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1 Report on Summer Institute on Chinese Studies Librarianship in the Electronic Environment University of Washington, Seattle Zhijia Shen University of Washington

2 July 19- August 1, 2008, Post-curriculum Field Trip to China, Oct. 16-24, 2008 University of Washington 37 Trainee librarians 20 Senior librarians and faculty members from libraries, library Schools, China studies program in the U.S., Mainland China, and Taiwan taught or spoke at the institute

3 Summer Institute was one of the only three in- depth training programs that had a focus on Chinese studies librarianship in the past twenty years.

4 Summer Institute for East Asian Librarianship, U Washington, Seattle, 1988

5 Luce Summer Institute at U of Pittsburgh, 2004

6 Photo of summer institute here

7 The summer institute focuses on the electronic environment and working with the hybrid Library.

8 Three components of the Summer Institute: Two-day Pre-conference symposium Two-week on-site Class-room instruction Post-curriculum Field Trip to China (optional)

9 Twenty senior East Asian Librarians and database specialists, faculty as power user spoke All trainee librarians participated Discussion and new-working continued on the half- day boat tour on the Puget Sound Positive Feedback from participants Pre-conference Symposium: Chinese E-Publishing and CNKI Database Standards, July 20-21, 2008

10 Pre-conference symposium

11 Pre-conference symposium discussion

12 Participants of the Pre-conference Symposium

13 Discussions and networking continued on the Puget Sound

14 Two-week Class-room Instruction: Curriculum State of the field of Chinese studies and publishing trends Developing collections of electronic resources for Chinese language materials while balancing the print collection The latest development in information technology pertinent to the Chinese language Current developments and accessibility of new electronic resources, virtual reference, faculty liaison, and library instruction, research methodology for Chinese studies using electronic resources management and leadership skills Group work and final project

15 Opening Ceremony Opening Speeches Dean of UW Libraries Dean of iSchool Director of Jackson School of International Studies Phil Melzer, CEAL immediate past president Peg Waltet, Information Officer, U.S. Embassy in Beijing Dr. Ching-Chih Chen, keynote lecture

16 group work dorm experience local tours visit to Microsoft Student Life and Local Cultural Experience

17 Home of 2 Weeks: The Harry Potter House

18 Dancing

19 Singing

20 Relaxing


22 Class in session




26 Microsoft Visit

27 Beautiful scenery; beautiful people

28 Website: Communication Curriculum Course materials Final project Field trip Final report Donor honor roll

29 Closing Ceremony Commencement Speeches: Betsy Wilson, Leadership of Research Libraries in the 21 st century David Knechtges, Traditional Scholarship in the Digital Age Harry Bruce, iSchool and the future of LIS education Eugene Wu, Improved Means to an Improved End: Observations on the Development of East Asian Libraries and Training of EA Librarians in North America

30 Closing Ceremony Graduation Faculty Representative speech: Mr. Tim Jewell Trainee Librarian speech: Mr. Ting Ye Presentation of Diploma: Dean Betsy Wilson


32 Graduation

33 At Closing Ceremony: Thank you, Betsy!

34 Thank you, CCM and UW EAL!

35 Post-Curriculum Field Trip to China, October 16-24 Beijing Shanghai Journal from the trip

36 In Beijing

37 Journal of the Field Trip

38 Feedback and Comments: Evaluation Survey thirty-two surveys were collected. The overall feedback very positive. Most useful: the information and training on the development of Chinese electronic collections and services in China and Taiwan, the technology and best practices employed in developing digital projects and organizing digital materials, copyright and licensing; trends in Chinese studies and the opportunity to interact with China studies faculty about their concerns and expectations as library users. opportunity to network with their peers through group discussions and group projects; the practical skills that they could immediately apply to work at their home institutions constructive suggestions for future trainings: class schedules can be relaxed to allow more time for discussions and socialization. More group projects instead of individual assignments would be more helpful. All suggested such training be offered regularly and many suggested every three years.

39 Jing Lius Blog documenting the classes

40 Explore a Sustainable Model of Training We believe that in the global library, training of its workforce must be institutionalized and periodically provided to librarians as part of their job training and free of charge There was the Japan Foundation supported NCC model The Korean Foundation model We hope the summer institute will help inspire exploration for a sustainable model of professional training for Chinese and all East Asian librarians

41 Last but not the least, we want to thank the people whose generous support and participation made this excellent program possible

42 Management: Support and Participation of Dean of UW Libraries and other UW Leadership Management Team: Betsy Wilson, Dean of UW Libraries Harry Bruce, Dean of UW iSchool Anand Yang, Director of UW Jackson School of International Studies

43 Special Thanks Go to Our Advisory Committee Eugene Wu, Harvard-Yenching Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University James Cheng, Harvard-Yenching Librarian, Harvard University Hwa-wei Lee, Chief of Asian Division, Library of Congress Tai-loi Ma, Director of the East Asian Library and Gest Collection, Princeton University Eugene Wu, Harvard-Yenching Librarian Emeritus, Harvard University Peter Zhou, Director of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, UC Berkeley Yuan Zhou, Curator of the East Asian Collection, University of Chicago.

44 Excellent Team of CCM Task-force: Instrumental in Turning Plans to Reality Su Chen, U of Minnesota Anne Moreau, U of Washington Michael Meng, U of Washington Zhijia Shen (chair), U of Washington Amy Tsiang, UCLA Anna U, U of Toronto Cheng-zhi Wang, Columbia U Dianna Xu, U of Wisconsin, Madison Kuang-Tien Yao, U of Hawaii

45 CEAL Leadership Its Vision, Support and Participation ensured the success of the program.

46 Profound Appreciation to our Donors and Grant Organizations: Grants received: 21 st Century Grant from UW Libraries Henry Luce Foundation Grant CCKF grant Private Donors from All Over the World

47 Private Donors: China International Book Trading Corporation Oriprobe Information Services/Wanfang Data SuperStar D-Library Information Technology Co., LTD Apabi Technology Limited Starmark International, Inc. China National Publishing Industry Trading Co. Transmission Books & Microinfo Co., Ltd. Pan Asian Publications, Inc. China Education Publications Import and Export Co. Sino Economic Books Import & Export Corporation National Library of China People's University in China

48 Thank you!


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