|Name(in alphabetical order)|
|Cheng, Hong, Presenter|
|Ford, Barbara, Presenter|
|Jiang, Shuyong, Team leader|
|Paula Kaufman, Presenter|
|Liu, Jing, Presenter|
|Qian, Haiying, Presenter|
|Qiu, Xinye, Presenter|
|Hong Cheng PhD and MA in History, postdoctoral researcher in Chinese Studies, and MLIS in Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and MA and BA in history from Fudan University. Hong worked as the Library Director at the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, from 1997 to 2005, and has been a librarian at UCLA, in charge of the collection for Chinese studies at the East Asian Library, since 2005. Hong is also the chief editor of Chinese Studies Abroad since 2010. Hong's research fields include modern Chinese history, Chinese socio-economic and cultural history, historical philosophy, and the theory of library management. His major publications include Eyewitness WWII: from Shanghai to the Pacific, and Chinese Studies Abroad, Vol. 1. Hong is currently a member of the American Library Association and its Resolution Committee and Membership Meetings Committee, a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries and its Asia, Africa and Middle East Section and the Committee on International Relations, a member of the Association for Asian Studies and its affiliated Council on East Asian Libraries, and a life member of the Chinese American Librarians Association. |
|Barbara J Ford is 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.
Shuyong Jiang 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.
Paula Kaufman is the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a position she has held since 1999, with a break in 2006/07 when she served as the University's Interim Chief Information Officer. Before joining the faculty at Illinois, she spent eleven years as Dean of Libraries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to taking that position she served the Columbia University Libraries as Acting Vice President, Director of Academic Information Services, Director of Library Services, Acting Head of the East Asia Libraries, and Head of the Business Library. She also has considerable experience in the private sector, at McKinsey and Company and as co-founder and partner of Information for Business. Dean Kaufman has served the profession with board memberships in the Center for Research Libraries (chair), the Association of Research Libraries (president), the Council on Library and Information Resources (chair), the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, the Illinois Computer Services Organization, the Research Libraries Group, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, CAUSE, and Solinet (chair). She has served on numerous committees at the University of Illinois, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Columbia University, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. br>
|Jing Liu, is the Chinese Language Librarian at University of British Columbia and a life member of CALA. A graduate from Wuhan University, Jing received her M.L.S. from University of Washington and Master in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from UBC. She has experienced librarianship from different types of libraries in Beijing, New York, Chicago, Seattle and British Columbia of Canada. She has conducted many training programs for Chinese libraries, and enjoyed working with librarians collaboratively worldwide. She has received travel and research grants, and published books, book chapters, conference and journal papers in China and in the US. |
Haiying Qian is Digital Projects Specialist for Missouri's Statewide Digital Project "Missouri Digital Heritage". She works at Library Development Division of Missouri State Library that promotes and serves libraries and librarians around the state of Missouri. Before joining Missouri State Library in 2007, She has worked as librarian and assistant professor at St. Mary-of-the-Wood College Library for 5 years. She is a native of Tianmen, Hubei. She worked 6 years at the Information Division of China Institute of Atomic Energy in Beijing before moving to US in 1998. Ms. Qian received her Master's Degree in Library Science at University of Missouri – Columbia, and Bachelor's Degree in Science and Technology Information at Xi'an Jiaotong University. Haiying is a member of the American Library Association, Missouri Library Association and a life member of the Chinese-American Librarians Association.
|Xinye Qiu was born in Shanghai. He studied Chinese language and literature in Fudan University and earned a B.A. degree. Before he became an editor in a prominent publishing house, he continued his studies by majoring in Chinese Classical literature and graduated with a M.A. degree in Fudan University. During his career as an editor, Mr. Qiu participated in major projects while cooperating with the Shanghai Library. Under the leadership of Professor Gu Tinglong, he helped compile Chinese Classics. His editing works covered the subjects of literature, humanity and history.
Mr. Qiu came to the United States in 1990 for further studies. He earned his Master Degrees from St. John's University in the field of Asian Studies and Modern World History. He enrolled in the Doctor of Arts program in the School of Arts and Science in the same university from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Qiu studied Library and Information Science in Rutgers University and began his librarianship after graduating with a M.L.S.
Mr. Qiu has worked for the Queens Library for 12 years and in his recent 7 years he is a Principal Librarian and the Assistant Library Manager. In his position in the Flushing library, a flagship community library, he is responsible for the operation of a large public library that has more than 90 fulltime and part-time employees and circulates more than 3 millions materials annually.
During his own time, Mr. Qiu loves to read and write. He has three publications that are translations of scholarly works on information science and information society, Western philosophy, and Chinese history. He writes for World Journal Weekly, a leading Chinese newspaper in North America, as an author for its Reading Time column. He had published over 200 articles for the local media.
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