Promotion to Professor
Years at SJSU: 11
Department: School of Information
RSCA focus: Reference and information services, consumer health information services, and research methods education and training for library and information professionals
Professor Lili Luo sees her area of research as critical to helping libraries and librarians facilitate user’s access to quality information and assisting them in their information-seeking process. She has been especially interested in understanding how text messaging and other new technologies can be used as a way for reference librarians to effectively communicate with users. She has also explored ways to prepare public librarians to enhance health literacy of those who visit their venues. A prolific author, she has published one book, five book chapters, 22 published or accepted articles for peer-reviewed journals and has presented at 18 conferences in the past five years.
“I truly enjoy being part of the SJSU community, especially working with our students in the Masters of Library and Information Science program,” Luo said. “They are driven and passionate about librarianship and the incredible value that libraries can bring to the community in this rapidly evolving information landscape.”
Luo has served on SJSU’s Program Planning Committee and served as the director of the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Center for Applied Research on Human Services from 2016-18, and has been a doctoral supervisor for students enrolled in the Gateway PhD program.
Note: Congratulations to the 43 faculty members who received tenure and/or promotion for 2018-19. We have invited each faculty member to participate in a series of posts profiling their teaching, service, and research, scholarship and creativity activities. Those faculty who opted to participate will be featured throughout the fall semester on the Academic Spotlight blog and the digital sign in the Administration Building lobby.