Xue-Ming Bao, M.L.S., Ed.D.
Electronic Resources Librarian
Liaison to Asian Studies
Chinese Corner Contact
Seton Hall University Library
South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2671
Tel: (973) 275-2399 (W)
Fax: (973) 275-9432 (W)
Home Page: http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi
Northern Illinois University (NIU), DeKalb, Illinois
- Doctor of Education in Adult and Continuing Education, August 12, 1989
Doctoral Dissertation: A phenomenology of emergent meaning from dialectical questioning and answering in adult learning: Western and Chinese perspectives
- Master of Arts in Library Science & Information Studies (ALA-accredited M.L.S.), May 11, 1991
Master Thesis: Ranking of the topics in the basic reference course by instructors at ALA-accredited library schools and reference librarians at academic and public libraries
University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
- Master of Education in Language Arts, May 18, 1983
Master Thesis: Teaching Reading in Advanced English to Adult Chinese Students
East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China
- Graduation Diploma in English, October, 1978
Seton Hall University, University Library, September 1997 -
South Orange, New Jersey
- Librarian II, Associate Professor (tenured) & Electronic Resources
Librarian, Systems Librarian,
Library Liaison to Asian
Studies, September 2003 -
- Librarian III, Assistant Professor & Digital Librarian, Library Web Master, September 1997 - August 2003
Belleville Public Library & Information Center
Belleville, New Jersey
- Principal Librarian (Part-time), 1997 - 2007
- Assistant Library Director, 1994 - 1997
Berkeley Colleges, 1994 - 1997
West Paterson, New Jersey
- Reference Librarian (Part-time),
Paterson Free Public Library, 1991 - 1994
Paterson, New Jersey
- Head of Community Learning Center
- Principal Librarian
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
- Professional Librarian Certificate issued by Department of Education, the State of New Jersey, September 1st, 1991.
- Recipient of the Research Award for the outstanding contribution of research published by a New Jersey librarian from the College and University Section of the New Jersey Library Association, 2002
- Recipient of the Technology Innovation Award from the College and University Section of the New Jersey Library Association, 2002
- Appointed as a University Teaching Fellow for the 1998-1999 academic year by Office of the Provost, Seton Hall University, 1998
- Recipient of W.K. Kellogg Foundation Adult Education Research Award. 1988
- Recipient of Graduate Assistantship at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. 1985-1991
- Recipient of Graduate Fellowship at University of Victoria, Canada. 1982 &1983.
a. Refereed publications
Bao, X. M. (2009). Library open 24/7: A Study of User Needs and Library
Management Concerns. Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science, 2 (1),
19-39. (Full-text URL
Facing competition from Web-based information service development, academic
librarians need to find ways to attract more users to the physical library
buildings. This study investigated user needs and library management concerns
for a 24/7 service through two surveys: 1) User feedback survey at Seton Hall
University Library, and 2) Survey of Academic Library Deans and Directors in the
USA. Based on these two surveys, the paper not only discussed the current status
of libraries open 24/7 in the USA and showed the demographics of users of the
24/7 service at Seton Hall University, it also stated reasons to use the 24/7
service. In addition, the paper revealed library management concerns of the 24/7
service. Three implications, which have been guided by Scott Bennett’s theory of
learning commons for planning library space, were drawn from the findings in
Bao, X. M. (2003). A Study of Web-Based Interactive Reference Services via Academic Library Home Pages. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 42 (3), 250-256. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao-rusq-42-3-2003.pdf)
This study addresses the strategic issue of access and policy in developing web-based interactive reference services via academic library home pages. It examines the current status of web-based interactive reference services in the U.S.A. through a national survey. The study finds that less than one-half of the surveyed institutions (67 of 143 or 46.9%) use web-based interactive reference as an extension of their traditional reference services. Web-based interactive reference services are primarily used to provide brief factual information, basic guidance in conducting library research on a topic, and answer questions about library resources, services, policies, procedures, and facilities.
Bao, X. M. (2002). A Comparative Study of Library Surveys of Internet Users at Seton Hall University in 1998 and 2001. College & Research Libraries, 63 (3), 251-259. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao-crl-2002-5.pdf)
This article compares the data collected in library surveys of Internet users at Seton Hall University in both 1998 and 2001. The aim of the comparison is to provide information on the changes of library users in their Internet use behavior, satisfaction levels, and problems in using the Internet. The response distribution of the people in different categories represents the population of Seton Hall University in approximate proportions in both 1998 and 2001 surveys. The article discusses the challenges that were met with visible, moderate, and no improvements. It points out what remains to be the major challenge for librarians.
Bao, X. M. (2001). From 'Book Collection House' to Open Library: New Impression of Public Libraries in Shanghai, China. Public Library Quarterly, 19 (2), 25-35. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao-plq-19-2-2001.pdf)
Shanghai public libraries have experienced rapid development in the last ten years. The city has a network of four levels of public libraries with the Shanghai Library as a world-class model. Shanghai's district/county and street neighborhood/township public libraries, and residential community/village reading rooms play an important role in reaching out to the people. The "Book Collection House" mindset of library professionals has been transformed to that of professionals who believe in user-centered and service-oriented open libraries.
Bao, X. M. (2000). An Analysis of the Research Areas of the Articles Published in C&RL and JAL between 1990 and 1999. College & Research Libraries, 61 (6), 536-544. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao-crl-2000-11.pdf)
A total of 682 refereed articles from College & Research Libraries (C&RL)(376) and Journal of Academic Librarianship (JAL)(306) between 1990 and 1999 were analyzed with respect to the Research Agenda outlined by the ACRL-CLS. The analysis finds that articles on collections, services, staffing, and the Internet have taken up the major portion of the peer-reviewed sections of C&RL and JAL. The findings reveal that a wide variety of researchable questions remain to be studied and reported. This presents a challenge and opportunity for academic librarians who wish to engage in research.
Bao, X. M. (2000). Academic Library Home Pages: Link Location and Database Provision. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 26 (3), 191-195. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao2000-05.pdf)
This article reports the findings of a survey of 143 home pages of academe and their library home pages. Librarians should advocate for a library home page link on the first page of their parent institution's home page and provide online databases and free Internet resources through the library's home page.
Bao, X. M. (1999). Tuning Up Your Web Site: An Overview of Two Free Web Site Diagnostic Tools. Information Technology and Libraries, 18 (2), 96-100. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao9906.pdf)
This article provides an overview of two free Web site diagnostic services provided by Web Site Garage and NetMechanic. Both services provide no cost link check, HTML check, and image byte size reduction. Web Site Garage offers a unique link popularity check, whereas NetMechanic offers a unique server check. The article illustrates with an example of how the Seton Hall University Library Webmaster has used these two Web site diagnostic tools. The paper concludes that Web Site Garage and NetMechanic are effective tools that are easy and efficient for maintaining a Web site.
