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Sharon Q. Yang

Faculty / Sharon Q. Yang

Professor - Librarian

Department Name 
Moore Library
Office Location 
Moore Library 328
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
Territory 
Liaison: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
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Education

  • B.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University (Linguistics)
  • M.S., C.A.L., D.L.S., Columbia University (Information Systems)

Responsibilities

  • Systems
  • Liaison: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Information Systems & Supply Chain Management

Awards

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, 2016-2021
  • CALA Sheila Lai Research Award, 2016
  • CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media, 2012
  • NJLA Research Award, 2012
  • Most Commended Paper Award for Library Hi Tech, 2011
  • TCLC Continuing Education & Development Council, Sr. Mary Dennis Lynch Memorial Award, 1999 & 2000
  • Rider University Summer Research Fellowship, 2010

Scholarly Activities

Books/Book Chapters

  • Yang, S. Q., & Li, L. (2015). Emerging technologies for librarians: A practical approach to innovation. London, UK: Elsevier & Chandos.
  • Xu, A., & Yang, S. Q. (2014). Customer Relationship Management as an Imperative for Academic Libraries: A Conceptual Model-121 e-Agent Framework. In H. R. Kaufmann (Ed.), New Handbook of Research on Managing & Influencing Customer Behaviors. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. Accepted for publication
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013). Insights into one stop search in discovery tools. In P. Pichappan & J. K. Vijayakumar (Eds.), Rejuvenated libraries for empowered users: Vols. 2012-13. Dr. TAV Murthy Festschrift Volume (pp. 103-107). London, UK: Digital Information Research Ltd.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lee, Y. Y. (2013). Organizing bibliographical data with RDA: How far have we stridden towards the Semantic Web? In J.-R. Park & L. C. Howarth, Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series: New directions in information organization. Emerald. Accepted for publication
  • Yang, S. Q., & Xu, A. (2011). Applying Semantic Web Technologies to Meet the Relevance Challenge of Customer Relationship Management for the U.S. Academic Libraries in the 21st Century Using 121 e-Agent Framework. In R. Colomo-Palacios, J. Varajão, & P. Soto-Acosta (Eds.), Customer Relationship Management and the Social and Semantic Web: Enabling Cliens Conexus. IGI Global. Accepted for publication in 2011

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Wang, Y. & Yang, S.Q. (2018). Linked data and libraries. International Journal of Librarianship. Forthcoming.
  • Congleton, J.R., & Yang S.Q. (2017). A comparative study of education exemptions to copyright in the United States and Europe. Athens Journal of Law, 3(1), 47-59.
  • Dawson, P. H., & Yang, S. Q. (2016). Institutional repositories, open access and copyright: What are the practices and implications? [PDF]. Science & Technology Libraries, (Sept 23), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0194262X.2016.1224994
  • Hsieh, M.H., MaCmanimon, S. & Yang, S.Q.(2016). Information Literacy Instruction Pedagogy: I-LEARN vs. Traditional Model. Reference Review. Under review.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Dalal, H. (2015, January). Delivering reference services on the Web: An investigation into the current practice by academic libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(1), 68-86. Doi: doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2014.10.003
  • Chickering, F. W., & Yang, S. Q. (2014, June). Evaluation and comparison of discovery tools: An update. Information Technology and Libraries, 33(2), 5-30. doi:10.6017/ital.v33i2.3471
  • Yang, S. Q., & Chou, M. (2014, March/April). Promoting and teaching information literacy on the Internet: Surveying the websites of 264 academic libraries in North America. Journal of Web Librarianship, 8(1), 88-104. doi:855586DOI:10.1080/19322909.2014.855586
  • Hsieh, M. L., McManimon, S., & Yang, S. Q. (2013, June). Faculty-librarian collaboration in improving information literacy skills of educational opportunity program students. Reference Services Review, 45(2), xxx-xxx.
  • Hofmann, M., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, May). "Discovering" what's changed: A revisit of the OPACS of 260 academic libraries. Library Hi Tech, 30(2), 253-274. doi:10.1108/07378831211239942
  • Yang, S. Q., & Congleton, R. J. (2011). Promoting game-like classroom environment: The use of clickers in teaching, learning, and assessment. INTI Journal: Special Issue on Teaching and Learning 2011, 58-67.
  • Congleton, R. J., & Yang, S. Q. (2011). A Comparative study of academic digital copyright in the United States and Europe. In S. Gramann, F. Borris, C. Meghini, & H. Schuldt (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 6966. Research and advanced technology for digital libraries (pp. 216-226). doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24469-8
  • Yang, S. Q., & Hofmann, M. (2011). Next Generation or Current Generation? A Study of the OPACs of 260 Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada. Library High Tech, 29(2), 266-300. doi:10.1108/07378831111138170
  • Dawson, P.H., Yang, S. Q., & Heath, W. P. (2011, April). Captivating the students: online library instruction for a psychology class and lessons learned. Journal of Library & Information Science, 37(1), 67-72. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/article/view/616
  • Yang, S. Q., & Hofmann, M. (2010). The Next-generation library catalog: A Comparative study of the OPACs of Koha, Evergreen, and Voyager. Information Technology & Libraries, 29(3), 143-151.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Wagner, K. (2010, November). Evaluating and comparing discovery tools: How close are we towards next generation catalog? Library Hi Tech, 28(4), 690-709. doi:10.1108/07378831011096312
  • Dawson, P.H., Jacobs, D. L., & Yang, S. Q. (2010). An online tutorial for SciFinder Scholar for organic chemistry classes. Science and Technology Libraries Journal, 29(5).
  • Yang, S. Q. (2009). Information Literacy Online Tutorials: An Introduction to Rationale and Technological Tools in Tutorial Creation. The Electronic Library, 27(4), 684-693. doi:10.1108/02640470910979624.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2004). Subject guide 2.0: A dream or reality? Journal of library & information science. 35(1), 11-19.

