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Mihoko Hosoi

Mihoko Hosoi


Collection Development and Management


Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing and Collection Services


Leads and manages systemwide licensing activities and negotiates license agreements for digital scholarly content worth in excess of $40 million on behalf of the ten University of California campuses and UC-affiliated national laboratories, including oversight of all phases of licensing activity from inception through acquisitions and life-cycle management. Facilitates collaborative decision-making among UC Libraries collection managers and librarians responsible for shared content licensing. Manages CDL’s Licensed Content Group, including staff at CDL's Oakland headquarters and at UC San Diego. Provides strategic and operational direction to the unit and advances the interests of CDL and the UC Libraries through collaborative leadership and professional engagement at the regional and national level.


  • CopyrightX, Harvard Law School,
    The Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Master of Management in Hospitality, Cornell University,
    School of Hotel Administration
  • Master of Science in Library Science,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature,
    Seisen University (Tokyo)


Experienced negotiator and licensing manager, previously at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Led a variety of teams at both Stanford and Cornell, and worked in various functions, such as collection development, circulation, reference, and instruction. Worked also at UC Santa Barbara and Duke University, mainly in technical services. Served as the President of the Special Library Association (SLA), Silicon Valley Chapter in 2014, and received the Steelman Award for Mentoring from the Chapter.

Committees / Affiliations:

  • Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC), participant
  • Shared Content Leadership Group (SCLG), participant

Professional Interests:

Licensing, scholarly communications, gender & racial equality issues

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