Bao, X. M. (1999). A Phenomenology of Teaching with Laptop Computers: A Case Study through the Eyes of a Trainer. In Hans E. Klein (Ed), Interactive Teaching & the Multi Media Revolution: Case Method and Other Techniques (pp. 43-52). Needhan (Boston), MA: the World Association for Case method Research & Case Method Application. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao9808.pdf)
Teaching with laptop computers (or laptops) is a new phenomenon in educational institutions. A review of the literature shows that laptops are being used as a learning tool from the perspective of how learners use laptops rather than how a trainer uses a laptop as a teaching presentation medium. This research project is the first phenomenological case study on teaching with a laptop from a trainer's perspective; this offers new implications of teaching with laptops and attempts to understand the teaching and learning process when using laptops.
Bao, X. M. (1998). Challenges and Opportunities: A Report of the 1998 Library Survey of Internet Users at Seton Hall University. College & Research Libraries, 59 (6), 535-543. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/crl1198.pdf)
This survey aims to collect data to enable Seton Hall University librarian faculty and administration to analyze user satisfaction with information services provided through the Internet's World Wide Web. Seton Hall faculty and students completed 786 questionnaires. About 80% of the respondents reported that they used the World Wide Web on a daily or weekly basis. The results reveal valuable information about the Internet users' search strategies and their levels of satisfaction in using the World Wide Web. Analysis of the data suggests three challenges for academic librarians and five opportunities in providing Internet information services.
b. Other professional publications
Bao, X.M. (2005). The National Science and Technology Library: A Chinese Model of Collaboration. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Summer. (Full-text URL http://www.istl.org/05-summer/article4.html)
As an exchange librarian, the author visited the Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and other major libraries in Beijing, China for two weeks in May 2004. This article describes the NSTL, a virtual library created through the collaboration of major national level libraries and information research institutions, based on the knowledge gained from talking with the NSTL staff in Beijing and on exploring the NSTL web site (http://www.nstl.gov.cn/).
Bao, X.M. (2001). A Comparative Study of Public Libraries in China and the U.S.A. Library and Information Service, (A Journal of Academia Sinica in Beijing, China), 279 (2), 10-12 & 79. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao2001Feb.pdf)
This article compares the public libraries in China and the U.S.A. from three perspectives: 1) the areas in which the public libraries in China are doing better than that in the U.S.A., 2) the areas in which the public libraries of the two countries are doing similar activities, and 3) the areas in which the public libraries of the two countries are doing things differently. Through comparisons, Chinese librarians may gain an objective understanding of the achievements and problems of the public libraries in China in recent years. Also, they may learn about the public libraries in the U.S.A.
Bao, X. M. (2001). Comparisons of Faculty Publication between Library/Archival Sciences and Other Academic Fields in the United States of America. Indian Journal of Library and Information Science, 1 (2), 67-74. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao-ijlis-March-2001.pdf)
This study compares three types of faculty publication: a) articles in refereed professional or trade journals, b) reviews of books, articles, or creative works, c) monographs, books, textbooks or chapters in edited volumes between faculty in library and archival sciences and faculty in other academic fields. The findings reflect an unique characteristic of the librarian profession as information evaluator, selector, and provider. The study shows that more faculty members in library and archival sciences should become more involved in publishing articles in refereed professional or trade journals.
Kalyan, S., Bao, X. M. & Deyrup, M. (2001). Academic Libraries' Emergency Plans for Inclement Weather. Library Administration & Management, 15 (4), 223-229. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/kbd-lama-fall2001-pp223-29.pdf) (Received the Research Award for the outstanding contribution of research published by a New Jersey librarian from the College and University Section of the New Jersey Library Association, April 11, 2002)
Information was elicited from nearly 400 library deans and directors at academic institutions across the U.S. as to their institutional procedures for library closings due to inclement weather. Statistical breakouts of institutional characteristics (enrollment, composition of the student body, geographical location, and type of institutions), availability of emergency plans, decision-making for library emergency closing, methods of informing the employees, services provided in case of inclement weather and so on are presented in the form of tables. The study recommends some common guidelines for the academic library community and ideas for further research on this topic.
Bao, X. M. (1999). Resource Sharing: An Introduction to the Interlibrary Loan in the United States of America. Library and Information Service (A Journal of Academia Sinica in Beijing, China; Language: Chinese), 256 (3), 59-61 & 14. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao9903.pdf)
This article identifies and discusses three characteristics of the interlibrary loan in the United States of America, including: (1) establishing national standards of interlibrary loan; (2) establishing nationwide online library networks; and (3) establishing multi-level, multi-type cooperative interlibrary loan networks.
Bao, X. M., et al. (1987). East China Normal University: training teachers at a distance. Bulletin of International Council for Distance Education, 15 (Sept.), 40 - 45. Milton Keynes, England: Open University.
Cunningham, P. M. & Bao, X. M. (1986). Book review on university adult education in England and the U.S.A., The Journal of Higher Education, 57 (6), 675 - 677.
c. Conference presentations
Bao, X. M. (2008). Exploring the New Requirements for Modern
Library Buildings from the Needs of Opening 24/7 (从24小时开馆需求看 现代图书馆对建筑的要求).
2008 Sino-US Forum for Library Practices, Kunming, Yunnan, China, July
10-13, 2008, a part of the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar
Series. Sponsors: Yunnan Provincial Commission on Academic Libraries, Kunming
University of Science and Technology, and the Chinese American Librarians
Association (CALA). (PowerPoint
Presentation in pdf)
1. Overview of Library Construction Development in the U.S.A., 2001-2007
2. The Experience of Library Open 24/7 at Seton Hall University
3. The Perspectives of Library Deans/Directors on Library Open 24/7
4. The New Requirements for Modern Library Buildings from the User Needs for
Library Open 24/7.
Bao, X. M. (2006). Turning the Pressure into a Positive Force: Going through the Promotion and Tenure Process in Academic Library Environment. CALA 2006 Conference Program, New Orleans, LA. June 25.
1.Discuss the academic environment and ACRL's guidelines for appointment, promotion and tenure of academic librarians.
2. Relate my personal experiences of going through the tenure and promotion process at Seton Hall University and how I turned the pressure into a positive force.
3. Talk about my experiences of serving on the University Library Rank and Tenure Committee to review evaluation and promotion procedures for other librarians.
Bao, X. M. (2004). A Study of Web-Based Interactive Reference Services via Academic Library Home Pages. Research Forum, Annual Spring Conference of New Jersey Library Association, April 20.
Bao, X. M. (2003). Print Management. The 2nd Technology Is IT Day Conference Sponsored by Infolink, the New Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, May 16, 2003. (PowerPoint Presentation)
1. Discuss the printing problems that academic and public libraries encounter when providing printing services for their users
2. Present the solutions that can used to resolve printing problem
3. Demonstrate a particular print management program in use at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center.
