New Korean Studies Librarian Jee-Young Park

Staff news
August 29, 2023Regan Murphy Kao

Jee-Young Park

I am delighted to introduce Jee-Young Park as the new Korean Studies Librarian at Stanford’s East Asia Library. With a wealth of experience and expertise in collection building, reference and outreach, Jee-Young is a wonderful fit for this position.

Jee-Young comes to us from The University of Chicago Library, where she serves as the Korean Studies Librarian and plays a crucial role in supporting teaching, learning and research in the Korean language. She also served as the Library Coordinator to the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, assisting the Interim Director of East Asian Collection to work with CEAS Associate Director in coordinating CEAS’s library budgets, library programs, visits, and orientations. Before the University of Chicago, she held the positions of Korean Cataloger at C. V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University and Korean Studies Librarian at the Wu-Jung Library in San Francisco.

With twenty years of professional experience in Korean Studies, Jee-Young has established herself as an expert and respected collaborator in the field. She has contributed significantly to the community through collaborative projects, such as the Bibliography of East Asian Periodicals from Colonial Korea, through digitization projects, such as the North Korean stamps collection, and through publications and presentations on various topics. Further, she is actively involved in national organizations as an institutional representative for the Korean Collections Consortium of North America and as a member of the Committee on Korean Materials and a Member-At-Large (Korea focus) in the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL).

Jee-Young received her BA in Japanese Language and Culture from University of California at Berkeley and completed her MLIS at San Jose State University.

Beyond her professional achievements, Jee-Young has an appreciation for outdoor activities. She finds joy in running, hiking, and camping.

As Jee-Young steps into the role of Korean Studies Librarian at the East Asia Library, we look forward to working with her to expand the collection, broaden outreach efforts, and deepen ties with the faculty and students. Her dedication to collaborative work will bring new possibilities for serving our patrons, strengthening our community, and make our collections more accessible to research, teaching and enjoyment.

Jee-Young will begin her tenure with the East Asia Library on January 15, 2024.