A dynamic organization devoted to library services for the East Asian studies communities in North America since 1958.

Application is now open for the CEAL Leadership Institute 2020!

Dear CEAL colleagues:

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the CEAL Leadership Institute 2020!

The goal of the CEAL Leadership Institute 2020 is to educate a new generation of leaders to meet the challenges and opportunities in the digital age. Maureen Sullivan, in close consultation with the CEAL Leadership Institute 2020 Task Force, has designed the program to meet the particular needs of East Asian librarians to enhance their leadership skills.

Program Components

February date TBD, noon-1pm:  Virtual session with Maureen Sullivan

March 17th, 2020, 8:30am-3:30pm: on-site training with Maureen Sullivan  (Agenda)

April date TBD, noon-1pm:  Virtual session on Fundraising

May date TBD, noon-1pm:  Virtual session on Leadership in East Asian Libraries and CEAL Today

Upon successful completion of both the online and on-site sessions, participants will be awarded a certificate.


Refreshment and lunch will be provided.


The on-site training will take place in the Forum Room of the Lamont Library of Harvard University on March 17th, 2020. Attendees will be offered shared accommodation for March 16 (1 night) at a hotel nearby (possibly the Charles Hotel). If you do not wish to share the room with another participant, you will be expected to cover half of the hotel rate (rate per night is approximately $350.00). If you decide to stay in another hotel, you will be responsible for your own accommodation.


To apply, fill out this online form  http://bit.ly/2Oq9vc5

Limited Seating: 40.

Please note you must be a registered CEAL member for 2020 to be eligible to apply.

Participants will be selected on a first come first served basis. But in the event that we have an overwhelming applicants in certain area, the task force will consider

  • applicants’ job duties
  •  geographic/linguistic areas the applicants cover
  •  the potential usefulness of the program to fulfilling applicants’ professional aspirations.

in order to ensure a balance in these areas.

Confirmation notifications will be sent soon after.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


On behalf of the Taskforce on CEAL Leadership Institute 2020

Xiang Li, Colorado Boulder (Chair)

Hye-jin Juhn, Notre Dame

Tang Li, USC

Sharon Domier, UMass Amherst

Kristina Troost, Duke (Advisor)

Zhijia Shen, UW (ex-officio)