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I hold my Ph.D in Economics from Renmin University of China, Master of Economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia, and B.A. in Archival Studies from Nanjing University. I have worked at Laurier since 2015.
The main focuses of my current research are academic librarianship, diversity in libraries, and information seeking behaviours.
Library Research Travel Grant, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2016
Canada-Asia-Pacific Award, Understanding Canada-Canadian Studies Program, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, 2011
Li, Y., Kumaran, M., Cho, A., Ly, V., Fernando, S., & Miller, M. D. (2022). Changes in the Library Landscape Regarding Visible Minority Librarians in Canada. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 17(4), 36–70. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip30151
Li, Y., Kumaran, M., Cho, A., Ly, V., Fernando, S., Miller, M. D. (2021). 2021 Redux Survey of Visible Minority Librarians of Canada. Borealis, V1. https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/F4LNZO
Li, Y. (2021). Sources of COVID-19 information seeking and their associations with self-perceived mental health among Canadians. International Journal of Information, Diversity and Inclusion, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.33137/ijidi.v5i3.36193
Li, Y. (2021). Racial pay gap: An analysis of CARL libraries. College & Research Libraries, 82(3), 436-454. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.82.3.436
Li, Y. (2016). Using new venture competitions to link the library and business students. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, 5(3), 551-559. http://www.qqml.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/17
I'm responsible for developing library collections and providing research assistance to faculty and students in the following subject areas and programs:
Operations & Decision Sciences
Business Technology Management
Executive Master's in Technology Management
Master/PhD programs in the related fields
Office location: L3-312C, Library (Waterloo)
Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
I'm currently on leave and will return on July 1, 2023.
Languages spoken: English, Mandarin
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