Professor; Coordinator of Web & Emerging Technologies
Haiwang Yuan joined the Department of Library Public Services at WKU in 1997. A Fulbright student, he received his M.A. and M.L.S. from Indiana University at Bloomington. He is Professor and Web & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, leading the Libraries’ Web & Emerging Technologies Work Group and serves on the Library Leaders Council. He's a member of WKU's Academic Technologies Advisory Group and the WKU Web Council. He serves on the American Library Association's Diversity Council representing Chinese American Libarians Association, of which he was the Board member from 2009 to 2011.
Haiwang Yuan has authored/edited and co-authored/edited six monographs including This Is China: The First 5,000 Years, Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Princess Peacock: Tales from the Other Chinese Peoples, The Magic Lotus Lantern and Other Tales from the Han Chinese; Holidays Around the World: Celebrate the Chinese New Year, and Virtual Libraries' Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. His Princess Peacock book is the winner of the 2009 Aesop Accolade Award from the American Folklore Society-Children Folklore Section and the 2010 Storytelling World Resource Honor. He has published over two dozen articles in academic journals like College & Research Libraries and Library Administration and Management. He is recruited by the Berkshire Publishing Group as a Consulting Editor for its newly launched online resource ChinaConnectU and working on a book project with a Chinese publisher.
Haiwang Yuan has taught Chinese in Modern Languages Department and has been teaching VMPY students for WKU's Gifted Center. He is a liaison librarian for the Confucius Institute at WKU. He's been working as an AP Reader with the College Board since 2008.