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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 2022-2023

June 2023: Princeton

July 2023: Chicago

August 2023: UCLA

September 2023: Stanford

October 2023: Duke

November 2023: Harvard

December 2023: Berkeley

January 2024: University of Hawaii

February 2024: Columbia

March 2024: Washington

April 2024: USC

May 2024: Michigan

The monthly designated institution will be subject to change 

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