2015 Candidate for Director-at-Large


Yuelin LiDr.Yuelin Li is Chair and Professor of Department of Information Resources Management in Business School at Nankai University, one of top universities and LIS programs in China. She earned a PhD degree from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, and MS and BA from Nankai University. She was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, and also worked for Information Processing and Management as an Assistant to Editor-in-Chief.  She is supported by “Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET)” of the Ministry of Education of China and is working as a Principle Investigator for several funded research projects. Yuelin has published in Chinese and English in top journals, including JASIST, IPM, JDoc, Chinese Society for Scientific and Technical Information (Chinese), and so on. Her several research papers have been reprinted by Renmin University Reprint, the most authoritative journal in China for reprinting high quality research in various disciplines. As a department chair, she organized several domestic conferences. She invited Dr. Sonnenwald to deliver a keynote speech in the 12th Conference on Library & Information Science across the Taiwan Straits in 2014, supported by 2013 ASIS&T Lecture Series Award. This is the first time that ASIS&T officially involved into the top LIS conference in China. In addition, she serves as committee member and invited speaker for different conferences in China. She is also serving on the editorial boards of Library and Information Service and Journal of Academic Libraries, both are top LIS journals in China. She is a board member for Tianjin Library Association and a member of Library Society of China (LSC).

Position Statement:

I joined ASIS&T since 2003 and strongly believe in ASIS&T mission, vision, and value. If elected, I will try my best to serve ASIS&T by:

  • fulfilling its mission and serving members in different ways.
  • exploring different ways to promote ASIS&T in Asia-Pacific area, especially in China. For example, via conferences hosted by our department or different conferences in the area, sessions will be or suggested to talk about ASIS&T for attracting more people; posters are also a good way to promote it. In these ways, it could increase international membership.
  • being a ‘bridge’ to facilitate the communication between ASIS&T and Chinese LIS community. There is a big community in China and it is important to keep effective communication by proposing activities or events that are more suitable for Chinese students, professionals, and academics. That could better convey the value of ASIS&T.