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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Kept receiving photos from the colleagues I met in Beijing and feel like a celebraty. When we finished the last meeting session, and before we went back to the hotel room, NLC staff handed us CDs full of conference ppts and photos. Their efficiency suprised us all. Now back to work, I received Mr. Yin […]

Humorous Speech Contests

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Lingbo asked me to post this here, and hope we can attend together. Date & Time: Friday, October 23rd, 2009 — 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Location: The Paetzold Health Education Centre Auditorium Jimmy Pattison Pavilion South Bldg Main entrance – 899 West 12th Avenue – (proceed past the Info Kiosk > past the elevators […]


Monday, October 5th, 2009

9月8日的晚宴, 见到了很多老朋友:李馆开心大叫一声,让我感觉很亲切。纽约的老同事张鸿运先生加入CALA团队,即将赴西北培训中国馆员。在北京重逢真是意外。 当年瘦小的Jimmy已经是MIT的学生啦。前辈和大哥们引见一些国图的同行们,但是茅台和家常让我不便提起工作的事情。

m-Libraries 2009

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I assume librarians in China, like Shaorong, have to give up on the conference this year. Went through the program list and only saw one presenter from 清华. Thanks to its Blog and Twitter, Those who can’t make the trip to Vancouver can get connected and even interact with the attendees.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Alex from A-Train came in for this character. He wants to have a creative and pretty image carved to his bass guitar. Seals dictionaries in Asian Library met his needs. I was curious about his interests of combining musical events with Chinese culture, and checked out his web site. A photo caught my eye, but […]

Wet Master Diploma

Friday, June 12th, 2009

No time for the congregation, but did remember to pick up my diploma on the way to Asian from LPC. “Congratulations!” The person at the Brock Hall desk was very cheerful when she handed me the diploma. At that moment, all the MAPPS folks came back to my mind. I miss my classmates who are […]

Serving International Students

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Glad to see some new faces at Asian Library recently. The girl was thrilled finding her favourate journal on the browsing table-San lian sheng huo zhou kan. A young man, sounds like a graduate student, asked me for Chinese text books in his field–热动力学。A soft speaking girl needs academic resources on 独生子女问题研究, and she worried about the requirement […]

Ref Request from Local Film Industry

Monday, May 11th, 2009

They always come in the summer time, and this time is a documentary film on dance in Tang dynasty. They usually request for original images and artifacts from various time period and provinces. They like to use poems or proverbs from China, so request for translation. Sort of fun reference work, but very time consuming. […]

Thought of the Day!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

I can attest to this piece of wisdom. How precise!Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull your down. –Anonymous A big thank-you to all my cheerful friends out there! Happy New Year.

Friday, December 26th, 2008


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