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Ping Fu is Professor and Head of Library Technology Services in the Brooks Library at Central Washington University (CWU) where he has been a tenured and tenure track (TT/T) faculty member since 2011. Reporting to the Dean of the Libraries, Ping is responsible for the overall administration of the Systems department and the oversight of the other areas of Library Technologies.
Ping received his Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS, 2003) and M.A. in East Asian Studies (2001) from McGill University, Canada. He also received M.A. in Computer Science (1992) from Shanghai University, and B.A in Computer Science (1985) from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an.
Prior to joining the CWU Library, Ping worked as Systems Librarian at Singapore Management University Library (2009-2011) and Systems Librarian (tenure track) at Yale University Library (2007-2009). Before moving to academia, Ping had extensive experience in software and technology industry. He worked as Data Conversion Programmer at SirsiDynix Inc. (2003-2007) in Canada and Software Developer at BaoSteel Group (1985-1994) in China.
His research interests lie in the area of Digital Library (DL), Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Institutional Repository (IR), and Digitization and Digital Preservation (DDP).
Ping has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Information Technologies and Libraries and other peer-reviewed academic journals. He has also presented a number of presentations at the Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Conferences and other national & international conferences. Ping also serves as peer reviewer for the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education and the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.
Ping is a member of ALA /LITA and life member of CALA. He currently serves as a member of LITA Education Committee. He was the chair of the ALA/LITA OCLC/LSSI Minority Scholarship Committee (2010-11). Ping serves as CWU Systems Representative at the Orbis Cascade Alliance (OCA) and Library Representative at the university Academic Technology Advisory Council (ATAC).