Journal Articles

  • Yang, S. Q. (2015, November). Guest forum: Five years after RDA. The Informed Librarian Online Journal. Retrieved from http://www.informedlibrarian.com/index.cfm
  • Yang, S. Q., & Dalal, H. (2015). Virtual reference: Where do academic libraries stand? Computers in Libraries Journal, 35(4), 4-10.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, October). Charting discovery system improvements (2010-2013). Computers in Libraries, 34(8):10-15.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014). Marketing and delivering information literacy on the Web, yesterday and today, 2009 to 2012. Library Hi Tech News, 31(4), 10-13. doi:10.1108/LHTN-03-2014-0019
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, February). From Integrated Library Systems to Library Management Services: Time for Change? Library Hi Tech News, 30(2), 1-8. doi:10.1108/LHTN-02-2013-0006
  • Yang, S. Q. (2012, November). Tagging as subject access: A glimpse into current practice by vendors, libraries, and users. Computers in Libraries, 32(9), 19-23.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2012). Move into the Cloud, shall we? Library Hi Tech News, 29(1). Retrieved from http://library.rider.edu:4048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=74143566&site=ehost-live&scope=site
  • Hofmann, M. A., & Yang, S. Q. (2011, July/August). How Next-Gen R U? A review of academic OPACS in the United States and Canada. Computers in Libraries, 26-29.

Papers in Published Conference Proceedings

  • Yang, S.Q., & Dawson, P.H. (2018). Altmetrics and their potential as an assessment tool for digital libraries. In Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services, Bennett University, New Dehli, India.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Dawson, P. H. (2017). Representation of local collections in Web-scale discovery tools - Do discovery tools promote local holdings? In IFLA Library: Satellite Meeting - Reference and Information Services & Information Technology Sections: Innovation and the User Experience: Evaluating and Implementing Discovery Systems (Vol. S10). Retrieved from http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/1815.
  • Yang, S.Q., McManimon, S. J., & Hsieh, M. (2016). Experimenting with I-LEARN and embracing critical thinking in information literacy. In Proceedings of The 7 th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Education and Practice, Nanjing University, China.
  • Yang, S.Q. (2015). Paradigm shift in cataloging: Linked Data and BIBFRAME. In Proceedings of Characteristic Resources, Characteristic Service, Characteristic Development-To Construct a Characteristic Library in the Digital Age: The Seventh Library Practice Forum, Yunnan University Press, 2015.
  • Lee, Y. Y., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, August 18). Folksonomies as subject access: A survey of tagging in library online catalogs and discovery layers. In IFLA satellite post-conference: Beyond libraries-subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web. Symposium conducted at IFLA World Library and Information Congress 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Meriton Conference and Spa Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia. Retrieved from INFODocket database.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2011). Create distance learning by PowerPoint, Winba Classroom, and Wink. In INTI International University (Ed.), 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning: Conference Proceedings. Towards 21th century education: University-industry collaboration, November 14-16, 2011. CD-ROM
  • Yang, S. Q., & Congleton, R. J. (2011). Promoting game-like classroom environment: The use of clickers in teaching, learning, and assessment. In INTI International University (Ed.), 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning: Conference Proceedings. Towards 21th century education: University-industry collaboration, November 14-16, 2011. CD-ROM
  • Yang, S. Q., Lee, Y., & Xu, A. (2009). The Semantic web and libraries in the United States: experimentation and achievements. In Emerging trends in technology: Libraries between Web 2.0, semantic web and search technology. Proceedings. IFLA 2009 Milan-Italy; Satellite meetings in Florence (CD-ROM ed.). Florence, Italy: IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2001). Protect your privacy on the internet against hackers: Issues and experiences. In M. E. Williams (Ed.), Proceedings of National Online 2001 (pp. 545-554). Medford, New Jersey: Information Today.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2001). Technological trends in the 21st century in the US [Abstract]. In Library: Theory & Practice (p. 304). Beijing: China Society of Library.
  • Holden, K., & Yang, S. Q. (2001). Manage your electronic journals with links SQL. In P. R. Cibbarelli & C. Nixon (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Libraries 2001 (pp. 43-47). Medford, New Jersey: Information Today.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2000). Linux: An introduction. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of Computers in Libraries 2000 (pp. 287-290). Washington, DC: Information Today.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lackie, R. J. (2000). CD-ROM versus web access to external databases: Experiences and insights. In 21st Annual National Online Meeting & IOLS 2000 (pp. 193-200). New York Hilton: Information Today.
  • Yang, S. Q. (1999). Setting up a secure public workstation. In P. R. Cibbarelli & C. Nixon (Eds.), Prepared for the Future: IOLS’99 Integrated Online Library Systems Proceedings -1999 (pp. 153-161). New York: Information Today.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Edward, C. (1999). Linux: Internet applications for libraries [Cassette]. Alexandria, Virginia: Linux: Internet Applications for Libraries.
  • Yang, S. Q. (1998). Characteristics of materials used by English speaking linguists in their publications: A citation study of literature requirements, citing functions and citing trends. In E. G. Toms, D. G. Campbell, & J. Dunn (Eds.), Information Science at the Dawn of the Next Millennium: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 3-5 June 1998 (pp. 155-175). University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Association for Information Science.
  • Yang, S. Q. (1998). Newer operating systems: Analysis of their utilization and potential in libraries. In P. R. Cibbarelli & C. Nixon (Eds.), Embrace and Extend: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Integrated Online Library Systems Conference (pp. 151-157). New Jersey: Information Today.

