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Stella Kaoru Ota

Physics Librarian

Stella's role in the library

I am responsible for keeping Stanford researchers and students well-supported with information resources and research assistance in the subjects of physics, applied physics, and astronomy.

Topic Guides by Stella

Guide Last Updated Subject tag
Physical Properties of Materials 2013-08-02 Materials science and engineering

Professional activities

Chair, Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division, Special Libraries Association (2013)

Board of Directors, Asian Staff Forum, Stanford University (2008-present) (Chair, 2009-2012)

Library Advisory Board, World Scientific Publishing (2007-present)

Board of Directors, School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association, San Jose State University (1997-2003) (President, 2000-2003)

Selected publications

Ota, S. (2006, November). Physics: Major journals and prices. Where do we publish? What do we cite? Are we supporting reasonably-priced publishing alternatives? A poster presented at the Scholarly Communication Colloquium held November 6, 2006 at Stanford, CA.

Ota, S., & Wedl, R. (2005, November 17). Physics Library’s "Campus Eateries" resource moves to the University’s Visitor & Neighbors site. SULAIR News. Retrieved from http://sulairnews.stanford.edu/issues/news.jsp?issue=050817#4;.

More about Stella

I joined the University Libraries in 1997 as the Reference & Instructional Services Librarian for the Science and Engineering Libraries. Prior to Stanford, I was in the Caltech libraries and even earlier, participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

Education

MLIS, Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California at Irvine