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Staff Profile: Han Lee Yen

Senior Librarian

Introduction

Lee Yen is a Senior Librarian with the Resources, Discovery & Access team. Her work includes managing acquisition-related operations, subscriptions, and the renewal of library resources to enable the NTU community to find, identify, and access resources in support of their learning, teaching, and research needs.

Educational Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University
  • Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), Nanyang Technological University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) with Distinction, Nanyang Technological University
  • Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Lee Yen first joined NTU Library in 2009 as a Business Librarian (Law) and Instructional Services Librarian after more than a decade teaching English Language & Literature and Communication in Singapore and Japan. After leaving NTU Library in 2012, she worked in academic libraries in Singapore and abroad, including King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA), the only Catholic HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the US. She rejoined NTU Library in late 2023 as a member of the Resources, Discovery & Access team.

Honours, Awards & Achievements

  • Best Poster at OAI 11 – The CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, University of Geneva, Zurich, 2019
  • Conference Logo Competition, 79th IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) General Conference and Assembly, 2013
  • Outstanding Academic Integrity Poster Case Study presented by International Association of Academic Integrity Conferences (IAAIC) alliance at 5th International Plagiarism Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2012
  • Winner of IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section Essay Contest, 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Puerto Rico, 2011

Skills & Interests

As a professional librarian, Lee Yen leverages her pedagogical training and experience in classroom teaching in her involvement in user education and contributions to information literacy programmes, assisting students, researchers, and faculty with their information and research needs. In addition to information literacy, her areas of interest include Bibliometrics, Citation Analysis, Plagiarism detection and education, Research Support, and more recently, Library Assessment and Collection Development, Management, and Assessment.

Publications, Presentations & Works

  1. Martín Cuesta, J.I., and Han, L.Y. (2019, Jun). Data mining of citations in theses: A workflow for automated analysis of Open Access and library holdings coverage. Poster presented at OAI 11 – The CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, University of Geneva, Zurich. http://hdl.handle.net/10754/655933
  2. Han, L.Y. (2019, Apr). The liaison librarian’s role in the acquisition process. Presentation at the 3rd KAUST Library Saudi National Seminar, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. http://hdl.handle.net/10754/644891
  3. Han, L.Y., and Martín Cuesta, J.I. (2018, Dec). Data Mining of Citations in Doctoral Dissertations: Tool for Collection Development and Instructional Services. Poster presentation at Library Assessment Conference 2018, Houston, Texas. http://hdl.handle.net/10754/630288
  4. Han, L.Y. (2018, Apr). Designing and implementing a campus-wide online tutorial on plagiarism. Presentation at the 2nd KAUST Library Saudi National Seminar, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627732
  5. Han, L.Y. (2017, Jun). Design and Implementation of a Campus-Wide Online Plagiarism Tutorial: Role played by the Library in an emerging research institution in Saudi Arabia. Paper presented at the 38th Annual IATUL Conference 2017, Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625152
  6. Han, L.Y. (2015, Jun). Thou Shall Not Steal – Plagiarism Issues and Challenges in Singapore. Invited Speaker for 1st Joint Panel Workshop for iCONNECT for EU­SEA e­Plagiarism Battle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  7. Han, L.Y. (2012, Jul). Thou shall not steal: Nanyang Technological University Library’s drive to help students avoid plagiarism and achieve academic integrity. Poster presentation at the 5th International Plagiarism Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1650.5686
  8. Han, L.Y. (2011, Aug). Library instruction on YouTube: Using video tutorials to bridge students’ knowledge gaps at Nanyang Technological University Library. Poster presentation at the 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, San Juan, Puerto Rico. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1650.5686
  9. Han, L.Y. (2009). The role and integration of digital libraries in e-learning. In, Y.L. Theng, S. Foo, D.H Goh, & J.C. Na, (eds.), Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development and Impact.  US: Information Science Reference. DOI:10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch049