Dr. Chan is a Chinese American name widely recognized in library profession for her outstanding contributions to cataloging and classification. Dr. Chan is a professor at the School of Library and Information Science of the University of
Kentucky. She was presented the Margaret Mann Citation for outstanding achievements in cataloging and classification through her publications and participation in professional cataloging associations. Among her numerous publications, several textbooks with their updated editions are extensively used in the library schools, such as A Guide to the Library of Congress Classification (Libraries Unlimited), Cataloging and Classification: an Introduction (McGraw-Hill), Dewey Decimal Classification: a Practical Guide (Forest Press), and Library of Congress Subject Headings: Principles and Application (Libraries Unlimited). Her textbooks are highly praised as "models of clarity and precision, furnishing important analyses and explanations of basic concepts for students." And her contributions "have enriched the study and teaching of cataloging and classification". In addition, Dr. Chan is a popular and highly regarded scholar known for her balance of teaching, research, and service (From Mengxiong Liu, "The History and Status of Chinese Americans in Librarianship", Library Trends, v. 49, n. 1 , 2000).
Lois Mai Chan
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