The Health Sciences Library blog and newsletter would like to extend a belated by heartfelt welcome to another of our newest employees, Yumin Jiang! Since April 15, 2013, Yumin has been the Head of Collection Management. She manages the library’s collection in all formats, as well as the library’s collections budget. She supervises the staff that purchase, catalog, provide access to, and gather usage statistics about the library’s collection. Yumin is originally from China. She came to the United States for graduate school after obtaining her Bachelor of Economics from Peking University in Beijing. She entered a PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison but realized she did not enjoy the coursework. After obtaining a MA in Agricultural Economics, she received her MS in Library and Information Science from UIUC. The weather in Wisconsin was apparently a big change for her when she arrived from China!
Yumin came to the Health Sciences Library from the Law Library at the University of Colorado Boulder. She had previously worked at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Pittsburgh, and was excited to be returning to health sciences librarianship. In her current position, 98% of the collection is electronic, which is very different from the Law Library. Her new position also gives her a broader perspective on the library’s overall collection, as her previous position was primarily in technical services.
In her free time, Yumin enjoys playing with her two children, listening to music (including classic Chinese musical instruments), reading and composing Chinese poetry, and reading science fiction. Doctor Who and other British television dramas have become her newest favorite past-times. Yumin also participates in a postcard exchange project called Postcrossing where members send and receive real postcards from around the world.
[Amanda Langdon, Library Technician]