Bao, X. M. (2002). Adding Interactive Pages. The 1st Technology Is IT Day Conference Sponsored by Infolink, the New Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, May 31.
1. Describe what types of interactive pages can be created by using FrontPage 2000
2. Explain the role of a form in creating an interactive page
3. Design a form
a. Decide what kind of information to collect, and then start a form
b. Add fields to the form
c. Set data entry rules for your form fields
d. Set up how you want to handle the information you collect from the form
Bao, X. M. & Kalyan, S. (2001). Web Accessible Full-Text Databases: Essential Library Resources for Online Teaching and Learning. National Conference on Stop Surfing - Start Teaching Proceedings, 2001 (pp. 141-144). Columbia: University of South Carolina. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/bao-kalyan-02-12-2001.pdf)
Web accessible full-text academic databases have become essential library resources for supporting online teaching and learning. This article discusses the web accessible full-text academic databases 1) as a means to equal access for distance education and on-campus learners, and 2) as an affordable alternative to subscribing to print journals.
Kalyan, S., Bao, X. M. & Deyrup, M. (2001) Academic Libraries' Emergency Plans for Inclement Weather: A Report of Survey 2000. Research Forum, Annual Spring Conference of New Jersey Library Association, April 30.
Bao, X. M. (1999) Challenges and Opportunities: A Report of the 1998 Library Survey of Internet Users at Seton Hall University. Research Forum, Annual Spring Conference of New Jersey Library Association, April 28-30.
Bao, X. M. (1998). A phenomenology of teaching with laptop computers: A case study through the eyes of a trainer.Interactive Teaching & the Multi Media Revolution, 15th International Conference hosted by Group ESC Marseille-Provence, Marseille, France, July 9-12.
Bao, X. M. (1998). Library's Role in Support of Teaching and Learning through Web-Based Course. National Conference on Stop Surfing - Start Teaching Proceedings, (pp. 88-91). Columbia: University of South Carolina. (Full-text URL http://pirate.shu.edu/~baoxuemi/xmb0298.htm)
This article addresses a central question: What is the library's role in support of teaching and learning through web-based courses on the Internet? The article consists of the following three parts:
I. What is the current status of teaching and learning through web-based courses?
II. How do students get their resources to accomplish their web-based course assignments?
III. How should libraries play their roles in support of teaching and learning through web-based courses?
Bao, X. M. (1990). A phenomenology of emergent meaning from dialectical questioning and answering in adult learning: Western and Chinese perspectives. 31st Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) Proceedings, (pp. 7 - 12). Athens: University of Georgia.
Bao, X. M. (1988). A comparative study of the philosophical foundations of adult education in China and America. 1988 Trans-Atlantic Dialogue Conference Proceedings, (pp. 15 - 20). Leeds, England: University of Leeds.
Bao, X. M. (1987). Support system/administration of distance education at ECNU (abstract). Information session presenters schedule at the 3rd annual conference on teaching at a distance. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Bao, X. M. (1986). Teaching reading in advanced English to adult Chinese students. 1986 AERC Proceedings, (pp. 1 - 6). Syracuse: Syracuse University.
a. Seton Hall University Library
Serve as Chair of Library Educational Policy Committee, 2013 -
Served as Chair of the Library Faculty Assembly, 2007 - 2009.
Served on the Library Database Page Design Committee, 2006 - 2008.
Served on the Library Database Committee, 2006 - 2010.
Served on the Library Program Review Committee, 2006.
Served on the Library LibQUAL Committee, 2006.
Served as Systems Librarian (after 2013). Responsible for 1)
migraring data from Voyager's system to the new OCLC WorldShare Servies and 2)
trouble shoorting issues relating to the transition to the new integrated
Served as Systems/Digital Librarian (prior to 2013). Responsible for
maitaining Ex Libris' Voyager for cataloging, circulation, acquisition, and reporting functions, 2) trouble shooting library staff's computer problems, 3) digitizing dissertations and theses, and 4) coordinating the electronic reserve service.
Served as the University Library Web Master. Redesigned and maintained the University Libraries' home pages.
Implemented the E-ZProxy program in collaboration with the University IT to authenticate the off-campus access of library databases by using a user's Seton Hall e-mail ID and password only, thus eliminating the need to remember too many unique database IDs and passwords.
Provided reference services to students and faculty.
Taught bibliographic instruction classes to undergraduate and graduate students.
Taught Microsoft FrontPage 98 (a home page program), Access database, and Windows 95 to librarian faculty at Walsh Library, Seton Hall University in 1997 and 1998.
Taught Microsoft PowerPoint to faculty members and students at Seton Hall University in 1997.
Served as a library consultant for graduate students for their research projects on China upon the request from the teaching faculty of Asian Studies.
Served as a consultant for a graduate student of business major to develop a survey questionnaire for his master thesis.
Guided the Chinese visiting scholars who performed their internships at Seton Hall University Library to create their own web pages.
Created an Access 2000 database and a search form with VBA (Visual Basic for Application) and SQL (Structured Query Language) to eliminate the need of manual counting of the newly catalogued books.
Created a local requisition database for the library's acquisition department to eliminate the need of using paper form of "Faculty Library Requisition" and to improve the efficiency of faculty requisition submission and processing.
Resolved the technical problems of e-Reserve project allowing students to read full-text articles reserved by their professors on online.
Resolved other two technical problems with the help of the University Computing Services:
1) e-Reserve authentication problem. For copyright reason, only Seton Hall members can open e-Reserve articles
2) Database IDs/PWs dissemination problem. Only Seton Hall members can open a special web page to view the library database IDs/PWs for off-campus access. This alleviates the burden to give out database IDs/PWs at the Reference Desk.
Made the Master Listing of Journals at Seton Hall University Library accessible through the Web by converting dBase III file format to Access format, and to HTML file format. Over 5,000 records were converted in this project in 1998.
Updated a Guide to Printed Indexes and Abstracts from a previous list dated November, 1992.
Created on online questionnaire on the Information Search Process for Freshman and English 1201/1202 upon the request of Project Director of the library CDI4 grant and provided statistical results in a timely fashion when each of the surveys in 2000 and 2001 ended.
Transformed the texts and graphics of each exhibit into web presentable format.
Served as Acting Bibliographic Instruction (BI) Coordinator from July 2000 to February 2001. With the help of librarian faculty, we taught 123 classes involving 2,449 students between July and December 2000.
Served as Chair of Library's Educational Policy Committee from July 2000 to June 2001. During my term, two policies were adopted: 1) Copyright Guideline on e-Reserve at Seton Hall University Library and 2) Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Policy.
Served on the Library's Mission Statement Task Team in 1998.
b. Belleville Public Library & Information Center
Served as Assistant Library Director in all areas of library administration between December 1994 and August 1997 including updating the library staff manual, managing the maintenance staff, appealing for the library budget in front of the township council, and writing and managing grants for implementing library's literacy and humanity programs, and for setting up a local area computer network and Internet connection.
