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Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D.

Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Studies

Director's Welcome video

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1987, University of Texas at Austin
Library and Information Science

MLIS, 1983, University of Texas at Austin

Certification of Specialization in Technical Services, University of Texas at Austin

Other Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, School of Library and Information Science
  • Assistant Professor, UCLA, Department of Information Science
  • Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, College of Library and Information Services


  • LS 5083 Foundations of LIS
  • LS 5833 Information Ethics
  • LS 5903 Special Topic: Grant Writing
  • LS 6013 Education for Librarianship (doctoral required course)
  • LS 6723 Critical Inquiry
  • LS 6393 Research and Issues in Cultural Context
  • LS 6903 Special Topic: Ethnics in Research
  • Chairs Advisory and Dissertation Committees of doctoral students


  • Scholarly publications and presentations in areas of cataloging expertise, database construction, knowledge representation, and more recently leadership development and evidence-based librarianship
  • Recipient of three federally funded grant projects, totaling more than two million funding
  • Frequent speaker on topics of library advocacy, diversity, mentoring and leadership development
  • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award of Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, 2013
  • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award of Chinese American Librarians Association, 2010


  • Elected American Library Association, Councilor-At-Large, 2002-2011
  • Serves on American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation
  • Serves on American Library Association, Nominating Committee
  • Elected Texas Library Association, Executive Board, Representative-At-Large, 2008-2011
  • Serves on Texas Library Association, Committee on Professional Issues and Ethics
  • Chaired Texas Library Association, Scholarship and Research Committee
  • Chaired American Library Association, Task Force on Library School Closing
  • Chaired American Library Association, Chapters Relations Committee
  • Serves as Advisor for TWU Taiwanese Students Association
  • Served as Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, 2000-2005
  • Elected President of Chinese American Librarians Association

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