Yuan Li serves as the University Scholarly Communication Officer and Director of Open Scholarship and Research Data Services (OSRDS) at Harvard Library. In this role, she leads a dynamic and forward-looking team dedicated to making Harvard’s research available and accessible to the world, encompassing both research data and publications. Under her guidance, OSRDS plays a pivotal role in coordinating and advising on the implementation of open-access policies adopted by faculty across all Harvard schools.
Additionally, her team is at the forefront of exploring and implementing innovative models for scholarly publishing to advance a more open and equitable scholarly communication ecosystem. Beyond this, Yuan and her team actively advocate for and educate on best practices in research data management and planning while offering support to the Harvard research community in data sharing and curation.
Prior to her tenure at Harvard, Yuan Li served as the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Princeton University Library (PUL), where she led and managed PUL’s pioneering efforts in scholarly communication innovations and reforms. She holds a Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the National Computer System Engineering Research Institute of China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Yanshan University in Qinhuangdao, China. Currently, Yuan is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership in Higher Education from Liberty University.