Since 2012, Zhixian (George) Yi has been a qualified supervisor for PhD students.

Doctoral Dissertation Supervision

Arif Khan, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (in progress).

PhD Dissertation Examined

Zhixian (George) Yi has acted as an external examiner for a PhD dissertation at University of South Australia.

George Yi warmly welcomes applications from prospective PhD students who are interested in the research on the following main areas:

Leadership and management

Marketing

Knowledge management

Information technology use

Information need and use

Information, access, culture & history

Leadership and management projects

Yi, Zhixian. 2016. The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to resolving conflict during change. Poster presented at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC '16), co-sponsored by the Library of University of California at Los Angeles and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), August 10-13, Los Angeles, California.

Yi, Zhixian. 2015. The management of change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the USA. Library and Information Research 39 (120): 43-64. [Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) top-ranking A journal]

Yi, Zhixian. 2015. The factors influencing American academic library directors´┐Ż approaches to setting goals for change in the information age. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal 39: 19-29.[ERA C]

Yi, Zhixian. 2013. The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to evaluating change in the information age. LIBRI-International Journal of Libraries and Information Services 63 (2): 98-107.[SSCI & ERA C]

Yi, Zhixian. 2013. Setting goals for change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the USA. Library Management 34 (1/2): 5-19.[SSCI & ERA B] The Winner of 2014 CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media (Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1878 times since 2013)

Yi, Zhixian. 2012. The factors influencing American academic library directors' approaches to evaluating change in the information age. In:Smart City & Library Service: The Proceedings of the Sixth Shanghai International Library Forum. Ed. Shanghai Library, 372-384. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Publishing House.

Yi, Zhixian. 2012. Conducting meetings in the change process: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. Library Management 33 (1/2): 22-35.[SSCI & ERA B](Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 677 times since 2013.)

Yi, Zhixian. 2011. Approaches to managing change in libraries and information agencies. Public Library Journal 33 (4): 32-36.

Yi, Zhixian. 2011. Planning change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management 10 (12): 155-176.

Yi, Zhixian. 2011. The management of change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 71(7-A), 2011. pp. 2276.

Yi, Zhixian. 2010. The management of change in the information age: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, Denton, Texas: Texas Woman's University.

Yi, Zhixian. 2009. The management of change in information technology: Approaches of academic library directors in the United States. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management 9 (11): 109-130.

Marketing projects

Yi, Zhixian. 2018. Effective techniques for marketing electronic resources. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 44 (4): 446-454. [SSCI, Impact Factor: 1.459, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) top-ranking A journal] One of the peer-reviewers commented, "Nice work here. Thorough and satisfying in how readers will see gathering evidence and interpretation, all leading to constructive conclusions about effective marketing strategies. Given promoting resources has always and will always be an important part of our work in libraries, any study that can provide evidence for directions is useful. This one is well-executed and well-written. Good lit review. Solid intro and conclusion. Very useful!" and this article has been selected as a Featured Article in July/August 2018 issue of the Informed Librarian Online, and as mentioned in the email, "Each of our monthly issues, in addition to linking directly to the latest tables of contents of over 320 journals, with links to full-text as available, selects a few journal articles to highlight for our many thousands of readers."

Yi, Zhixian. 2017. Marketing services and resources in information organisations. Cambridge, MA, USA: Elsevier.

Yi, Zhixian. 2017. Effective strategies for marketing library services and resources. Paper presented at at the Research Applications in Information and Library Studies conference, November 28-30, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Yi, Zhixian. 2016. Effective techniques for the segmentation of academic library users. Library Management 37 (8/9): 454-464. [SSCI & ERA B]The winner of the 2017 Highly Commended Award for this 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

Yi, Zhixian. 2016. Effective techniques for the promotion of library services and resources. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal 21 (1).[SSCI & ERA A]

Yi, Zhixian. 2014. Australian academic librarians' perceptions of effective Web 2.0 tools used to market services and resources. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 40 (3/4): 220-227.[SSCI, IF: 1.459 & ERA A]

Yi, Zhixian, Damian Lodge, and Sigrid McCausland. 2013. Australian academic librarians' perceptions of marketing services and resources. Library Management 34 (8/9): 585-602.[SSCI & ERA B](Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1315 times since 2014.)

