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Meet the new
University Librarian, Ms Lisa Kwan

The new University Librarian, Ms Lisa Kwan, assumed duty in late Nov 2016. Before coming to CityU, she was the Associate Librarian (Digital and Infrastructure Services) of The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. Lisa brings to CityU Library her experience in library space and physical infrastructure planning, systems and IT development, multimedia resources and project management.

The Library not only provides study space and resources to assist users in their study and research, it also adds great value to students’ learning experiences and faculty’s teaching and research processes through its user support, research support and user education services. The rapid advancement in IT and mobile technologies is changing the way users interact with the Library and the way libraries provide services, acquire and deliver information resources, support research and arrange library space. Lisa sees the need for the Library to identify future information trends, future service needs and priorities, and to adopt new strategies to embrace the challenges to move forward. With the support of a good team of Library staff, Lisa has devised the Library’s 5-year strategic plan with an aim to ensure that Library resources match the needs of our students and staff, to upgrade the Library space area, to strengthen the Library support for research activities, to continue its endeavor in user education, and to adopt new and emerging technologies in Library services.

The launch of two new major systems in the next two months, including CityU Scholars and the Shared Integrated Library System will bring the Library to a new chapter of its service development. Lisa will lead the Library team to continue to serve and contribute to the academic and research success of the University community. Lisa welcomes all suggestions and feedback from users to further enhance the resources and services of the Library.

How we're helping you

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Take a guess

Do you know how many people came into the Library in 2016?

Take a guess:

a. 80,544b. 1,450,246c. 2,171,805


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What's New

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Did you know?

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A quiet, individual study area with 125 study seats is available on the second floor of the Library in the yellow zone. Library floor plan