Meeting the Challenges of Faculty Tenure Evaluation: Teaching, Research & Service work at Rollins College Library Wenxian Zhang Head of Archives & Special Collections Olin Library
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
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
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
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
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
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!