Clara Chu
GSE&IS 210
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Clara Chu

Professor Emerita

Education

  • Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, 1992
  • M.L.S., Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, 1985
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, Spanish Language and Literature (major), Psychology and French (minor), 1982

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Multicultural library and information services
  • Information seeking behavior
  • Organization of information
  • Subject access
  • Bibliographic control
  • International and comparative information services
  • Scholarly communication

Select Publications

See, Hear, and Speak No Evil: A Content Approach to Evaluating Multicultural Multimedia Materials, RUSQ: Reference and User Services Quarterly, 39(3): 255-64, Spring 2000.

Immigrant Children Mediators (ICM): Bridging the Literacy Gap in Immigrant Communities,”The New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 5: 85-94, 1999.

Transformative Information Services: Uprooting Race Politics, Proceedings of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Conference, 19th-22nd July 1999, Las Vegas. (Forthcoming)

Immigrant Children Mediators (ICM): Bridging the Literacy Gap in Immigrant Communities, Proceedings of the 65th General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 20-28th August 1999, Bangkok, Thailand. Also published as a French translation Enfants immigrés et médiation: une façon de réduire le fossé linguistique pour les communautés immigrées.

Literacy Practices of Linguistic Minorities: Sociolinguistic Issues and Implications for Library Services, Library Quarterly, 69(3): 339-359, July 1999.