Created and maintained an Internet Web Site at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center since June, 1996. Hosted library home pages on a Linux server and Office 2000 server.
Set up and managed a Local Area Network for CD-ROM resources and the Internet at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center since November, 1995. Performed trouble-shooting on the problems of system-wide and 45 PC workstations. Installed hardware components and software applications including TCP/IP for the Internet, Office 2000 and many more.
Created a searchable computer index database for Belleville Times, an area newspaper.
c. Paterson Free Public Library
Served as the head of Community Learning Center, and junior, senior and principal librarian between February 1991 and November 1994. Managed five to nine VISTA volunteers to implement the library's family literacy program, one-on-one tutoring program, English as a Second Language program, and computer assisted literacy tutoring program. Applied for and managed the grants from the Federal VISTA program, Department of Education (federal), New Jersey State Library (state), Bell Atlantic and American Library Association (private) to carry out the above programs. Sponsored and organized many workshops on the topics of interesting to the urban population. Published monthly newsletters of Community Learning Center. Served at the reference desk.
a. To Seton Hall University
Served as Co-Chair of Faculty Senate's IT
Committee, 2015 - 2016
Served on Faculty Senate's Faculty Development Committee, 2014 -
Served on Faculty Senate's Program Review Committee, 2013 - 2015
Served on Faculty Senate's IT
Committee, 1998 - 2013
Served as a member on the Emerging Technologies Committee, Teaching
and Learning Round Table, 2008 - 2009
Served as Faculty Senator, November 2002-June 2003, and May 2004 - April 2006
Served as Chair of University Grievance Committee, July 2005-April 2006 and a member May 2004 - April 2005
Served as Chair of the Nominations, Elections and Appointments Committee (NE&A), Faculty Senate, Seton Hall University from September 2000 to April 2001, and a member from 1997 to 2004. During my term as the NE&A Chair, we have accomplished following tasks:
- Organized the election for the Provost Search Committee Membership
- Sought the nominations/self-nominations for 1) the University Athletics Council, 2) the Council Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED), and 3) the Council Against Sexual Harassment
Served on other university level committees including the University Research Council in 2001, and University Commencement Committee in 2002.
Served as an alternate to the University Faculty Senate, 1999-2001, 2002-2003,
Served on the Mobile Computing Curriculum and Training Task Force and the Mobile Computing Assessment Team in 1998. Provided literature search for the assessment project.
Served as an Affirmative Action Debate Series Judge at the invitation of a sociology professor for his class debate in December 2000.
b. To Profession
Serve as OPS Editor-in-Chief, 2009 - 2012. Occasional
Paper Series (OPS) provides an opportunity for members of the Chinese
American Librarians Association to publish a peer-reviewed article on any aspect
Serve on the English Editorial Board (2008-2015) of Journal of
Library and Information Science (JLIS), which is published semiannually in
April and October by National Taiwan Normal University, and the Chinese American
Librarians Association, U.S.A. JLIS is indexed or abstracted in Index
to Chinese Periodicals, Library Literature, PAIS, Information Science Abstracts,
and Library & Information Science Abstracts. JLIS Web site
Serve as Chair of CALA/Northeast Chapter Membership Committee,
2010 - 2012
Serve on the Membership Committee of Chinese American Librarians
Association (CALA), 2010 - 2012
Serve on the Web Committee of Virtual Academic Library Environment
(VALE), 2008 - 2011
Served on the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)'s Personnel Administration Subcommittee, 2005 - 2006
Served on the Executive Board of Infolink (the Eastern New Jersey Library Cooperative), 2003 - 2006
Served on the NJLA's Intellectual Freedom Committee, 2003 - 2006
Served on the NJLA's Conference Committee, 2003 - 2004
Served on the NJLA's Public Relations Committee, 2001 - 2004
Served on the NJLA's Education & Leadership Subcommittee in 1998
Served on Infolink's Search Committee for its executive director in
Served on other Infolink's committees including: Continuing Education and Career Development Committee from 2000 to 2003, and User Group Advisory, Planning and Electronic Doorway Libraries Committees from 1996 to1998. Served on Infolink's
Task Force for the 2002 and 2003 Tech Days
Made a presentation on searching the Internet at the invitation of
New Jersey Association of Library Assistants in May 25, 1999
c. To Community
Made a presentation on "Doing Business over the Internet" to Rotary Club Members of Belleville on March 31, 1999.
Made a presentation on Chinese Spring Festival to twenty 3rd grade pupils at a Springfield Public Elementary School, NJ on February 5, 1998.
Made a Speech: "Internet - A Wonder of the 20th Century" at the Belleville AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) on January 7, 1998.
Served on the Cherry Blossoms Festival Committee, Essex County, New Jersey, 1995 - 1997
Library Assessment Conference "Reinventing Libraries: Reinventing Assessment,
Innovative Practices and ideas that Challenge the Status Quo" sponsored by CUNY
and held at The William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Baruch College on
June 6, 2014, 8:30-4:30. The conference was national in scope and will address
the value of library assessment as a means to improve academic programs,
teaching, learning, and facilitating curricular and research activities of
students and faculty. The goal of the conference was to share ideas and
information on the vital topic of library assessment.
"Dress your data for success" event, free national ACRL webcast hosted by
the NJLA College & University Section / ACRL-NJ at the Scholarly
Communication Center, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, April 29, 2014.
The presentation provided an introductory overview of quantitative data
visualization and highlighted selected best practices. Topics included a
summary of available visualization tools, tips on successfully leveraging
color, and a few points relating to visual perception. Participants were
introduced to some of the key principles of graphical integrity and design
promoted by major thinkers in the field, such as Edward Tufte and Stephen
Annual Conference of Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 2014: Philadelphia,
March 27, 2014. Estalished a contact with the representative from China
Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC), and
successfully applied for the Chinese Corner Book Donation funded by China
2013 Faculty Summer Seminar on "Understanding Values" with Fr. Brian Cronin from
Duquesne. For what are we all about as human beings but "values?"- Commitment,
fidelity, mercy, integrity...? And the values we emphasize so intensely here at
Seton Hall: service, leadership, authenticity, studiousness..? It will be good
to spend these days reflecting on values and striving to attain some wisdom
about this area that is so central to the mission of our university.
Co-Sponsored by the Center For Catholic Studies and the Center for Vocation and
Servant Leadership, and Supported By the William J. Toth Visiting Professorship.
"Everything You Want to Know about Social Media on Campus" offered by the TLT
Center, SHU, July 17, 2013. Description: This session explored social media best
practices to reach your target audience while aligning with the University’s
strategy to create cohesive messaging to the larger community.
