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CEAL EB has decided to cancel the 2020 CEAL onsite annual meeting in Boston!

Dear CEAL Members,

Based on the result of the attendance survey (more than half of respondents cannot or preferr not to attend the Boston conference) and active discussions among EB members, CEAL EB has voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 CEAL onsite annual meeting in Boston and to explore moving the annual meetings online. CEAL EB will work quick on the next steps and publish an updated 2020 CEAL Annual Meeting (Online) Schedule as soon as possible.  We may not be able to offer all meetings online, but will try the best we can using the technology available to us.  Please stay tuned for further notice regarding the online meetings.

Because the reason for this last-minute cancellation is the fast spreading COVID-19 virus and the safety of all attendees, we understand most institutions will reimburse staff for cancellation fees.  If you need an official letter from CEAL, we’d be happy to provide.  Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or other EB members.

Best wishes,


President of Council on East Asian Libraries