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Yan He Profile: Professional Experience

Work Experience

  • Dean of the Library, Librarian, Indiana University Kokomo, 10/2021-present
  • Interim Dean of the Library, Indiana University Kokomo, 07/2020-09/2021
  • Information Literacy Coordinator, Indiana University Kokomo, 07/2018-06/2020
  • Information Literacy Librarian, Indiana University Kokomo, 01/2012-06/2018 (Tenured and Promoted)
  • Science Librarian, Georgetown University, 08/2007-12/2011

Administration and Management

  • Monitored and managed library budget
  • Supervised and mentored faculty and staff members
  • Hired and trained library employees
  • Represented the library on internal and external committees/councils
  • Worked with library deans/directors on other IU campuses to coordinate system-wide library services and review regional libraries for shared services
  • Chaired the Library re-entry committee during the pandemic


  • Leading the information literacy assessment project
  • Collaborating with the General Education Council and the CTLA to create an assessment plan for General Education

Liaison and Outreach

  • Developing connections with faculty, staff, and students from other academic units
  • Collaborations with faculty on research projects and grants
  • Serving as the library liaison for sciences and allied health science
  • Providing teaching and research support for faculty and students

Professional Development

  • Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians 2019, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. (competitive selection)
  • Information Literacy Immersion Institute 2014 (program track), Association of College and Research Libraries, Burlington, Vermont. (competitive selection)

Information Literacy

  • Coordinating and teaching information literacy instruction sessions in support of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum
  • Developing information literacy program goals and objectives
  • Integrating information literacy concepts into the learning management system (Canvas) to support the online teaching
  • Promoting information literacy to faculty and administrators

Reference and Information Service

  • Over 12 years' experience in providing reference services and research consultations for faculty and students
  • Proficiency in academic and commercial databases, especially scientific databases
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Collection Development and Management

  • Selecting library materials in all formats in sciences and allied health sciences
  • Keeping track of the monographs and journals budgets
  • Reviewing journals, standing orders, and reference resources for possible cancellations
  • Collaborating with other librarians on prioritizing new resources and participating in the weeding decisions
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