"Increasing Your Personal Productivity, Which Tools Can I Use?" offered by
the TLT Center, SHU, July 10, 2013. Description: find technologies and
practical ways to do things better. Tips on Excel, Outlook, Word, Evernote,
Dropbox & OneNote were covered.
"Topic Enrichment Starring YouTube" offered by the TLT Center, SHU, September 21,
2012. Description: YouTube can be used in and out of the classroom on virtually
any device making it a tremendous resource for learning. Elements that make
YouTube so interesting on a mobile app include subscribing to the class’s
YouTube channel, as well other organizations for topic enrichment. During this
workshop we will be examining two YouTube channels, The Harvard Business Review
and National Geographic (http://www.youtube.com/user/NationalGeographic).
This session will cover a variety of ways to integrate this tool in your
teaching and in activities for your students.
"Technology Potpourri, A Technology Workshop" offered by the TLT Center, SHU, July
25, 2012. Description: This class will cover a whole myriad of technology tips &
tricks that will help attendees expand their tech savvy, confirm some things
they think they know and discover some useful tricks they didn’t know. Topics
will include helpful tips in all the Microsoft Office products, Windows,
Outlook, file management and the Internet. This will be a fast-paced, fun class
that will keep attendees active and involved in learning new techniques to help
them with their daily workload. We will be using interactive clickers to keep
the attendees involved and having a bit of team competition to keep the session
lively and have a lot of fun learning.
"Working with Images in the Cloud" offered by the TLT
Center, SHU, July 18, 2012. Description: Have more fun with your digital
photos this summer! This session will explore ways to save, edit and share
your images online (i.e. the cloud). We will also explore creative ways to
work with images to create digital stories and traditional (paper) books.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital images or can work
from a bank of “stock” files.
"Creative Event Advertising Using Technology" offered
by the TLT Center, SHU, July 11, 2012. Description: With any an event (e.g.
seminars, open houses, and fundraisers) the ultimate goal is to have people
attend. The key is advertising through a number of different venues, both
print and electronic. During this summer series day we will cover three
different advertising mediums. QR Codes is one of the hottest mobile tech
trends and we will cover how to create and use them effectively. Brochures
and Flyers are perhaps the most versatile marketing mediums available. We
will cover how to create a smart design that will catch your audience’s
attention. Finishing off our day will be a discussion on the best practices
of Email Marketing. By thinking about an email as another medium to
market/brand yourself, we'll teach you how to properly design and execute a
marketing based email. Additionally, well discuss efficient methods to deal
with your mailing list including mail merges and email clients/services.
Increase the likelihood of getting your message read through this
"Pin it, Tag It, Bookmark It!" offered by the TLT
Center, SHU, June 20, 2012. Description: Do you find things on the web that
you want to save to view at a later time? Are you saving websites using your
browser and the list is so long that you can’t find anything? Would you like
to see your students be more organized when collecting information and
resources for your classes? If your answer to any of these questions is yes,
then this workshop is for you. There are numerous ways to organize online
resources in order to be able to use them effectively. This hands-on
workshop will cover the most popular sites including Pinterest, Delicious,
Diigo, and will also include additional cool tools for online information
gathering and organization. These tools can help you and /or your students
organize information so that it is able to be retrieved and utilized in a
timely and efficient manner.
"Trends in Online & Hybrid Course Development" offered
by the TLT Center, SHU, June 13, 2012. Description: This session will focus
on trends in online and hybrid course development including the “chunking”
of course materials (i.e. grouping and organization) and tips for planning
online and hybrid course activities. Participants will leave the session
with templates to aid in planning and chunking their own course materials.
"Electronic Survey Research" offered by the TLT Center,
SHU, June 6, 2012. Description: Electronic surveys can be a very useful tool
for voting, evaluations, or for collecting data for teaching and research
purposes. In this session, you will learn some tips and best practices for
creating electronic surveys. In addition, you will learn how to create a
survey in Survey Monkey, an electronic survey tool available via the web,
through a hands-on workshop in which you will create your own survey. After
you've created your survey, you will learn how to use the data analysis and
graphing tools within Survey Monkey, as well as how to export the data into
Excel and SPSS for further statistical analysis. Don't miss this opportunity
to learn about creating your own electronic survey!
"Strategies for Delivering Effective Webinars" offered
by the TLT Center, SHU, May 30, 2012. Description: This session will prepare
you for delivering webinars and synchronous online presentations in lieu of
face-to-face meetings. Best practices, tips, and tricks for delivering
successful and engaging webinars and other online activities will be shared.
Additionally, we will demonstrate how to use the Microsoft Lync web
conferencing software, a powerful tool that combines instant messaging,
screen sharing/control, video and audio sharing, polling, chat, and
collaborative editing. These features can help participants take a more
active role in the presentation and to feel more connected, particularly
when a face-to-face class meeting is not possible.
"Slides That Talk" offered by the TLT Center, SHU, May
23, 2012. Description: When you present, listeners must divide their
attention between you and your visuals. How can you design slides that
communicate fully with your audience, while at the same time avoid competing
with you for the audience’s attention? Surprisingly simple principles and
techniques covered in this session will help to minimize the cognitive load
of your slides on your audience. You will then gain their undivided
attention. Special guest speaker, Dr. Viswa Viswanathan, Associate Professor
in the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, will facilitate the
day. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty applying
the concepts and principles. You will get detailed feedback on your work and
also benefit from the wisdom of co-attendees.
"Copyright Symposium" presented by the Teaching, Learning and Technology
Roundtable, SHU, April 23, 2012. Guest speaker: David Opderbeck, Associate
Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School. He addressed the following
questions: Are you confused about copyright? Unsure what you can (and
cannot) place on reserve or distribute to your students, colleagues or
friends? Do you know how your own work is protected by copyright? What about
downloading? What about social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter
and Pinterest? How does Copyright relate to Google Scholar and Google Books?
VALE/ NJ ACRL/ NJLA CUS, 13th Annual Users' Conference, January 5, 2012,
Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. Attended the following sessions: 1) "The
Proof is Out: How They Really Do Research: Strategies and Considerations" by
Beth Bloom and Marta Deyrup; 2) "VALE Open Source ILS Project: System Demo"
by Grace Agnew, guy Dobson, Ann Hoang, Kurt Wagner, and Yongming Wang; and
3) "VALE Open Source ILS Project Collaboration: Benefits and Challenges" by
Judy Matthew, Bruce Slusky, Pamela Theus, and Cathy Weng.
The 2011 NJLA Conference, May 4 at the Ocean Place in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Copyright Symposium: Making sense of copyright on (and off) campus. Guest
speakers: Dr. Kenneth Crews, Director, Columbia University copyright advisory
and Lance Liggin, LAD Custom Publishing, Inc <http://www.ladcustompub.com/>.
Sponsored by The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable <http://blogs.shu.edu/tltr/>.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011,10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Beck Rooms, Walsh Library ,
Workshop: Advance Methods in SPSS - factor analysis, validity analysis, and
multiple factorial designs. Taught by Ms. Wendiann Sethi, Director of
Developmental Math at Seton Hall University. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 4:30-6 pm.
