Mentoring
Projects/Talking With Experienced Librarians Round Table" at the
annual CEAL meeting in March 2004. We present our program here In
order to expand on this initial step.
To facilitate mentees finding appropriate mentors and creating a
learning environment for people who are interested in East Asian
Mentors and mentees are required to commit to one-year service,
basically from one CEAL annual meeting to the following meeting.
There is no pressure, but each participant is asked to recognize
that participating in this program involves a time and pledge commitment
to a respective mentor/mentee, The level of interaction between
a mentor and mentee is flexible and is mutually agreed upon by each
pair. The matching result is officially announced right before the
CEAL meeting(s) by email. Even if you do not have a chance to participate
in the meeting/program, you will be contacted and informed about
the matching by the committee. The only commitment you make if you
say "yes" to being on the mentor/mentee list is that you will consider
accepting a mentee or a mentor when a Membership Committee member
asks about it. If you feel that he/she is not a good match at the
meeting, or after talking with your proposed partner, then you are
quite free to say no. Once the mentor and mentee have agreed to
work together for a one year term, the specifics of the arrangement
are entirely up to the two individuals involved. This includes the
type of communication (phone, email, in-person), the topics to be
covered, and the amount of time to be spent on the arrangement.
You will be invited to participate at the following year’s meeting
to share your experiences with new participants or to meet with
your partner face to face after one year interaction.
If you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee, please fill out
the following application and send it to Sarah S. Elman
- All Participants
All participants are asked to inform the Membership Committee if
there are any problems contacting their partners at any time.
- For questions about the mentorship program,
please contact Sarah S. Elman
- Mentorship Program Application
(Please fill out the form below and send it to Sarah S. Elman
1) I would like to be a mentor | mentee (Please Choose One)
2) My name
3) Institution name (Name of school for students)
4) Mailing Address:
5) Telephone Number:
6) Email Address:
7) Type of Library (Examples: Academic, Public, other) and Years
in Service (or year in school for students)
8) Country of Specialty (can be more than one)
9) Type of Library Work(can be more than one; examples: Collection
Development, Public and Reference Services, Bibliographic Control,
Instructional Services, Information Technology, etc)
10) For Mentees: What do you expect to learn from your mentor?
- Membership Promotion
The committee shall develop and maintain an active membership
promotion program. This may involve membership information booth and
program presentation, participate at the Annual Meeting in such areas as
new member recognition, and soliciting the support of various
institutions to encourage CEAL membership.
For questions about mentorship
Sarah S. Elman (firstname.lastname@example.org)