Research Areas

Zhixian (George) Yi was awarded the 2009 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honour Society. He has a significant publication record with the articles published in Library and Information Research, Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Information & Culture: A Journal of History, Library Management, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Journal of Library and Information Science, OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives, Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal, LIBRI-International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, Public Library Journal, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research.

He has a significant publication record with the articles published in 12 journals including the top-ranking journals: The Journal of Academic Librarianship; Library Management; Library and Information Research; Information Research: An International Electronic Journal; and Information & Culture: A Journal of History. He has made numerous presentations at the school, national and international levels. He has submitted both internal and external grant applications to the grant committees for review at the school, faculty and national levels and obtained internal grants including the SIS Research Fellowship (2011-2012), Faculty of Education Small Grant in 2013 and the Faculty of Arts and Education Grant Development Fund in 2016. In 2016, he got the CSU Special Studies Program award and achieved significant research outcomes.

His research interests concentrate on five main areas: (1) leadership and management, (2) marketing, (3) knowledge management, (4) information technology use, and (5) information need and use.

Winning Three International Awards for Leadership, Management and Marketing Research Projects

1. Winning the 2009 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honour Society. His dissertation title is The Management of Change in the Information Age: Approaches of Academic Library Directors in the United States.

2. Winning the Chinese American Librarians Association's Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media for 2014. His research paper is entitled Setting Goals for Change in the Information Age: Approaches of Academic Library Directors in the USA.

3. Winning the 2017 Highly Commended Award for his research paper that was selected by the journal's (Library Management) editorial team as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. His research paper is entitled Effective Techniques of the Segmentation of Academic Library Users.

Teaching Subjects

Collections

Human resource management in information agencies

Information sources and services

Introduction to the information professions

Management of information agencies

Marketing of libraries and information agencies

Professional placement

Professional study visit

Project management in information agencies

Strategic management

Supervision and management

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