Steering Committee

Xuemao Wang

Dean and University Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries

Xuemao Wang is the Dean and University Librarian of the University of Cincinnati Libraries, a position he has held since August, 2012. As the dean, he oversees entire university library system with focus on strategic leadership, operational oversight and community partnership building. In addition to his deanship, he also serves as a Special Advisor to the university’s President and Provost on China Affairs. Prior to working at UC, he was the Associate Vice Provost of University Libraries at Emory University from He also held positions at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries , the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and Queens Borough Public library.

Xuemao received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; and a Master of Library Science (MLS) from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA.

Xuemao has over 30 years of progressive, diverse library, information management and leadership experience, with a career that spans the public, academic and large library consortium worlds. He has held global leadership positions in the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), he is currently serving as Director of the Board and Treasurer for the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and is a member of multiple committees within the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). He has strong connections and networks with global libraries with particular connection with China’s academic and library leaders.

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