Diao, Junli

Diao, Junli

Curriculum Vitae
Head of Cataloging & Serials/Acting Librarian for Information Literacy
Assistant Professor

Phone: 718-262-2302
Office Location: AC-3G02B

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


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 the intersection of library, history and writing through the lens of comparative perspective. His research covers 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 I play by the rules when there aren’t any?." Journal of New Librarianship. 4 2019: 149-155.

Diao, J. "In search of China’s first library: Materials, houses and arrangement." Library & Information History. Forthcoming: .

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 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 2015: 71-87.

Diao, J. & Mirtha, M.A. "Transfering 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.

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

" From a practitioner librarian to a practitioner researcher: My personal experience " December 21, 2018: LACUNY Junior Faculty & Research Roundtable.

" Wikipedia 101: How to use it in a smart way " October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2018: In collaboration with CETLE, York College.

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

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

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

" 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.: .

" 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: .


LACUNY Professional Development Committee, LACUNY PDC Travel Grant Award. : $600.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Attended ALA MidWinter 2019 Conference at Seattle: January 29-29, 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 Mercey College, March 15, 2018: March 15, 2018.

Participated the preparation for CTLT’s Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.: September 2017.

Collaborating with Professor Michele Gregory, Professor Jacob Apkarian, and Professor Xiaodan Zhang in sociology collection development: March 2016 - present.

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" at the Graduate School of Journalism: September 23rd, 2016.

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