Leadership/Scholarship/Service

  1. Quick Links: ¦ Editorship ¦ Leadership in Conference Programs ¦ Publications ¦ Presentations ¦ Invited Lectures ¦ Awards and Honors ¦ Service to Communities ¦ Affiliations ¦

    Editorship
  • Mader, S., Chou, M., Teo, J., Cavanagh, J., & Kirby, P. (Eds.).  (2014). Conference proceedings of the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress Information Literacy Satellite Meeting: Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape. Limerick, Ireland: Limerick Institute of Technology.
  • English Editor and Chair of the English Editorial Board, 2008-2011. Journal of Library and Information Science (A peer-reviewed journal in English and Chinese jointly published by the National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan and the Chinese American Librarians Association in the U.S.)

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Leadership in Conference Programs

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Selected Publications – Book Chapters

  • Chou, M. &  Zhou, O. (2005).  The impact of licenses on library collections.  In A. Fenner (Ed.), Managing digital resources in libraries (pp. 7-23).  NY: The Haworth Press Inc.
  • Chou, M. & Zhou, O. (2003). Examining the impact of DMCA and UCITA on online reference service.  In D. Lankes et al. (Eds.), Implementing digital reference services: Setting standards and making it real (chap. 5). New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.

Selected Publications – Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals and Juried Conferences

  • Chou, M., Collado, E., & Nagler, D.K.  (2015). Educational technology at the intersection of East meets West: China’s globalization in the digital age. Journal of Applied Learning Technology, 5(2), 14-21.
  • Yang, S. & Chou, M. (2014). Promoting and teaching information literacy on the Internet: Surveying the web site of 264 academic libraries in North America.  Journal of Web Librarianship,.8(1), 88-104.
  • Vohra, R. & Chou, M. (2011).Using internal grant to foster faculty-librarian collaboration. CALA Occasional Paper Series, 9, 1-6.
  • Chou, M. & Zhou, O. (2008). Universal web access: Role of academic libraries. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 6363 – 6368).   Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Chou, M. & Zhou, O.(2005). The impact of licenses on library collections.  The Acquisitions Librarian, 33/34, 7-23.
  • Chou, M. & Zhou, O. (2004). The impact of copyright upon digital libraries. In  Z. Chen et al (Eds.),  Lecture Notes in Computer Science,  3334, Berlin, Springer.
  • Chou, M. & Zhou, O. (2004).Negotiating licensing agreements for academic libraries. In China Society for Library Science (Ed.).One Hundred Years of Library Science in China (pp. 161-165).  Beijing, China: Beijing Library Press.
  • Chou, M. & Zhou, O. (2003, October).  Copyright & licensing implications for interlibrary loan practice.  Paper presented at the 8th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply International Conference: Breaking Barriers: Reaching Users in a Digital World, Canberra, Australia.
  • Chou, M. & Zhou, O. (2002).  Academic libraries and copyright protection in a digital age. In Y. Yang & H. Li (Eds.).  Proceedings of the International Conference on Academic Librarianship in the New Millennium: Roles, Trends, and Global Collaboration (pp.308-318).  Kunming, China: Yunnan University Press

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Conference Keynote Speaker and  Moderator

  • Keynote Speaker. “Academic Libraries and Copyright Protection in a Digital Age.” International Conference on “Academic Librarianship in the New Millennium: Roles, Trends, and Global Collaboration” sponsored by Oberlin College, United States, and Yunnan University, P.R. China, held in Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China in June 2001.
  • Moderator. “Library Services in Multi-Branch Networks in China,” June 28, 2014, held at Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.  It featured speakers Wang Qi, Deputy Director, Library Society of China; Zhong Yan, Deputy Secretary General, Library Society of China.
  • Moderator. “Embracing the Changes: Diversity and Global Vision in a Digital Age,” June 26, 2011, held at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.  It featured speakers Betty J. Turock, Michael Dowling, Miguel Figueroa, Clara Chu, and Michael Porter on technology, global outreach and collaboration, and diversity.

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Selected Presentations and Workshops

