Liaison Program

WKU Library Liaison Program

While establishing regular communication between library faculty and Wenzhou-Kean academic Colleges and program departments regarding services and collections, this program provides faculty and staff more opportunities to share ideas and express concerns.  In addition, it improves the Wenzhou-Kean University Library’s ability to provide services and collections that meet the curricular needs of the Colleges and academic program units, such as the Chinese Curriculum Center and the English Language Center.

Library Staff Responsibilities

  • Develop optimal communication strategies with assigned academic Colleges and program units.
  • Meet on a regular basis, at least once every academic semester, with the leadership of the assigned academic unit.
  • Attend College or Program meetings when requested.
  • Solicit library collection and subscription requests.
  • Offer opportunities for Library instruction on the library systems and digital library resources.
  • Describe opportunities for research assistance
  • Promote new services managed by the Library

Academic College & Unit Responsibilities

  • Designate one faculty member or program coordinator to communicate and provide input and feedback as needed.
  • Discuss with the Library Liaison the best ways to communicate.
  • Determine and inform their Library Liaison of opportunities for collaboration.
  • Provide schedule, program, and calendar updates.

Other Issues

Because the Library Liaison Program is new, additional Library staff will be designated Associate Liaison to learn both the program and how it serves the University academic community.  When the Library Liaison is not available, the Associate Liaison can attempt to communicate or provide service as a backup to the principal liaison. It should be communicated to the department that the Associate Liaisons can be contacted when no response is received from the principal liaison.

A Library web page will describe the Library Liaison Program and the current assignments. Library staff profile pages will also be launched to facilitate the implementation of the program.

For issues or situations (e.g. general library collections & services, facilities) not specific to a College or academic unit, the Library Director or Associate Director will contact the College or Program leadership as appropriate.


Library Liaisons & Designated Department

Designated College & Department Library Liaisons Library Associate Liaison(s):
College of Science & Technology Charles Greenberg Dong Shuai
Yan Shilei
College of Liberal Arts Charles Greenberg Qi Jiaxiang
College of Architecture & Design Yang Le Ying Wei
College of Business & Public Management(CBPM Yang Le Jin Qianyu
Ren Yuanyuan
English Language Center(ELC Hu Linxiao Dong Ziyan
Chinese Curricular Center(CCC Chen Mengjing Dong Shuai

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YANG Le

YANGLE

YANG Le, MLIS, MA
Associate Director
Office: GEH A302
Email: yangle@wku.edu.cn
Phone:+86-577-55870654

Liaison To:
College of Architecture & Design
College of Business & Public Management

Research Interests

Digital Librarianship, Digital Asset Metadata, Internet Discovery of Digital Resources, & Data Management

Journal Positions

  • College & Research Libraries: Reviewer
  • Information & Learning Science: Special Issue Editor
  • International Journal of Librarianship: Advisory Board Member, Reviewer
  • Journal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication: Reviewer
  • Journal of Web Librarianship: Editorial Board Member, Special Issue Editor, Reviewer
  • Library Hi Tech:Reviewer
  • The Electronic Library: Reviewer

Curriculum_Vitae

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Collection Development

WKU Library Collection Development Policy


Updated December 7, 2017

I. Introduction

The purpose of this document is to establish written principles for the development and management of the Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) Library collections, guiding the Library in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and maintenance of information resources in electronic and print formats. It also serves as a tool to communicate the Library’s collection development procedures to faculty, administration, students, and other stakeholders in the university community.

The primary goal of the Library is to build a collection that supports the needs of learning, teaching, and research at WKU, making available to all students, faculty, and staff in a convenient and cost-effective fashion, the digital, print, and other scholarly resources that they need. As the University grows, the Library aspires to participate in and encourage cooperative collection development and resources sharing with peer institutions. WKU Library strives to accord with the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Standards for Libraries in Higher Education.

