Director-at-Large, Marcia Lei Zeng
Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University where she has been a member of the faculty since 1992. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. from Wuhan University in China. She was a Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia University during her Sabbatical in 1999 and 2000. Her major research interests include semantic technologies and knowledge organization systems (taxonomy, thesaurus, ontology, etc), metadata, database quality control, and multilingual information processing. Her scholarly publications include more than 60 papers and three books, as well as many national and international conference presentations.
Marcia Zeng has chaired and served on standards committees and working groups for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Special Libraries Association (SLA), the US National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). She is also a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) and the Advisory Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), and an Invited Expert on the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group. Marcia received the ASIS Doctoral Forum Award for outstanding doctoral research in 1992. She has served ASIS&T in many capacities: as chapter chair and officer, JASIST and conference proceedings referee, awards jury, SIG workshop and session organizer, and ASIS&T annual conference program committee member. She has been the chair of the ASIS&T Standards Committee and the Voting Representative for NISO since 2006.