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East Asian Studies Librarian
Contact & Office Hours
Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Annex
Thursday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Young Library
Five College Library Annex, 124
& Young Library, 111
East Asian Studies
East Asian Languages and Literatures
M.L.I.S., University of Alberta
M.L.I.S., University of Library and Information Studies (Japan)
B.A., East Asian Studies, University of Alberta
Sharon Domier is the East Asian Studies Librarian, who divides her time between Smith College, Amherst College, and the University of Massachusetts. She is the point person for all library services that require East Asian language skills. This means that she is involved in selecting materials, preparing orders, and cataloging them, helping students and faculty to locate research materials in print and online formats, and cite their Chinese, Japanese, and Korean sources accurately. She also works in cooperation with members of the Learning, Research & Technology group to provide library instruction.
Sharon is a fan of reading, coffee, and dogs. She collects Japanese books and manga that relate to libraries and librarians. She and her dogs take classes on a regular basis and try a range of activities from agility, obedience, therapy dog visits, and herding.
Censorship and banned books in Japanese libraries, the aesthetics of Japanese toilets, the benefits of extensive reading in foreign language learning
Domier, Sharon. "From reading guidance to thought control: Wartime Japanese libraries." Library trends 55, no. 3 (2007): 551-569.
Domier, Sharon H. "Banned books in the hands of Japanese librarians." in Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan (2013): 93-111.
Domier, Sharon. "The Coming of Age of Japanese Library Services to the International Community: The View from North America." 大学図書館研究 70 (2004): 42-48.
Domier, Sharon. "Deceptively Simple Assignments That Make a Big Impact." LOEX Quarterly 34, no. 3 (2007): 5.
Subcommittee on Public Services, Council on East Asian Libraries (Past Chair)