Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

Congratulations to IRRT member Sheau-yueh Janey Chao, who has authored a chapter in the new book Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe, edited by Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott and published by ACRL.

As the publishers note, “[A] growing number of American colleges and universities have made international engagement a key facet of their missions. . . . Universities are establishing campuses, branches, and enhanced programs outside of the United States” and “[a]cademic libraries are playing a key role in many of these undertakings” (http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11860).  Sections of the book explore library design, access services, collection development, research and reference services, and technical services.  Professor Chao’s chapter, “Resource Description and Access: Internationalizing, Teaching, and Learning RDA Cataloging Abroad,” addresses issues of providing technical services support in a global context and draws from her experience teaching cataloging services in Taiwan.  For more information about the book see the ALA store.

Professor Chao is the Head of Cataloging at the William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College/CUNY.

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About John Carey

MLS from Queens College, May 2008. Currently a health sciences librarian at Hunter Health Professions Library.
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