Keiko Yokota-Carter she-her

Japanese Studies Librarian







412 Hatcher Library North

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412 Hatcher North

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190



Keiko Yokota-Carter she-her

Japanese Studies Librarian

About me

Liaison, selector for Japanese Studies collection

  • evaluation and selection of information resource
  • reference, research consultation, and supporting instructional programs 
  • cooperate with the Center for Japanese studies activities and projects

My expertise is on Japanese studies in the Humanities and Social Science fields.  I am knowledgeable about how scholarly communication is practiced in Japan, trends in publishing, vendors and academic organizations, and networked well among researchers and stakeholders in Japanese studies globally.  I have been the primary negotiator to bring Japanese commercial databases to the North American university libraries since 2000.  Chairs for the Japanese Material Committee of the Council of East Asia Libraries - CEAL (2005 - 2008), North American Coordinating Council for Japanese Library Resources - NCC (2010 - 2012), and NCC Cooperative Collection Development Working Group (2012 - present).


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 University, Tokyo, Japan, International Relations



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