Area Studies

What We Do

The Area Studies Division is primarily composed of members of the International and Area Studies Library. This unit of the University Library is the campus’ gateway to information and scholarship related to area, international, and global studies, connecting students and scholars to the knowledge crucial to developing global competencies through the study of distinct nations and regions, as well as transnational issues and global concerns. The Library bylaws indicate that the Division is an educational and administrative sub-unit of the larger whole related by common interests and objectives.The goals of the Area Studies Division mirror those of the IAS Library to enhance opportunities for collaboration and coordination among the Library’s area and international studies specialists.

Meeting Announcement


  • ShuYong Jiang, Chair
  • Atoma Batoma
  • Kit Condill
  • Joe Lenkart
  • Laila Hussein Moustafa
  • Lynne Rudasill
  • Antonio Sotomayor
  • Mara L. Thacker
  • Steven Witt
  • Lisa Renee Kemplin
  • Yuriko Oono
  • Xiaoping Qi
  • Al Kagan
  • Larry Miller
  • Yoo-Seong Song
  • Paula Carns
  • Clara M. Chu
  • Irene Kolchinsky
  • Susan Schnuer
  • Marek Sroka

Division Policies

  • Area Studies Division Bylaws: PDF
  • Reference and User Services Policy: PDF

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes

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  • 2017-2018
  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Related Documents
October 13, 2017 Agenda not yet available Minutes not yet available
October 12, 2017 Agenda available Minutes available
December 8, 2016 Agenda available Minutes not yet available
October 27, 2016 Agenda available Minutes available
September 22, 2016 Agenda available Minutes available
August 11, 2016 Agenda available Minutes available

Additional Information

Collection Development Policy

Links to current collection development policies for subject areas we cover. Year adopted in parentheses.