On March 13, 2023, the Beyond Covid: Preparing the Next Generation of Japanese Studies Librarians Workshop was held as a part of the 2023 AAS/CEAL Annual Conference. The workshop was organized by the NCC Librarian Professional Development Working Group, and the NCC Resource Sharing Committee (RSC) offered three presentations for the workshop. On this page, we would like to share the presentation slides prepared for the workshop by NCC-RSC presenters.
Shoji YAMADA, Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
YAMADA Shōji has been a professor at International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) since 2011. After acquiring a B.A. and a M. Med. Sci. at Tsukuba University, he worked for four years for IBM-Japan, then took a position as research assistant in the Department of Computer Science at Tsukuba College of Technology. He joined Nichibunken as an assistant professor in 1996 and earned a PhD from Kyoto University in 1998. His writings include "Pirate" Publishing: The Battle over Perpetual Copyright in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Nichibunken, 2012); Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West (The University of Chicago Press, 2009). He spent nine months as a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2002-03, one month as an invited professor at L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales in 2009, and one year as a visiting scholar at the Reischauer Institute, Harvard in 2012-13, and one month as a visiting scholar at Université Libre de Bruxelles.
After serving as NCC's Japan Liaison (2019-2022), Professor Yamada is currently an Advisor to the NCC Resource Sharing Committee.
Tsuyoshi HARADA, Japanese Studies Librarian and Korean Studies Liaison, University of Iowa
Tsuyoshi Harada is the Japanese Studies Librarian and Korean Studies Liaison at the University of Iowa. His involvement with the NCC has started in 2019 when he joined as a member of the Outreach Working Group and the ILL/DD Committee, which was renamed as the Resource Sharing Committee in 2022. He is currently the Chair of the Resource Sharing Committee (2022 to present), and a co-Chair of the Outreach Working Group (2021 to present).
Satoshi KIKUTANI, Librarian, Osaka University
Satoshi Kikutani has been a librarian at Osaka University (2016-2020, 2023:April-present) and at International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) (2020-2023:March). He has been engaged in public services at both institutions, particularly in the field of peer support at the former.