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About Joyce Yukawa, PhD

Joyce Yukawa is the Program Director and Associate Professor in the MLIS Program of St. Catherine University. She has taught introduction to LIS, reference and information services, research methods, internet fundamentals and design, information literacy instruction, social networking technologies, human information behavior, web usability/accessibility, and older adults and the web. Her teaching, research, presentations, and service draw upon interests in the blending of face-to-face and online interaction in librarianship and professional development, with a particular focus on social learning and service learning within communities of practice. She has had experience as a librarian in academic, public, and special libraries in the U.S. and Asia. She received her Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawai'i.


2006 - Present Associate Professor, Master of Library and Information Science Program, St. Catherine University Information Management / Library and Information Science Department
2006 - 2008 Adjunct Professor, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai'i
2000 - 2003 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Information and Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai'i
1991 - 1996 Librarian and Associate Editor, Scalabrini Migration Center
1987 - 1987 Librarian, Associated Press, Tokyo Bureau
1984 - 1986 Education Services Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan
1984 - 1986 Japanese Community Librarian, Oakland Public Library - Asian Branch Library
1981 - 1984 Information Officer, Regional Language Centre, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization - SEAMEO

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2011 - Present Member, Minnesota Library Association
2009 - Present Member, Association for Computing Machinery
2009 - Present Member, Association for Information Science & Technology
2009 - Present Member, Association for Library and Information Science Education
2008 - 2009 Member, Special Libraries Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Curriculum Development Grant (2012).
  • American Library Association, Library Instruction Round Table. (2009).
  • LIRT’s Top Twenty Research Articles for 2009 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association, for Yukawa, J. & Harada, V. H. (2009).


  • Information Ethics and Algorithmic Bias
  • Practicum
  • Introduction to LIS
  • Information Access Services
  • Research Methods for LIS
  • Internet Fundamentals & Design
  • Information Literacy Instruction
  • Libraries & Emerging Technologies
  • Human Information Behavior (with Qualitative Research Methods)
  • Web Usability/Accessibility
  • Older Adults & the Web
  • Touchstone
  • Capstone
  • Special Studies in Librarianship


2005 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Communication and Information Sciences, University of Hawaii
1974 Master of Arts (MA), Library Science, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
1971 Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Literature, Ohio Wesleyan University

Contact Information

Joyce Yukawa
Associate Professor / Program Director
Master of Library and Information Science Program
School of Business and Professional Studies/The Graduate College
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Articles (17)

Book Chapters (3)

Monographs (2)

Presentations (10)