Doing Scholarship In/On Digital Culture
Dr. Scott WILLIAMS
Dr. Scott G. Williams earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin and a Magister Artium in Greek and Roman history and archaeology from the Universität Hamburg. He is Associate Professor of Germans Studies and Director of the Language Media Center at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas USA, where he was named Honors professor of the year in 2009.
Currently his main research focus is on issues of translation and performance. He is the former editor of the Proceedings series publications of the South Central Association for Language Learning Technology. He was also president of the South Central Association for Language Learning Technology 2005-2007 and was a member of the Executive Board of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association 2011-2013.
Ms. Louise JONES
Ms. Louise Jones joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as University Librarian in 2013. She has worked in libraries for many years, starting at Oxford University's Bodleian Library and becoming Director of Library Services at the University of Leicester in 2007. At Leicester under her leadership the University Library was named Outstanding Library Team of the Year 2012 in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards, and in 2010 gained the UK government's Customer Service Excellence Award. Her experience at Leicester included appointing one of the first digital humanities librarian posts in the UK, and she has recently advertised for a digital humanities post in the Library at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
She also has extensive experience of library space planning and design, having opened the multi-award winning David Wilson Library at Leicester in 2008. The Library won the premier academic Library design award in the UK from SCONUL in 2010. Her most recent publication is the 2013 book chapter "Library Space and Print" in University Libraries and Space in the Digital World, Matthews & Walton (eds), London, Ashgate. In Hong Kong she chairs JULAC's purchasing consortium Consortiall. She is on the editorial board of the journal, New Review of Academic Librarianship. She has a keen interest in library management and in the UK was Chair of the SCONUL Strategy Group on Library Performance and Improvement. She holds a BA from Manchester University, an MA in Information Studies, and an MPA from Warwick University.
Mr. Haipeng LI
Mr. Haipeng Li is University Librarian at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Prior to the position at Hong Kong Baptist University, he was Associate Director and Acting Head of Access Services at the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. Before Rutgers, he had worked at Oberlin College in Ohio, University of Arizona and Arizona State University in the U.S.
Mr. Li is active in professional services. He is currently serving as chair of the ALA International Relation's Committee on East Asia and the Pacific, served as President of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) 2006-2007 and Executive Director of CALA from 2008-2013. He chaired the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) in Hong Kong last year (2011-2012) and is currently serving as President of the Hong Kong Library Association (HKLA). His research areas include information literacy, library management and diversity, leadership development, international librarianship and digital libraries.