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1 The Librarian Professional Development Committee (LPDC): NCC 2007 Open Meeting Tsai Auditorium of Harvard Center for Government and International Studies on Friday, March 23, 2007, 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.

2 The Librarian Professional Development Committee (LPDC) Established in late March With the goal of serving the role of coordinating continuing education and professional development activities for Japanese and East Asian studies librarians who serve faculty, students, and other users in the Japan field.

3 Charges to the LPDC 1 Serve as a point of communication on professional development needs for the NCC 2 Serve as a screening committee for US applications to the Japanese Studies Information Specialists Training (JSIST) Program funded by the Japan Foundation 3 Solicit views on the collective needs for professional development of Japanese and East Asian studies librarians who serve faculty, students, and other users in the Japan field and make recommendations to NCC for developing future projects 4. Serve as a clearinghouse for professional development in Japanese studies librarianship and respond to individual consultation needs.

4 LPDC members Cathy Chiu (UC Santa Barbara) Kio T. Kanda (Library of Congress) Yasuko Makino (Princeton, Advisor) Sachie Noguchi (Columbia, Co-chair) Sumie Ota (New York Public Library ) Eiko Sakaguchi (Maryland, Co-chair) Mari Suzuki (Michigan)

5 First Meeting during the AAS To meet each other face-to-face 2. To review the charges to the committee, 3. To plan future activities. –The Japanese Librarian Training Needs Survey was proposed –Identifying the training needs for librarians engaged in serving in the area of Japanese Studies –Co-chair Sachie Noguchi has been working for the proposed Tenri Antiquarian Materials Workshop for Overseas Japanese Studies Librarians

6 Second Meeting during the AAS 2007 March 21 : 12:30 – With Co-chair to be: Maureen Donovan

7 Activities Based on the Japanese Librarian Training Needs Survey results, plan for the future trainings Collaborate with the Tenri Antiquarian Materials Workshop for Overseas Japanese Studies Librarians (Tenri Workshop)

8 Tenri Antiquarian Materials Workshop for Overseas Japanese Studies Librarians (Tenri Workshop) Background Professor Hideo Yamanaka (Tenri Univ.) on sabbatical at Cambridge University Many antiquarian materials exist in Japanese studies collections outside Japan Quite often they materials not been processed Materials have not been accessible to researchers.

9 Professor H. Yamanaka’s Initiative UK Colleagues’ Supports US Participation Proposed during the EAJRS annual conference in Lund, Sweden 2005 For possible funding, Yamanaka, Tytler (Oxford), and Noguchi visited the Japan Foundation Tokyo Headquarter in Dec. 2005

10 Project Objective To establish a cohort of librarians expertly trained in the best practices for managing, cataloguing and organizing antiquarian manuscript and printed material, who will serve as core persons responsible for providing guidance and training on such material to colleagues in their respective countries/regions.

11 Tenri Antiquarian Materials Workshop Preparatory Committee Prof. Hideo Yamanaka (Tenri University, Japan) Izumi Tytler (Oxford, UK Japan Library Group) Izumi Tytler (Oxford, UK Japan Library Group) Hamish Todd (British Library, UK Japan Library Group) Dr. Setsuko Kuwabara (Dokumentation / Bibliothek Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, EAJRS ) S. Noguchi (Columbia, NCC LPDC).

12 Tenri Workshop Collaborative project among: – Tenri University in Japan, – UK Japan Library Group, – European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS) –NCC LPDC Date : June 18-22, 2007 Venue: Tenri University Central Library, Tenri (Nara Pref.) Participants: 20 overseas librarians Three year step up system

13 NCC’s Collaborations Support letter for the fund proposal submitted to the Japan Foundation by the UK Japan Library Group/Tenri Workshop Preparatory Committee Toshie Marra-san (NCC Chair then, CEAL CJM Subcommittee on Japan Rare Books)’s advice Fund Proposal to the NEAC Review of the documents: announcement and the application form for North America Call for application to eastlib, Etc.

14 Topics for Workshop Year 1: Basic knowledge for management and cataloguing of materials: focus on Edo Period printed material. The workshop will contain a combination of lectures and practical sessions on the following key areas: Outline and characteristics of Japanese manuscripts/early printed books Types of format/binding; basic bibliographic terminology Characteristics of publishing/book distribution in Edo Period Basic cataloguing: focus on Edo Period printed material

15 Year 2: Management and cataloguing of antiquarian material including manuscripts Types of printed and manuscript material Practicalities and problems of manuscript cataloguing Intermediate cataloguing Conservation and management

16 Year 3: Management and cataloguing of antiquarian material of various subjects/formats Printed and manuscript material in non-book format Management, handling and organization of documents Advanced cataloguing Preservation and imaging data

17 Call for Applications and the Selection Subcommittee Feb. 5: Call for applications on eastlib Feb. 21 : Reminder Selection Subcommittee –Hideyuki Morimoto (CEAL CJM Subcommittee on Japanese Rare Books) –Eiko Sakaguchi (Subcommittee chair, LPDC) –Yasuko Makino (LPDC) –Izumi Tytler (Observer/Advisor, Tenri Workshop Preparatory Committee)

18 LPDC report at NCC Open Meeting Tenri Workshop Participants from North America Kuniko Yamada McVey, Harvard University Haruko Nakamura, Yale University Sachie Noguchi, Columbia University Hisako Rogerson, Library of Congress Keiko Suzuki, Yale University Lynette K. Teruya, University of Hawaii, Manoa Reiko Yoshimura, Freer and Sackler Gallery Library

19 Thank you for your attention! Note: This PowerPoint presentation is prepared in consultation with and on behalf of the LPDC by Sachie Noguchi


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