Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Asian Studies

Last updated April 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered together links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Asian Studies.

1. Standards or Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee is not aware of information literacy standards in this area. However, the following are the leading professional associations in the field.

Association for Asian Studies. Accessed January 4, 2016.

East Asian Libraries Association. Accessed April 24, 2018.

2. Related Research

Chen, Xi and Chen, Yao. 2013. “Gateway to East Asian Studies: An Analytical Report of Subject Guides in North American East Asian Libraries.” Journal of East Asian Libraries 2013, no. 157: 157-170.

Chen, Xi, and Jin Moon. “Outreaching – A Critical Junction Where Librarians and the Academic Programs Meet,” April 1, 2018. 

Chen, Yao, and Xi Chen. 2015. “Web-Based Subject Guides for East Asian Studies: Current Status, Challenges, and Recommendations.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly 20, no. 1–2: 1–17.

Dorner, Daniel G., and G. E. Gorman. 2006. “Information Literacy Education in Asian Developing Countries: Cultural Factors Affecting Curriculum Development and Programme Delivery.” IFLA Journal 32, no.4: 281-293.

Inokuchi, Hiromitsu and Yoshiko Nozaki. 2010. “Critical Approach to Asia through Library Collections and Instructions in North America: Selection of Culture and Counter-Hegemonic Library Practices.” In Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods, edited by Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier, 237-248. Duluth: Library Juice Press.

Lin, Mei-Yun (Annie). 2008. “Faculty Can Help Students to Learn by Partnering with Librarians.” Journal of East Asian Libraries 2008, no. 146: 28-31.

MacPherson, and Kristina Ruth. 2015. “Decoding Area Studies and Interdisciplinary Majors: Building a Framework for Entry-Level Students.” College Teaching 63, no.2: 40-45.

MacPherson, Kris, and Yunshan Ye. 2005. “Braided Streams: Collections, Connections, and Information Literacy in Asian Studies at St. Olaf College.” Paper presented at the ACRL Twelfth National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 7-10. 

Shaodan, Luo. 2014. “Information Literacy in Chinese Studies.Chinese Studies 3, no.2: 47-55.

Shen, Zhijia, and Keith Gresham. 2000. “When Technology Transforms Research Methodology: The Role of Librarians in Reforming the Curriculum.Reference Services Review 28, no.4: 360-368. 

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Featured Resources for Teaching about East Asia.” National Consortium for Teaching About Asia