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 (Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba), 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.
Ph.D., University of illinois at Ubana-Champaign; , M.S., Wuhan University; , B.S., Wuhan University
Zhang, Yin. (2000). Using the Internet for Survey Research: A Case Study. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 51. 57-68. 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(2000)51:13.0.CO;2-W.
Yan, Weiwei & Zhang, Yin. (2017). Research universities on the ResearchGate social networking site: An examination of institutional differences, research activity level, and social networks formed. Journal of Informetrics. 12. 10.1016/j.joi.2017.08.002.
Hu, Jiming & Zhang, Yin. (2015). Research patterns and trends of Recommendation System in China using co-word analysis. Information Processing & Management. 88. 10.1016/j.ipm.2015.02.002.