Published Abstracts

  • Dawson, P.H., Yang, S. Q., Heath, W. P., & Jacobs, D. L. (2013). Creating online tutorials: A way to embed research instruction into distance learning and traditional classes. In S. Kurbanoglu, E. Grassian, R. Catts, S. Akca, & S. Spiranec (Eds.), European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 22-25 Oct, 2013 (p. 126). Ankara, Turkey: Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013). A puzzle to solve: How successful is teaching information literacy instruction in distance learning? In S. Kurbanoglu, E. Grassian, R. Catts, S. Akca, & S. Spiranec (Eds.), European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 22-25 Oct, 2013 (p. 125). Ankara, Turkey: Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013). New research reveals intensified information literacy activities on the Web by US academic libraries since 2009. In S. Kurbanoglu, E. Grassian, R. Catts, S. Akca, & S. Spiranec (Eds.), European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 22-25 Oct, 2013 (p. 217). Ankara, Turkey: Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management.
  • Jacobs, D. L., Dawson, P.H., & Yang, S. Q. (2011). Development and assessment of online SciFinder tutorials toward the promotion of scientific literacy in undergraduates. In Abstracts of Papers, 242 ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, August 28-September 1, 2011 (pp. CINF-44). Washington, D.C., USA: American Chemical Society.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2002). Technological trends in libraries in the 21st century USA. In China Library Association (Comp.), Library Theory, Practice, and Exploration (p. 304). Beijing, China: National Library of China Press.