  • Chou, M. (2017). Developing effective copyright policies and fair use guidelines to nurture a creative culture in higher education institutions.  An ignite presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. June 22-27, 2017.
  • Chou, M. (2017).  Information literacy theme park: An innovative way of using technologies to help students thrive. A presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference.  Austin, Texas, March 5-9, 2017.
  • Chou, M. (2016). Designing successful online communities to connect libraries with users. An ignite presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. June 23-28, 2016.
  • Workshop Leader. “Girls in Technology Symposium,” held at Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ, March 16, 2016.
  • Chou, M., & Vohra, R. (2015). Rethink the economics of textbook market. A poster presentation at the NJEDge Conference “Rethink, Refresh, Reboot.  Princeton, NJ. November 18-20, 2015.
  • Chou, M., & Castillo, J. (2015). Transforming information literacy to support institutional urban mission.  A presentation at the 2015 Joint-Mini Conference “Librarians without Borders: Libraries Transforming Communities”.  New York Public Library, New York, NY. June 5, 2015.
  • Chou, M., & Dini, L. (2015). The impact of MOOCs on teaching and learning in a digital age. A poster presentation at the 2015 NJEDge Faculty Best Practices Showcase. New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. March 13, 2015.
  • Chou, M. (2014). Building a technology theme park for information literacy instruction.  A presentation at the 2015 Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) Users’/NJLA/NJ ACRL Conference “On the Road to Excellence: Library Pathways to Student and Faculty Success”. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, January 9, 2015.
  • Chou, M. (2014). A multi-faceted approach to promoting information literacy on campus.” A presentation at the 2014 IFLA Information Literacy Satellite Meeting “Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape”.  Limerick, Ireland. August 14-15, 2014.
  • Chou, M. (2014). Impact of copyright and licensing on academic libraries in a changing landscape:  Review, refresh, and reposition leadership strategies.  Invited presentation at the International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology. Tongji University, Shanghai, China. June 3-6, 2014.
  • Vohra, R., & Chou, M. (2014). Internal grant to foster faculty-librarian collaboration. A presentation at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference: Collaborations and Connections. Bergen Community College, Lyndhurst, NJ.  March 1, 2014.
  • Chou, M. (2013). Training: The key to sustainable international library development projects- ISLD.   A speaker (with Marcy Carrel , Connie Champlin , Barbara Ford , Jane Mirandette , Susan Schnuer) at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, July 1, 2013.
  • Chou, M., Li, H., Zhang, S., Zhou, L., & Fung, M. (2012).  Taking diversity one step further: Success stories.  A panel presentation at the 2nd Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC). Kansas City, MO. September 19-23, 2012.
  • Yang, S., & Chou, M. (2012). Promoting information literacy on the web by American academic libraries: A survey of current practice. A presentation at the IFLA Satellite Meeting “The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning. Tampere, Finland. August 8 -10, 2012.
  • “Achieving a More Diverse Profession: Opportunities for Collaboration and Support across the Profession.” An invited speaker at “Diversity Town Hall” at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 22, 2012.
  • “The International Incentive Grant (IIC): You internationalize we $upport.” A presentation (with Drs. David Blackmore, Rubina Vohra, Tim White) at the Center for Teaching and Learning, New Jersey City University, November 7, 2011.
  • Chou, M. (2012). Achieving a More Diverse Profession: Opportunities for Collaboration and Support across the Profession. An invited presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference Diversity Town Hall. Anaheim, CA, June 22, 2012.
  • Chou, M., Deng, S., Lee, E., & Tseng, S. (2011).  Promoting library advocacy, diversity, family literacy, and global outreach. A second prize winning poster presentation at the 2011 American Library Association Diversity and Outreach Fair. New Orleans, LA. June 25, 2011.
  • Chou, M., & Deng, S. (2010). Inspiration and participation: Promoting diversity within the organization and beyond. A poster presentation at the 2010 American Library Association Diversity and Outreach Fair.  Washington, D.C. June 26, 2010.
  • Chou, M. (2009). Striving for excellence: Case study of ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries.  A presentation at the In Search of Excellence: Library Management in New Age Seminar.  National Normal University Library, Taipei, Taiwan. August 10, 2009.
  • Chou, M. (2009). Striving for personal and professional excellence: Continued learning for librarians in a new age.  A presentation at the In Search of Excellence: Library Management in New Age Seminar.  National Normal University Library, Taipei, Taiwan. August 14, 2009.
  • Chou, M., & Almodovar J. (2009). A practical approach to enhancing library instruction for diverse students in the digital age.  A presentation at the 2009 Joint REFORMA Northeast, AILA, APALA, BCALA and CALA Mini-Conference “Information without Borders: Multicultural and Multilingual Collections in the Digital Age.” New York, NY.  May 15, 2009.
  • Chou, M. (2008). Universal web access: Role of academic libraries.  A presentation at the ED-MEDIA 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Vienna, Austria.  June 30-July 4, 2008.
  • Chou, M. (2007). Roles and responsibilities of board members.  A presentation at the 2007-08 CALA (Chinese American Librarians Association) Board-of-Director Orientation and Training. Washington, D.C., June 22, 2007.
  • Chou, M. (2004). Negotiating licensing agreements for academic libraries.  A presentation at the 2004 China Society for Library Science Annual Conference. Suzhou, China.  July 24-26, 2004.
  • Chou, M.  (2004). Digital content licensing: What does it mean for libraries?  A presentation at NJCU Faculty/Staff Research Seminar “Applied Research at the University”, sponsored by the Offices of Academic Affairs, Student Services, and the Deans of Arts and Sciences, Education, and Professional Studies; and Proyecto Access. Jersey City, NJ.  April 21, 2004.
  • Chou, M., & Zhou, O. (2003).  International obligations and copyright law: A United States of America’s perspectives.  A panel presentation at the 8th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply International Conference: Breaking Barriers: Reaching Users in a Digital World.  Canberra, Australia. October 28-31, 2003.
  • Chou, M. (2001). DMCA, UCITA, and online reference service. A presentation at the Third Annual Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) Conference. Orlando, Florida.  November 2001.
  • Moderator of a panel discussion on “Scholarly Communication and Intellectual Property” at the International Conference on “Academic Librarianship in the New Millennium: Roles, Trends, and Global Collaboration” sponsored by Oberlin College, United States, and Yunnan University, P.R. China, held in Yunnan, P.R. China in June 2001.
  • Group leader of a roundtable discussion on “Global Exchange and Collaboration” at the International Conference on “Academic Librarianship in the New Millennium: Roles, Trends, and Global Collaboration” sponsored by Oberlin College, United States, and Yunnan University, P.R. China, held in Yunnan, P.R. China in June 2001.
  • Chou, M. (2001).  Using technology to serve the students who need us the most.   A poster presentation at LACUNY Institute 2001 “Information Literacy: Reaching Diverse Populations. Baruch College, City University of New York.  May 2001.

