Ling Hwey Jeng, PhD

Ling Hwey Jeng

Professor and Director,
School of Library and Information Studies

Office: SH 404
Phone: 940-898-2602


PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Library and Information Science
MLIS, University of Texas at Austin, Library and Information Science
BA, National Taiwan University

Research Interests

LIS Foundation; information organization; leadership development; marketing and advocacy; Asset-Based Community Development.


Ling Hwey Jeng is professor and director of the School of Library and Information Studies. She was on the faculty of the University of Maryland, College Park, UCLA, and University of Kentucky before she joined the TWU SLIS faculty in 2004. She is a recipient of four federal research and training grants totaling more than $2 million in funding, including current grant project Transforming Libraries into Community Anchors in Rural Texas, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with Dr. Carol Perryman as co-PI. Jeng is a frequent speaker on the topics of library advocacy, diversity, leadership development, and community engagement, and was named a Thought Leader by WikiWisdom Librarians Forum. She actively serves on elective and appointed positions at the American Library Association and the Texas Library Association, and was the president of the Texas Library Association for 2017-2018. Jeng is also actively engaged in local nonprofits, serving on the advisory board of the Denton Community Health Clinic and co-chairing the United Way of Denton County 2017 Community Needs Assessment Project. She also chaired the United Way of Denton County Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training program. She is currently a member of the United Way of Denton County Workforce Success Leadership Team and its committees.

Selected Publications

Jeng, L.H. & Perryman, C. (2019). Changing Models of Library Practice to Benefit Rural Communities. Public Library Quarterly, 38(3),

Jeng, L.H. (2018). Six steps to practice community engagement. Texas Library Journal, 94(1), 2. Available at

Jeng, L.H. (2017). Thriving communities depend on smart public investment in libraries. Dallas Morning News (March 31, 2017).

Jeng, L.H. (2017). Making positive changes in the community. Texas Library Journal, 93(2), 44-45.

Jeng, L.H. (2017). Resilience, resourcefulness, relevance. Texas Library Journal, 93(3), 72.

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