Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr George Yi

Dr George Yi

MA (CSU), MLS (SCSU), PhD (TWU)

My personal homepage is www.zhixianyi.com

Dr. Zhixian (George) Yi is a lecturer in the School of Information Studies (SIS) at Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia. He is a Leadership Specialization Coordinator and Ph.D. supervisor. He mainly teaches the management and marketing subjects and conducts related research projects. In the United States, he received a doctorate in information and library sciences and a PhD minor in educational leadership from Texas Woman's University, and he was awarded his master's degree in information science from Southern Connecticut State University. In 2009, he was awarded the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honour Society. He was selected for inclusion into Who's Who in America in 2010.

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Dr. Yi has a significant publication record with the articles published in 12 journals including the top-ranking journals: The Journal of Academic Librarianship; Library Management; Library and Information Research; Information Research: An International Electronic Journal; and Information & Culture: A Journal of History. He has made numerous presentations at the school, national and international levels. He has submitted both internal and external grant applications to the grant committees for review at the school, faculty and national levels and obtained internal grants including the SIS Research Fellowship (2011-2012), Faculty of Education Small Grant in 2013 and the Faculty of Arts and Education Grant Development Fund in 2016. In 2016, he got the CSU Special Studies Program award and achieved significant research outcomes. He won the Chinese American Librarians Association's Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media for 2014, and his research paper was selected by the journal's (Library Management) editorial team as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The information on his research activities is at http://www.zhixianyi.com.

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Since 2011, he has been involved in the teaching of 11 subjects. He had taught the professional placement and study visit subjects for two years, which require that all students must be enrolled in these subjects for 2 consecutive semesters to be eligible to receive their grades. He mainly teaches the management and marketing subjects such as management of information agencies, strategic management, supervision and management, human resource management in information agencies, project management in information agencies and marketing of libraries and information agencies.

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Arif Khan, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, PhD degree (in progress).

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At the School level, he served on the School Learning & Teaching Committee and the School Professional Experience Committee for two years and has been serving on the School Research Management Committee for over four years, co-coordinating the SIS Research Seminar series with Kim Thompson for three of those years. He currently serves on the Sheila Lai Research committee of Chinese American Librarians Association. He is a section editor of Open Information Science journal and an editor of the Journal of Aussie-Sino Studies and he has completed peer reviews of papers for top ranking journals including The Journal of Academic Librarianship and Information & Culture: A Journal of History, and other journals including Australian Academic & Research Libraries, International Journal of Library and Information Science, Library Tribune, International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences and an international conference paper.

