Student Profile

Jian-zhong Zhou

Jian-zhong Zhou

Head Reference Department,
California State University, Sacramento

Phone: (916) 278-6201

Background Information
My first job was a high school Math and Physics teacher with National Teaching Credential (China) in the 1980s. I did not like it, took the GRE, and went back to doctoral program in physics. After 3 years, I changed to library and information science graduate program and received an MLS due to bleak job market for physicists in the U.S. in 1980s.

In 1990, I took GMAT and went back to graduate school while working full-time and aimed at Doctoral Degree in Finance and Economics. Half way through my family support went away when my wife was expecting our second child. I received an MBA with emphasize in International Finance as my consolation prize.

Now it is my 3rd and probably my last attempt to pursue a doctoral degree. I took GRE again in 2008, more than 20 years after I first took it for graduate school. I forgot most of advanced math, statistics, and calculus I learned in college, but I still made the cut to be here. I will put forth my best effort to complete the doctoral program this time.

Transformational leaderships among new comers; equal leadership opportunity for all; development of effective academic leaders.

Zhou, Jian-zhong. "Subject Librarians or Blended Librarians" Proceedings of International Conference on the Development of Subject Librarianship and Personal Librarianship. Beijing, China: Library Society of China, Academic Library Division, October, 2008.

Zhou, Jian-zhong. "Asian American Librarians and Chinese American Librarians: their impact on the profession and on U.S. communities" In Bridging Cultures: Chinese American Librarians and Their Organization, 396-411. Chicago: American Library Association / Chinese American Librarians Association, 2004.

Zhou, Jian-zhong and Leilani Hall. "Taming the Two Cultures: Integrating the Science Divisional Library into the Main Library," In Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries, ed William Miller, Rita M. Pellen, 219-239. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2004.

Zhou, Jian-zhong, editor and compiler. Annotated Bibliography of Physics Research in the Chinese Academia Sinica, 1986-1987 (English). Beijing, China: Science Press, 1987.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Zhou, Jian-zhong. "History of Web Portals and Their Development in Libraries" Information Technology and Libraries v22, no. 3 (September 2003): 119-128.

Zhou, Jian-zhong. "Documenting the Earliest Chinese Journals" Journal of Library and Information Science v27, no.2 (October 2002): 19-24.

Zhou, Jian-zhong. "The Evolution of Journals and Early Scholarly Publications from the Ancient China to the 21st Century". Journal of Information, Communication, and Library Science v17, no.3 (Spring 2001): 1-11.

Zhou, Jian-zhong. "The Internet, the World Wide Web, Library Web Browsers, and Library Web Servers." Information Technology and Libraries v19, n1 (March 2000): 49-57.