Workshop: Basic Analysis in SPSS - data exploration using Crosstabulations,
Inferences on the mean, Regression and ANOVA. Taught by Ms. Wendiann Sethi,
Director of Developmental Math at Seton Hall University. Tuesday, April 5,
2011, 4:30-6 pm.
TEXTBOOK TAILGATE: Alternatives to Traditional Textbooks sponsored by The TLTR
Faculty Best Practices and Events Committee. Friday, February 4, 2011,
12 p.m. - 3 p.m., Beck Rooms, Walsh Library.
- Guest Speaker: Ken Ronkowitz, Director of the Writing Initiative at
Passaic Community College will introduce you to the adoption of open
textbooks and examine the ways that they are being authored, promoted and
utilized in higher education.
- University Bookstore Manager, Adam Boyton will introduce you to textbook
options currently available to SHU faculty and students through the SHU
Bookstore, such as eTexts (Cafe Scribe) and eDoptions (Rent-a-Text).
- Panel Discussion led by faculty at SHU who have adopted some of these
options in their classes. Faculty will share their experiences including why
they chose these alternatives, outcomes and student perspectives.
"Strengthening Connections: Keeping Our Libraries Vital" VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA
CUS Twelfth Annual Users' Conference, Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Busch Campus
Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. Attended the following sessions:
- Keynote Address by James G. Neal, Vice President for Information
Services and University Librarian, Columbia University - The Imperfect
Storm: The Prospects for Systemic Change Across Academic Libraries
- Using the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Research Review and Report
@Your Library by Anne Ciliberti, William Paterson University, Elizabeth
Leonard, Berkeley College, Luis Rodriguez, Kean University, and Mark
Thompson, Middlesex County College
- Being There is Not Enough: A Study of the Effectiveness of Web 2.0 Use
in Academic Libraries by Jia Mi, The College of New Jersey
- Tracking and Metering Library Usages on the Web, Sharon Yang, Rider
University; Pat Dawson, Rider University. This presentation will introduce
free Web usage tracking/metering tools, from downloading, installation,
configuring, and data reading.
The Ex Libris Northeast Users Group (ENUG) Meeting at William Paterson
University’s Cheng Library in Wayne, New Jersey on October 21st from 8am to 22nd
till 2pm, 2010.
Web 2.0 Tools for 21st Century Teaching, A Workshop by Mary E. Zedeck, Teaching
and Learning Center (TLC), SHU, November 11, 2008.
Health Care at the End of Life: Pastoral, Ethical, & Legal Perspectives, A
Presentation by Rev. James J. McCartney, OSA, Ph.D, Department of Philosophy
,Villanova University. Sponsored by Walsh Library, Immaculate Conception
Seminary School of Theology, School of Health & Medical Sciences, College of
Nursing & Catholic Studies, at Walsh Library, Seton Hall University, October 16,
2008, 3 p.m.
Summer Series: Virtual Worlds: Don't let your Second Life pass you by! A
hands-on workshop sponsored by Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), SHU, June 10,
Summer Series: Electronic Survey Research Day! A hands-on workshop sponsored by
Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), SHU, June 2,
Summer Series: 1) Quality Matters: A Best Practice, 2) Techniques for Successful
Online Learning, and 3) The Value of Social Interaction in Online Learning.
Sponsored by Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), SHU, May 19,
Designing Web Sites for Academic Libraries, April 21-May 9, 2008. Taught by
Diane K. Kovacs and sponsored by ACRL - Association of College & Research
Libraries for Online Continuing Education. This course focuses on the basics of
Web site planning and design and content development with a concentration on
academic libraries. The course will also examine Web standards, usability, and
accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced.
SPSS 2: Data Analysis, April 11, 2008, 1-2:30 pm at the CTC Classroom, SHU
Getting Started with Expressions Web, April 9, 2008, at 11 am at the CTC Classroom,
Advanced Digital Images, March 26, 2008, 10:30 am-12 pm at the CTC Classroom,
Intro to Video Editing March 24, 2008, 3-4:30 pm at the CTC Classroom, SHU
Intro to Digital Images, March 24, 2008, 1- 2:30 pm at the CTC Classroom, SHU
Fair Use and Copyright: Challenges for Universities, March 17, 2008, at 12 pm at Walsh Library
VALE's Next Generation Academic Library System Symposium OLS (Open Library System), March 12, 2008 8:30 am-4 pm, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
Power Point: Advanced, February 12, 2008, 2-3 pm at the CTC Classroom, SHU
VALE Users'/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Conference: Mission Possible: Partnering for Change, January 9, 2008 at Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Ex Libris Certification 300 Training: "Service Your Way," November 6-7, 2007, Des Plaines, IL. Taught by Tom Pitts, Hosted Services Technical Manager. The topics include: 1) The Voyager technical flow, 2) Maintenance activities; Troubleshooting - Error messages, log files, remedies, 3) The Voyager standard structure, 4) Oracle structures and objects, 5) Voyager in Oracle, 6) Pre-upgrade activities. Passed the exam and received Certification 300.
Ex Libris Mid-Atlantic Users Group Conference-EMA 2007, Rider University - New Jersey, October 29 and 30, 2007. Attended the sessions: 1) "Voyager Plugins: Choices and Requirements" by Sharon Yang, Rider University and Yanyi Lee, Wagner College, 2) "Top Ten (or so) WebVoyage Hacks" by Edward Corrado, The College of New Jersey; and 3) "Getting it right : how to extract data successfully using Access" by Janet Lute, Princeton University.
Serials Solutions Workshop at Rutgers University, October 24, 2007. The topics include 1) "All About the Knowledgebase," 2) "E-Resource Management & Assessment," 3) "E-Resource Access & Discovery," and 4) "Effective E-Resource Discovery Implementations."
Personal Broadcasting to Support New Literacy. Sponsored by Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC), SHU, July 19, 2007. Speaker: Chris Shamburg, Ed.D. from New Jersey City University. The keynote will explore the idea of new literacies in education. The idea of new literacies involves skillfully working with the array of communication technology available today, expanding our ideas about schooling to connect more with the world, and facilitating social and cultural change with these new skills. Using this framework as a starting point, Chris Shamburg will then give practical examples and hands-on activities for bringing new literacies into the classroom. The focus will be on audio technologies and podcacasting and will include the technical information needed to implement podcasting in a variety of educational situations. Participants do not need to have technical expertise to learn these skills-just a belief technology has the potential to help reshape educational practice.
Collaboration and Research Anytime Anywhere. Sponsored by Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC), SHU, May 15, 2007. The sessions offered during this day explored how high performance networks, including Internet 2 and live Web conferencing software/hardware, support collaboration and research. These tools and resources allow for real-time collaboration through live Web conferencing, as well as screen or document sharing.
