Faculty & Staff



Metadata Services Librarian
Associate Director, Pacific Asian Legal Studies Program


BA, Nihon University, 1987
MLIS, North Carolina Central University, 1994
MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2004


Ms. Keiko Okuhara is the Metadata Services Librarian at the William S. Richardson School of Law Library since 2003 and the Associate Director of the Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Program since 2020. After graduating from the Library School of the North Carolina Central University in 1994, Ms. Okuhara worked at Duke University and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Library in Washington, D.C.. From 1997 until June 2003, Ms. Okuhara was the Japanese Catalog Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh’s East Asian Library and obtained her second master’s degree in the field of Japanese studies.

Ms. Okuhara is an author of the Japanese law research guide contributed to the Globlex, which is  an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University School of Law. Ms. Okuhara also has been active in the American Association for Law Libraries and the Hawai`i Library Association serving on the Executive Board for its Associations.


  • Matthew Short,  Keiko Okuhara. RDA and Serials in Transition, 40 Serials Review 1 (2014).  ScholarSpace
  • Jootaek Lee , Xiaomeng Zhang, Keiko Okuhara & Evelyn Ma, Issues and Trends in Collection Development for East Asian Legal Materials, 105 Law Libr. J. 321 (2013).  HeinOnline | SSRN | ScholarSpace
  • Keiko Okuhara.  “Introduction to Chinese Legal Research” in the China Law Reader. Foster, Lawrence, Tiffany Yajima, and Yaneds Lin, eds.Long River Press. p. 407-413 (2013).
  • Keiko Okuhara. Authority Control Vocabularies and the Semantic Web, 37 Technical Services L. Libr. 33 (2011). HeinOnline | ScholarSpace
  • Keiko Okuhara. Will Future Library Services Be in the Cloud, 36 Technical Services L. Libr. 13 (2010). HeinOnline | ScholarSpace
  • Keiko Okuhara. Onix and other OCLC Initiatives, 33 Technical Services L. Libr. 14 (2008). HeinOnline | ScholarSpace
  • Keiko Okuhara, Kevin Randall. Cataloging Serials ReproductionsAnnoying applications-reprint serials, 44 The Serials Librarian 3-4 (2003). DOI: 10.1300/J123v44n03_10
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