Information Resources Management

Liangzhi YU
Information Resources Management
Tel: 0086-22-23506326
  • Biography

  • Research & Achievement

  • Projects

  • Teaching

Research Areas

Foundation of Library and Information Science; Information inequality


1980-1984 East China Normal University,BA
1984-1987 East China Normal University,MA
1992-1996 Loughborough University,PhD

Professional Experience

1987-1989 Assistant Lecturer, Nankai University  
1989-1992 Lectuer, Nankai University
1997-1997 Research Officer UK Office of Library Networking
1998-2000 Post-doctoral Research Associate Loughborough University, UK
2000- 2005 Associate Professor, Nankai University 
2005- Professor, Nankai University

Social Service

International Advisor for Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
Editing Board Member of Journal of Library Science in China.

Yu, Liangzhi and Yu, Binbin (2013) The Top-Down Approach to Providing ICT Access to Rural Communities in China: Opportunities for Community Informatics,  Library Trends,  62(1): 34-62
Yu, Liangzhi (2012) Towards a reconceptualization of the “information worlds of individuals. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. 44(1)
Yu, Liangzhi (2011) The Divided views of the information and digital divides: A call for integrated theories for information inequality. Journal of Information Science. 37(6): 660-679.
Clarke, C.; Yu, Liangzhi, Lu Fu and Yu, C. (2011) How far can we go in ensuring equality of access to public library services? Services? The Re-Visitation of a Core Professional Value in the Context of Regional and Urban-Rural Inequalities in China. Libri, Vol. 61, No.1: 23-36
Yu, Liangzhi. (2010) How poor informationally are the information poor? Evidence from an empirical study of daily and regular information practices of individuals. Journal of Documentation 66, 6, 906-933
Zhang, Yao and Yu, Liangzhi. (2009) Information for social and economic participation: A review of related research on the information needs and acquisition of rural Chinese. The International Information & Library Review 41, 63-70
Yu, Liangzhi et al.(2008) An Epistemological Critique of Gap Theory Based Library Assessment: The Case of SERVQUAL. Journal of Documentation 64(4): 511-551
Yu, Liangzhi (2006) Understanding the Information Inequality: Making sense of the literature on information and digital divide. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 38 (4): 229-252
Yu, Liangzhi and Xu,Jianye (2006) The political economy of public library development in post-1978 People’s Republic of China. Libri 56 (2), 117-132


Ministry of Education Funded Project “Information inequality and information poverty of urban Chinese", 2001-2003.
National Office for Philosophy and Socience Sciences “Sustianable Development of Public Libraries in China”, 2001-2003
National Office for Philosophy and Socience Sciences "Role setting of county-level public libraries in the context of Socialist New Countryside", 2006-2008
National Sciencde Foundation "The Integrative Approach towards Information Poverty and Anti-information Poverty", 2007-2009


Introduction to Library and Information Science; Ethics for information professionals; Library management and development; Philosophical thoughts in contemporary Library and Information Science