Scientific Research and Diplomacy: Shifting Sands in Emerging Economies, A Colloquium at Seton Hall University, April 19, 2007. The topics include:
The Political Landscape: Setting the Stage for Sharing Science by Martin Edwards, Assistant Professor, Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University.
Researcher Behavior in Early Internet Maturity by Andrew Mulligan, Associate Director, Research & Academic Relations, Elsevier
A Publisher's Perspective on Changing Research and User Trends by Joost Kolloffel, Sales Intelligence Manager, Elsevier
Creating Electronic Information Structures in Developing Countries: Central & Eastern European Countries by Franjo Pehar, Research Assistant, Department of Library & Information Science, University of Zadar, Croatia
Beyond English: The Challenges of Serving Multi-lingual Communities by Marta Deyrup, Associate Professor & Librarian, Seton Hall University, Walsh Library
International Medical Library Partnerships with Latvia & Moldova by Donna Flake, Director, Coastal Area Health Education Center Medical Library and Diane Darrow, Volunteer Specialist for Eastern European Medical Libraries
The International Health Perspective by Yanzhong Huang, Assistant Professor, Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International relations, Seton Hall University
HINARI, AGORA and OARE: UN Initiatives for Sharing Information Resources by Daviess Menefee, Director, Library Relations, Elsevier
Planning for Growth: The Impact of Digital Information on Libraries in Russia, Europe and the United States. Conference hosted by Seton Hall University Libraries and the International Library Information and Analytical Center (ILIAC) of Russia, March 15th, 2007. The topics include:
Electronic vs. Print (E-only Decisions in Libraries) by Jared Ingersoll (Columbia)
Are We Living in a Digital Dark Age? Historical Preservation and the Challenge of Electronic Documents by Nathaniel Knight (Seton Hall)
Cultural Heritage Institutions in the Digital Age: Current Models of Collaboration in Croatia by Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic (J.J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia)
Digital Resources in Russian Libraries by Yakov Shrayberg (Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology/ILIAC)
The Global Resources Network of the Center for Research Librariesby Jim Niessen (Rutgers)
The History of the Russian Library in America by Tatiana Manilova (Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography)
The Perm Region's Economic, Social and Cultural Development and its Contributions to the Information Highway by Andrey Khokhryakov, Ekaterina Sirotina (Library Information Center, Perm, Russia)
The Use of Print and Digital Sources in Academic and Scientific Library Collections, a Roundtable Discussion by McGinn (Seton Hall), Shrayberg (RNPLS&T/ILIAC), Lorkovic (Yale), Niessen (Rutgers), Ingersoll (Columbia)
Infolink Program on Transforming Libraries by incoming President of American Library Association, Leslie Burger on May 10, 2006.
NJLA Annual Conference, April 26, 2006.
Adobe Photoshop 7 - The Basics, a full-day class (6 hours) sponsored by Infolink on November 14, 2005. PhotoShop has set the standard for image manipulation since 1987. Learn the basics of editing, working with the toolbox, palettes, selection modes and tools, transformations, color modes and models, paintbrushes and art tools, digital painting, multiple layers and advanced painting techniques.
Two workshops presented by Pat Wagner (Pattern Research, Denver, CO) and sponsored by Infolink, November 9, 2005: 1) Why Futurists Can't Predict the Future, and How You Can! Topics includes the most common mistakes even professional analysts make, who you should be listening to, how to test the accuracy of predictions in the short and long term and, and technological and culture trends that will change libraries even more than the Internet and e-books; and 2) The Networking Game. This program is about networking into the community and weaving connections, formally and informally. How to make contact with problematic people and organizations? How to avoid typical pitfalls? What are the steps to building and maintaining successful partnerships? How to make outreach efforts consistently successful?
RFID: The Digital Era and Privacy sponsored by The New Jersey Library Association, American Civil Liberties Union, New Jersey State Bar Association, Rutgers University Law Library-Newark, November 4, 2005, 9:30 AM -12 Noon. The workshop discussed the pros and cons of Radio frequency identification--RFID technology and how it affects you, your library and your practice. Speakers include Grayson Barber, a First Amendment litigator and privacy advocate; Leslie Burger, the president elect of the American Library Association (ALA); Barry Steinhardt, the Director of the ACLU's Program on Technology and Liberty; Lee Tien, a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech law; and Carol Roehrenbeck, the Associate Dean for Information Resources at the Rutgers Law School Library and the chair of the NJLA Intellectual Freedom Subcommittee.
Macromedia DreamWeaver MX - a full-featured Web-design tool used by beginning and professional Web designers. Two full-day classes (12 hours) sponsored by Infolink on October 24 and 27, 2005. Learn basic skills of adding text, graphics and links to a page, backgrounds, placing text on a page, making lists, character formatting, positioning text and changing font properties. Learn how to create template, tables, clean up HTML, add horizontal rules, work with graphics, add links and the element of page design.
Core Curriculum Lecture - Susan Wolcott's lecture and workshop on Developing and Assessing Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Sponsored by Provost Office, SHU, September 23, 2005.
Tablet PC Software - Learn how to use the Tablet functionality in Microsoft Office. Sponsored by Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC), SHU, August 24, 2005.
DyKnow - Real time collaborative software that lets teachers record presentations so that students can participate and interact with them. Sponsored by TLTC, SHU, August 24, 2005.
Faculty Web Page Development sponsored by TLTC, SHU, July 7, 2005. Topics for session covered planning your web, determining your goal, laying out your site, identifying your purpose, site structure, common page layout, obtaining a web presence provider and using templates, using tables as placeholders, inserting text and images, creating hyperlinks, adding new pages, creating navigation bars, formatting and editing existing pages, importance of styles and publishing your web.
Supporting Assessment with Technology sponsored by TLTC, SHU, June 30, 2005. Topics for session ranged from using ASSET, Seton Hall's online survey tool, to how to display your information and create an effective poster presentation. Representatives from the Office of Grants and Research Services introduced ResearchResearch.com to the Seton Hall community. In addition, Steve Gilbert, president of the TLT Group presented on infusing information literacy into the core curriculum.
Introduction to the Content System sponsored by TLTC, SHU, June 22, 2005. The session focused on the Blackboard Content System, a tool for increasing efficiency in Blackboard Courses.
