Xudong Jin's Brief Biography

Mr. Xudong Jin received a BA in 1982 and an MA in 1985 from Yunnan University in China, an MA from Ohio University in 1992, and an MLS from St. John’s University in 1994. He was Associate Director of Libraries and Head of Technical Services at Ohio Wesleyan University from 2000 to 2011, Library Director at Pitt Community College from 2011-2015, and has been Director of Library Services at Baltimore City Community College since August 2015.

He is a CALA life member. In the past, he served in various CALA committees including CALA President for 2009-2010. He also served in several ALA, ACRL, ALCTS committees and was elected as ALA Councilor-At-Large from 2011-2015.   

His selected publications:

  • Academic Libraries in the United States for the 21st Century: Theories and Practices, Chief Editor, Beijing, Beijing Library Press, (2007)

  • “Managing the Advantages and Challenges of Multiple Library Consortia: The View from Within the Library,” Journal of Access Services, vol.4, no.1. 2007, pp. 1-22, co-author with Margaret Beecher Maurer

  • “Human Touch of Library Management in the United States: Personal Experiences of Creating and Developing a Harmonious,” Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal, no.22, December 2006, http://www.white-clouds.com/iclc/cliej/cl22.htm

  • “Consortia, What Have I learned? Advantages, Challenges, and Future of Library Consortia,” in Library Society of China Yiren Weiben Fuwu Chuangxin, Beijing: Beijing Library Press, 2005, pp. 283-297.

  • “The Management and Current Situation of the Public Libraries in the United States,” Yunnan Library, no. 3, 2005.

  • “A Comparison Study on the Confusion and Threat of the United States and Chinese Library Education,” The International Information & Library Review, vol. 31 (1999): 1-18.