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  • Yi, Z. (2017). (in press). Marketing services and resources in information organizations. Cambridge, MA, USA: Elsevier Publisher.
  • Yi, Z. (2017). A leader's approaches to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing in information organizations. Paper presented at The First International Conference on Knowledge Innovation & Knowledge Management (KIKM2017), March 16-17, at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • Wang, Z, Pan, J., Ma, X., Xu, X., Yu, W., Fu, W., Ke, J., Bi, C., Wei, W., Zhao, Q., Wang, F., Tang, D., Ye, K., Yi, Z., and Nie, H. (2017). Cardioprotective effect of Shenxiong glucose injection on acute myocardial infarction in rats via reduction in myocardial intracellular calcium ion overload. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 16(5), 1097-1104. Retrieved from https://www.tjpr.org/admin/12389900798187/2017_16_5_18.pdf
  • Yi, Z., and Du, J. T. (2016). Collaboration in library and information science education between Mainland China and Taiwan. The proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP), November 3-4, Nanjing, China.
  • Yi, Z., and Du. J. T. (2016). Collaboration in library and information science education between Mainland China and Taiwan. Paper presented at The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP), November 3-4, Nanjing, China.
  • Yi, Z. (2016). Effective techniques for the segmentation of academic library users. Library Management, 37(8/9), 454-464. [A paper selected by the journal's (Library Management) editorial team as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence]
  • Yi, Z. (2016). The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to resolving conflict during change. Poster presented at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC '16), co-sponsored by the Library of University of California at Los Angeles and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), August 10-13, Los Angeles, California.
  • Yi, Z. (2016). Effective techniques for the promotion of library services and resources. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 21(1). Retrieved from http://www.informationr.net/ir/21-1/paper702.html#.VvCDgNIcSUl
  • Yi, Z. (2016). Knowledge management for library building design. Library Management, 37(1/2), 2-12.
  • Yi, Z. (2015). The management of change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the USA. Library and Information Research, 39(120), 43-64. Retrieved from http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/622/691
  • Yi, Z. (2015). The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to setting goals for change in the information age. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal, 39, 19-29. Retrieved from http://www.iclc.us/cliej/cl39yi.pdf
  • Yi, Z., & Thompson, K. M. (2015). (in press). A case study of collaboration in the building of China's library and information infrastructure. Information & Culture: A Journal of History, 50(1), 51-69.
  • Yi, Z. (2014). (accepted). The management of change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the USA. Library and Information Research.
  • Yi, Z. (2014). (in press). History of curriculum development in library science education in China. In R. Mouren & S. Witt (Eds.), The Proceedings of the 80th IFLA History of Librarianship. Germany: DeGruyter, TBP.
  • Yi, Z. (2014). Australian academic librarians' perceptions of effective Web 2.0 tools used to market services and resources. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(3/4), 220-227.
  • Yi, Z. (2014, August). History of curriculum development in library science education in China. Paper presented at the 80th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, History of Librarianship Conference, Lyon, France.
  • Yi, Z. (2014, March). The factors influencing effective Web 2.0 tools used to market library services and resources. Paper presented at the School of Information Studies Research Seminar Series, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  • Yi, Z. (2013). The relationship between international student library use and information needs. Library and Information Research, 37(116), 23-40. Retrieved from http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/562/619
  • Yi, Z. (2013). History of library developments in China. The Proceedings of the 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Retrieved from http://library.ifla.org/143/1/164-yi-en.pdf
  • Yi, Z. (2013, August). History of library developments in China. Paper presented at the 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Singapore.
  • Yi, Z. (2013, June). Analysis of trends in demand for the skills & qualifications for a future library project manager. Paper presented at the 9th Seminar of Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Yi, Z., Lodge, D., & McCausland, S. (2013). Australian academic librarians' perceptions of marketing services and resources. Library Management, 34(8/9), 585-602.
  • Yi, Z. (2013). The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to evaluating change in the information age. LIBRI-International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, 63(2), 98-107.
  • Yi, Z., Lodge, D., & McCausland, S. (2013, January). Australian academic librarians' perceptions of marketing services and resources. Paper presented at the School of Information Studies Research Seminar Series, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  • Yi, Z. (2013). Setting goals for change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the USA. Library Management, 34(1/2), 5-19.
  • Yi, Z., & Cai, Q. (2012, November 28-December 1). History of library and information science education in China and Australia: A comparative study. Paper presented at the Buildings, Books & Blackboards: Intersecting Narratives Conference, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Yi, Z. (2012). The instructor's roles in distance education for library and information science. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal, 34.
  • Yi, Z. (2012). The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to evaluating change in the information age. In Shanghai Library (Ed.), Smart City & Library Service: The Proceedings of the Sixth Shanghai International Library Forum (pp. 372-384). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Publishing House.
  • Yi, Z. (2012, July). The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to evaluating change in the information age. Paper presented at the 6th Shanghai International Library Forum, Shanghai, China.
  • Yi, Z, Lodge, D., & McCausland, S. (2012, June). Australian academic librarians' perceptions of effective techniques for marketing services and resources. Paper presented at the 8th Seminar of Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Yi, Z. (2012). Conducting meetings in the change process: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. Library Management, 33(1/2), 22-35.
  • Yi, Z. (2011). Approaches to managing change in libraries and information agencies. Public Library Journal, 33(4), 32-36.
  • Yi, Z. (2011, November). Approaches to managing change in libraries and information agencies. Paper presented at the Symposium on Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee's Library Contributions and Thoughts, Shenzhen, China.
  • Yi, Z. (2011, August). The relationship between international student library use and information needs. Paper presented at the School of Information Studies Research Seminar Series, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  • Yi, Z. (2011, June). Conducting meetings in the change process: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Madrid, Spain.
  • Yi, Z. (2011). Planning change in the information age: Approaches of academic   library directors in the United States. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(12), 155-176.
  • Yi, Z. (2011, May). Setting goals for change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. Paper presented at the 7th Seminar of Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Yi, Z. (2010, July). Planning change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Montreal, Canada.
  • Yi, Z. (2010, April). Managing change in the information age. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Texas Library Association, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Yi, Z. (2010, April). Digital resource use patterns in the United States. Paper presented at the 90th Annual Conference of South-western Social Science Association, Houston, Texas

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