The Role of Chinese American Librarians in Library and Information Science Diversity

to Dr. Lian Ruan, director and head librarian, Illinois Fire Service Institute, and Weiling Liu, director, Office of Libraries Technology, University of Louisville Libraries


This research will expand the understanding of the Chinese American librarian community in terms of their unique cultural experience and expound on best practices and lessons to be learned as they relate specifically to diversity efforts. This research will help refine strategies for recruiting and retaining Chinese American librarians, help further the goal of diversity and provide tangible examples for other ethnic minority librarian groups to consider.

Awards Won

Title Year
Diversity Research Grant

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

2013 - Winner(s)