Chinese American Librarians in American Research Libraries: A Profile Academic Article uri icon


  • This study endeavors to establish a profile of Chinese American librarians working in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) university libraries in the United States. A questionnaire was emailed on November 16, 2016 to 236 Chinese American librarians identified by their names from the websites of 100 research libraries in the United States. 88 Chinese American librarians responded to the survey. The findings of the study show that: 78% of Chinese American librarians working in ARL university libraries were born outside of the United States, 72% are female, 56% received their bachelor's degree in China, 46% are subject librarians, half of them have been promoted in their current libraries, 65% serve on national committees, and 95% are satisfied with their current job.

published proceedings

  • Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, Z. Y., & Xiao, D

complete list of authors

  • Yang, ZY||Xiao, D

publication date

  • June 2017