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Questions to the Asia Reference email address will be answered where possible by Reference staff or referred to the appropriate specialist.

180 Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-8199
Asia Reference email: asiaref@cornell.edu
Contact person: Carole Atkinson

Reference Office Hours: 10 am-5pm Monday through Friday 

For general reference inquiries, there are several options for contacting Olin Reference:  Ask a Librarian

Wason Collection

Liren Zheng, Curator
172 Kroch Library
607-255-5759

Curatorial and administrative responsibilities, directs selection of Chinese, Korean and western materials on East Asia, supervises staff, develops projects, public relations, fund raising and grant applications, general logistics, inter-departmental relations, specific reference service.

 
Daniel McKee, Japanese Bibliographer
173 Kroch Library
607-255-4737

Responsible for the development, promotion and maintenances of the Japan collection, including Japanese reference, selections of Japanese language materials and western language materials on Japan.

 
You Lee Chun, Selector for Korean Collection; E-Resources
 
607-255-1685; 607-255-9487

Languages: Korean, Japanese

 
Jing Carlson, Collections Assistant III
171 Kroch Library
607-255-4357

Curator assistant, office administration, materials assistance and the hiring and direct supervision of student workers.

 

Echols Collection

Gregory Green, Curator
179 Kroch Library
607-255-8889

Curatorial responsibilities, selects and maintains materials on Southeast Asia, handles reference on Southeast Asian topics. Languages: Lao, Thai, Khmer 

 
Jeffrey Petersen, Southeast Asia Librarian
178 Kroch Library
607-255-7229

Selects materials on Insular Southeast Asia (Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore), assists with reference.  Languages: Tagalog, Indonesian

 
Carole Atkinson, Senior Information Assistant
180 Kroch Library
607-255-8199

Responds to asiaref email questions, handles general reference questions, supervises student staff, and gives tours of Asia Collections.

 
Aparna Ghosh, Administrative Supervisor
177 Kroch Library
607-255-4189

Office administration, including materials assistance and the hiring and direct supervision of student workers.

 

South Asia Collection

Bronwen Bledsoe, Curator
181 Kroch Library
607-255-9479

Curatorial responsibilities, selects and maintains materials on South Asia, handles reference on South Asian topics.  Languages: Sanskrit, Hindi, Nepali, Bengali, and other languages of northern India.

 
Lisa Lefever, Collections Assistant III
182 Kroch Library
607-255-9777

Office administration, including materials assistance and the hiring and direct supervision of student workers.

 

Technical Services Staff

You Lee Chun, Selector for Korean Collection; E-Resources
 
607-255-1685; 607-255-9487

Languages: Korean, Japanese

 
Masayo Uchiyama, Orderer/inputter
 
607-255-9487

Languages: Japanese

 
Yen Bui, Original Cataloger
 
607-255-5752

Languages: Burmese, Vietnamese

 
Sung Ok Kim, Original Cataloger
 
607-255-5752

Languages: Korean

 
Yi Jin, Copy Cataloging/Inputting
 
607-255-4969

Languages: Chinese

 
Swe Swe Myint, Inputter/receiver
 
607-255-9488

Languages: Burmese

 
Tenzin Tsokyi, Batch Processing and Metadata Management
 
607-255-5757

Languages: Hindi, Tibetan

 
Ben Abel, Southeast Asian Serials Assistant
 
607-255-5118

Languages: Indonesian, Malaysian

 
Chun Mei Lyons, Serials Processing
 
607-255-5118

Languages: Chinese

 
Teresa Mei, Original Cataloger
 
607-255-5752

Languages: Chinese, Japanese

 
Chip (Daniel) Talmadge, Database Management
 
607-255-5757

Languages: Chinese, Japanese

 
Shu-jan (Grace) Lin, Orderer/inputter
 
607-255-9487

Languages: Chinese

 
Apikanya McCarty, Original Cataloger
 
607-255-5752

Languages: Lao, Thai, Khmer

 
Sarah Ross, Original Cataloger
 
607-255-5752

Languages: Indonesian, Malaysian, and Western