Hosoi named University Libraries associate dean for collections, research

September 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Libraries has named Mihoko Hosoi as associate dean for collections, research and scholarly communications.

Hosoi will join the University Libraries on Oct. 1 as a key member of its administrative team, where she will provide leadership, strategic direction and support for collections, acquisitions, scholarly communication, and the subject libraries encompassing the arts and humanities, business, earth and mineral sciences, engineering, life sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, social sciences and special collections.

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Mihoko Hosoi, associate dean for collections, research and scholarly communications, will join the University Libraries on Oct. 1 as a key member of its administrative team. 

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“Mihoko brings a wealth of valuable experience to our organization, particularly regarding the licensing and management of digital collections, an area of significant focus today at public and academic libraries around the world,” said Barbara I. Dewey, dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications. “As Penn State prepares to enact its first open access policy for University-generated, peer-reviewed research, Mihoko’s expertise will be important in helping to guide our overall strategic direction. We are looking forward to welcoming her to Penn State this fall.”

Hosoi comes to Penn State from the University of California, California Digital Library, where she has served as assistant director for Systemwide Licensing and Collection Services. Previously, she was head of Collection Development and Strategy at the Graduate School of Business Library, Stanford University; head of Instruction and Research Services at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Nestle Library; and assistant librarian/library fellow at the University of California at Santa Barbara Davidson Library, among other positions in universities and the private sector.

Hosoi received an undergraduate degree in Spanish language and literature from Seisen University in Tokyo and began her career with university research libraries in technical services at Duke University, following her immigration to the United States. In 1998 she was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the American Library Association Spectrum Scholars and received a master of library science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a master of management in hospitality degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

She has held leadership positions in the Special Libraries Association and the International Coalition of Library Consortia and is a member of the Digital Library Federation’s Committee for Equity and Inclusion. Hosoi has presented and written on a wide range of topics, including collection development, open access, licensing and professional development.

Last Updated September 11, 2019