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Korean Collections Consortium of North America: Ask a Korean Studies Librarian!

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Ask a Korean Studies Librarian!

Since 2009, the members of the Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA) have provided the “Ask a Korean Studies Librarian (or Ask Korea)”, a free-of-charge virtual professional reference service open to the public on matters related to Korean Studies. This is the only such resource in North America although the service is not limited to this continent. This reference service is initiated by KCCNA to reach out to institutions with small and medium sized Korean collections in an attempt to assist their resource needs by making accessible the collections developed by KCCNA member libraries. The KCCNA members have continued to provide reference helps to faculty, scholars, students and peer librarians who otherwise do not have access to Korean studies librarians’ expertise at their institutions. 

Each month is managed by one designated KCCNA member who rotates the monthly duty among all 13 members. The librarian who is in charged for the month answers questions while other members are all back-up assisting users with additional information. This year 13 members took their turns filling various Korea related questions from all over the world.

Schedule of 2021-2022

March 2021: U of Michigan

April 2021:  U of Toronto

May 2021: Princeton

June 2021: Stanford

July 2021: UCLA

August 2021: U of Chicago

September 2021: Duke

October 2021: Harvard

November 2021: UC Berkeley

December 2021: U of Hawaii

January 2022: Columbia

February 2022: U of Washington

March 2022: USC

April 2022: U of Michigan

The monthly designated institution will be subject to change 

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