Assistant Professor
University Libraries


M.S., Information Sciene, University at Albany, 2012
B.A., East Asian Studies, University at Albany, 2004

Regional and Thematic Interests

East Asia
Literature and the Arts


Professor Lisbon is the Japanese Studies Librarian at the Norlin Library. After receiving a B.A. in East Asian Studies at the University at Albany in 2004 he participated in the JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Programme for 3 years in Kobe. In 2012, he received his master’s in Information Science. During his graduate studies, he worked as an adjunct teaching research methods to undergrads majoring in Japanese, the only course of its kind at the undergraduate level. Adam converted the course, originally created by Professor Susanna Fessler, to an online open-access format freely available to integrate into curricula at other institutions. In 2010, he began working at the North American Coordinating Council of Japanese Library Resources (NCC) where he has collaborated with Japanese Studies Librarians across North America on a number of projects to enable scholars’ and students’ access to Japanese Studies resources. During his employment at NCC he founded the Subject Guides Portal, an online bibliography of research guides in Japanese Studies created by North American institutions. His research at CU focuses on integrating new technologies into East Asian scholarship.