Clara Chu

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Clara Chu
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OccupationDirector of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
TitleMortenson Distinguished Professor
AwardsALA Equality Award
Beta Phi Mu Award
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of British Columbia
University of Western Ontario
Academic work
DisciplineLibrary and information science
Sub-disciplineMulticulturalism
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Clara Chu is a Chinese-Canadian[1] library and information science scholar. She is the Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[2] Her research interest is in multicultural library and information services.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Chu was born in Chiclayo, Peru, to Cantonese parents.[1] Her family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, when she was 10 years old.[1] Chu completed her undergraduate education from the University of British Columbia, majoring in Spanish literature.[1][4] She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with master's and doctoral degrees in library and information science.[5]

Career[edit]

Chu previously held positions at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and University of California at Los Angeles.[4] She is a former president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).[6]

She was appointed the Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015.[5]

Chu is one of the leading scholars on multiculturalism and information practices.[7] She co-wrote a work exploring the value of internship as a form of experiential learning in library and information science education.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

She was honored by the American Library Association with the Equality Award in 2002,[4][7] and again in 2018 with the Beta Phi Mu Award.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chu, Clara M.; Chancellor, Renate (2007-07-09). "Ask Dr. Chu: An Interview with a Peruvian-born Chinese Canadian Living in the U.S". Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. 3 (2).
  2. ^ "Staff Biographies – Mortenson Center for International Library Programs – U of I Library". www.library.illinois.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  3. ^ "Clara Chu". ischool.illinois.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-05-12. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  4. ^ a b c d Malden, Cheryl (2018-05-22). "Dr. Clara M. Chu wins Beta Phi Mu Award". ALA News and Press Center. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  5. ^ a b Chu, Clara (2016-02-08). "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). www.library.illinois.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ "History". ALISE. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  7. ^ a b Renate, Chancellor; M., Chu, Clara (2007-07-09). "Ask Dr. Chu: An Interview with a Peruvian-born Chinese Canadian Living in the U.S." InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. 3 (2). ISSN 1548-3320.
  8. ^ Nora, Bird (2015). "Internship in LIS education: An international perspective on experiential learning". IFLA Journal. 41 (4): 298–307. doi:10.1177/0340035215596352. S2CID 110817696.