As a major part of its mission from the beginning, NCC regularly offers Professional Development for librarians, faculty, and scholars. NCC has offered many types of workshops to meet a variety of needs, from multi-day seminars for new Japanese Studies librarians, to part-day workshops for faculty, and more. NCC is always ready to help users gain knowledge and skills to access Japanese resources. Encouraging librarian-faculty partnerships is another important focus. NCC also partners with other organizations to offer a broader range of workshops.
2002 Junior Librarian Training Seminar Held 18-23 August 2002 at Harvard University. This multi-day seminar provided specialized training and research knowledge to a new generation of Japanese studies librarians to more effectively serve Japanese studies faculty and students throughout the field.
2012 Junior Japanese Studies Librarian Workshop Held 12-13 March 2012 at the University of Toronto. From the description: "The Junior Japanese Studies Librarian Training Workshop was organized in response to the increasing demand to provide training on essential areas of Japanese librarianship to those librarians who recently entered the workforce."
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2020 Next Generation Japanese Studies Librarian Workshop In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, two workshops were offered virtually for online resource sharing. Japanese E-book Collection Development Resources and Cataloguing and Metadata Resources.
2004/05 Train the Trainer Workshops Held 7-9 August 2004 at UCLA and 8-10 January 2005 at Duke University. These workshops trained librarians to become instructors in new electronic resources for use in Japanese Studies.
2011/13 Team Building Workshops Held 29 September 2011 at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and 12-14 August at Harvard University. Team-Building workshops were designed to inform professors and non-area-studies librarians about how to access new electronic information available about Japan. They required participation from both a professor of Japan-related courses and a non-area studies librarian. Japan Studies Librarians offered mentorship and instruction in specific Japan-related databases.
Japan Studies Information Specialist Training (JSIST) Program. Sponsored by NDL and Japan Foundation, NCC vetted and made recommendations for the North American participants in this intensive, weeks-long program in Japan from 2002-05. Program summaries were made in 2004 and 2005. Links and information have not been updated, and are presented as historical records.
2007-09 Tenri Antiquarian Materials Workshop Held at Tenri University, Japan each June over the course of three summers, 2007-09. The Tenri Workshops were aimed at establishing a cohort of librarians expertly trained in the best practices for managing, cataloguing and organizing Japanese manuscript and antiquarian printed material, who would serve as a core group responsible for providing guidance and training on such material to colleagues in their respective countries/regions.