Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Japan Studies Librarian (Univ. of Washington)

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that Ms. Azusa Tanaka has joined us at the East Asia Library of the University of Washington in Seattle as our Japan Studies Librarian as of July 1st, 2013. Ms. Tanaka received her MLS degree from Syracuse University in 2008 and her MA in Korean Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies at University of Washington in Seattle in 2005.

Prior to moving to UW, Ms. Tanaka served from 2009-2013 as the Japanese catalog/subject Librarian at the East Asia Library at Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Tanaka has been actively involved in the National Coordinating Committee for Japanese Library Materials (NCC) and Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) committees.

The combination of her library experiences in Japanese cataloging, reference and library instruction services, and collection development, as well as her subject training in other areas of East Asian Studies will enable her to make significant contributions to our East Asia Library at the University of Washington Libraries and the university community.

Ms. Tanaka will be responsible for Japanese studies collection development, library instruction and reference services, and faculty and student liaison on campus, and she will actively participate in community outreach and all other professional activities and services associated with her primary job responsibilities as Japan Studies Librarian.

Ms. Tanaka can be reached at the East Asia Library by phone or email at 206-543-7051; azusat@u.washington.edu.

We are very excited to welcome Ms. Tanaka to join us at the University of Washington and look forward to working with her to further strengthen our collections and services.

Zhijia Shen
East Asia Library
University of Washington Libraries

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