Additional information by Leo Ma – candidate for ARL Standing Committee

Leo F. H. Ma is currently Head of Upper Campus Libraries at The Chinese University of Hong Kong including both the New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library and the United College Wu Chung Multimedia Library. Prior to his current position, he served as Head of the Serials and Electronic Resources Department (2001-2006) and Head of the New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library (2006-2014) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. Apart from managing these two libraries, he spearheads various digitization projects and initiatives including Joint University Libraries Video-on-Demand Project on Radio Television of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Visual Arts Archive, New Asia College Collection Digitization Project, Hong Kong Literature Database, Modern Chinese Literature Research Portal, etc.

Internationally, he was a member of the INSPEC Asia Pacific Library Advisory Committee (2004-2006), the International Customer Advisory Board of Swet (2006-2012), the IEEE Library Advisory Council (2012-2013), and has been serving as a member of the IFLA Standing Committee of Academic & Research Libraries Section as well as the Hong Kong Ambassador of International Librarians Network since 2013. Locally, he served as a Council Member and the Training and Education Officer of the Hong Kong Library Association in 2007-2009. He is currently Fellow of the Hong Kong Library Association, and a member of the Advisory Board for BSc[IM] and MSc[LIM] Programmes of the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong, the Academic Committee of the library programs of the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Literature Research Center Management Committee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He writes actively on library & information science and literary studies. In the past ten years, he authored and edited more than 15 monographs, and presented more than 50 papers in international, regional and local conferences. He has served as Associate Editor of Journal of Technologies and Human Usability, Ubiquitous Learning: An International JournalThe International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, and Electronic Journal of e-Learning.

Further information at https://blogs.ifla.org/arl/2017/03/30/arl-standing-committee-elections-second-candidate-statement/ 

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