Chinese Librarians Summer Program @ Northern California

A group of Chinese librarians participating the 10th year of Chinese Librarians Summer Program came to Bay Area, California and visited San Jose State University Library, U.C. Berkeley, and San Francisco Public Library.

Visitors and SJSU librarians

Chinese librarians with Lian Ruan, the program organizer from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, SJSU librarians and staff: YiPing Wang, Adriana Poo, Elisabeth Thomas, and Judy Pan

On July 16th, 2014 and met with the Associate Dean, International Exchange Program Coordinator, and liaison librarians. San Jose State University librarians introduced the combined library system and services, and tour the group. During the meeting and the tour, there were many questions about operating a public and academic combined system, organizing resources, professional development, and human resources. Both parties learned the different of job positions and job descriptions.

Chinese librarians

Chinese librarians with Lian Ruan at San Francisco Public Library

On July 18, 2014, a group of 26 Chinese librarians participating in the 2014 Chinese Librarians Summer Program visited San Francisco Public Library and met with local CALA NCA members.  Librarians from both groups took turns to briefly introduce themselves and had a very friendly conversation on the differences between Chinese academic libraries and the U.S. libraries.  At the end of the one hour meeting, several CALA NCA members expressed their appreciation of this opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with their counterparts from China and hope there would be more opportunities for such exchanges.

Jianye He, the librarian from U.C. Berkeley, is introducing the campus to Chinese librarians