July 2010 Continuing Education Program Team Member Bios

Name(in alphabetical order)  
Maria Fung ,Presenter
Shuyong Jiang, Presenter
Guoqing Li , Presenter
Julia Martin, Presenter
Shu Wang, Presenter
Hong Xu, Presenter

Maria Fung is the World Language Materials Specialist at the Brooklyn Public Library, one of the three main public library systems in New York City. She received her MLS in Library Science from Indiana University at Bloomington and her Bachelor's in English Language and Literature from Hong Kong Baptist University. She has been working at Brooklyn Public Library first as Children's Services Librarian since 1978, later as Access Services Librarian and now serving as World Language Materials Specialist in Office of Materials Selections. She worked in public services for twenty years and later in support services from 1998 on till now. She works together with other language librarians to acquire fourteen different language materials, in both print and non print formats, for sixty locations in Brooklyn. She served as president for the Chinese American Librarians Association North East Chapter in 2006-2007, and is currently serving as Board Member for the same organization.

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Maria Fung

Shuyong JiangDr. Shuyong Jiang, project PI, is Chinese Studies Librarian and Cataloging Coordinator at the Asian Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in Chinese and M.A. in Information and Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Jiang is project director of Think Globally, Act Globally US-China Librarian Collaboration. She is also very active in scholarship and librarianship. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), CALA treasurer, and was the president of CALA Midwest Chapter, 2007-2008, and contributed in many CALA activities and initiatives. She is also very productive in publishing research articles in Chinese literature and library science. Her research papers and articles appear in many prestigious journals of the fields.

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Shuyong Jiang

Guoqing Li, currently a professor and Chinese/Korean Studies Librarian at Ohio State University, and a guest professor of Wuhan University. President of the Society for Chinese Studies Librarian, member of Association for Asian Studies, Council of East Asian Studies Libraries,life member of Chinese American Library Association, member of the Board of Directors and chair of CALA International Relations Committee, and one of the initiators of the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series Program. Research interests include Ming and Qing Dynasty fictions, late imperial history of cultural exchange, library science and English literature translation. Have published many books in those fields, including American Academic Libraries in the Twenty-first Century: Theories and Practices (2007) and Talk the Library Talk: Public Services (English-Chinese, 2009), and currently co-editing two monograph series, Chinese Studies in the West: the Chinese Record and Personal Experiences in China.

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Guoqing Li

Julia Martin currently serves as the Business and Economics Librarian and an Assistant Professor of Library Administration at the University of Toledo, where she has been for the last five years. Her main duties are reference, library instruction, and collection development. Her research interests include library roles in economic development and library instruction. As well as seven years of experience in academic libraries, she has six years of experience as a reference librarian at The New York Public Library and The Chandler Public Library. In addition to her experience as a librarian, Ms. Martin spent two and a half years as a business instructor at The Sino-Canadian Education Center at Soochow University in China. She earned an MLS at Kent State University and an MBA at Cleveland State University. Ms. Martin is very active in the Business Reference and Services Section of the American Library Association, currently serving on its Executive Committee as scheduling coordinator. She is also a member of the Chinese American Librarians Association Midwest Chapter and presented at the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar in 2008. Additionally, she is past president of the West Toledo chapter of Kiwanis and the faculty advisor for UT Circle K, a Kiwanis sponsored group of university students.

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Prof. Wang received his BA/MA in English Education from the University of Shanghai (USST), his MLS/CAS in Information Science from University at Albany (SUNY), and his EdM/EdD in Instructional Technology from Towson University. Currently an instruction librarian at CCBC, Prof. Wang was previously a reference librarian at CUNY and an electronic librarian at SUNY. Certified by the International Institute of Linguistics as a TESOL instructor, Prof. Wang served as Director of ESL Department of Xidian University before being licensed as a public librarian in the state of New York. A recipient of the Seetoo Award, Prof. Wang has presented in many national and international conferences on academic librarianship and instructional technology.

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Shu Wang

Hong Xu is the Head of the East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her BA and MLS from the School of Library and Information Science at Wuhan University, China, an M.Edu. in Educational Psychology and a PhD in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in user studies, scholarly communication, education for LIS professionals, research methods, and East Asian librarianship. She is on the editorial board of two professional journals: the Electronic Library (Emerald Group Publishing Limited) and the Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences (Tamkang University, Taiwan). She is a writer of numerous academic journal articles and book chapters. She has been a frequent invited lecturer of many seminars and workshops in university libraries in China.

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Hong Xu

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