Dr. Asato Receives Social Science Research Council Grant

Dr. Asato received a $40,000 grant from the Social Research Council through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship.  Dr. Asato will conduct comparative research on the Philosophy of Modern Public Libraries in Japan and the United States.  The grant allows Dr. Asato to conduct an onsite collaborative research with colleagues in the Kyoto University in Spring and Summer of 2014.

Book on Librarians and Professional Development Receives National Recognition

Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers edited by Debbie Abilock, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Violet Harada, has been selected as the “2013 Best Professional Guide for School or Youth Librarians” by Library Media Connection (LMC) and the American Reference Books Annual (ARBA). Harada is a professor emeritus in the University Hawaii’s Library and Information Science Program, Department of Information and Computer Sciences. Continue reading