II. Budget

The collection budget is used for the purchase of all formats of information resources, including serials and books in print or electronic format, audio, video, or other non-print materials. Factors considered are the balance between books and serials, electronic and print formats, the strengths and weakness of the collections, collections to support new programs and courses, and the cost of materials. The university allocation is supplemented by funds from gifts and donations. The WKU Head of Digital Library & Collection Development shall manage the budget to accomplish spending targets set by the Library Director.

III. Selection

The overall responsibility for the collection rests with the Head of Digital Library & Collection Development. Other Library staff, such as the Library Director and Subject Librarian(s), will recommend acquisitions. Teaching faculty members are strongly encouraged to recommend materials for acquisition in their subject areas. Students, university staff, and other interested parties may also make recommendations for purchase to the Library.

Collection decisions are also affected by the existing electronic resources, digital resources, and shared resources. The Library also benefits from group pricing on expensive electronic resources. As a member of OCLC, the Library shares their resources with other member libraries through interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing arrangements.

IV. Selection Principles

The Library complies with all of the provisions of the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China and the Implementing Rules for the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China. The Library recognizes the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association and the confidentiality of user information. In addition, the Library shall consult the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C) and its amendments, as both students and faculty that visit the SINO-Foreign partner Kean University campus in New Jersey will be subject to U.S. Copyright Law, including any misuse conducted with kean.edu email.

Selection of materials is a continuous process affected by the changing curriculum, as well as the availability of new materials. The primary criteria for selection is the extent to which the material is relevant to the curriculum, improves the overall collection, and enhances access to information. The general policy for selection applies equally to all types of materials being considered for the Library’s collection. Given the size of the university and the finite resources allocated to the Library, it is unlikely that the Library can provide all the materials that may be necessary or desirable. Therefore, in selecting materials, the following priorities apply (in descending order):

  1. Materials supporting the curriculum.
  2. Essential reference tools (including research databases).
  3. Materials supporting research needs of faculty, staff, and students.
  4. Materials supporting cultural and general information.
  5. Materials for recreational reading.

Online databases and electronic formats are preferred over paper or microform when available, appropriate, and cost effective for abstracts, indexing, and supplying full-text articles.

V. Donation of Materials

The Library welcomes gifts of books and other cultural heritage materials that extend and complement existing collections. As an academic library, the Library shall not accept all donations. Although exceptions may be made for rare and unique items, materials that fall outside of our collecting policy generally include:

  • Popular fiction/trade hardcover and paperbacks (except by authors)
  • Popular magazines
  • Issues of periodicals (exceptions may be in made in special circumstances)

Gifts are accepted with the understanding that they become the property of Wenzhou-Kean University upon receipt and that the Library may make all necessary decisions as to their retention, location, cataloging, and other considerations relating to their use and disposition. Materials accepted but not added to the Library collections may be exchanged with other University departments, or disposed of through charitable organizations, or other means. The Library shall not accept drop-offs of large amounts of gift materials unless a large donation has been discussed.

All gifts will be reviewed by an appropriate Library staff member prior to acceptance by the Library. The Library will need to collect identification from the donor, such a business card or letter with name and contact information.

In-kind gifts to the Library may provide donors with income tax benefits. The Library cannot appraise any donations; however, a letter of acknowledgement for volumes donated to the Library will be sent to each donor. This letter may be used for income tax purposes. Donors wishing to claim a tax deduction may want to consult with their income tax collectors or tax service companies for the proper procedure.

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Donate to WKU Library

Donate to Library


The Library welcomes monetary gifts to support Library’s operation, exhibition, projects, collection development, scholarships, awards, and grants. For specific program, please feel free to get in touch with the Library Administration. For donation policy and donor’s agreement, please contact WKU Foundation. For donation of books and materials, please refer to Collection Development Policy.

