Diao, Junli
 

Diao, Junli

Curriculum Vitae
Head of Cataloging & Serials
Assistant Professor
Library

Phone: 718-262-2302
Office Location: AC-3G02B
JDiao@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
Monday-Friday  9:00 am-5:00 pm 

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
MLIS  McGill University  Librarianship  2004-2006 
M Ed  Queen's University  Assessment and Evaluation (ESL)  2002-2004 
BA  Henan University  English Literature  1994-1998 
Professor Diao’s current research interests focus on emerging issues in academic libraries regarding the psychological aspects of academic librarianship (anxieties and identity construction and evaluation, etc.) and information literacy pedagogy and innovations. His previous research targeted on the intersection of library, history and writing through the lens of comparative perspective. His research specifically covered reinvestigation and reevaluation of traditional classification schemes from a cultural perspective, rethinking of cataloging librarians’ roles in the age of library digitalization and career deprofessionalization, history of Romanization of Chinese language and related issues in the Library of Congress, and Chinese writing and its impact on Chinese libraries in the course of its history.

Areas of Expertise

Cataloging and classification
Metadata and digitization

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Diao, J. "Wikipedia, socialpedia, and randompedia: How could one play by the rules when there aren’t any?." Journal of New Librarianship. 4(1) 2019: 149-155.

Diao, J. "In search of China’s first library: Materials, housing and arrangement." Library & Information History. 35(1) 2019: 21-39.

Diao, J. "Teaching Occupational Outlook Handbook for students in career development: A teaching plan." CUNY Academic Works. 2018: .

Diao, J. "Evolution of Western library catalogs: The rising expectation of users." International Journal of Librarianship. 3(1) 2018: 78-93.

Diao, J. "Conceptualizations of catalogers’ judgment through content analysis: A preliminary investigation." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 56(4) 2018: 298-316.

Diao, J. "Cataloging backlogs: Perennials, seaweeds, or others?." College & Research Libraries News. 79(3) 2018: 142-143.

Diao, J. "Inukshuks: A librarian’s narrative." College & Research Libraries News. 78(2) 2017: 93-95.

Diao, J. "The absence of public libraries in Imperial China: An alternative interpretation of Chinese writing." Library & Information History. 33(3) 2017: 195-214.

Diao, J. & Cao, H. "Chronology in cataloging Chinese archaeology reports and related materials: An investigation of cultural bias in the Library of Congress Classification." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 54(4) 2016: 244-262.

Diao, J. ""Fu hao", "fu hao", "fuHao", or "fu Hao"? A cataloger's navigation of an ancient Chinese woman's name." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 53(1) 2015: 71-87.

Diao, J. & Mirtha, M.A. "Transferring cataloging legacies into descriptive metadata creation in digital projects: Catalogers' perspective." Journal of Library Metadata. 14(2) 2014: 130-145.

Diao, J. "Passion of a young cataloger." Technicalities. 33(4) 2013: 17-19.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Diao, J. & Li, Yue. "Romanization and Transliteration." Guidelines and Procedures for the Shared Bibliographic Catalog. 2015: 7-8.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" WikiProject CUNY: On CUNY librarians’ collaborative projects with Wikipedia. " May 3rd, 2019: panel presentation with Nora Almeida, Jean Amaral, Thomas Cleary, and Megan Wacha; introduction by Ann Matsuuchi, at the LACUNY Institute 2019, Long Island City, NY..

" Power of the brush: An alternative interpretation of Chinese writing. " April 9, 2019: seminar presented to York College graduate students in Honors Program, Jamaica, NY.

" From a practitioner librarian to a practitioner researcher: My personal experience. " December 21, 2018: presented at the LACUNY Junior Faculty & Research Roundtable, New York, NY.

" Wikipedia 101: How to use it in a smart way. " October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2018: workshops held for York College students in collaboration with CTLET (The Center for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technologies), York College, Jamaica, NY.

" Incorporate Web pictures in information literacy class to motivate students learning : A class lead-in activity. " May 16, 2018: at the METRO Reference and Instruction Meetup Library Lesson Lab, New York, NY.

" A lunch-hour conversation about using Wikipedia for teaching and learning. " December 6, 2017: with William Ashton, Yolanda Small, Margaret Vendryes, Megan Wacha, George White, and Greet Van Belle, York College, CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Evolution of Western library’s catalogs. " November 2017: presented at LACUNY Cataloging Roundtable, Baruch College, New York, NY.

" Milestones of libraries’ catalogs: How we get here and where we are heading. " April, 2017: in Junli Diao, Christina Miller, Scott Sheidlower, Todd Simpson, Stefka Tzanova's group presentation Welcome to the York College Library, conducted at the meeting of York College Professor 101, York College, CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Building cataloging department Web pages. " May 29-June 1, 2009: poster presentation presented at the Canadian Library Association Conference held in Montreal, Canada..

" A faceted classification for computer software. " June 14-17, 2006: poster presentation presented at the Canadian Library Association Conference held in Ottawa, Canada.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC-CUNY, Cataloging and Wikipedia. 2019: $3120.00.

LACUNY Professional Development Committee, LACUNY PDC Travel Grant Award. 2019: $600.00.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Attended ALA MidWinter 2019 Conference at Seattle: January 25-29, 2019.

Participated LGBTQ + Poetry Slam and recited poem "Three Coins in the Fountain: A Personal Version" at York College: November 14, 2019.

Attended LACUNY Junior Faculty Research Roundtable Spring 2018 event "Taming the Wild & Unruly Writing Process: Strategies and Tips for Academic Librarians": April 27, 2018.

Attended ACRL/NY Program "Enhancing Impact of Library Instruction on Student Learning and Success" at Mercy College: March 15, 2018.

Participated the preparation for CTLET (The Center for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technologies )’s Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: September 2017.

Attended "Shut Up & Write! + Discussion and Networking" at the Graduate Center: May 31, 2017.

Attended"LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee: Text Analysis Workshop" at John Jay College: November 16, 2016.

Attended "LACUNY Reference Roundtable: OneSearch, many systems" at the Graduate Center: May 5th, 2017.

Attended "LACUNY Instruction Group Fall Roundtable on Embedded Librarianship" at the Graduate School of Journalism: September 23rd, 2016.

Attended ALA 2016 Conference at Orlando: June 24-27, 2016.