2020 Sino-Foreign University Library Annual Conference Online Program

The sixth Conference of Sino-Foreign University Library Annual Conference will be held online by Wenzhou-Kean University, on September 4th, September 11th, and September 18th in 2020. Themed as CHALLENGE | INNOVATION | DEVELOPMENT, the conference continues to serve as a stage for all of us to enlighten the future development of Sino-Foreign University Libraries.


Friday, September 4th  (Beijing Time) 

09:00 – 09:05 AM

Welcome Speech by Dr. Eric YANG, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs

09:05 – 10:00 AM

Challenges, Innovation & Development: Librarians at the Forefront Supporting Communities as Technologies Transform our World

Keynote Speaker: Loida GARCIA-FEBO

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Information Seeking and Sharing Behavior of Professionals

Presenter: Dr. Lian RUAN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:20 – 10:40 AM

Ten Things to do for an Academic Library – A Case Study at the SUSTech Library

Presenter: Henian (Henry) E, Southern University of Science and Technology

10:40 – 11:00 AM

John Wiley & Sons Commercial Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd

11:00 – 11:20 AM

How Great is the Impact? A Bibliometric Analysis of XJTLU Scholarly Publications

Presenter: YANG Liping, JIANG Xin, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

11:20 – 11:40 AM

The Global University Publications Licence: Digital Transformations in Libraries and the Challenges of Open Scholarship

Presenters: Neil SMYTH, Elsie ZHOU, Cocoa WU, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

11:40 – 12:00 AM

Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang)



Friday, September 11th  (Beijing Time) 

09:00 – 09:20 AM

Escaping the Library: Freshmen Expect a Fun Orientation

Presenter: Vickie CHEN, New York University Shanghai

09:2009:40 AM

Library Marketing and Promotion: A Case Study from XJTLU Library

Presenter: WANG Pin, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

09:40 – 10:00 AM

Innovation in the Academic Library: Combining Professional and Academic Goals to Solve Everyday Problems

Presenter: Ryan LITSEY, Texas Tech University

10:00 – 10:20 AM

One-stop Service Management based on Office 365 in the Intl-campus of Zhejiang University

Presenter: XU Shuna, International Campus Zhejiang University

10:20 – 10:40 AM

Build a Multicultural Community in a Joint-venture University: Duke Kunshan University Library’s Initiatives

Presenters: ZOU Mengjie & ZHU Ying, Duke Kunshan University

10:4011:00 AM

Alma Unified P+E Acquisition Management and Workflows

Presenter: Ex Libris Group



Friday, September 18th  (Beijing Time) 

09:00 – 09:20 AM

Advocacy and Implementation of Stony Brook University’s Global Library Initiatives

Presenters: Michael Bailou HUANG, Stony Brook University & Lu GAO, University at Albany

09:2009:40 AM

Repository Content Management with DSpace-CRIS

Presenter: Zhongda ZHANG, University of Oklahoma

09:40 – 10:00 AM

EBSCO Information Service

China National Sci-Tech Information Imp. & Exp. Corp.

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Innovation Driven by a Pandemic: How the Texas Tech Makerspace Adapted to the New Normal

Presenter: Ryan CASSIDY, Texas Tech University

10:20 – 10:40 AM

The Practice and Challenges of Digital Education at the Library of CUHK-Shenzhen

Presenter: LIN Lin, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

10:4010:50 AM

China Educational Publications Import & Export Corp. Ltd.

10:5011:00 AM

Closing Statement


Conference Planning Committee:

CHEN Mengjing, Wenzhou-Kean University. (chenmengjing@wku.edu.cn)
DONG Shuai, Wenzhou-Kean University. (dongshuai@wku.edu.cn)
HU Linxiao, Wenzhou-Kean University. (hulinxiao@wku.edu.cn)
JIN Qianyu, Wenzhou-Kean University. (jinqianyu@wku.edu.cn)
YAN Shilei, Chair, Wenzhou-Kean University. (ysl@wku.edu.cn)
ZOU Mengjie, Duke Kunshan University. (mengjie.zou@dukekunshan.edu.cn)

Conference Planning Committee

Email: 2020libconf@wku.edu.cn
Tel: +86 577 5587 0608 (HU Linxiao)

Wenzhou-Kean University Library is proud to announce the opening keynote speaker for the 2020 Sino-Foreign University Library Annual Conference: Loida Garcia-Febo!

Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations. She has served communities as academic, public, school, and special librarian in Puerto Rico and New York. She has taught in 27 countries and has advocated on behalf of libraries at the United Nations, European Union Parliament, US Congress, New York City’s City Hall, New York State Senate and on streets and sidewalks of New York. She completed two terms on the IFLA Governing Board where she Chaired the Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP), co-founded IFLA New Professionals SIG, served in FAIFE and CPDWL, and is currently a member of the Management of Library Associations Section. Garcia-Febo is the recipient of the 2015 REFORMA Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award. She was named a Notable Member on ALA’s International Relations Round Table, received the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award in 2010 and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker Freedom Fighter in 2007. Garcia-Febo holds a BA in Business Education and MLS from the University of Puerto Rico. She was born, raised and educated in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Garcia-Febo is the Immediate Past President of the American Library Association.

Her presentation title is “Challenges, Innovation & Development: Librarians at the forefront supporting communities as technologies transform our world.” The impact of the early wave of systems of interrelated computer devices and artificial intelligence (AI), including voice assistants and machine learning (ML), is still uncertain in many fields, but it is time to include these emerging technological trends on our professional agenda and conversations. There are many functions for librarians and library professionals to support communities even as these technologies transform our world.

Educational technologies are impacting students served by libraries. As per IFLA’s recent briefing on the matter, “the use of technology in education is growing, and a new class of technologies has emerged that relies on tracking and analyzing vast amounts of student behavioral data to measure their activity, participation or wellbeing.” (July 31, 2019)

The advent of Facebook Portal, Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Echo, to name a few of these new devices, have some people thinking that they don’t have to visit a library because they can talk to these devices all day and obtain information about the meaning of terms, where a country is located, and find authors of books and music for them.

These are not the only concerns. Organizing and making accessible large collections of information, ethics, Open Access, copyright and legal matters, language barriers, and accessibility are some other concerns we need to include in our conversations.

Garcia-Febo’s presentation includes explorations about the next wave of these emerging technology trends, the role of libraries, what libraries should plan, tackling concerns, recent examples of American libraries exploring emerging technologies, and resources.

Thank you for sponsoring the 2020 Sino-Foreign University Library Annual Conference. It is a great honor to invite our sponsors to participate with us. Your generous support is valuable to our conference.

Conference Planning Committee