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TWU Press Release about Dr. Jeng's Award

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng was honored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) with its 2014 Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education. The award was presented Jan. 23 at the ALISE Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng is Professor and Director at Texas Woman’s University’s School of Library and Information Studies.  After beginning her career 37 years ago in Taiwan as an intern librarian and then as a reference librarian, the latter position held at the National Tsing-Hua University Library, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her MLIS (1983) and her PhD (1987) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng is Professor and Director at Texas Woman’s University’s School of Library and Information Studies.  After beginning her career 37 years ago in Taiwan as an intern librarian and then as a reference librarian, the latter position held at the National Tsing-Hua University Library, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her MLIS (1983) and her PhD (1987) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Throughout the years, Dr. Jeng has worked diligently to foster the leadership, education, and diversity of the profession. She served as President of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) from 1999 through 2000 and in 2010 CALA honored her with the Distinguished Service Award.  In that award, she was cited as having made important international contributions in both the United States and in Taiwan.  In her work to build bridges between the two cultures, Dr. Jeng has given at least 15 presentations and workshops in Taiwan and has been awarded leadership and lecturer awards by Chung Hsing University and the Library Association of China.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Jeng’s service activities have kept pace if not surpassed her publications, an indication of an intense dedication to the profession and its future. In addition to CALA, she has served in every major association in the field including the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), the Texas Library Association (TLA), and the American Library Association (ALA), the latter two having made a number of substantial leadership contributions.

Although Dr. Jeng’s research area has been cataloging and the organization of information, her numerous journal publications and presentations, and her numerous services activities, also indicate a passion for increasing the field’s diversity, strengthening its leadership, and enhancing its educational practices. She publishes and consistently speaks on topics such as learning outcomes, international librarianship, e-learning and distance education, Asian/Pacific American leadership, LIS graduate curricula, mentoring, and cultural and diversity awareness.

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng’s motto for library and information science education is “knowledge, vision and passion.”  Her record of activity as well as her supporters highlight how dedicated she has been in pursuing these values.

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