The Conference Planning Committee has decided to postpone 2020 Sino-Foreign University Library Annual Conference to September 04, 2020 due to COVID-19 Epidemic. The deadline of the registration for the Conference will be extended to August 04, 2020.

2020 Sino-Foreign University Library Annual Conference Program (Preliminary)

The sixth Conference of Sino-Foreign University Library Annual Conference will be held at Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, China from September 3rd to September 4th 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.

Thursday, September 3rd @Awailou Resort Hotel, No.55 Ouhai Avenue, Ouhai, Wenzhou, Zhejiang
15:00 – 19:00 Registration
17:30 – 19:00 Welcome Buffet Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 Library Director Summit Forum
Friday, September 4th @Wenzhou-Kean University, No. 88 DaxueRd, Ouhai, Wenzhou, Zhejiang
08:30 – 08:45 President Speech
08:45 – 09:00 Group Photo
09:00 – 10:00 Challenges, Innovation & Development: Librarians at the Forefront Supporting Communities as Technologies Transform our World
Keynote Speaker: Loida GARCIA-FEBO
10:00 – 10:20 Information Seeking and Sharing Behavior of Professionals
Presenter: Dr. Lian RUAN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:20 – 10:40 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 John Wiley & Sons Commercial Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd
11:00 – 11:20 How Great is the Impact? A Bibliometric Analysis of XJTLU Scholarly Publications
Presenter: YANG Liping, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
11:20 – 11:40 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 Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:20 Escaping the Library: Freshmen Expect a Fun Orientation
Presenter: Vickie CHEN, New York University Shanghai

Creating Open Access Repositories at Joint Venture Universities – An Experience-Sharing

Scott MAULDIN (DKU, Moderator);
YANG Liping (XJTLU);
QIU Lulu (UNNC);
ZHANG Junmei (UNNC);


Alma Unified P+E Acquisition Management and Workflows

Ex Libris Group

13:20 – 13:40 Library Marketing and Promotion: A Case Study from XJTLU Library
Presenter: WANG Pin, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
13:40 – 14:00 Build a Multicultural Community in a Joint – venture University: Duke Kunshan University Library’s Initiatives
Presenters: ZOU Mengjie & ZHU Ying, Duke Kunshan University
14:00 – 14:20 One-stop Service Management based on Office 365 in the Intl-campus of Zhejiang University
Presenter: XU Shuna, International Campus Zhejiang University
14:20 – 14:40 Innovative Lending Policy Change for Better User Experience
Presenter: Tony LIN, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
14:40 – 15:00 Refreshment
15:00 – 15:20 Advocacy and Implementation of Stony Brook University’s Global Library Initiatives
Presenters: Michael Bailou HUANG, Stony Brook University & Lu GAO, University at Albany
15:20 – 15:40 Repository Content Management with DSpace-CRIS
Presenter: Zhongda ZHANG, University of Oklahoma
15:40 – 16:00 EBSCO Information Service
China National Sci-Tech Information Imp. & Exp. Corp.
16:00 – 16:20 Study on Cultural Education Model of University Library from the Perspective of General Education
Presenter: WU Xiaolin, International Campus Zhejiang University
16:20 – 16:40 Building a Data and Visualization Program at Duke Kunshan – Success, Challenges, Opportunities
Presenter: Scott MAULDIN, Duke Kunshan University
16:40 – 16:50 China Educational Publications Import & Export Corp. Ltd.
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Statement

Conference Planning Committee:

CHEN Mengjing, Wenzhou-Kean University. (
DONG Shuai, Wenzhou-Kean University. (
HU Linxiao, Wenzhou-Kean University. (
JIN Qianyu, Wenzhou-Kean University. (
YAN Shilei, Chair, Wenzhou-Kean University. (
ZOU Mengjie, Duke Kunshan University. (

Conference Planning Committee

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.

Address of Wenzhou-Kean University Campus

88 Daxue Rd, Ouhai, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China 325060
(中国浙江省温州市瓯海区大学路88号 邮政编码:325060)

By airplane

Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (温州龙湾国际机场)
About 20 km away from WKU Campus
About 45 minutes driving
About 100 RMB by taxi

By train

Wenzhou South Station(温州动车南站)
About 8.5 km away from WKU Campus
About 20 minutes driving
About 40 RMB by taxi

By car via expressway

Exit at Wenzhou South Junction (温州南枢纽)
About 5.5 km away from WKU Campus
About 15 minutes driving from the junction

Address of Accommodation(Awailou Resort Hotel)

55 Ouhai Avenue, Ouhai, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China 325016
(中国浙江省温州市瓯海区瓯海大道55号 邮政编码:325016)
For more information of The Awailou Resort Hotel Wenzhou, please click here

By airplane

Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (温州龙湾国际机场)
About 20 km away from Accommodation
About 25 minutes driving
About 90 RMB by taxi

By train

Wenzhou South Station(温州动车南站)
About 12 km away from Accommodation
About 20 minutes driving
About 50 RMB by taxi

By car via expressway

Exit at Wenzhou South Junction (温州南枢纽)
About 6 km away from Accommodation
About 10 minutes driving from the junction


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