Archive for the 'Professional Development' Category


Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

何总讲那过去的故事。如今已是跨行业,跨地区的亿元产业集团。又一家白手起家的知识型企业。我十年来目睹了它的成长。 Michael Meng on Yale Library and China[/caption] I was among the 6 large East Asian Libraries’ reps presenting on our libraries. I have discovered some amazing new directions from my counterparts. I need to revise my PPT for the next step. More questions from both UBCV and UBCO in my mailbox, that deserves action […]

Young Scholars on Manchuria 5/17/2013

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Manchuria Workshop was hosted by our own Norman Smith at the IAR co sponsored by the CCR. I helped Norman when I first started at UBC, with his research on women writers and the Japanese occupation. Glad to know he made that project into the first book in English on women’s history in twentieth-century […]


Monday, December 3rd, 2012

11月9日的飞机居然准点到达白云机场。在咖啡座等了树勇片刻,欣赏着窗外繁茂的草木。 晚饭时分,广州外商酒店的大堂被这帮老朋友的reunion渲染得其热无比。虽然每年都在美国见Soren,但他和沈津老师一样,到国内工作,这次在广州有机会向他请教实在难得。 大师兄一见面就高喊,“比北京好多了吧?!” 我忍不住大笑,想起他几天前穿衬衫在北京大雪中奔跑的情形。他还是怀念春天在温哥华的聚会。遇到不少港台的同仁,都对敝校环境津津乐道,让我有了想家的感觉。 在这岁末冬初的季节,漫步在中山大学的校园。除了闹中取静的图书馆的书香,还有各种岭南花草暗香浮动。深深地呼吸,我告诫自己要好好地学习和感受。

Conference at Peking University, Nov. 3 to 6

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

We saw this winter’s first snow in Beijing and it didn’t stop people from attending the PKU conference. More people showed up at the Opening than expected despite the slushy road condition. Mary Lee Kennedy and Ingrid’s speeches were quite impressive. Catherine Quinlan, our former UL, and now at USC, was presenting on her current […]

First stop in Tokyo

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Heavy fog at Beijing airport delayed my flight. When we landed in Narita, it was packed. Foreingers are required to take finger prints and photos, which slowed down further. On the way to Ueno, it was getting dark. It took me entire Saturday for this short flight. Rachel picked me up on Sunday morning and […]

International Activities

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Never looked back until the LDO pushed me a few times. Vivienne followed up over the phone and asked for some rough numbers and dates. Then I am suprised by how many friends I have made globally and how much I have learnt from those activities. If the Collaborative Virtual Reference is considered as the […]

Independent Scholars

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Chris wrote from Australia on TARUMOTO Teruo’s 樽本照雄 新編增補清末民初小説目錄, which can be made into a value-added project by librarians. I am glad Harvard colleagues share the same interest. Tarumoto sensei reminds me about those independent scholars at the Conference two weeks ago. Rudy Chiang’s presentation on BC salmon canneries was fascinating. I figured he must […]

Friends from afar

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Entertaining old friends at Spanish Bank Beaches 不亦乐乎? No time to debrief WCILCOS and already busy for accumulated reference requests, follow-up referrals and this ALADN conference.

Librarian friends are moving away

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Finally, warm weather came, and good friends are leaving. It’s our lost and Sillicon Valley’s gain! At the party, I was reminded about the readership of this blog. So, I am back here to say good-bye. We are touched by you love birds and enjoyed our friendship. We are happy for your career development. Enjoy […]

No Slow Time

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The campus is so quiet on this rainy Monday, as if I could hear the petals falling off the magnolia trees by IKBLC. Solving a mystery of a series with messy bib records as soon as I walked into the library, turned out it’s a call-back set from Surrey storage. This reminds me several recent […]

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