Seeking Nominations for NCC Council and Committee MembersDuring 2014 the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (the NCC) will fill positions on the elected NCC Council and on the Digital Resources Committee and the Multi-Volume Sets Grants Committee. NCC Council Members are elected for three-year terms and committee members serve rotating terms of three years generally with one or two new members joining each year. Committees are appointed by the NCC Chair with the approval of the NCC Executive Committee. Terms begin either January 1 or July 1 and run for three years from that date.
As is required by its by-laws, the NCC seeks to include among Council and Committee members faculty and librarians from diverse regions of the country, from institutions of varying size, and from Japanese and East Asian studies programs with a range of strengths and foci. Selection of candidates will, therefore, take into consideration current representation on those committees in filling these positions. A list of the current Council Members and is contained in the About NCC section of the website at http://guides.nccjapan.org/homepage. A brief description of positions follows:
NCC Elected Librarian Council MemberElected librarian members come from a range of institutions and regions, and from institutions with collections of all sizes both those broadly covering Japan and East Asia and those that may be more specialized. All elected NCC members are expected to serve on a range of committees or working groups and will likely be asked to become chair or co-chair of at least one such group. Past experience as a member of an NCC committee or working group or a CEAL committee, as well as other service to the field is desirable.
NCC Elected Faculty Council MemberElected faculty members arechosen to represent not only a range of institutions and regions but also to represent a diversity of disciplines, time periods and research methodologies. One of the faculty members serves also as the co-chair of the Multi-Volume Sets Grant Committee. An active engagement with libraries and library-related issues and participation in disciplinary and field wide service is also of important consideration.
NCC Digital Resources Committee (DRC)http://guides.nccjapan.org/jpn-db-directoryThe digital resources committee serves as an intermediary between academic users and materials vendors and provides two-way education and advocacy for the needs of academic users abroad. The DRC’s at-large committee of librarians and faculty is actively involved in education about licensing of digital resources for Japanese studies, and coordinate such efforts for the NCC on a national and international basis, working especially closely with colleagues in Japan. The DRC especially seeks members who have experience organizing workshops and webinars, and those with experience negotiating and managing subscriptions to major Japanese databases.
NCC Multi-Volume Sets Committee (MVS) http://guides.nccjapan.org/mvs?hs=a.MVS is the NCC’s oldest ongoing program making grants for expensive materials not otherwise circulating from North American collections. Each year MVS makes grants that cover up to 80% of the purchase cost for small institutions and 50% to 75% for larger institutions on sets of Japanese language materials in demand by users but beyond the normal budget of most institutions. Committee activities are especially busy in the fall and winter when MVS competition takes place.
To propose a candidate for one of these positions, please send an email by November 15, 2013 to NCC Chair Kuniko Yamada McVey email@example.com with a cc: to NCC Executive Director Victoria Bestor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-nominations are invited. For further information about these positions and other NCC activities please visit the website.
Victoria Lyon Bestor
North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
149 Upland Road
Cambridge, MA 02140