Conference Presentations

  • Dawson, H.P. & Yang, S.Q. (May 22-25, 2018) Comparisons of Retrieved Items from Discovery Tools: Do Discovery Tools Bolster Local Library Holdings? Conference presentation presented at the 10 th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Library International Conference 2018 (QQML), Chania, Crete, Greece.
  • Yang, S. Q. & Dawson, P.H. (April 20, 2018). Local Holdings in Discovery Tools. Presentation presented at Computers in Libraries, Hilton Hotel, Washington DC.
    Dawson, H.P. & Yang, S.Q. (January5, 2018). Do Discovery Tools Promote Local Borrowing? Presentation presented at VALE/NJLA/ACRL Annual User Conference, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Yang, S.Q. & Dawson, H.P. (February 21-23, 2018) Altmetrics and Their Potential as an Assessment Tool for Digital Libraries. Conference presentation presented at the IEEE 5 th International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services, Bennett University, Great Noida, New Delhi, India.
  • Yang, S.Q. & Dawson, H.P. (February 20, 2018). Altmetrics and Assessment of Digital Libraries. Conference presentation presented at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services (ETTLIS 2018), Bennett University, New Delhi, India.
  • Yang, S.Q. (2017, September 13-14). Managing Electronic vs. Print Resources-Paradigm Shifts in Library System Design and Bibliographic Control. Presentation presented at Library Practice and Development Forum sponsored by Beijing Academic Libraries System (BALIS), Beijing Normal University and Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China.
  • Yang, S.Q. & Dawson, P. H. (2017, August 16-17). Representation of Local Holdings in Web-scale Discovery Tools-Do Discovery Tools Promote Local Holdings? Presentation presented at IFLA Joint Satellite Meeting: Innovation and the User Experience: Evaluating and Implementing Discovery Systems, sponsored by Reference and Information Services Section and Information Technology Section, Warsaw University, Poland.
  • Yang, S. Q. (August 3, 2017). Digital library assessment-altmetrics and bibliographic control- BIBFRAME. Presentation presented at Chinese American Librarians Association Forum sponsored by NE Chapter at Alexandria Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2017, May 25). Altmetrics and research support: Tips on using altmetrics to measure the impact of your digital library. Presentation presented at Creating and Managing a Digital Library Webinar, Elsevier-Chandos Webinar Series.
  • Yang, S.Q., McManimon, S. J., & Hsieh, M. (2016, November 3). Experimenting with I-LEARN and embracing critical thinking in information literacy. Conference presentation presented at the 7 th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Education and Practice, Nanjing, China.
  • Hsieh, M., Yang, S.Q., McManimon, S. & Dawson, P.A (2016, October 13-16). Quest for a Better Information Literacy Instruction Strategy – I-LEARN Model vs. Traditional Model. Conference Presentation at European Conference on Information Literacy 2016. Prague, Czech.
  • Congleton, J.R., and Yang, S. Q. (2016, July 25-28). A comparative study on education exemptions to copyright in the US and European Countries. Conference presentation presented at The 3rd International Conference on Library and Information Science, Athens, Greece.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lee, Y. (2016, May 17). Six years after RDA: Projects, initiatives, trends, and directions. Conference presentation presented at NJLA 2016 Annual Conference: All Together Now, Harrah's Convention Center.
  • Dawson, P. H., & Yang, S. Q. (2016, January 15). Library as locus: How institutional repositories advance the impact of your faculty’s scholarly output. Conference presentation presented at 2016 VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA- CUS Users’ Annual Conference- Library as Locus: Energizing Your Campus Community, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lee, Y. (2015, October 12). BIBFRAME, LibHub Initiative, and  Schema.org:
    Five years after RDA. Conference presentation presented at MAIUG/Mid-Atlantic Innovative
    User Group Conference, Cairn University, Langhorne, PA.
  • Hsieh, M. L., McManimon, S., & Yang, S. Q. (2015, July 27-30). The effectiveness of I-LEARN Model for information literacy instruction. Conference presentation presented at 2nd Annual International Conference on Library and Information Science, Athens, Greece.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2015, July 8-9). American Academic Libraries in Transition. Guest speaker at CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series, Bao Shan University, Bao Shan, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.
  • Dawson, P.H., & Yang, S. Q. (2015, July 7). Institutional repositories, open access and altmetrics: What are the practices and implications? Conference presentation presented at Eighth International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Quinn, M. (2015, April 29). Revisit RDA-BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and New Cataloging Experience. Presentation presented at Computers in Libraries Conference, Hilton Hotel, Washington DC.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Dawson, P.H. (2015, April 28). Altmetrics. Conference presentation presented at Library Leaders Summit, Washington Hilton, Washington DC.
  • Yang, S. Q. & Dawson, P.H. (2015, April 29). Measure the Impact of Your Research with Altmetrics and Web-based Traditional Metrics-What Librarians Should Know to Support Scholarship. Presentation presented at Computers in Libraries Conference, Hilton Hotel, Washington DC. Hsieh, M.L., McManimon, S.J., & Yang, S. Q. (2015, April 20-22). Presentation presented at Teaching Information Literacy with I-Learn Model, NJLA Annual Conference, Ocean Place, Long Branch, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Hsieh, M. L. (2015, January 9). Teach research instruction with the I-Learn model: Explore new ways to nurture information literacy in students. Conference presentation presented at VALE / NJ ACRL /NJLA CUS Sixteenth Annual Users' Conference 2015: On the Road to Excellence: Library Pathways to Student and Faculty Success, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, November 6). Promote engagement of students with online collaboration tools. Conference presentation presented at 2014 Northeast E-Learning Consortium Conference, The Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning, Villanova University, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Dawson, P.H. (2014, November 6). Altmetrics-learn new metrics to showcase the impact of your research. Conference presentation presented at 2014 Northeast E-Learning Consortium Conference, The Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning, Villanova University, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q., McManimon, S. J., & Hsieh, M. L. (2014, October 22). Experimenting with I-Learn Model and its impact on students’ learning. Conference presentation presented at the European Conference on Information Literacy, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Abstract published in S. Spiranec, S. Kurbanoglu, R. Catts, E. Grassian, D. Mizrachi, & M. B. Zorica (Eds.), The Second European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20-12 October 2014: Abstracts (p. 61). Zagreb, Turkey: University of Zagreb Department of Information and Communication Sciences.