Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Lian Ruan

Lian Ruan is Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs for the Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The library is one of the top three fire service libraries in the U.S. Her research interests cover use and users of information and international librarianship. She is President Elect of Chinese American Librarians Association. She serves on the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee, the SLA Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Council, SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program Committee, ACRL 75th Anniversary Celebration Task Force, ACRL representative to the ALA Advocacy Coordinating Group and the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She is the winner of the University of Illinois Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence award and the SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program award. She has helped organize the Chinese Librarians Summer Program since 2005 in cooperation with partners both in the United States and China. The Summer Program has trained more than 246 librarians from 92 organizations all over China, including the Western Region.
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