Yifei Zhang (张艺菲) is the summer intern student at the Asian Library this year. She will work from July 3 to August 3 under the supervision of Jing Liu, Chinese Language Librarian. Let’s learn more about her.

Give a brief introduction of yourself. 

I am Yifei Zhang from China. I worked for four years in government department and involved in routine archive management and financial affairs. I am currently a Master student studying in the Library and Information Management program at the University of Hong Kong.

Why are you interested in the internship with the UBC Library?

UBC Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada, and the Asian Library houses the largest research collection in Asian languages in North America. Internship in such an excellent academic library can help me to get not only about the most advanced academic library management experience, but also allow me to understand how Asian culture is transmitted through the library. It is worth mentioning that the architectural features of Asian style and the beautiful working environment are also why I am interested in the UBC Asian Library.

What are your expectations towards this five-week internship?

I hope to acquire more practical work experience in this multicultural library and further develop myself in the field of modern academic librarianship through understanding the outreach activities and inter-relationships of the different functional groups in library, understanding the role of librarians and learning the current trends in academic libraries.

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