Ask Dr. Chu: An Interview with a Peruvian-born Chinese Canadian Living in the U.S.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Clara M. Chu, Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Clara Chu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include multicultural library and information services, information seeking behavior and critical information studies. Inspired by educator Paulo Freire, Professor Chu?s goal is to eradicate the „culture of silence? created when individuals are oppressed by information practices and systems that deny them access and representation. As one of the leading scholars on multiculturalism and information practices, Clara has published numerous articles on issues related to diversity, equity and multilingual information resources. In addition to her publications, she has been recognized for outstanding contributions to the library profession. In 2002, the American Library Association honored her with its Equality Award for promoting equality in the profession. And, in 2005 she was noted in Library Journal as a person who is shaping the future of libraries through her innovativeness and eagerness to make a difference. More information can be found about Clara at her website at: . Renate Chancellor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. Her research interests include historical research methods and design and the history of librarianship and library education. She is also a book review editor of InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. The following interview with Information Studies professor Clara Chu explores some of the central issues facing immigrant library users. She shares with us some of her life experiences as an immigrant and her views on the current immigration debate as well as its implications for information professionals and library educators.

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InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 3(2), Article 4, 2007
Language: English
Date: 2007
Clara Chu, Interview

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