Knowledge management projects

Yi, Zhixian. 2017. A leader's approaches to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing in information organizations. Paper presented at The First International Conference on Knowledge Innovation & Knowledge Management (KIKM2017), March 16-17, at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Yi, Zhixian. 2016. Knowledge management for library building design. Library Management 37 (1/2): 2-12.[SSCI & ERA B](Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 2507 times since 2016.)

Yi, Zhixian. 2008. Knowledge management for library strategic planning: Perceptions of applications and benefits. Library Management 29 (3):229-240.[SSCI & ERA B](Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 4813 times since 2013.)

Yi, Zhixian. 2006. Knowledge management for library strategic planning: Perceptions of applications and benefits. In:Management Innovation & Library Services: The Proceedings of the Third Shanghai International Library Forum.Ed. Lanlin He and Lichun Ying, 106-111. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Publishing House.

Information technology use projects

Yi, Zhixian. 2014. Australian academic librarians' perceptions of effective Web 2.0 tools used to market services and resources. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 40 (3/4): 220-227.[SSCI & ERA A]

Yi, Zhixian, and Philip Q. Yang. 2009. Location choice patterns of computer use in the United States. Journal of Library and Information Science 35 (2): 116-130.

Yi, Zhixian. 2009. Patterns of asking for help with software. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal 27.[ERA C]

Yi, Zhixian. 2008. Internet use patterns in the United States. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal 25.[ERA C]

Yi, Zhixian. 2007. E-mail use patterns in the United States. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal 24.[ERA C]

Information need and use projects

Yi, Zhixian. 2013. The relationship between international student library use and information needs. Library and Information Research 37 (116): 23-40.[ERA A]

Yi, Zhixian. 2007. International student perceptions of information needs and use. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 33 (6):666-673.[SSCI, IF: 1.459 & ERA A]

Projects on information, access, culture & history

Yi, Zhixian. 2018. History of curriculum development in library science education in China. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal 46: 1-12.[ERA C]

Yi, Zhixian, and Kim M. Thompson. 2015. A case study of collaboration in the building of China's library and information infrastructure. Information & Culture: A Journal of History 50 (1): 51-69.[SSCI & ERA A]

Liu, Yan Quan, Craig Martin, Eileen Roehl, Zhixian Yi, and Sheila Ward. 2006. Digital information access in urban/suburban communities: A survey report of public digital library use by the residents in Connecticut.OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives 22 (2): 132-144.

Yi, Zhixian. 2013. History of library developments in China. The Proceedings of the 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress,August 17-23, Singapore.

Yi, Zhixian. 2013. History of library developments in China. Paper presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress , August 17-23, Singapore.

Yi, Zhixian and Jia Tina Du. 2016. Collaboration in library and information science education between Mainland China and Taiwan. The proceedings of The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP), November 3-4, at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Yi, Zhixian and Jia Tina Du. 2016. Collaboration in library and information science education between Mainland China and Taiwan. Paper presented at The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP), November 3-4, at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Yi, Zhixian. 2014. History of curriculum development in library science education in China. Paper presented at the 80th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, History of Librarianship Conference, August 16-26, France.

Yi, Zhixian and Qing Cai. 2012. History of library and information science education in China and Australia: A comparative study. Paper presented at the Buildings, Books & Blackboards: Intersecting Narratives Conference , November 28-December 1, at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Liu, Yan Quan, Craig Martin, Eileen Roehl, Zhixian Yi, and Sheila Ward. 2004. Enhancing digital information access in public libraries -A survey report of residents use of public resources in Connecticut. Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST 2004), November 13-18, in Rhode Island. Available at: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM04/abstracts/190.html

Liu, Yan Quan, Craig Martin, Eileen Roehl, and Zhixian Yi. 2004. A survey report of urban/suburban residents using public library digital resources (Poster). Proceedings of the URISA (Urban & Regional Information Systems Association) 42nd Annual Conference, November 7-10, in Reno Hilton-Reno, Nevada. Available at: http://www.urisa.org/annual.htm

Liu, Yan Quan, Craig Martin, Eileen Roehl, Zhixian Yi, and Sheila Ward. 2003. The impact of digital libraries on urban residents. Paper presented at the Toward a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries Conference, September 8-9, in Espoo, Finland.

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