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, June 17). The latest in the development of library management systems. Conference presentation presented at the 2014 Library Management Institute Summer Conference-Celebrating Library Management, Hilton Garden Inn, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dalal, H., & Yang, S. Q. (2014, June 16). Virtual reference A to Z, what you should know as an administrator. Conference presentation presented at the 2014 Library Management Institute Summer Conference-Celebrating Library Management, Hilton Garden Inn, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, June 4). Post-RDA: What’s Next? Conference presentation presented at New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, June 2-4, 2014, the Revel Resort & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Dalal, H., & Yang, S. Q. (2014, June 4). Where Are We Now? What Types of Academic Libraries Provide Virtual Reference? Conference presentation presented at New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, June 2-4, 2014, the Revel Resort & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, April 24). Free Collaboration Tools for Librarians and Educators. Presentation presented at LibraryLinkNJ, loucester County Library -- Mullica Hill Branch.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, April 8). Collaboration tools-A cyber tour. Conference presentation presented at 29th Annual Computers in Libraries Conference 2014-Hack the Library, Washington Hilton, Washington DC.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, March 19). Virtual reference. Conference Presentation presented at LibraryLinkNJ - The New Jersey Library Cooperative, Monroe Public Library.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Dalal, H. (2014, January 10). Who knew? Virtual reference may have a demographic! Conference presentation presented at the 15th annual VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Users' Conference-Libraries as Leaders: Off the Ropes and Into the Ring, Jan 10, 2014, Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, November 6). New directions in information organization-A linked data model with BIBFRAME. Conference presentation presented at XI International Conference on University Libraries-Current Status and Trends, Science Museum, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • Dawson, P.H., Yang, S. Q., Heath, W., & Jacobs, D. (2013, October 22). Creating online tutorials: A way to embed research instruction into distance learning and traditional classes. Conference presentation presented at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, October 22). A puzzle to solve: How successful is teaching information literacy instruction in distance learning? Conference presentation presented at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): 22-25 Oct, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, October 5). Discovering discovery tools: A dream came true. Conference presentation presented at New Jersey Association of School Librarians Fall Conference-Virtually Indispensable, October 4-5, 2013, Memorial 316, Rider University Lawrenceville campus.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Dalal, H. (2013, August 16). Digital reference: A survey of its popularity as a reference tool and technologies used by the US academic libraries. Paper presented at IFLA 2013 Satellite Meeting on Information Literacy & Reference Services-Redefining and refining information literacy and reference services in the digital age, National Library of Singapore.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, April 25). Introduction to discovery services/tools. Presentation presented at Meeting of the Princeton-Trenton Chapter, Special Library Association: How do I find it? Discovery services: Comparing Experiences at Rider and Princeton Universities, Mercer Room, Rider University.
  • Dalal, H., Dawson, P.H., Jacobs, D., & Yang, S. Q. (2013, April 25). Making the most out of your database subscriptions: A SciFinder example. Webinar presented at Lyrasis Presenting Reference Webinar Series, Library Presentation Center 2, Rider Library, Lawrenceville.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, April 24). Discovery layers: An evaluation and comparison. Presentation presented at LibraryLinkNJ Technology Speed Dating, Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill Branch, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, April 24). Library management services-Next generation systems. Presentation presented at LibraryLinkNJ Technology Speed Dating, Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill Branch, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, January 4). Libraries in transition: From integrated library systems to library services platforms. Conference presentation presented at VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Fourteenth Annual Users' Conference: Demonstrating Value for Every User, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ.
  • Congleton, R. J., & Yang, S. Q. (2013, January 4). Academic libraries and copyright law in the digital age. Conference presentation presented at VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Fourteenth Annual Users' Conference: Demonstrating Value for Every User, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2012, October 18). RDA and linking library data. Conference presentation presented at Tech Trifecta: VuStuff III Conference, Villanova University, Villanova, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2012, October 5). Enhance distance teaching by Microsoft Photo Story and Movie Maker. Conference presentation presented at 18th Annual Technology and Learning Conference at Montgomery Community College, Blue Bell, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2012, October 2). From MARC to linked data: The story behind RDA. Conference presentation presented at 18th Annual Technology and Learning Conference at Montgomery Community College, Blue Bell, PA.
  • Lee, Y. Y., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, August 18). Folksonomies as subject access: A survey of tagging in library online catalogs and discovery layers. Paper presented at IFLA Satellite Post-Conference: Beyond Libraries-subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Chou, M. (2012, August 9). Teaching information literacy on the Web: A survey. Conference presentation presented at IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting: The road to information literacy: Librarians as facilitators of learning, Tampere, Finland.
  • Chickering, F. W., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, July 10). Decision-making about discovery tools for library administrators: What you should know and do. Conference presentation presented at The 2012 Library Management Institute Summer Conference, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Hofmann, M. A. (2012, June 6). The next generation of catalogs for academic libraries. Presentation presented at 2012 NJLA annual conference: ReTooling 4 tomorrow, Revel Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Quinn, M. (2012, June 6). Road to semantic web: RDA revisited. Presentation presented at 2012 NJLA annual conference: ReTooling for tomorrow, Revel Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2012, April 26). Creating distance learning with PowerPoint, Photo Story, Movie Maker, and Wink. Conference presented at Villanova University Technology Expo: Technology for the 21st Century Education, Villanova University, Radnor Township, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lee, Y. (2012, March 21). Get ready for the Semantic Web. Conference presented at Computers in Libraries: Creating Innovative Libraries, 2012, Hilton Hotel, Washington DC.
