Wenxian Zhang

Professional History

June 1995 – Present, Olin Library, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida 32789                                              
Professor/Head of Archives & Special Collections (Associate Professor 2001 – 2008): managing the College Archives & Special Collections; developing the departmental policies and procedures; seeking grant funding for special archival projects; overseeing budget and personnel matters; commencing and coordinating the Rollins digital archives; supervising and participating in a variety of archival programs and services including acquisition, description, arrangement, preservation, and reference services.
Associate Professor/Head of Public Services (June 1995 – May 2001): coordinating reference services, library instructions, government documents, Inter-library loans, circulation & reserve services; supervising public service personnel and administering public service budget; overseeing reference collection and electronic resource development; coordinating and participating in reference services including individual consultation with students, electronic database searches and term-paper assistance.
 
March 1990 - May 1995, Ansonia Library, Ansonia, Connecticut 06401                                                      
Library Director (April 1991 - May 1995): overall library administration including planning and developing library policies, programs and services; grant writing and overseeing public and private funding for special library projects; planning and monitoring library annual budget; supervising library professional and supporting staff; planning and implementing library automation systems.
Assistant Director (March 1990 - March 1991): supervising library public and technical service operations; participating in reference and acquisitions services; managing public relations and community outreach development.
 
May 1993 - May 1995, Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State Univ. New Britain, CT 06050                                         
Reference Librarian: providing reference desk services, electronic database search assistance and individual consultation with students; supervising circulation personnel and student assistants; overseeing university's integrated library system and database networks.
 
September 1988 - December 1989 Library & Instructional Technology Center, Information & Library Science Department, School of Education, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut 06515                    
Graduate Assistant: providing electronic database search assistance to graduate students; providing research supports to library information science faculty; supervising computer labs and audio-visual facilities.
 
July 1985 - February 1988 Yellow River University Library, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, P. R. China
Acting Director (1987-1988): planning and administering library annual budget;
Supervising library professional and supporting staff; planning and developing library policies, programs and services; overseeing library public and technical service operations.
Librarian
(1985-1986): providing reference services and bibliographic instructions to graduate and undergraduate students; participating in acquisition and cataloging process; developing operation procedures and providing staff training and supervision.
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