SIS Faculty lectures in Japan


E. DetlefsenAssociate Professor Ellen Detlefsen stands at the gates of the Aichi Shukotoku University in Nagoya, Japan, where the announcement of her recent lecture was posted.  On October 10, 2006, Detlefsen spoke on consumer health libraries and on the provision of consumer health information services in the United States, addressing an audience of 80 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, in the Department of Library and Information Science at the University. 

The LIS program in Nagoya is one of three in Japan; the other two are at Keio University and at the University of Tsukuba.  Her visit was hosted by Professor Atsutake Nozoe, a regular visitor to SIS since the 1990s; he has arranged talks for Dr. Detlefsen on her five previous trips to Japan.  While on this trip, she also spoke in Tokyo, at a meeting of the Kanto Chapter of the Japan Medical Library Association, presenting a lecture on the informationist. 

SIS alumna Makiko Miwa (now a professor at the National Institute of Multimedia Education in Japan) was in attendance at the Tokyo lecture, as were several other visitors to SIS, most notably Midori Ichiko and Yukiko Sakai, of the Keio University Medical Library.  Ichiko and Sakai have both visited at the Falk Library of Health Sciences Library System.