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Ping Li, Associate Professor

  Rosenthal 248
  Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
  Queens College, City University of New York
  Phone: (718) 997-3628
  Fax: (718) 997-3797



Ph.D. (2007) – McGill University (Library and Information Studies)

M.L.I.S. (2000) – McGill University (Library and Information Studies)

Graduate Studies Certificate (1989) – Nanjing Normal University (English Linguistics and Literature)

B.A. (1984) – Nanjing Normal University (English Linguistics and Literature)

Work Experience

Associate Professor (2014 - Present) GSLIS, Queens College, City University of New York

Assistant Professor (2007 – 2014) GSLIS, Queens College, City University of New York

Lecturer (2006 – 2007) GSLIS, Queens College, City University of New York

Assistant Professor (1989 – 1996) Foreign Languages and Literature Department, Nanjing Normal University

Lecturer ( 1984 – 1987) English Department, Huaiyin Teachers' College

Research & Professional Interests

My current research and professional interests include reference and information services, information literacy and information literacy instruction, users and uses of information systems, health sciences librarianship, and research methods.

Courses Taught

LBSCI 702: Information Sources and Service: General
LBSCI 709: Research in Libraries and Information Studies
LBSCI 713: Information Sources and Service: Science and Technology                         
LBSCI 754: Human-Computer Interaction
LBSCI 778: Information Literacy Instruction for Adults

Selected Publications

Li, Ping. 2013. Effect of Distance Education on Reference and Instructional Services in Academic Libraries. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 18(1): 77-96.

Li, Ping. 2013. A Cognitive Task Analysis Approach for Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries (DL). In: Colleen Cool and Kwong Bor Ng (Eds.), Recent Developments in the Design, Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies (pp. 164-176). IGI Global.

Li, Ping. and Lin Wu. 2011. Supporting Evidence-Based Medicine: A Survey of US Medical Librarians. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 30(4): 365–381.

Li, Ping. 2011. Science Information Literacy Tutorials and Pedagogy. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal 6(2): 5-18.

Li, Ping. and Lin Wu. 2009. Exploring the real world: Medical librarians' involvement in supporting evidence-based medicine (EBM) practice. Proceedings of CAIS/ACSI 2009: Mapping the 21st Century Information Landscape: Borders, Bridges and Byways. Retrieved from

Wu, Lin. and Ping, Li. 2008. What do they want? A content analysis of Medical Library Association reference job announcements, 2000-2005. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, 96(4), 378-381.

Li, Ping. and Jamshid Beheshti, 2008. Do doctoral students need instructions on using Google? – An exploratory study. Proceedings of CAIS/ACSI 2008: Information Beyond Borders. Retrieved from

Li, Ping. and Jamshid Beheshti. 2005. Doctoral students' mental models of a Web search engine. Proceedings of CAIS/ACSI 2005: Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World. Retrieved from


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