Founding of the Japan Library School, 1951

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Occupation influences on Librarianship in Japan, 1945-1952
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The Japan Library School, established at Keio University, Tokyo, in 1951 was the first college-level program in Japan for educating librarians. It originated in a proposal by Donald Beckworth ("Don") Brown and stimulated by support from the American Library Association with funding provided by the U.S. Army. Later, it was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. The founding director was Robert L. Gitler.