FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Professor Ingrid Hsieh-Yee Appointed Acting Dean of School of Library and Information Science
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Catholic University of America
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Friday, December 4, 2009
Washington, DC - Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., the president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that he has appointed
Professor Ingrid Hsieh-Yee acting dean of the School of Library and Information Science.
Hsieh-Yee joined the library and information science faculty as an assistant professor in 1990. She became an associate professor in 1996 and ordinary professor in 2004.
She received a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and literature from National Taiwan University, master's degrees in comparative literature and library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in library and information studies, also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"I am delighted that Professor Hsieh-Yee has agreed to assume this responsibility because it ensures the stability and consistency of leadership as the school progresses toward innovative programming and a rigorous research agenda," says Provost James Brennan.
Hsieh-Yee's research and teaching interests include organization of information, metadata, digital collections, information architecture, library and information science education, information needs and behaviors, human computer interaction, knowledge management and research methods.
She has published numerous articles and books, including two editions of Organizing Audiovisual and Electronic Resources for Access and the National Information Standards Organization document "Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections."
She won research awards from the Association for Information Science and Technology and the Association for Library and Information Science Education, and won best paper awards for her articles in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and OCLC Systems and Services. She was on the editorial board of Library Quarterly from 2003 to
2008 and serves on the editorial board of the Chinese American Librarians Association's Occasional Papers Series. At CUA she chairs the Scholarly Communication Project Team that is building an institutional repository for the university community.
Hseih-Yee is also an active member of the Association for Information Science and Technology and the Association for Library and Information Science Education. She was named Association for Information Science and Technology SIG Member of the Year in 2009 and elected to its nomination committee in 2009.
Before coming to Catholic University, Hsieh-Yee was a cataloger at the Health Services Library at University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as teaching assistant and lecturer at the same university. She also was a cataloger at the Department of Legislative Reference Library in Annapolis, Md.
Kimberly Kelley, the current dean of CUA's School of Library and Information Science, is stepping down at the end of the fall semester.
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Youngok (Young) Choi, Ph.D.
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