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Professor & Head of Library Technology Services
  • 2003: M. L. I. S*., Library and Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal
  • 2001: M. A. East Asian Studies, McGill University, Montreal
  • 1992: M. Sc. Comp. Sc., Shanghai University, Shanghai
  • 1985: B. Sc. Comp. Sc., Northwestern Poly-technical University, Xi'an
  • *MLIS is the terminal degree for academic librarians
  • Responsible for the overall administration of the Library Technology Services.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of unit's policies, procedures, and standards
  • Provide leadership, vision, and expertise related to library systems, technologies, software, and hardware that increase and enhance access to academic resources at CWU Library.
  • Identify, evaluate, coordinate, and teach the use of technologies to library staff.
  • Resolve problems, propose new and better ways of using technology and, by collaborating with and by offering substantive training to library staff, thereby empower them in performing their own functions.
  • Represent the Library in technology issues on campus and within the CWU System and at the national level.
  • Administer Alma/Primo.
  • Teach Univ 101-Library session.
  • Provide reference and consultation.
  • Serve as peer reviewer for academic and scholarly journals.
  • Serve as mentor for international visiting scholars.
  • Key Research Interests: Next-generation ILS, Discovery Systems, Institutional Repository, Digitization, Digital Scholarship.
Professional Organizations: 
  • American Library Association (ALA), 2003-present
  • Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), 2007-present
  • Chinese American Libraians Association (CALA), Life Member, Member of Board of Directors(2017-2020)

By appointment; Reference hours: Thursday afterrnoon, 2:00pm-4:00pm, LIB 103J

Ping Fu Google Scholar Citation

Selected Most Recent Publications

  1. XIA, Zhengwei and LI, Quan and DUAN, Wenhui and FU, Ping (2019) A Postimplementation Review Analysis for an Autonomous RFID Inventory Project: A Qualitative Study. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session S08 - Information Technology. In: Robots in libraries: challenge or opportunity?, 21-22 August 2019, Wildau, Germany. 
  2. Liu, G., & Fu, P. (2018). Shared next generation ILSs and academic library consortia: Trends, opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Librarianship, 3(2), 53-71.
  3. Brown, E., Fu, P., Blackson, G. (2017). Beyond Traditional Librarianship: Librarians’ Roles in an International Education and Exchange Program. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal, 43, 18–28.

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