Monday, August 10, 2015

New Korean Studies Librarian at Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

Dear all,

I am delighted to announce that Julia Jihae Chun has accepted the job offer as a Korean Studies Librarian in Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, effective August 1, 2015.

Julia brings a wealth of subject knowledge on Korean Studies and experience as a subject librarian. In the past year Or (until June of this year), She held a shared position as a Catalog Librarian for Korean language resources at Duke University and Korean Studies Librarian at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).  She received her HBA degree in Sociocultural Anthropology and Mater of Information degree from University of Toronto. She worked as a SLA and GSLA in the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library for more than five years while she studied at UofT. After graduation, she also worked briefly in York University as a library assistant and George Brown College as a practicum student. As a young professional, Julia has accumulated experiences on public services in academic libraries, copy and original Korean language cataloguing and providing reference, instructional services on Korean studies, which enable her to serve our Korean studies community’s dynamic and diversify information needs at UofT and beyond. Julia has indicated that she has great potential and flexibility to adopt and grow well at this new challenging job.

As a Korean Studies Librarian, Julia will work closely with other subject librarians and staff at the East Asian Library to continue building strong Korean Studies collections; actively engage with faculty and students in the Korean Studies Programs. She will collaborate with librarians and staff in other departments regarding acquisition, cataloguing, maintenance and preservation of Korean-language resources.  I look forward to working with Julia as she undertakes this important role. Please join me in congratulating her and welcoming her to the University of Toronto Libraries. Julia can be reached at

Best Regards,

Stephen Qiao

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