Wednesday, March 27, 2013

NCC's 2nd Team-Building Workshop

Want to offer more undergraduate Japanese studies courses?
Need more Japanese digital resources?
Want to use interlibrary loan or document delivery from Japan?
Want to infuse Open Source materials into your teaching and research about Japan?

If you answered YES to any of these questions Team UP and Take Part in NCC’s Team-Building Workshop:

Where and When?  August 12-15, 2013 at Harvard University, cosponsored by NCC and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.  (Arrival in Boston, Sunday, August 11, 2013)

Workshop Content: An intensive four-day, small-group program with lectures by leading scholars, discussion sections, and hands-on training in Japanese digital resources.  Trainees will gain hands-on knowledge of freely available and subscription-based databases, learn to use international ILL, get visual images from Japan, use the Japan Digital Archive of the 2011 Disasters in teaching, and make non-print media more central to instruction and student projects.  All instruction will be in English.

Who should be on your team? Teams should include 2-3 members who are Japanese and/or Asian studies faculty and librarians (preference will be given to librarians who are NOT Japan-specialists themselves).  Teams may come from the same institution or neighboring institutions, which are jointly developing the Team’s resources on Japan.  Teams may come from any institution where undergraduate Japanese studies if offered, worldwide. 

What kind of projects should your team develop? Team projects may include undergraduate courses on Japan, instructional websites or webinars, strategies for infusing Japanese digital resources into the curriculum, materials for language learners at any level, multi-media resources on Japan, and projects that expand your teaching to better promote understanding of Japan in your community. 

Who to Contact? Please contact NCC Executive Director Victoria Bestor before applying, and to learn about limited travel and lodging support for eligible trainees. 

What should applications include: Applications should contain a background paragraph on your institution, a brief summary of your existing Japanese and Asian studies programs, details on your Team-Members, a short proposal (1-3 pages) summarizing your Team-Project, and information on the travel/lodging needs of your team.  Funds are limited and applicants are asked to seek institutional and/or individual matching funds. 

Workshop Sponsorship:  NCC is offering this Workshop with principal funding from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.  Supplemental and logistical support will come from the Japan-US Friendship Commission, Toshiba International Foundation, and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University. 

Application deadline: April 30, 2013

Visit the NCC Website at to learn more about NCC
and its freely available resources and services.
Victoria Lyon Bestor
Executive Director
North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
149 Upland Road
Cambridge, MA 02140
Tel: 617-833-0755
Fax: 617-812-5854

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