Position: C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Japanese Studies Librarian

C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Columbia University Libraries

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States with over 840,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and Western language materials and over 7,200 periodical titles.

SOAS library petition

SOAS has announced 13 job cuts in the Library (nearly 25% of the staff).  It will be impossible for the Library to provide the same level of services once the School pushes through the plan. SOAS colleagues need your support so please sign their petition and circulate details to your contacts.

Petition - https://www.change.org/p/soas-university-of-london-stop-the-cuts-at-soas...

Training Program for Librarians and Researchers

The National Diet Library Japan would like to announce
"Training Program for Librarians and Researchers for Japanese Materials"
held in February 2018.
We look forward to your application.

For details, see [ http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/library/training_jsl.html ]
[ http://www.ndl.go.jp/jp/library/training/guide/H29training_jsl_yoko.pdf ]

Access to the NDL digital collections from abroad

The efforts to achieve an extended access to the NDL digital collections from abroad have reached a new stage. The draft to change the respective law/regulations has been issued. Currently the Japanese government collects public comments concerning the draft. Please find below Prof. Takeuchi’s email. Prof Takeuchi (Vice-President of Chiba University and NCC’s former Japan liaison) has arranged the meeting of Ms. Noguchi and Mr. Dunkel with the representatives of the Bunkachō last year.

Position at British Library: Head of Asian & African Collections

The British Library is recruiting for the post of Head of Asian & African Collections.  For further details follow this link https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6479349/head-of-asian-and-african-collections/

Please circulate this to any of your colleagues who might be interested in applying.

Position: Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian

The Japan Digital Research Center (JDRC) of the Fung Library at Harvard University seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as its Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position is best suited for an individual with a strong interest in a range of activities in digital scholarship, including building new digital collections, developing services in support of research, teaching, learning, and managing digital projects, including collaborations with faculty and University library staff.

National Diet Library training program

The National Diet Library is offering again a training program to Japanese Studies librarians living outside of Japan held in 2017 January.

We look forword to apply.

 For details, see


* English version is currently being prepared and will be linked from the above page.