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  • 1. Meeting the Challenges of Faculty Tenure Evaluation: Teaching, Research & Service work at Rollins College Library
    Wenxian Zhang
    Head of Archives & Special Collections
    Olin Library
  • 2. My Career Path as a Chinese American Librarian
    Graduated in library science in 1985
    Librarian of Yellow River University
    Library school in Connecticut
    Director of Ansonia Library
    Head of Public Services, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Rollins College
  • 3. Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
  • 4. Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
    Found in 1885, private liberal arts college
    Top-ranked, regional comprehensive institution
    Librarians as a part of Arts & Sciences faculty
    Partnership with teaching faculty
    Core requirements for tenure: teaching, research & scholarship, and community service
  • 5. Teaching
    Library bibliographic instruction
    One-to-one assistance at reference desk
    Credit courses:
    - Using Web for Research;
    - Library Research: America & England in the 18th century;
    - Chinese Calligraphy & Culture;
    - Journey to the Middle Kingdom
    Field study trips to China for students, faculty & alumni
  • 6. Research & Scholarship
    Entrepreneurial & Business Elites of China
    A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China
    A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport
    Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
    Rollins Architecture: A Profile of Current & Historical Buildings
    Walk of Fame: A Rollins Legacy
    Other peer-reviewed articles
  • 7. College & Community Services
    Faculty Academic Affairs Committee, Business & Services Committee
    Faculty advisor, Asian American Student Association
    Library Disaster Prevention, Display, OlinInfo, Search & Evaluation Committees
    CALA FL Chapter, Chinese Librarianship
    SFA Board, OCPA, Chinese School
  • 8. Career Reflections
    Faculty & tenure status enables me to gain insight & grow as professional librarian
    Building partnership with faculty through teamwork
    Engaging research that really interests you
    Selecting projects related to your work
    Do not overcommit yourself, good time management skills, and Just do it!