Keiko Yokota-Carter

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412 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Japanese Studies Librarian


Liaison, selector for Japanese Studies collection.

Board member for the Executive Committee of the Center for Japanese Studies



Master of Information and Library Studies, 1997, University of Michigan, School of Information

Master of Arts, 1990, Stanford University, School of Education (International Development Education Program with concentration in Japan)

Bachelor of Arts, 1982, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Sociology and Women’s Studies

Bachelor of Arts, 1980, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan, International Relations


1999 - 2012  Japanese Studies librarian, University of Washington Libraries

1998 - 1999  Japanese Material Specialist, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)

1994 - 1995  Lecturer in Japanese language, Smith College

1994 - 1995  Program Coordinator for the Residential Academic Program, University of Massachusetts, at Amherst

1989 - 1994  Lecture in Japanese language, Amherst College


  • development and maintenance of the Japanese collection
  • evaluation and selection of information sources related to Japanese Studies
  • reference and research consultation in supporting instructional programs designed for Japanese Studies
  • searve as liaison with the Center for Japanese studies faculty
  • respond to the fauclty/stduents research and teaching needs
  • cooperate with the Center for Japanese studies activities and projects

Nationally, KYC has been Chair of the Japanese Materials Committee of the Council on the East Asia Libraries (April, 2005 – March, 2008) and the Chair for the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Studies Library Resources (NCC) (January, 2010 – December, 2012). Currently, she is chairing the NCC’s National Cooperative Collection Development Working Group.  She has worked in various ways to promote digital scholarship at UM, helping students and faculty make use of online research materials and presenting on digital scholarship at international conferences.  In March 2015, she organized a collaborative workshop between the UM Center for Japanese Studies and the School of Information entitled “Digital Humanities and the Futures of Japanese Studies.”

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