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About Clement Chu Sing Lau (1957-2020)

Clement Chu-Sing Lau, 62, passed away on May 24th, 2020 after a 3-year battle with kidney cancer. View American Cancer Society Mosaic memorial.

On April 1, 2016, the Zach S. Henderson Library welcomed Mr. Clement Chu Sing Lau as the new Associate Dean of the Library. As the Associate Dean of the Library, Clement assisted the Dean in all aspects of leading the Zach S. Henderson Library. He had particular responsibility for project management and library assessment. Prior to his position with Henderson Library, Clement was the Associate Librarian for Technical and Collection Services at Hong Kong Baptist University Library in Hong Kong. In this senior leadership position, Clement reported to the University Librarian and managed the library division responsible for collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, gift exchange, serials, electronic resources management, collection maintenance, technical processing, bindery and repairs, and materials budgeting. He hired, supervised, and evaluated five professional staff and twenty-seven support staff. He also oversaw library assessment and the liaison librarians program. As a member of the library’s senior management team, he participated in strategic planning, and in formulating and administering library policies. Clement played a key role in library facilities management, including the planning of a remote storage facility and the construction of a new learning commons. He served as the library’s representative to the Hong Kong Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) Integrated Library System Working Group, and the JULAC Distributed Print Journals Project. Before joining Hong Kong Baptist University, Clement was the Associate Director for Technical Services and Administration at the University of Baltimore Law Library. He was responsible for managing the law library budget, technical services operation and planning, collection maintenance, personnel recruitment and training, facility maintenance, and technology. He was also involved in the University and Law School's strategic planning, budgeting, and staff training efforts, as well as University System of Maryland Libraries ' consortium projects. Between 2009 and 2013, he implemented several initiatives associated with the new law library's construction. They included the application of Radio Frequency Identification technology to the new library, withdrawal of library materials (over 120,000 volumes), and surplus books donations, in addition to assisting with space planning and design, collection de-selection and the overall library move. Clement earned his Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. He also holds master degrees in non-profit organization management, in business administration, and in management information systems, all from the University of Maryland University College. In addition to his leadership positions at Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Baltimore Law Library, he has served in librarian positions at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and Mount Vernon College, also in Washington, D.C.

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2016 - 2019 Associate Dean of Libraries, Georgia Southern University
2016 - 2019 Director of Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Certificate of Achievement Award, Annual Conference Committee of the Association Chinese Schools (1997)
  • Recipient, Spirit of Excellence Award, University of Baltimore Alumni Association (1998)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Recognition, Maryland Library Association (1998)
  • Recipient, Volunteer of the Year Award, Greenbelt Aquatic Boosters Club (1999)
  • Recipient, Service Award, University of Baltimore (2003, 2008)
  • Recipient, Staff Recognition Award for Extraordinary Public Service, University of Baltimore (2007)
  • Feature, Greenbelt News Review (2009)
  • Recipient, Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media, Chinese American Librarians Association (2013)


2012 Masters in Business Administration, University of Maryland University College
2010 M.S. in Management (Nonprofit and Association Management), University of Maryland University College
1997 M.S. in Management Information Systems, University of Maryland University College
1990 Masters in Library Science, University of Maryland at College Park
1982 B.A. in Library Science, National Taiwan University

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8074
Statesboro, GA 30460
Office: Zach S. Henderson Library - Room 3213B
Phone: (912) 478-5115


Books (2)

Journal Articles (18)

Teaching and Presentations (30)