  • Hsieh, M. L., McManimon, S., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, March 14). Faculty/ Librarian collaboration in improving information literacy of EOP students – A case study. Conference presented at 2012 Information Fluency Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
  • Chickering, F. W., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, January 26). Decision-making about discovery tools: The library is now leaving the 20th century. Presentation presented at WALDO Technical Services Committee, Fordham University, Bronx, New York City.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2012, January 5). Move into the cloud, shall we? Conference presented at VALE Users’/NJLA/CUS/NJ ACRL Conference, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Quinn, M., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, January 5). From RDA to Semantic Web: A progress report. Conference presented at VALE Users’/NJLA/CUS/NJ ACRL Conference, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2011, November 14). Create Distance Learning by PowerPoint, Winba Classroom, and Wink. Conference Presentation presented at Towards 21st Century Education: University – Industry Collaboration, International Conference of Teaching & Learning, INTI International University, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Congleton, R. J. (2011, November 15). Promoting Game-like Classroom Environment: The Use of Clickers in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. Conference Presentation presented at International Conference of Teaching & Learning, INTI International University, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2011, October 27). Enhance Voyager by user innovations. Conference presentation presented at Annual Conference of Ex Libris Northeast Users Group - ENUG, 10/27-20/18/2011, University of Bridgeport , Bridgeport, CT, Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Hofmann, M. A. (2011, October 27). The next generation of catalogs for academic libraries. Conference presentation presented at Annual Conference of Ex Libris Northeast Users Group - ENUG, 10/27-20/18/2011, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2011, October 7). Create online teaching with simple tools. Presentation presented at Technology and Learning Conference: Get Your Head in the Cloud, Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • Yang, Sharon Q. & Congleton, R.J. (2011, September 26). A Comparative Study of Academic Digital Copyright in the United States and Europe. Conference presentation presented at International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011, The Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum at the Campus Adlershof, Berlin.
  • Jacobs, D. L., Dawson, P.H., & Yang, S. Q. (2011, August 28). Development and assessment of online SciFinder tutorials toward the promotion of scientific literacy in undergraduates. Conference presented at 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 28-September 1, 2011, Denver, CO.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Quinn, M. (2011, July 12). Why RDA? Its controversies and significance and is your library prepared for it? Conference Presentation presented at Managing the Future of Librarianship: Library Management Summer Conference 2011, Acadia University, PA.
  • Congleton, R. J., & Yang, S. Q. (2011, July 12). Academic libraries and copyright law in digital age. Conference Presentation presented at Managing the Future of Librarianship: Library Management Institute Annual Conference 2011, Acadia University, PA.
  • Congleton, R. J., & Yang, S. Q. (2011, May 19). Copyright and teaching in the digital age. Presentation presented at Rider Faculty Development Day, Teaching & Learning Center, Science Building, Rider University Lawrenceville Campus.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Quinn, M. (2011, May 4). RDA, A revolutionary step towards Semantic Web: Why a controversy? Conference presentation presented at New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference 2011, Ocean Plaza at Long Branch, New Jersey.
  • Hofmann, M. A. & Yang, S. Q (2011, March 22). Current OPACs & Next-Gen Systems. Conference presentation presented at 26th Annual Computers in Libraries 2011 Conference, Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW • Washington DC.
  • Yang, S. Q. & Dawson, P.H. (2011, March 21). Tracking Web Usage with Net Freebies: A Cyber Tour. Conference presentation presented at 26th Annual Computers in Libraries 2011 Conference, Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW • Washington DC.
  • Yang, S. Q. & Dawson, P.H. (2011, January 5). Tracking and metering library usages on the Web. Conference presentation presented at Strengthening Connections: Keeping Our Libraries Vital, 2011 VALE Users'/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Conference, Student Center, Busch campus, Rutgers University, Piscataway.
  • Yang, S. Q., Congleton, R. J., & Quinn, M. D. (2010, July 24). Clickers-classroom response system and student learning assessment tool. Conference presentation presented at 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy, & Society, July 21-24, 2010, Hotel Concorde La Fayette, Paris, France.
  • Yang, S. Q., McGee, T. T., & Heath, W. P. (2010, July 22). Enhance Online Learning with Interactive Tutorials and Audio/Visual Lectures for iGeneration Students. Conference presentation presented at 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy, & Society, July 21-24, 2010, Hotel Concorde La Fayette, Paris, France.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2010, July 12). What library managers should know about discovery tools? Conference presentation presented at Managing the Library in the New Decade: a two-day conference on the issues of library management and administration, Arcadia University, in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lee, Y. (2010, July 12). Implementing Koha: opportunities and challenges. Conference presentation presented at Managing the Library in the New Decade: a two-day conference on the issues of library management and administration, Arcadia University, in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
  • Hester, P., Karp, J., Pajer, G., Yang, S., & McGee, T. (2010, January 20). Personal response systems (PRS): today and tomorrow. Presentation presented at Rider Faculty Development Day, Science Building 317.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Wagner, K. (2010, January 8). Open source stand-alone OPACs. Conference presentation presented at Future is Now: Meet the Needs of Our Users, 2010 VALE/NJ-ACRL/NJLA-CUS Conference, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lee, Y. (2010, January 8). Introducing Semantic Web: From a Web of linked HTML documents to a Web of linked data. Presentation presented at Future Is Now: Meet the Needs of Our Users, 2010 VALE/NJ-ACRL/NJLA-CUS Conference, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • McGee, T., & Yang, S. Q. (2009, October 2). Creating interactive tutorials for online learning. Conference presentation presented at 15th Annual Technology and Learning Conference at Montgomery County Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA.
