Annual Meeting

2020 | Boston, Massachusetts

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Lamont 335 - Forum Room, Lamont Library, Harvard University

Principal Trainer: Maureen Sullivan (Bio)


8:30 a.m. - Noon Welcome, James Cheng, Harvard Yenching Librarian
Introduction, Zhijia Shen, CEAL President and Director of East Asia Library at University of Washington

1. Principles and Practices of Effective Leadership

2. Leadership Self-Assessment: Identifying Strengths and Areas for Development

3. Leading Change: Gaining the Commitment of Staff

Noon - 12:45 p.m. LUNCH
12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4. [Panel] "Strategic Leadership: Creating Shared Vision and Developing Effective Plans"


  • Peter Zhou, Director, C.V. Starr East Asian library, University of California, Berkeley


  • Greg Eow, President of the Center for Research Libraries
  • Xuemao Wang, Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship | Dean and University Librarian, University of Cincinnati
  • Jessalyn Zoom, Chief, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library of Congress

5. Building Strong Interpersonal Relationships: Emotional Intelligence Competencies

6. Summary and Closure: Open Discussion

3:30 p.m. ADJOURN