Study on the Contribution of Chinese American Librarians to the Exchange Between Chinese and American Libraries since 1979
Abstract With literature review and web investigation, this paper traces the process of formation and development about Chinese American librarians and professional associations,reviews and summarizes their interchange activities between Chinese and American library worlds since 1979. The results show that the exchange and cooperation methods of American Chinese librarians mainly include as academic visits, professional tours, exchange projects,international conferences,etc. Chinese American librarians and related professional associations have made great contribution to the development of Chinese librarianship in library automatization and networking, library management, library service, information technology, etc.
Keywords Chinese American librarian. Sino-US exchange and cooperation. Library automatization. Library management.