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Alice Kawakami

University Librarian; B.A., Cal State L.A., M.L.S., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-3954


A pioneer in digital reference technology, Kawakami’s diverse professional background includes service in academic, medical, and public libraries. Her prior positions include interim head, College Library (UCLA); assistant head for Services and Programs, College Library (UCLA); program director for Digital Reference (UCLA), user education coordinator, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California; Consumer Health Information Program and Services Librarian (County of Los Angeles Public Library).

Yongyi Song

Librarian Faculty; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, MLS, Indiana University, Bloomington

Contact: (323) 343-4884


Mr. Song is an expert in current politics in China; China’s cultural revolution (1966-1976); and human rights and intellectual freedom in China. Among his many books and articles, Song is a coauthor with other librarians of several books and monographs, The Cultural Revolution: A Bibliography, 1966-1996(Harvard-Yenching Library, 1998) and Heterodox Thought during the Cultural Revolution I and II (M.E. Sharpe, 2002). He was selected for the 2004 National 21st Century Librarian Award by Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies.

Fluent in: Chinese.