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

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.

Yi, Zhixian. 2015. The factors influencing American academic library directorsí approaches to setting goals for change in the information age. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal 39: 19-29.

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.

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. The Winner of 2014 CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media (Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1592 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.(Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 619 times since 2012)

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

Yi, Zhixian. 2017. Effective strategies for marketing library services and resources. Paper that will 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. The winner of the 2017 Highly Commended Award for this paper that was selected by the journalís (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).

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.

Yi, Zhixian, Damian Lodge, and Sigrid McCausland. 2013. Australian academic librarians' perceptions of marketing services and resources. Library Management 34 (8/9): 585-602.(Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1061 times since 2013)

Knowledge management projects

Yi, Zhixian. 2017. A leaderís 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.(Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1883 times)

Yi, Zhixian. 2008. Knowledge management for library strategic planning: Perceptions of applications and benefits. Library Management 29 (3):229-240.(Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 4251 times since 2008)

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Yi, Zhixian. 2007. International student perceptions of information needs and use. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 33 (6):666-673.

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