The IRRT is sponsoring a program later this month that will focus on educational requirements for librarians in China. For those who may not have seen it, I’m re-posting below the announcement that went out on CULIBS, so please read on for the details. Thanks to Beth Evans (Brooklyn College) and Ryan Phillips (Baruch) for organizing this!
The LACUNY International Relations Roundtable invites you to join us for a conversation about the education of the Chinese for librarianship.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
10am – 12pm
Bernard Baruch College Newman Library (Room 415)
151 East 25th Street
Special guests include:
Sheau-yueh (Janey) Chao, William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College, CUNY
Tang (Tony) Cheng, Shanghai Normal University Library*
Michael Bailou Huang, Health Science Library, SUNY Stony Brook
Zuwang Shen, Library, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Speakers will address the educational requirements for librarians in China and discuss their own education both prior to and after beginning their professional careers. International studies have given several of the speakers a cross-cultural perspective.
Come share your own experiences of your education for librarianship, particularly if part of your education was outside of the United States or Canada.
A light breakfast will be served.
*Following the event all are welcome to join us for lunch and New York City sightseeing with Tony Cheng and Michael Huang. Michael is hosting Tony on a one month exchange at the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library. Tony was the principle guide and translator for the CUNY librarians who took part in the CUNY-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program from 2010-2011. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in religion at Shanghai Normal University with a focus on Islam.
RSVP – Beth Evans / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!