Member of the Week: Xiaoyu Duan

Xiaoyu DuanXiaoyu Duan is Humanities Cataloger at the University of Oklahoma Libraries in Norman, Oklahoma. Xiaoyu has been an ACRL member since 2014, is a 2015 ALA Emerging Leader, and your ACRL member of the week for January 26, 2015.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, creative, sincere.

2. What are you currently reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? I read novels, journals, and academic papers on my Xoom pad, and I use my mobile phone to listen to music and streaming radio.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Academic, active, diverse.

4. What do you value about ACRL? I value the opportunities and platforms ACRL provides for academic librarians for professional development, and I also value the information and trainings offered by ACRL to help new librarians become leaders in their profession.

5. What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? I work as the humanities cataloger for my university libraries. By providing metadata records for the library resources, faculty, staff and students are able to search and use these resources from our library discovery service for their studies, research, and instruction.

6. In your own words: For me, to be an academic librarian is to be a person who opens the gates for faculty, staff, and students to access academic resources. Academic librarians also work with faculty, staff, and students to offer assistance during their research process. This is in support of the institution’s missions and goals.

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