Diao, Junli

Diao, Junli

Curriculum Vitae
Head of Cataloging & Serials
Assistant Professor

Phone: 718-262-2302
Office Location: AC-3G02B

Office Hours  
Monday-Friday  9:00 am-5:00 pm 


Degree Institution Field Dates
MLIS  McGill University  Librarianship  2004-2006 
M Ed  Queen's University  Assessment and Evaluation (ESL)  2002-2004 
BA  Henan University  English Literature  1994-1998 
Professor Diao’s current research interests focus on the intersection of library, history and writing through the lens of comparative perspective. His research covers reinvestigation and reevaluation of traditional classification schemes from a cultural perspective, rethinking of cataloging librarians’ roles in the age of library digitalization and career deprofessionalization, history of Romanization of Chinese language and related issues in the Library of Congress, and Chinese writing and its impact on Chinese libraries in the course of its history.

Areas of Expertise

Cataloging and classification
Metadata and digitization

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Diao, J. "Conceptualizations of Catalogers’ Judgment through Content Analysis: A Preliminary Investigation." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 56(1) 2018: .

Diao, J. "Cataloging backlogs: perennials, seaweeds, or others?." College & Research Libraries News. 2018: (Accepted and forthcoming).

Diao, J. "Inukshuks: A librarian’s narrative." College & Research Libraries News. 78(2) 2017: 93-95.

Diao, J. "The absence of public libraries in Imperial China: An alternative interpretation of Chinese writing." Library & Information History. 33(3) 2017: 195-214.

Diao, J. & Cao, H. "Chronology in cataloging Chinese archaeology reports and related materials: An investigation of cultural bias in the Library of Congress Classification." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 54 2016: 244-262.

Diao, J. ""Fu hao", "fu hao", "fuHao", or "fu Hao"? A cataloger's navigation of an ancient Chinese woman's name." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 53 2015: 71-87.

Diao, J. & Mirtha, M.A. "Transfering cataloging legacies into descriptive metadata creation in digital projects: catalogers' perspective." Journal of Library Metadata. 14(2) 2014: 130-145.

Diao, J. "Passion of a young cataloger." Technicalities. 33(4) 2013: 17.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Diao, J. "Scythian frozen tombs." History Lost. 2018: (Encyclopedia article under review).

Diao, J. "Lost tombs in the Six Dynasties in Nanjing." History Lost. 2018: (Encyclopedia article under review).

Diao, J. & Li, Yue. "Romanization and Transliteration." Guidelines and Procedures for the Shared Bibliographic Catalog. 2015: 7-8.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" A lunch-hour conversation about using Wikipedia for teaching and learning. " December 6, 2017, with William Ashton, Yolanda Small, Margaret Vendreys, Megan Wacha, George White, and Greet Van Belle: .

" Evolution of library’s catalog. " November 2017, presented at LACUNY Cataloging Roundtable, Baruch College, New York: .

" Milestones of libraries’ catalogs: how we get here and where we are heading. " April, 2017, in Junli Diao, Christina Miller, Scott Sheidlower, Todd Simpson, Stefka Tzanova's group presentation Welcome to the York College Library, conducted at the meeting of York College Professor 101.: .

" Building cataloging department Web pages " May 29-June 1, 2009, poster presentation presented at the Canadian Library Association Conference held in Montreal, Canada.: .

" A faceted classification for computer software " June 14-17, 2006, poster presentation presented at the Canadian Library Association Conference held in Ottawa, Canada: .

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Participating the preparation for CTLT’s Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.: September 2017 - present.

Collaborating with Professor Michele Gregory, Professor, Jacob Apkarian, and Professor Xiaodan Wang in sociology collection development: March 2016 - present.

Attended "Shut Up & Write! + Discussion and Networking" at the Graduate Center: May 31, 2017.

Attended"LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee: Text Analysis Workshop" at John Jay College: November 16, 2016.

Attended "LACUNY Reference Roundtable: OneSearch, many systems" at the Graduate Center: May 5th, 2017.

Attended "LACUNY Instruction Group Fall Roundtable on Embedded" at the Graduate School of Journalism: September 23rd, 2016.