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Library Staff

Library Staff Directory


Administration
(Library Policies, Visitor Services, Library Programs)
Departmental Email: librarydept@wku.edu.cn

Access & Delivery Service
(Access, Circulation, Document Delivery, Interlibrary Loan)
Departmental Email: libcirc@wku.edu.cn

  • QI Jiaxiang (Jack)
    Access & Delivery Service Specialist
    Email: qjx@wku.edu.cn

Digital Library & Collection Development
(Acquisition, Cataloging, Digital Repository, Electronic Resources, System, Website)
Departmental Email: libacq@wku.edu.cn

Reference & Instructional Services
(Reference Questions, Class-Coordinated Library Instruction)
Departmental Email: libref@wku.edu.cn

Textbook Acquisition
(Textbook Ordering & Distribution)
Departmental Email: libtex@wku.edu.cn

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Library Strategic Plan

WKU Library Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020


Updated May 25, 2016

I. Introduction

A University Library is an intellectual and educational symbol and repository, the heart of the knowledge available on a campus. The digital library era has expanded the university library’s mission: to connect readers and learners with global repositories of knowledge and culture from every corner of the digitally-connected world. While the library building houses a considerable collection of print books, journals, and newspapers, discovering the best or most useful information in the digital universe requires the development of information skill building in both students and faculty.

II. Vision

The Library will be the core academic accelerator of learning and research support, providing users with innovative collections and services, delivered any place and any time.

III. Mission

The library delivers knowledge resources and information skills for life-long learning and academic success.

IV. Core Values

Student-Centered: We recognize students and their information needs as our primary focus, and their accomplishments with library resources and services are the measurement of library success.

Customer Service: We practice proactive customer service and seek student satisfaction on their own terms.

Consensus-Driven: We are innovative and pragmatic and encourage both open communication and respect for alternative viewpoints.

Library Education: We support teaching, learning, research and scholarship, with an emphasis on library user self-mastery and skill development.

Privacy: We respect and protect user privacy in both facilities and communication systems.

Cultural Sensitivity: We practice cultural neutrality which recognizes and respects the cultural attributes that students value and assert the values of mutual respect and dialogue to resolve differences.

Innovative: We aspire to be a flexible and courageous Library organization that encourages innovation and staff collaboration.

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Library Instruction

Library Instruction


Library Instruction at WKU is both real-time and virtual.  Real-time instruction is conducted either in a scheduled class lecture or in a classroom reserved by a Library staff member for presentation of a topic. Virtual instruction is provided by instructional videos created by library staff that are uploaded and available in the Library YouTube channel.

All WKU freshman, while enrolled in their GE 1000 transition to WKU, receive real-time Library instruction on how to use both the WKU and Kean Libraries to find books, eBooks, scholarly journals, and articles from a research database.

In addition, instructors for ESL 0405, ENG 1300, and other classes occasionally invite Library staff to present a lecture on topics such as conducting research with databases and how to use a citation management application such as Zotero.

Information literacy instruction in academic libraries has evolved from a specific set of skills and competencies established by the American Library Association (ALA) in 2000 to a revised 2015 “Framework” definition designed to shift from a perfunctory checklist of skills to information fluency, media literacy, and digital literacy. There is an ever increasing number of mental and computer skills required to be digitally literate, and library instruction must be increasingly contextual, specified by the assignment or circumstance for a particular student or class.  Instructors that provide the assignment and their expectation for class research performance will certainly get more useful and effective library instruction.  Library instructors also have access to tools to create computer-based assessments, if you are interested in an assessment that can be given to students after a library class.

Instructors also receive an “Information Prescription” pad which they can use to refer a student to the library for specific help on a research or information problem.

The Library YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbss4BDDR75VLSnl5PNF4Qw) offers instruction on the WKU Ougan Library catalog and specialized databases.  The videos contain accurate English captions. Viewers can stop or replay parts of these videos at any time.

Library instruction description

Please suggest other frequently needed topics that the Library can produce in an on-demand video format.

Please contact the Library Director to request an instructional session for your class: cjgberg@wku.edu.cn

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Access & Delivery Service

Library Hours

Library Collection

(GEH A301)

Monday-Friday        08:30-22:00

Saturday             10:00-18:00

Sunday              10:00-21:00

Except
Spring Festival
Jan. 18 (Fri.): 08:30 – 16:30
Jan. 19-Feb. 12 (Sat.-Tue.): Closed
Feb. 13 (Wed.): 08:30 – 16:30

Discussion Area

(West Wing of GEH A)

24/7 Study Room

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Opens 24/7

Except
Spring Festival
Jan. 18 (Fri.): 08:30 – 16:30
Jan. 19-Feb. 12 (Sat.-Tue.): Closed
Feb. 13 (Wed.): 08:30 – 16:30

Study Room

(GEH A304, GEH A308)

Closed in Winter Semester and Spring Festival
between Jan. 11 (Fri.) and Feb. 13 (Wed.)