  • Dawson, P.H., & Yang, S. (2009, October 2). 'Captivating' e-learner: creation of an online tutorial for library instruction. Conference presentation presented at 15th Annual Technology and Learning Conference at Montgomery County Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2009, September 9). Stories of women in China. Presentation presented at National Organization for Women, South Jersey Chapter Meeting, First Baptist Church, 19 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q., Lee, Y. Y., & Xu, A. (2009, August 19). The semantic web and libraries in the United States: experimentation and achievements. Conference presentation presented at World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly 2009 Satellite Meeting: Emerging trends in technology: libraries between Web 2.0, semantic web and search technology, Florence, Italy.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Hofmann, M. (2009, June 30). Administrative decision-making: open source vs. proprietary OPACs? Conference presentation presented at Managing Today’s Library 2009, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q., & McGee, T. (2009, May 21). Creating online tutorials: An introduction and demonstration. Conference presentation presented at Rider University Faculty Development Day, Memorial Building Room 306, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2009, April 29). Are we half way on the long road towards subject guide 2.0? Conference presentation presented at 2009 New Jersey Library Association Conference, Ocean Plaza, Long Branch, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q., Hofmann, M., & Weeks, M. (2009, January 9). Koha, evergreen, and voyager: a comparison of their OPACs. Conference presentation presented at Vale/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Tenth Annual Users’ Conference: Ten Years of Experience, A Future of Possibilities, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q., Hofmann, M., & Weeks, M. (2009, January 9). Koha, evergreen, and voyager: a comparison of their staff modules. Conference presentation presented at Vale/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Tenth Annual Users’ Conference: Ten Years of Experience, A Future of Possibilities, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2008, November 11). Library subject guide 2.0: an introduction. Conference presentation presented at 2008 PaLA Annual Conference: Pennsylvania Libraries: Leading for Life, King of Prussia, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Weeks, M. (2008, August 1). How secure are our servers? Conference presentation presented at ELUNA Annual User Conference 2008, Long Beach, California.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2008, June 13). Federated search tools. Conference presentation presented at Future Tech for Libraries Symposium of NJLA Information Technology Section and College and University Section, Ewing, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2008, April 30). Library information literacy online tutorials. Conference presentation presented at NJLA Annual Conference 2008 Technology Innovation Forum, Long Branch, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2008, January 9). Federated searching: an investigation into one stop search services for libraries. Conference presentation presented at VALE Users’ / NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Conference: Missions Possible: Partnering for Change, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2008, January 9). Online information literacy tutorial: the first step towards incorporating library instruction into university’s online courses. Conference presentation presented at VALE Users’ / NJ ACRL/ NJLA CUS Conference: Missions Possible: Partnering for Change, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2007, October 30). Voyager plug-ins: choices & requirements. Conference presentation presented at EMA: Ex Libris Mid-Atlantic Users Group Conference 2007, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2007, October 7). Open source vs. commercial integrated library systems: where we are now? Conference presentation presented at the 13th Annual Technology and Learning Conference, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Congleton, B. (2006, January 5). Build a web-based university archive. Conference Presentation presented at Vale Users’ /NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Conference, 2006, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Holden, K., & Yang, S. Q. (2006, January 5). Build a faculty publications database. Conference presentation presented at Vale Users’/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Conference, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2005, October 7). Free internet scripts for library online tutorials. Conference Presentation presented at the 11th Annual Technology and Learning Conference, Montgomery County Community College, 2005, Blue Bell, PA.
  • Holden, K., & Yang, S. Q. (2001, October 23). How to manage electronic journal collection with links SQL. Conference Presentation based on a paper presented at E-libraries 2001 Conference presented at CJRLC Technology Group Meeting, Freehold, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2001, September 24). Technological trends in the 21st century in the US. Conference Presentation presented at China Society of Library Science Annual Conference, 2001, Beijing.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2001, May 17). Protect your privacy on the internet against hackers: issues and experiences. Conference Presentation presented at National Online 2001, New York Hilton & Towers, New York.
  • Holden, K., & Yang, S. Q. (2001, May 16). Manage your electronic journals with links SQL. Conference Presentation presented at E-Libraries 2001, New York Hilton & Towers, New York.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Lackie, R. (2000, May 17). CD-ROM versus web access to external databases: experiences and insights. Conference Presentation presented at Integrated Online Library Systems (IOLS) 2000 Conference, New York.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2000, March 17). Linux: An Introduction. Conference presentation presented at the 15th Annual Conference of Computers in Libraries 2000, Washington DC.
  • Yang, S. Q., & Edward, C. (1999, November 9). Linux: Internet Applications for Libraries. Conference presentation presented at Internet Librarian’ 99, San Diego, California.
  • Yang, S. Q. (1999, May 19). Setting up a secure public workstation. Conference presentation presented at 20th Annual National Online Meeting & IOLS'99, New York Hilton, New York.
  • Corrado, E., & Yang, S. Q. (1999, April 24). Securing a public Voyager workstation under Windows 95/98. Conference presentation presented at Voyager User Group Annual Meeting 1999, Chicago.
  • Corrado, E., & Yang, S. Q. (1999, December 1). Introduction to linux and internet utilities, based on a paper presented at Internet Librarian’99 Conference, San Diego on November 9. Conference presentation presented at Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative Internet and Systems Managers Meeting, Freehold, New Jersey.
  • Yang, S. Q. (1998, June 3). Characteristics of materials used by English speaking linguists in their publications: A citation study of literature requirements, citing functions and citing trends. Conference presentation presented at Information Science at the Dawn of the Next Millennium: the 26th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Yang, S. Q. (1998, May 13). Newer operating systems: Analysis of their utilization and potential in libraries. Conference presentation presented at Embrace and Extend: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Integrated Online Library Systems Conference, New York.

