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Asia Pacific Regional Council

Paul W.T. Poon

University Librarian, University of Macau

Paul W.T. Poon

Dr. Paul W. T. Poon has been the University Librarian, University of Macau since 2005. He has been actively involved with academic library administration and research for well over several decades. He was the College Librarian of New Asia College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the 1970’s and 1980’s. After that, Dr. Poon joined the senior management team of the City University of Hong Kong, and served as its University Librarian. During his tenure at the City University of Hong Kong, he was instrumental in cultivating a service culture among the library staff, initiating a number of information technology-related projects, and building up a well-acclaimed academic library. In his current position as the University Librarian of University of Macau, Dr. Poon has transformed a traditional library to a dynamic and state-of-the-art academic library, well-equipped for challenges in the 21st century.

In terms of professional honor, Dr. Poon is the recipient of the University of Michigan School of Information 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition, Dr. Poon is elected a member of the Executive Committee of the OCLC Asia-Pacific Regional Council. With respect to university teaching appointments, Dr. Poon is an adjunct professor in both the Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Fudan University in China.

Dr. Poon’s academic credentials include a Bachelor degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, post-graduate study at the College of Librarianship Wales, UK (now part of the Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK), and a Ph.D. degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan, USA. He has frequently been invited as a consultant to a number of academic libraries overseas as well as in the Chinese Mainland. In addition, he has published widely in both English and Chinese in the area of library and information science. At present, Dr. Poon serves as a member of the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science and the Journal of Library Science in China.

Term end date: 30 June 2019

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University of Macau

Avenida da Universidade
Taipa
Macau