Archive for the 'Professional Development' Category

UVic and DHSI

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

First time on UVic campus was on April 9th for BC China Scholars’ Symposium. I didn’t expect that sort of strong response to our presentation…I enjoyed my company of Chris, Allison, Tim, Anna, Desmond, and getting to know more China specialists in BC. On the ferry back home, I walked into Allan and Greg who […]

All about Rare Books

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Just found time to record the last sessions of AAS/CEAL conference. April 1st Panel 289: Chinese Ancient Classics Publishing: Trends & Challenges attracted not only librarians but also scholars including our BC profs. The NCL director, Ms. Zeng presented the work they have done on the over 50,000 rare titles in Taiwan. They have also […]

CJK Joint Session

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Walking along the beach then into the Hilton Village and Ballroom, I saw a whole lot more attendees on March 30th. This is the first time when Chinese, Japanese and Korean librarians meet for common interest instead of having separate committee meetings. The new format worked out nicely, but we could still cut some speakers […]

Plenary and Public Services Meetings

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

We were lucky having Dr. Evelyn Rowsky again this year telling us her own experience of the enormous improvement of electronic data transmission. As the Qing history scholar, Evelyn confirmed the impact of the e-resources on the climate of East Asian studies. She suggested some areas that need further attention in the near future. Paula […]

University of Hawaii

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Started greeting my CEAL fellows at Hilton’s Lagoon. We were all very happy for this annual reunion. The OCLC CJK User Group discussion on the 29th of March was open and forward looking, which made me admire Sharon more. I learned a great deal from this open discussion. Sharon wrapped up the session as scheduled. […]

BC China Scholars Forum

Friday, May 28th, 2010

BC China Scholars Forum brought together China specialists from across British Columbia on April 9th and 10th. Although I had reference shifts and the Asian Viola, I managed to present our rare book collection and gathered quite a lot feedback and suggestions. Alison said that there are about 250 of us in BC, many are […]

CEAL in Philly

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

It’s my third visit and very different one. Riding a taxi with Tim to downtown, our busy chat covered Beijing, Shanghai, UBC, cooperation challenges, political bias and … here’s downtown Philly. I took my suitcase to the first SCLC meeting in a Malaysian resturant. Gentleman Cheng Hong from UCLA ordered spicy food for me, as […]

Best Chinese New Year Gift!

Monday, February 8th, 2010

While I try hard to recover from the nasty flu, I had a terrible car accident over the weekend. My new SUV is not drivable! The old gentleman who hits my car seems to be ok, and lucky enough I am OK. I felt sorry and guilty for not getting together with the local librarian […]

Meeting in Chicago

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Feel lucky meeting so many colleagues sharing common interests. I’ve learned the most from Mr. Ma’s presentation on large set reprints and duplicate titles among them. More and more libraries are going for shelf-ready and the service prices are dropping.  Chinese e-books  and movie DVD collections have become common. Besides popular culture and film studies, science and technology […]

10 Rules for Standout Public Speaking – a good article

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

This reads like a true Toastmaster’s promotional speech! Wisdom is in the telling of the tale: Ten tips to get them listening to you now Rick Spence, Financial Post Published: Monday, June 23, 2008 Excerpts from the article: … As a sometime speaker, I was asked to be a judge. Fellow judge, image-consultant Ayla Tezcan, […]

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