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About Ping Fu

Ping Fu is Professor and Head of Library Technology Services in the Brooks Library at Central Washington University (CWU) where he has been a tenured and tenure track (TT/T) faculty member since 2011. Reporting to the Dean of the Libraries, Ping is responsible for the overall administration of the Systems department and the oversight of the other areas of Library Technologies.
Ping received his Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS, 2003), a terminal degree for librarians in the USA and Canada, and M.A. in East Asian Studies (2001) from McGill University, Canada. He also received M.A. in Computer Science (1992) from Shanghai University, and B.A in Computer Science (1985) from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an.
Prior to joining the CWU Library, Ping worked as Systems Librarian at Singapore Management University Library (2009-2011) and Systems Librarian (tenure track) at Yale University Library (2007-2009). Before moving to academia, Ping had extensive experience in software and technology industry. He worked as Data Conversion Programmer at SirsiDynix Inc. (2003-2007) in Canada and Software Developer at BaoSteel Group (1985-1994) in China.
His research interests lie in the area of Digital Library (DL), Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Institutional Repository (IR), and Digitization and Digital Preservation (DDP).
Ping has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Information Technologies and Libraries, the flagship journal for American Library Association (ALA)/ Library Information Technology Association (LITA), the Journal of Library Innovations, and other peer-reviewed academic journals. He has also presented a number of presentations at the Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Conferences and other international and national conferences. Ping recently serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication and for the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education.
Ping is a member of ALA /LITA. He currently serves as a member of LITA Education Committee. He was the chair of the ALA/LITA OCLC/LSSI Minority Scholarship Committee (2010-11). Ping served as CWU Library Representative and Shared ILS Institutional Lead at the Orbis Cascade Alliance (OCA) (2011-2015). Ping also serves as Library Faculty Representative at the university Academic Technology Advisory Council (ATAC).

Positions

Present Professor, Central Washington University
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Present Head of Library Technology Services, Central Washington University
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Digital Library, Integrated Library Systems, Scholarly Communication, Institutional Repository

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Courses

  • Univ 101 - Lib Course

Education

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20012003 MLIS, Master, McGill University ‐ iSchool
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Library and Information Science (14)

Library and Information Science is a profession that is full of people passionate about making a positive change in the world & they tend to be wildly happy about what they do. According to one recent survey, over 85% of information professionals questioned said if they had the choice, they’d do it again. Librarians bridge the gaps that exist between people, information and technology. In their professional lives, librarians and information professionals work to: Design and develop knowledge-organization systems Create reader’s advisory resources to encourage young students to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning Help scholars locate archival and other resources crucial to their work Identify sources of assistance in family and personal crises Help doctors more quickly locate health information in critical situations https://ischool.uw.edu/academics/mlis/what-is-library-science