Monday, November 9, 2015

Toshie Marra and Peter Bae to assume NCC ILL/DD Co-chairship

For Immediate Release:  NCC announces election of new ILL/DD Co-chairs

NCC is pleased to announce the election of Toshie Marra, Librarian for Japanese Collection at University of California, Berkeley as the new NCC Council member and co-chair of the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Committee (ILL/DD).  Peter Bae, Circulation Services Director of Princeton University Libraries, who is a current member of NCC’s ILL/DD Committee, joins her as co-chair.  Both co-chairs have extensive experience in international librarianship and resource sharing.  They will serve a term from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.

Toshie Marra served as NCC Chair from 2004 to 2006 at the time NCC’s current ILL/DD projects were being planned.  From 2009 to 2012 she served as a member of the committee as a representative of UCLA.  She is also one of the founding members of the Subcommittee on Japanese Rare Books of the Council on East Asian Library’s Committee on Japanese Materials and received her MLIS from UCLA.  

Seangill Peter Bae received his MLIS from University at Albany, SUNY and worked at Columbia University before coming to Princeton in 2014.  He is active in the international interlibrary loan and resource sharing field, serving as a member of the ALA RUSA STARS International ILL Committee and as Information Coordinator of the IFLA (International Federations of Library Associations), Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee.  In addition, he started and currently administering a Facebook group, ILLers; a FB Group For Interlibrary Loan Librarians in which various ILL/DD issues are discussed.

As co-chairs of the ILL/DD Committee they will oversee NCC’s international borrowing and document delivery services with special emphasis on expanding online information guides to enable users to more easily navigate the ILL/DD services offered by the National Diet Library, Waseda, Keio, and Ritsumeikan Universities, and the activities of the more than 270 members of the Global ILL Framework in Japan, North America, Australia and New Zealand.  This is an especially critical time for interlibrary loan activities due to Japan’s decision not to revise their systems to meet the ISO protocols that facilitate communications between the different catalog systems in Japan and the West.  The NCC ILL/DD Committee will be working closely with a new Japanese group recently established to recommend future directions in international resource sharing. 

As is required by its by-laws, NCC seeks to include among Council members librarians and faculty 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.  In addition to the new co-chairs representing UC Berkeley and Princeton, the current ILL/DD Committee includes members from University of California, Los Angeles; Emory University; University of Hawaii; University of Kansas; University of Notre Dame; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Pittsburgh; Monash University in Melbourne Australia; and Tsukuba University in Japan.  The out-going co-chairs are Hiroyuki Good and Kazuyo Good of the University of Pittsburgh. 

The ILL/DD homepage is found on the NCC Website at

November 1, 2015

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