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Molly Des Jardin
Title:
Japanese Studies Librarian
Department:
East Asia Collection
Division:
Collection Development, Global Studies & Scholarly Communication
Library:
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Office:
527 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Phone:
(215) 898-3205
Email:
Role:
Subject Specialist
Reference
Technical Services
Collection Responsibility:
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Liaison Responsibility:
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Specialty:
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Language:
Japanese, Classical
Japanese, Modern
Biography:
Molly Des Jardin joined Penn Libraries in July 2013 as the Japanese Studies Librarian. Molly manages Penn's Japanese studies collection, both electronic and print resources, in Japanese and European languages. She is also available for reference consultations and class sessions on Japanese research methods and resources. Molly works with Youngaie Kim, Visiting Librarian, to provide collection services for Korean Studies. Molly holds a BA in History and BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed an MA and PhD in Asian Languages & Cultures (Japanese book history and literature) as well as an MSI in Library and Information Science at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, where she served as the Archive Development Manager of the Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters. Her research interests include the history of the book in Japan, 19th and 20th century literature and book history, contemporary Japanese literature, and methodologies in digital literary scholarship, with a particular focus on natural language processing.
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Division: Collection Development, Global Studies & Scholarly Communication
Department: East Asia Collection
Role: Reference
Role: Subject Specialist
Role: Technical Services
Language: Japanese, Classical
Language: Japanese, Modern