Member of the Week: Hui-Fen Chang

Hui-Fen ChangHui-Fen Chang is Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian at the Oklahoma State University Library in Stillwater, OK. Hui-Fen has been an ACRL member since 2009, and is your ACRL member of the week.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Adaptable. Personable. Positive.

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your iPod)? For the upcoming library book club I’m reading: Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson. For leisure I’m reading: The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Resources. Networks. Collaboration.

4. Why did you join ACRL? I first learned about ACRL in library school when several of the faculty members talked about their positive experience with the organization.  I joined ACRL  after I began my first professional position at the Oklahoma State University.  I soon discovered that not only does ACRL provide academic librarians with many professional development and networking opportunities, the resources such as College and Research Libraries, C&RL News, and the standards and guidelines are essential for understanding issues, trends and practices in academic librarianship.

5. What do you value about academic or research librarianship? Providing quality information services to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of our students and faculty.

6. In your own words: While I was an international graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I received a lot of help from many friendly and dedicated librarians for my research projects.  Now I became a librarian myself, I truly value the opportunity to give back to the academic community and the opportunity to help and work with international students and scholars in their pursuit of higher education and learning.  It has been an rewarding experience that exceeds my expectations.

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