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Invited Lectures

  • Invited lecture to librarians and staff on roles and responsibilities of subject librarians at Tongji University Libraries. Help at the main library of Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China, on July 2010.
  • Team Leader of the CALA 21st Century Librarians Seminar Series cosponsored by National Taiwan Normal University, Library Association of China (Taiwan), and Chinese American Librarians Association (USA), held at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, from August 10-14, 2009. Led a three-member team for a five-day seminar to deliver lectures on academic library management in a new age to librarians from academic, public, and special libraries in Taiwan.
  • Invited lecture to librarians and staff at the National Taiwan University on assessment and evaluation of excellence in academic library services.  Held at the main Library of National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, on August 12, 2009.
  • Invited lecture to librarians at Fudan University Libraries on virtual reference and digital copyright.  Held at the main library of Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China, in June 2001.
  • Invited lecture to librarians at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Libraries on virtual reference and digital copyright.  Held at the main library of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P.R. China, in June 2001.

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Awards and Honors

  • Member of Golden Key International Honor Society in recognition of outstanding academic performance, 2015
  • Chinese American Librarians Association Distinguished Service Award, 2013
  • EBSCO/ALA Conference Sponsorship Award 2010
  • International Incentive Grant (co-recipient with R. Vohra), New Jersey City University, AY 2009-10
  • China Society for Library Science Best Papers of the Year Award, CSLS, July 2004
  • Mini-Grant Award, New Jersey City University, 2004-2012, 2014-15
  • Separately Budgeted Research Grant, New Jersey City University, AY 2003-04
  • Career Development Award, New Jersey City University, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2014-15
  • Full scholarship award, Pratt Institute, 1986-1988

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Service to NJCU Communities

  • Chair of Academic Support and Service Committee, NJCU Senate, 2012-16
  • Member of Planning, Development, and Budget Committee, NJCU Senate, 2008-12
  • Member of MSCHE Steering Committee for NJCU Middle States Decennial Self-Study, 2008-10
  • Planning, Resources, and Institutional Renewal Working Group for NJCU Middle States Decennial Self-Study, 2008-10
  • Web Advisory Group, 2007-08
  • Chair of Library Personnel Committee, 2005 – present
  • Enterprise Portal Discovery Team, 2005
  • Member of Faculty & Professional Staff Affairs Committee, NJCU Senate, 2004-08
  • University Copyright Committee, 2003
  • Senate representative at the NJCU Environmental Health & Safety Committee, 2002-09
  • University Web and Communication Task Force, 2001
  • Member of Election Committee, NJCU Senate, 2000-04

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Service to Professional Communities

  • Member of Information Literacy Section Standing Committee, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), 2013-17
  • Chair of Scholarships and Study Grants Committee, American Library Association (ALA), 2014-15
  • Councilor-at-Large, ALA, 2013-16
  • Member of Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), ALA, 2013 -16
  • Member of IRRT Nominating Committee, ALA, 2013 -15
  • Member of IRRT International Sister Libraries Committee, ALA, 2013-16
  • Member of IRRT International Sustainable Library Development Interest Group, ALA, 2013 -16
  • Member of International Relations Committee/IRRT Europe Subcommittee, ALA, 2010-14
  • Member of Diversity Council, ALA, 2012-14
  • Mentor of Emerging Leaders Program (Team F), ALA, 2012
  • Member of Web Committee, Distance Learning Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2008-11
  • Member of Guidelines Committee, Distance Learning Section,  ACRL, 2008-10
  • President of Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), 2011-2012
  • Member of Executive Committee of the Board, CALA, 2009-13
  • Board Member-at-Large, CALA 2007-10
  • Chair of the Publications Committee, CALA, 2007-08
  • Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, CALA, 2006-07
  • Member of  2012 Conference Program Committee, Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC),  2009-12
  • Member of Newsletter Committee, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, 2001

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Library Leadership and Management Association
  • Library and Information Technology Association
  • Chinese American Librarians Association
  • Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association
  • New Jersey Library Association
  • Law Library Association of Greater New York
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education