Area Studies, East Asia, East Asian Libraries, United States, Acquisitions, Libraries, Librarians
Unlike the majority of East Asian library collections which were established with the full support and well thought-out plans from the library administration, the East Asian collection at ASU started in 1968 with a somewhat make-do arrangement. There was no librarian hired or designated to take charge of the basic library functions of East Asian language materials; the cataloging responsibility for these materials was added to the duties of a catalog librarian who happened to have a Chinese language background and was given an assistant who knew the Japanese and Korean languages.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Late Bloom in the Desert: The East Asian Library Collection and Services at Arizona State University,"
Journal of East Asian Libraries: Vol. 1993
, Article 19.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jeal/vol1993/iss101/19