1.Lecture: Hana Kim, Lucy Gan and Stephen Qiao from University of Toronto share the general responses and services developed by the University’s Central Library system of University of Toronto in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library’s endeavours to support curricular continuity for the faculty and students, and key Chinese studies-related electronic resources that the East Asian Library provides for online teaching and learning in this time of crisis, as well as the library’s development of alternative workflows in terms of acquiring resources and improving library records (i.e., record enhancement) for the University community.
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(1) Hana Kim is currently the Director of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at the University of Toronto (U of T), Canada. Prior to that, she was the Head Librarian of the Asian Library at the University of British Columbia (2014-2016) in Vancouver, Canada, Acting Director at U of T (2012, 2014) and Korean Studies Librarian at U of T (2003-2014). In her current position at the U of T, she leads a team of 14 employees and many students in all areas of library operations and ensures responsive interactions with the University community and Asian Canadian communities, as well as allied organizations, working locally and internationally to identify and implement mutual goals. She currently serves as the President of Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) in North America.
(2) Lucy Gan is the East Asian Information Services Librarian in the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (EAL) at the University of Toronto. She coordinates the EAL reference and consultation services, information literacy instruction, public lectures and exhibitions, collaborative activities with student groups, and many special library projects. As part of her responsibility, she also selects and develops research materials sourced from Taiwan to enrich the EAL’s Chinese language collections. She is the editor of The EAL Newsletter, a semi-annual periodical serving a major vehicle to communicate EAL activities and services to library stakeholders.
3.Stephen Qiao (乔晓勤) is a Chinese Studies Librarian at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto. He also works as the Chair of the Committee of Chinese Materials (CCM, 2017-2020) under Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) and the Chair of Committee for Professional Activities in the Society of Chinese Studies Librarians (SCSL, 2018-2020). Stephen worked as a subject librarian in other academic libraries in North America as well, including University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library, Texas Tech University Library and Fine Art Library, Harvard University before joining the University of Toronto Libraries. Stephen received his MLIS from University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from Sun Yet-Sen University. He was an associate professor at Department of Anthropology, Sun Yet-Sen University (1988 - 1993).