Shu Wan


MA (History) and MLIS, University of Iowa
BA (World History) and MA (American History), Northeast Normal University (PRC)


Peer-review Publications

Wan, Shu. “Phrenology.” Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, May 2021.

Wan. Shu “Developing an Engati-Based Library Chatbot to Improve Reference Services.” In Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries: Meeting the Needs of Today's Students, edited by Sarah Nagle and Elíasm Tzoc, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.

Wan, Shu. “A Chinese Student’s Perspective on American Library School and Work.” Essay. In Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries, edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Kim Duckett, and Sarah Morris. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2022.

Wan, Shu. “Not Only Reading but Also Watching, Playing, and Interacting with a Libguide.” Public Services Quarterly 17, no. 4 (2021): 286–91.

Wan, Shu. “Annetta T. Mills and the Origin of Deaf Education in China.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 10, no. 1 (2021): 84–99. 

Non-peer-reviewed Publications

Cooper, Heather. & Wan, Shu. & Sonntag, Heather. (2021) “Digital Projects on Gender, Race, and the Environment”, MAC Newsletter 48(4), 15-17.

Wan, Shu. "Cataloging 'Asian Flu' is Creating Racial Knowledge," Social Responsibility Round Table Newsletter, September 2021

Wan, Shu. "The Use of Libguide in Struggling against Pandemic and Racism in Iowa," Social Responsibility Round Table Newsletter, June 2021

Wan, Shu. “Do Iowa’s Public Libraries Provide Reliable Online Health Information?” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 33, no. 1 (2021): 60–61.

Wan, Shu.When Returning to Campus, I Realized I Miss Virtual Courses.” Hybrid Pedagogy. Hybrid Pedagogy, October 7, 2021.

Wan, Shu.An International Library Student's Perspective on Remote Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Hack Library School, November 5, 2020. 

Wan, Shu.Documenting the Chinese Student Experience at an American College during the Pandemic.” Hack Library School, November 5, 2020. 

Wan, Shu. “Uninvited Guests, or Zoom Bombing the Oral History Interview,” September 11, 2020.

Wan, Shu. “The digital divide in public libraries' acquisition of electronic resources in Iowa,” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020, 32:2, 141-145.