Asia Pacific Regional Council

Shirley Chiu-wing Wong

University Librarian, Pao Yue-kong Library, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Shirley Chiu-wing Wong

Dr Shirley Chiu-wing Wong obtained her Bachelor of Science, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with Distinction) and Advanced Diploma in Education (Psychology of Student Learning) from The University of Hong Kong. She was awarded an overseas postgraduate scholarship for pursuing a MA in Library and Information Studies at University College London, and she received her doctoral degree in education from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong has been the University Librarian of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) since July 2012. The PolyU Library, with its e-preferred acquisition policy, is becoming less as a space filled with book stacks, but more as an inspiring learning place where users actively construct their own knowledge, individually or in a group. It is the place where students learn and reflect, develop their critical thinking, and engage in a collaborative learning process. In 2018/19, there were 2.8M of entrance counts, the highest among all academic libraries in Hong Kong. Dr. Wong was the principal investigator of the three-year project funded by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (UGC) and participated by all eight UGC-funded universities. The project aimed to enhance information literacy (IL) among university students by developing and implementing the InfoLit for U MOOC launched in 2018. In Hong Kong, Dr. Wong has been the Chair of the Hong Kong Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) Learning Strategies Committee since 2012. She was the Chair of the JULAC in 2016/17, the Chair of the JULAC Copyright Committee in 2008-2012, the Chair of the JULAC Committee on Reference Services in 2005-2007, and the Secretary to and member of the then Heads of Universities Committee (HUCOM) Task Force on Copyright in Education in 2005-2012. Internationally, Dr. Wong was the Chair of APRC of OCLC in 2018/19, a board member of IATUL in 2014-2017, and a member of the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee of IFLA in 2009-2017.


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pao Yue-kong Library

Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong 0000

Term end date: 31 October 2020