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Diversity through a Global Lens: Hong Kong Academic Libraries

Please Join Us on Friday, November 4 at 10 am in the Kirkland Room for "Diversity through a Global Lens: Hong Kong Academic Libraries" a talk by Haipeng Li.

Haipeng Li is currently University Librarian at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), leading the university libraries in strategic planning and development, among many other responsibilities. Prior to the position at HKBU, he was Associate Director of the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, responsible for research support services, coordination of personnel administration, and library planning, assessment, and innovation. He also had responsibilities for initiatives to expand outreach, engagement, collaborations, and fundraising for the Dana Library on campus. Before Rutgers, he had served as reference librarian and outreach coordinator at the Oberlin College in Ohio, the University of Arizona Library and the Arizona State University Libraries.

Haipeng Li is active in professional services. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2012 (JCLC), Chair of the ALA IRC Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific, served as President of the Chinese American Librarians Association 2006-2007 (CALA) and has been Executive Director of CALA since 2008. He has been actively promoting collaboration and exchange between libraries in China and the U.S. He is also a member of the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee in Hong Kong.

His research areas include information literacy, library management and diversity, international librarianship and global collaborations. He is frequently invited to speak at library events and serves as a consultant for several academic libraries in China.