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Molly Des Jardin
Japanese Studies Librarian
East Asia Collection
Collection Development, Global Studies & Scholarly Communication
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
527 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
(215) 898-3205
Subject Specialist
Technical Services
Collection Responsibility:
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Liaison Responsibility:
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Japanese, Classical
Japanese, Modern
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