March 2010 Continuing Education Program Team Member Bios

Name(in alphabetical order)  
Barbara J. Ford , PI,Presenter
Xudong Jin, Team Leader, Presenter
Diane Lai , Presenter
Win Shih, Presenter
Sally C. Tseng , Presenter
Tim Jiping Zou , Presenter

Barbara J. Fordis the director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2008 she received the John Ames Humphrey OCLC Forest Press Award in recognition of significant contributions to international librarianship from the American Library Association. She was the 1997-1998 president of the American Library Association (ALA) and her theme was “Libraries: Global Reach, Local Touch.” Barbara previously worked as assistant commissioner for central library services at the Chicago Public Library, executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University libraries, and associate library director at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She served in several capacities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, including documents librarian and audiovisual librarian. In addition, Barbara was director of the Soybean Insect Research Information Center at the Illinois Natural History Survey and a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama and Nicaragua. She was president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of ALA, from 1990 until 1991. She currently is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Governing Board. She previously served as the secretary for the IFLA Section on Government Information and Official Publications and on the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section.

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Barbara J. Ford

Xudong Jin has been Associate Director of Libraries and Head of Technical Services at Ohio Wesleyan University since 2000. His major responsibilities include participating in LIS (Library and Information Services) management work and overseeing Technical Services operating including staffing, budgeting, planning, collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials, e-resources, government documents, and systems. Before coming to the U.S., he was Deputy Director of Yunnan Institute for Southeast Asian Studies at Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences from 1987 to 1989. He has been Advisor of Yunnan Provincial Library since 2005. Mr. Jin serves in several ALA (American Library Association) committees, including Chair of the ALCTS Best of Library Resources and Technical Services Award Jury. He also served as Chair of ALA PromptCat Users Group. As a CALA (Chinese American Librarians Association) life member, he is the current CALA President. Mr. Jin is one of the initiators of the CALA 21st Century Librarians Seminar Series. In July 2006, he led a five-librarian delegation from CALA to conduct a five-day seminar in Yunnan University Library based on a contract he signed with Yunnan in June 2005. The seminar has been called the first CALA 21st Century Librarians Seminar. ALA International Leads reported this event on its December 2006 issue. He has published several books and many articles in high quality national and international journals including Journal of the Library Science in China, the International Information & Library Review, and Journal of Access Services. A book, entitled “Academic Libraries in the United States for the 21st Century, Theories and Practices”, in which Mr. Jin served as Chief Editor, was published by Beijing Library Press in June 2007. Xudong Jin has received several honors, awards, grants, and scholarships. He has been listed on the 2010 edition of Marquis Who's Who in America.

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Xudong Jin

Diane Lai has been the Head of Technical Services of San Jose Public Library since 2003. Prior to this position, she served as a Children’s Librarian, Reference Librarian and Cataloging Librarian in Ventura County, Santa Barbara City and Los Angeles County public libraries after she received her MLS from University of Florida and MEd from University of Arkansas. Over the years, she has consistently sought for innovative ways to serve library users, especially in the areas of application of technology, effective service delivery and collection development. The positive results generated through her work have been presented at various conferences and workshops in California. In her current position, she is a member of the operational services team for the unique, state-of-the-art joint public/academic library, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, which has won a number of library excellence awards. She served Chinese American Librarians Association as its president of California Chapter in 2005. She is also a graduate of Stanford-California State Institute on 21st Century Librarianship and a fellow of Eureka! Leadership Institute.

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Diane Lai

Win Shih's, professional growth has traversed several library functional areas. He also has more than ten years’ experience in managing library technology divisions in both academic and health sciences libraries. After receiving his Master degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Business Administration from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Win started as a business reference librarian at Saint Louis University and performed reference service, collection development, faculty liaison, and library instruction for six years. Later he coordinated library units in developing the library’s first website and acquired his Microsoft Certified System Engineer credential. At the Heath Sciences Library of University of Colorado, Win oversaw the Technical Services and Systems division and developed a full understanding of the process and workflow of acquisition, cataloging, authority control, and serials management. Currently, Win serves as the Head of Library Systems at University at Albany, State University of New York. Win has presented at various national and international conferences, including the IFLA Conference (2006 and 2008), American Library Association, Library & Information Technology Association National Forums (2007 and 2006), and International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference (2005 and 2007).