The 4th Technology Is IT Day Conference sponsored by Infolink, the New Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, May 12, 2005. Learned 1) Desktop Security Programs, 2) PDAs in Libraries, and 3) Google Print and Google Scholar
Technical Assistant Session for Digitization Grant Program sponsored by New Jersey State Library, April 27, 2005
The SHU Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series: "Liberal Education and the Core Curriculum in an Age of Dissolution" by Dr. Gary Glenn, Presidential Teaching Professor from Northern Illinois University, April 22, 2005
NJLA Annual Conference, April 13, 2005
SFX Training on administrative setups of sources and targets to link full-text articles among different databases, February 17-18, 2005
Conference of One Community New Jersey: Diversity in Libraries sponsored New Jersey State Library, Infolink, and Highlands Regional Library Cooperatives, Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, and John Wiley & Sons Inc., November 22, 2004
Exchange librarian to Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences and other major libraries in Beijing, China, May 16-29, 2004
The 3rd Technology Is IT Day Conference sponsored by Infolink, the NJ Regional Library Cooperative, May 13, 2004
NJLA Annual Conference, April 19-20, 2004
IBM Solution Lab in Hawthone, NY, April 2, 2004
Workshop on identity theft, sponsored by Infolink, March 24, 2004
Workshop on developing digital projects, sponsored by NJ State Library, March 9, 2004
Workshops on e-classroom teaching, and invisible web , sponsored by Infolink, November 20, 2003
Workshop on finding law information, sponsored by Infolink, November 18, 2003
Workshop on VALE assessment, evaluation, and statistics, sponsored by VALE, November 13, 2003
Train the Trainer Workshop: Training Techniques for Library Staff in and received a completion certificate in February 2002. This course provided 30 contact hours of continuing education (CE) credit through the New Jersey Department of Education. Learned how to develop training lessons tailored to the learning needs of adults and training techniques for the electronic classroom.
Conferences for the Voyager User Group to learn about our new library integrated cataloging, circulation, acquisition, and public access system in Chicago, April 25-27, 2002 and April 6-8, 2000;
Summer Institute on the Databases of the National Center for Education Statistics between June 13 and 18, 1999 and received a completion certificate. The Institute provided many useful insights, explanations and hands-on practice on the NCES databases.
Workshop on Windows NT server sponsored by PALINET on November 10, 1997
Workshop on searching the Internet sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) on November 4, 1997
- Recipient of the following grants from Federal and State governments and
private foundations, 1991-2015:
- FY2014 -2015. $7,462 plus 300 donation books. Establishment of
Chinese Corner in
Walsh Library. Funded by China Hanban, a National Office of Teaching Chinese
Language, and coordinated by China Educational Publications Import and Export
Corporation Ltd (CEPIEC).
- FY2006. $4,500. University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University. The project is entitled: "A National Survey of the Academic Library as Place Open 24/7: Management's Perceptions and Concerns" The project collects and analyzes data from a national survey of academic library deans and directors on their perceptions and concerns of the library as a place open 24/7 in the United States. The study gathered 172 valid responses from a randomly selected sample of 462 (37% response rate). The results are presented in five sections: 1) characteristics of responding institutions, 2) status of library hours, 3) perceptions of library as place, 4) perceptions of student needs and impact, and 5) management concerns of a library open 24/7. The findings show how academic library deans and directors perceive a library being open 24/7 impacts student learning. The study concludes there is a strong interest in the issue, but there is no trend for libraries staying open 24/7.
- FY2000 - 2001. $7,350. New Jersey State Library's WebPac Grant for Implementing Z39.50 Server at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1999 - 2000. $15,000. New Jersey State Library's Technology Bond Fund Grant (Round 2) Program for County and Municipal Libraries with Branches at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1998 - 1999. $6,000. New Jersey State Library's Technology Bond Fund Grant Program for County and Municipal Libraries with Branches at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1997 - 1998. $10,000. New Jersey State Library's Academic/School/Public Library Cooperation Resource Sharing Grant at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center and Belleville High School
- FY1997 - 1998. $15,000. New Jersey State Library's Public Library Literacy Programs Grant at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1997. $3,333. New Jersey State Library's Grant for County Libraries and Municipal Libraries with Branches: Electronic Resources at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1997. $2,000. New Jersey Council for Humanities' Grant for a book discussion series: Contemporary American Literature at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1997. $1,000. New Jersey Historical Commission's Grant (Renewal) for developing computerized index of the Belleville Times at Belleville Public Library & Information Center.
- FY1997. $500. New Jersey Council for Humanities' Grant for storytelling: Devil & Ghost: Folklore of New Jersey at the Belleville Public Library & Information
- FY1996. $2,500. The Nicholas Martini Foundation's Grant for celebrating a Year of the Arts and Humanities at the Belleville Public Library and Information Center
- FY1996. $11,995. New Jersey State Library's Collection Evaluation & Development Grant for business collection at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1996. $10,000. New Jersey State Library's Special Populations Grant for serving the unemployed population at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1995. $6,000. New Jersey State Library's Multimedia Audio Visual Grant Computers at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1995. $20,000. New Jersey State Library's Special Populations Grant for ESL instructions and tutoring Computers at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1995. $20,000. INFOLINK, the Eastern New Jersey Regional Library Cooperative's Grant for Public Internet Access at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1995. $3,950. New Jersey Historical Commission's Grant for developing computerized index of the Belleville Times at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1995. $1,550. New Jersey Council for Humanities' Grant for a book discussion series: A Study of Recent American Fiction at the Belleville Public Library & Information Center
- FY1995. $500. New Jersey Council for Humanities' Grant for storytelling: Wondrous Tales from Many Cultures at the Belleville Public Library & Information
- FY1994. $15,000. New Jersey State Library's Special Services Grant for "Small Business Education Workshop Series" at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1994. $35,000. LSCA Title VI Federal Grant for "Adult Basic Literacy" from the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1993. $28,000. LSCA Title VI Federal Grant for "Family Literacy" from the Department of Education in Washington D.C. at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1993. $5,000. Bell Atlantic/ALA Family Literacy Grant (The Third Year Renewal) at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1992. $25,000. LSCA Title VI Federal Grant for "Family Literacy" from the Department of Education in Washington D.C. at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1992. $20,000. New Jersey State Library's Special Services Grant for "Family Education Workshop Series" at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1992. $25,000. New Jersey State Library's Special Services Grant for "Literacy Instruction" at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1992. $20,000. New Jersey State Library's Special Services Grant for "Family Literacy" at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1992. $20,000. New Jersey State Library's Special Services Grant for "Literacy Collection Development" at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1992. $10,000. Bell Atlantic/ALA Family Literacy Grant (The Second Year Renewal) at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1992 - 1994. $270,000 worth in human resource aid. VISTA Library-based Literacy Program. Three-year consecutive renewals of the Federal VISTA Grants. The Library can have as many as six to nine VISTA Volunteers at the Paterson Free Public Library
- FY1991. $5,000. Bell Atlantic/ALA Family Literacy Grant at the Paterson Free Public Library.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Translator for Mr. Zhongda Yao, Secretary General of Chinese Adult Education Association at the executive committee meetings of International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), 1987, AAACE Conference and Kellogg Leadership Seminar, 1987.
Translator for International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)'s Shanghai International Adult Education Symposium, 1984.
Taught English as a Second Language at East China Normal University, 1979-1984.
(Last update: 11/5/2015)