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Dr. Sharon (Chengren) Hu is an Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, Chicago State University, with her B.A. (1981, Wuhan University), MSLIS (1984, Simmons College), and Ph.D. (1987, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) for the Library and Information Science (LIS). She worked as a Systems Librarian, or the Head of Library Systems Department, or the Director of Technical Services and Systems Department in several American academic or medical libraries, and now as a teaching faculty. She has majored in multiple subject fields of LIS, especially for information technology for libraries and information services, digital libraries, organization of information, information storage, access and retrieval systems, management of libraries, and LIS education. She is a life time CALA member with services at multiple CALA committees in different time periods, now is the President of CALA Midwest Chapter (2014-2015).

Dr. Sharon Yang has been working in the library automation field for more than twenty years. She received her MS in 1988, Certificate for Advanced Librarianship in 1989, and Doctor of Library Science in 1997, all from the School of Library Service, Columbia University in New York City. Currently she works as Professor and Systems Librarian in Rider University Libraries, New Jersey. Dr. Yang has done numerous presentations at conferences, published many journal articles, and has been active serving on professional committees. She is the recipient of 2011 Most Commended Paper Award for Library Hi, Tech, 2012 Research Award of New Jersey Library Association, and 2012 CALA Liao Jing Best Research Award.

Mingyan Li  is a Resource Access Librarian of University of Illinois at Chicago. Became a CALA member since 2005, Mingyan Served in various committees in CALA MW chapter including: Program committee, Archive committee, Professional Development Committee, and worked with other chapter members to deliver several successful Chapter Annual Programs. She also served in CALA 2013 Annual Conference Committee as the chair of Poster sub-committee and was one of the speakers at the CALA Annual Conference. In 2010, Mingyan was selected by CALA to participate in ALA Emerging Leader Class in 2010. Mingyan holds two Master’s degrees including Master of Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Master of Computer and Information System from Bradley University.

Weiling Liu is a professor and the Director of Office of Libraries Technology (OLT) at University of Louisville. She manages OLT; provides leadership and project coordination for technology including evaluation, planning, and implementation; manages the technology budget; provides support for library systems and applications as needed. She has published several scholarly articles and given presentations at various professional conferences. She holds an MLIS degree from Brigham Young University. Ms. Liu has served on the Board of Directors or as the President of several professional and non-profit organizations. Ms. Liu joined CALA in 2007 and became a Life Member in 2009. She has served on CALA’s task forces and committees since 2007. Ms. Liu is currently a member of CALA’s Board of Directors, the CALA’s Webmaster and Co-Chair of Web Committee. Ms. Liu received the CALA Mid-West Chapter President Award in 2013 and CALA President Award in 2014.

Sai Deng is the Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian at the University of Central Florida. As a CALA member since 2006, she has worked for many of their committees, including Publication, Membership and Best Book Award. She has also been a Co-Editor of the CALA Newsletter since 2008. From 2013 to 2014, Sai led the effort of compiling and publishing CALA's 40th Anniversary Issue. In 2015, she compiled CALA's membership directory with the CALA Directory Task Force. Sai received her M.L.S. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC GSLIS) in 2005. She worked for Preserving Electronic Publications and Illinois Government Documents Initiative as a research assistant at UIUC GSLIS. She was the Metadata Catalog Librarian at Wichita State University Libraries from 2005 to 2012. Prior to coming to the U.S, she was an editor for the Commercial Press International and a newsletter editor for the Sanlian Joint Publishing in Beijing, China. Her scholarly interests are focused on digital libraries, information representation and access, metadata, linked data, data documentation and curation.

Haiying Qian is the Institutional Repository Coordinator and Assistant professor at Lincoln University. Before joining Lincoln University in 2014, Ms. Qian was the Digital Collections Coordinator for Missouri’s statewide digital program Missouri Digital Heritage, where she managed LSTA grants and digital projects. Ms. Qian joined CALA in 2000 and became a CALA life member in 2005. She has served in various CALA committees and task forces. Ms. Qian received her B.A. from Xi’an Jiaotong University, MLIS from University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Le Yang is currently working as an Assistant/Metadata Librarian at Texas Tech University. He holds a BS degree in Economics, a MA degree in Communication Studies, and a MLIS with a focus on digital librarianship. As a CALA life member and the President of CALA SW Chapter, he has been providing service to CALA in the committee work, task force, and the Board. His research interests include digital scholarship, metadata, digital libraries, digital resources, web development, and web analytics.

Mei Wang is a Chinese cataloger at the Asia Library, University of Michigan. She received a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from Wayne State University. The following year, she obtained certificate of "Metadata for Digital Collection" from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, School of Information Studies Professional Development Institute. She has served on a number of CALA committees and task forces since 2007.

Shanshan Ming earned her Master Degree of Science in Information Specialization from School of Information, University of Michigan in 2014. She also holds a Master Degree of Philosophy in Chinese Literature from Hong Kong Baptist University. Her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature is from Peking University, China. She has been working for HathiTrust’ Digital Library as Michigan Librarian Assistant since May 2013.

Li Sun has been working as Asian Languages Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at Rutgers University Libraries in New Jersey since she received my MLS degree from the University of Arizona in 2005. Her current responsibilities at Rutgers include cataloging as well as metadata management. She has been involved in metadata creation and maintenance for many digital projects. Regarding scholarship, she has published several peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of digital librarianship and received a large number of citations.

Xiuying Zou used to work as the Asian Studies Librarian at the Binghamton University Libraries (SUNY) between 2002-2005. Since 2005 she has been working as the East Asian Studies Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.