Conference Poster Sessions

  • Hsieh, M. L., Yang, S. Q., & McManimon, S. (2016, May 17). I-LEARN Model vs. traditional model for information literacy instruction. Poster session presented at NJLA 2016 Annual
    Conference-All Together Now, Harrah's Convention Center, Atlantic City.
  • Hsieh, M. L., Yang, S. Q., & McManimon, S. (2016, January 15). I-Learn Model vs. traditional model for information literacy instruction. Poster session presented at 2016 VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA- CUS Users’ Annual Conference-Library as Locus: Energizing Your Campus Community, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2014, January 10). Marketing and delivering information literacy on the Web, yesterday and today. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Users' Conference-Libraries as Leaders: Off the Ropes and Into the Ring, Rutgers University Busch Campus Center in Piscataway, NJ.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2013, October 24). New research intensified information literacy activities on the Web by US academic libraries since 2009. Poster session presented at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 22-25 Oct, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Melissa, H. A., & Yang, S. Q. (2012, June 6). Discovering’ what’s changed: An update on OPAC and discovery tool usage in U.S. and Canadian academic libraries. Poster session presented at New Jersey Library Association annual conference: ReTooling 4 tomorrow, Revel Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Hofmann, M. A., & Yang, S. Q. (2011, April 1). How "Next Generation" Are We? A Snapshot of the Current State of OPACs in North American Academic Libraries. Poster session presented at Association of College & Research libraries Annual Conference 2011, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Hofmann, M. A., & Yang, S. Q. (2011, January 5). How "Next Generation" Are We? A Snapshot of the Current State of OPACs in North American Academic Libraries. Poster session presented at 2011 VALE Users'/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Conference: Strengthening Connections: Keeping Our Libraries Vital, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway.
  • Dawson, P.H., Jacobs, D. L., & Yang, S. Q. (2010, October 25). Online Tutorials and Assessment of Information Literacy Skills. Peer-reviewed Poster session presented at 2010 library assessment conference: building effective, sustainable, practical assessment, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Dawson, P.H., Jacobs, D. L., & Yang, S. Q. (2010, June 15). Online Tutorial for SciFinder for organic chemistry classes: creation and assessment of use. Poster session presented at SLA (Special Library Association) 2010 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, New Orleans, La., USA.
  • Dawson, P.H., Jacobs, D. L., & Yang, S. Q. (2010, May 25). Assessing an online chemistry tutorial: findings from a spring 2010 Organic Chemistry Class. Poster session presented at VALE Assessment Fair: Learn about Successful Assessment Efforts at NJ Academic Libraries!, Rutgers Busch Campus Center, Piscataway.
  • Yang, S. Q. (2007, April 25). Cool internet technical resources for libraries. Poster session presented at New Jersey Library Association 2007 Annual Conference, Long Branch, New Jersey.
  • Quinn, M., & Yang, S. Q. (1998, June 29). Faculty use of the library: A study of computer literacy and its effect on library use. Poster session presented at American Library Association Annual conference 1998, Washington, D.C.

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Organizer of EMA Annual Conference 2007 held at Rider on November 29-30, 2007.
  • DLAC 2008 grant receiver at Rider University
  • DLAC 2009 grant receiver at Rider University
  • BI-International (BII) Grant, Germany, 2011.
  • Reviewer for Library Hi Tech, 2017
  • Reviewer for Journal of International Librarianship, 2017-2018
  • Reviewer for Journal of Library Metadata, 2015-2016
  • Reviewer for Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2015-2017
  • Journal of Library Metadata on Linked Data and Libraries, 2017
  • Reviewer for Journal of Library & Information Science, 2008-2010
  • Program Committee, European Conference on Information Literacy 2014-2018