Stella Kaoru Ota
Interim Head Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library
Acting Mathematics and Statistics Librarian
I am responsible for keeping Stanford researchers and students well-supported with information resources and research assistance in the subjects of physics, applied physics, and astronomy.
- MLIS, Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
- BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California at Irvine
Chair, Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division, Special Libraries Association (2013)
Board of Directors, Asian Staff Forum, Stanford University (2008-present) (Chair, 2009-2012)
Library Advisory Board, American Institute of Physics (2015-2018)
Library Advisory Board, World Scientific Publishing (2007-2012)
Board of Directors, School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association, San Jose State University (1997-2003) (President, 2000-2003)
Ota, S. (2006, November). Physics: Major journals and prices. Where do we publish? What do we cite? Are we supporting reasonably-priced publishing alternatives? A poster presented at the Scholarly Communication Colloquium held November 6, 2006 at Stanford, CA.
Ota, S., & Wedl, R. (2005, November 17). Physics Library’s "Campus Eateries" resource moves to the University’s Visitor & Neighbors site. SULAIR News. Retrieved from http://sulairnews.stanford.edu/issues/news.jsp?issue=050817#4;.
More about me
I joined the University Libraries in 1997 as the Reference & Instructional Services Librarian for the Science and Engineering Libraries. Prior to Stanford, I was in the Caltech libraries and even earlier, participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.