Information Resources Management

Information Resources Management
  • Biography

  • Research & Achievement

  • Projects

  • Teaching

Research Areas

Health informatics
ICT application in chronic disease management
Health communication


Assistant Professor


Ph. D. in Library and Information Science (Cognate area in Management)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, 2016

M. A., Multilingual Information Management

University of Sheffield, U.K., 2009

B. A., English Literature and Linguistics

Nankai University, China, 2006

Professional Experience

2017-2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Information, College of Communication and Information, Kent State University
2016-2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Social Service

Member of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
Member of the The Association for Information Science & Technology

Lin, Z., Zhang, Y*., Matteson, M., Li, X., Tu, X., Zhou, Y., & Wang, J. (2020). Older adults’ eHealth literacy and the role libraries can play. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Zhang, Y., Li, X., Qiao, S., Zhou, Y., & Shen, Z. (2020). Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)-related Knowledge Seeking among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in China: Role of Information & Communication Technology (ICT), International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies70(3), 197-211. doi:

Zhang, Y., Li, X., Qiao, S., Zhou, Y., & Shen, Z. (2019). The role of ICT in antiretroviral therapy-related knowledge seeking among older Chinese living with HIV. Innovation in Aging3(Suppl 1), S413. (Abstract)

Zhang, Y., Lin, Z*., Li, X., Tu, X., Zhou, Y., & Zhou, X. (2019). Factors affecting ICT use in health communication among elder population in Jiangsu, China. International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, 69(2), 41-53.

Qiao, S., Zhang Y*, Li X, & Menon JA. (2018). Facilitators and barriers for HIV-testing in Zambia: A systematic review of multi-level factors. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192327.

Zhang, Y., Li. X, Qiao, S., Zhou, Y., & Shen, Z. (2018) Information Communication Technology (ICT) use among PLHIV in China: A promising but underutilized venue for HIV prevention and care. International Journal of Information Management38(1), 27-33.

Zhang, Y., & Li, X. (2017). Uses of information and communication technologies in HIV self-management: A systematic review of global literature. International Journal of Information Management37(2), 75-83.

Zhang, Y. (2014). History Review: The Development of LIS and Chinese Society (1840-2009). IFLA Journal, 40(4), 296-306.

Zhang, Y. & Yu, L. (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(2), 63-70.

Yu, L. & Zhang, Y. (2007). Research on Rural Information Needs and Services: A Review of Related Literature from Within China and Abroad. Library Development, 4, 79-84. [In Chinese]

Yu. L, Yu. C, Fan, Z, & Zhang, Y. (2007). A Study of the Effects of Rural Information Services in China: the Perspective of Rural Population. Library Journal, 26(9), 14-21. [In Chinese]



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