Yin Zhang has been a member of the iSchool faculty since 1999. Her major research areas include information uses and users, information-seeking behavior, information organization, and database systems and design. She holds a Ph.D. (Library and Information Science) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. and B.S. (Information Science) from Wuhan University. Her research awards and scholarships include: Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), 2009; Research Fellow, Research Center for Educational Technology, February - August 2001 and September - December 2002; The Berner-Nash Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000; Kent State University Summer Research Award, 2000; Methodology Paper Competition Award, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), 1999; Library and Information Science Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994-1995, 1997-1998. She is the author of numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference presentations, and author or editor of several books, including Implementing FRBR in Libraries: Key Issues and Future Directions (New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009; with A. Salaba) and Research fronts in the humanities and social sciences in the West - Library and Information Science Volume (Beijing: Renmin University of China Press, 2007, text in Chinese; editor, with H. Chu). She also has been PI or co-PI on more than $1 million in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the great work they do on one page. Listed below is a small selection of Dr. Zhang’s work. Further information can be viewed in Dr. Zhang’s CV (found below), on her personal website, Google Scholar page, or on ResearchGate.
Su, F.L., Zhang, Y., & Immel, Z. (2020). Digital humanities research: Interdisciplinary collaborations, themes, and implications to library and information science. Journal of Documentation. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-05-2020-0072
Zhang, M. & Zhang, Y. (2020). Professional organizations in Twittersphere: An empirical study of U.S. Library and Information Science professional organizations-related tweets. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 71(4), 491–496. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24249
Downey, K. & Zhang, Y. (2020). A cross-institutional study of eBook demand-driven acquisition (DDA) use and efficacy of eight large academic libraries. College & Research Libraries, 81(1), 27-42. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.81.1.27.
Yan, W., & Zhang, Y. (2019). User behaviors and network characteristics of US research universities on an academic social networking site. Higher Education, 78(2), 221-240. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-018-0339-x
2020 Kent State University Summer Teaching Development Grant with Marcia Zeng, for creating an Undergraduate Minor in Applied Data Science (ADS) to Benefit Students Across Disciplines at Kent State University, $9,000, June - August 2020
Co-investigator for Kent State University 2014 Postdoctoral Seed Program (with Marcia L. Zeng, Hongshan Li, Xinyue Ye, and Dengke Yang), Digital Humanities Research with Smart Big Data – A Network Framework of Innovation History, $40,000 plus benefits for first year post-doc research fellow June 2015 - 2016. Second year (2016 - 2017) matching funds are from KSU SLIS, CCI, and Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent State Summer Teaching Development Award, 2020 (with Marcia Zeng)
Kent State University President’s Faculty Excellence Award, 2018
Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award (Min Zhang, Feng-Ru, Sheu, and Yin Zhang), Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), 2017
Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award (Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba), Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), 2009
American Library Association (ALA), Member (2008 - Present)
American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), Member (1999 - Present)
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Member (1999 - Present)
Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. in Information Science from Wuhan University, B.S. in Information Science from Wuhan University