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Jian Wang
Jian Wang

Beyond the Stacks

Thinking about the library in the life of the user

Professor Jian Wang's research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including information management and discovery, metadata, electronic resources, and integrated library systems. She seeks to expand the knowledge base of information science, influence system design, and promote user-centered experience innovation. In addition to her library technical services work, Jian serves as a liaison librarian for Applied Linguistics, and finds helping students with their information and academic needs to be the most rewarding part of her job.

As Director of the Confucius Institute at Portland State University (her dual appointment), Professor Wang is passionate about providing programs and services that benefit Oregon communities and schools, contribute to the university's global engagement for students and faculty, and enrich the lives of people in the region.

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