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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Mingyan Li: Home


I am the Resource Access Librarian and Clinical Assistant Professor of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library. I joined UIC as a faculty member in Feburary 2016. Before UIC, I worked as a professional librarian in Library Technical Services for over ten years in various types of libraries including special library, public library and academic libraries.

I received my Master of Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I also hold a Master of Computer and Information System from Bradley University.


I am currently serving as the Co-Vice Chair of ALCTS RPLTS Interest Group. I am a member of the American Library Association,  the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services and Chinese American Librarians Association.


I perform original and complex cataloging of a wide variety of library materials, including Special Collections such as Health Sciences Collection,  Government Documentation Collection, and other unique items. I develop workflows and provide staff training regarding cataloging and metadata creation and maintenance. I also collaborate with colleagues from multiple library departments to develop and maintain library's Government Documentation workflow.

Research Interest

My scholarly research interests are focused on information representation and access, metadata, linked data and scholarly communication.


American Library Association Annual Conference - Orlando, Florida, June 25, 2016: "Right-sizing the Government Documents Collection : How Technical Services is Essential." co-presenter with Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago.

American Library Association Conference, CALA Poster session - Orlando, Florida, June 26, 2016: “Create Online Federal Depository Collection, Case Study."

Chinese American Library Association Midwest Chapter Annual Program - South Bend, Indiana, May 13, 2016: "Customize your search for your patron."

CALA Annual Program at ALA Annual Conference, Poster session - San Francisco, California. June 25, 2015. "CALA Academic Resources System." Co-presenter.

On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners, Springfield, Illinois, August 10, 2014: "Building Partnerships Supporting Non-Native Language Speakers." Co-presenter.

Resource Access Librarian

Mingyan Li