Study Room Policy


Updated April, 2014

  1. The study room is available for individual study and research. Anything else should not be held inside the study room.
  2. Students in the study room value quiet. All students should keep their voices to a minimum and refrain from noisy activities (e.g. set cell phone on silent).
  3. Students should depart with all of their personal belongings when leave seats.  A LIBRARY STUDY SPACE BREAK paper slip must be filled out completely and left on top of personal materials in a study space if a short leave up to 20 minutes needed.
  4. Personal belongings should be removed onto book carts in A305 from study desks to accommodate others when students leave for more than 20 minutes or without a library study space break.  And they should be removed to the University Lost & Found at 15:00 on Friday.
  5. Students should take care of personal belongings.  The Library accepts no liability for any damage or loss to the personal possessions of any student when moved.
  6. Food should not be consumed in the study room.  Beverages such as tea, coffee, and water may be enjoyed.
  7. Library staff that perform tasks associated with this Policy are to be treated with polite respect.  People, who do not comply with the Library regulations, may be asked to leave the Library by Library staff and they may be banned from re-entering.

Interlibrary Loan


Student, faculty, and staff researchers can request articles they need that are not available through a Kean or Wenzhou-Kean Library subscription, at no out-of-pocket cost.  Click here for the online request form. Paper request forms are also available in room A 301 of General Education Hall.

Whether you are using a Kean subscription database like ProQuest Central or Google Scholar, not every relevant article you find has available full text. Or a colleague sends an article link to you, but the publisher web site says you have to pay a fee. The Library will now pay a smaller fee directly to another library, and we receive a copy to provide to you. Chapters of academic texts or conference proceedings can also be obtained, provided you have a complete citation with page numbers. The Library will check all incoming requests for accuracy before processing the request.

At this moment, in China, international book interlibrary loan cannot be effectively conducted. Chinese shipping delays for printed materials are too unpredictable and arbitrary. We can also offer copies of articles we have to other libraries, though our holdings are so small we expect little demand. It is more cost-effective for our Library to provide an occasional copy of an important article than subscribe to expensive journals whose cost per use would be extremely high.  Because there is not an unlimited budget for this service, a limitation of 5 article requests per month per individual will be imposed at the beginning.

Circulation Policy


Updated May 30,2018

In order to achieve a more efficient use and management of library items and provide teaching, academic and research support to students, faculty and staff, following library loan rules are formulated:

Ι. Loan Period

  1. General items: 28 days for students and staff; 90 days for faculty
  2. Reference works: in-library use only
  3. Course Reserve: 2 hours, in-library use only
  4. Back issue of periodicals: 7 days

II. Penalty

  1. RMB 1.00 per day for any item from General Stacks overdue
  2. RMB 1.00 per hour for any item from Course Reserve Stacks overdue
  3. Maximum amount of penalty on a patron: RMB 100.00
  4. When reaching RMB 100.00, a patron’s loan privilege is deprived until the amount is paid.

III. Replacement for a Damaged or Lost Item

  1. The patron who is responsible for the damaged or lost item shall pay for the damage or loss.
  2. For an item damaged to a degree that it is unrepairable, charge for a
    replacement of the item shall be levied. The same applies to a lost item.
  3. Charge for a replacement is what the library paid for the original item, plus a service charge of RMB 20.00.

This Library Loan Rules take immediate effect when it is published, and Wenzhou-Kean University Library owns all rights to interpret the rules.

Recommend a Book


University staff, students, and other interested parties can make recommendations for purchase to the Library. Please use the Recommendation Form.

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Library News & Events

Library News & Events


Halloween Big Read

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