Yin Zhang

Yin Zhang

Associate Professor and Chair (2004-2005)
School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University and Special Interest Group of International Information Issues
United States

“I published my first journal paper as a junior in college. My story is nothing fancy. As I explored literature in the field, I became aware of which areas had not been researched. Then I got excited about some research ideas and followed through. I remember the topic was about the feasibility of assigning multiple classification numbers to an item in a library collection.”

An associate professor at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science, Yin received her PhD in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her BS and MS in information science from Wuhan University in China. Yin’s research and teaching areas include information-seeking behavior, database systems, and distance learning. For the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Yin serves on the ASIST Bulletin Advisory Board.

She has also served on the editorial advisory board for OCLC Systems & Services and as a reviewer for various journals, as well as a juror for the 2005 ASIST and SIG III International Paper Contest on Digital Libraries in Developing Countries.

Selected Bibliography

  • Zhang, Y. (2001). Scholarly use of Internet-based electronic resources. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 52 (8), 628-654.
  • Zhang, Y. (2005). Celebrating Global Plaza and SIG III. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 31(4), 15-16.
  • Zhang, Y., Lee, K., & You, B. J. (2001). Usage patterns of an electronic theses and dissertations system. Online Information Review, 25 (6), 370-377.