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Win Shih

Sally C. Tseng is the Honorary Executive Director of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). Sally received a B.A. from Soochow University in Taiwan, and M.L.S. from the University of Oregon. She held professional positions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries. Before her retirement from UCI, she was the Head of Serials Cataloging at the UCI Libraries. Sally’s scopes of expertise are: library automation, cataloging, classifications, MARC, bibliographic and knowledge management and organization, electronic and Internet resources, FRBR, metadata, serials, disaster preparedness and preservation, etc. She was awarded the distinguished Librarian Rank at the University of California, Irvine Libraries in 1997 for her significant achievements and contributions.. During the past 30 years, Sally was elected American Library Association (ALA) Councilor and the California Library Association (CLA) Councilor and Assembly. She was appointed to chair major committees at ALA, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), CALA, CLA, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and other professional associations. Sally was elected President of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), CALA President, and CALA Executive Director. From the late 1980 to 1990s, Sally chaired the California Network Steering Committee and the California Network Serials Task Force. As a result of her visionary leadership, California statewide online serials bibliographic records had been included in MELVYL, a University of California online database system, that includes collections from all types of libraries in California, including academic, public, law, medical and other special libraries. Beginning in the mid-1990s, these records became the foundation of the California Digital Library that provides links to full text books, journals, databases and Web resources. Sally was the Chair of the 2000-2003 ALA-ALCTS Program series, a national Institutes on AACR2 and Metadata. These successful programs attracted worldwide participants. Since 2008, Sally have been chairing two CALA Taskforces to raise disasters relief funds for: 1) Rebuilding Libraries in the 2008 Earthquake Disastrous Areas in China, and 2) Helping Taiwan Libraries Destroyed/Damaged in the 2009 Morakot Typhoon. Sally received numerous professional development awards and research grants from the University of California system. She received several Distinguished Service Awards and honors for her achievements, contributions and services to the library and information profession. She was recipients of the 1984 CALA Distinguished Service Award; 1987 CLA Council Certifications of Appreciation; the 1992 ALA Council Award, the 2002 ALCTS President’s Award, 2005 CLA/ACTSS Award for Excellence, the 2006 ALA Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC06) Distinguished Service Award, and 2006 CLA Assembly Award, In 2006 she received several Certificates of Recognitions from Hilda L. Solis, US Secretary of Labor, then U.S. House of Representatives, and mayors from key cities in Southern California, for her contributions to the community. In 2005, Sally was awarded the Honorary Member of the Library Society of China (LSC). She received LSC Best Paper Awards, 2001-2002, 2004-2005. Sally has/had served as a Consultant for the International Advisory Panel of the Chinese University Development Project, Peking University, Guangdong Provincial Zhongshan Library, and several key libraries in China. She received UCI Friends of the Library Authors' Awards, Orange County Authors' Awards, and her biographies and featured articles published in several Who's Who, journals and newspapers. Sally has published several major cataloging books for the library profession that are used worldwide. She also authored in several monographs. Selected titles include: LC Rule Interpretations of the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) 1st –2nd editions; LC Romanization Tables and Cataloging Policies; Getting Ready for AACR2 : The Cataloger's Guide; Knowledge without Boundaries: Organizing Information for the Future; Electronic Cataloging : AACR2 and Metadata for Serials and Monographs; etc. In addition, Sally has published more than 50 articles and papers. She is a sought after speaker and trainer. She has been frequently invited to speak at international and national conferences and to conduct workshops in the United States and major cities in China, and other countries.

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Sally C. Tseng

Tim Jiping Zou is associate professor, Head of Access Services Department, and a member of Library Council at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in the U.S.A. He previously worked as Information Access Services Librarian at Tennessee State University, Access Services Librarian and librarian liaison to the College of Business at Butler University, and Head of Access Services at Georgia State University Library where he was responsible for reorganizing the Access and Media Services, automating Interlibrary Loan process, implementing electronic reserves service, and renovating the Media Center. His research and publications focuses mainly on diversity and library management in U.S. academic libraries; library resource sharing in the U.S. and China; issues with International interlibrary borrowing and lending in the U.S.; copyright, fair use, and electronic reserve service; direct borrowing among regional academic libraries; and issues on public service desk management and staffing. He currently chairs the Resource Sharing Committee of ARKLink Library Consortium in Arkansas. He was chair of the International ILL Committee, STAR (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resource Section), RUSA (Reference and User Services Association of American Library Association), ALA (2008), and was a member and co-chair of Interlibrary Use Committee of ARCHE (Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education). He holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science, and a Ph.D. in Theater History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.A. in Theater and Film Arts from Brigham Young University.

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Tim Jiping Zou

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