PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Other professional appointments
Head Librarian, Illinois Fire Service Institute
Lian Ruan serves as executive director of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), 2016-2022, and member of the IFLA Information Literacy Standing Committee, 2017-2021. Her past service includes president of Beta Phi Mu, Alpha Chapter, 2018-2019, and CALA president, 2015-2016. As director of the Illinois Fire Service Institute, she has trained over 421 librarians from 145 organizations all over China for the Chinese Librarians Scholarly Exchange Program (CLSEP), 2005-2019, and hosted 140 Chinese visiting scholars from 76 institutions since 2008.