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Librarians in the News--Dr. Kristina Troost

by Tara McGowan on 2020-02-10T08:41:57-05:00 | Comments

NCC congratulates Dr. Kristina Troost—Japanese Studies Librarian in the Duke University Libraries’ Department of International and Area Studies—for being selected as the inaugural recipient of the Council on East Asian Libraries  (CEAL) Distinguished Service Award.

This prestigious award honors an individual CEAL member who has made significant contributions to library and information services, to East Asian libraries, and to the East Asian studies community. The award will be presented at the 2020 CEAL annual meeting in Boston.  

Prior to coming to Duke in 1990, Dr. Troost received her Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University and her B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Her work includes research consultations, library instruction, collection building, and web-based guides. She has served as Director of Graduate Studies for Duke's M.A. program in East Asian Studies 2008-2018 and 2019-2020. Her many professional interests include premodern Japanese social and economic history, research methods, the history of the book in Japan, web archiving, scholarly communication and issues related to publishing.  

Dr. Troost served as NCC Chair from 1998 to 2000. For NCC’s 25th Anniversary celebration, she prepared the following talk about the Founding of the NCC.

Congratulations again to Kristina Troost for a lifetime of achievement and many contribution to the field of  Japan Studies Librarianship!

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