Christina Joy Woo

Research Librarian for Chicano/Latino Studies, Linguistics, Women's Studies, Athletics, and the Southeast Asian Archive, UCI Libraries
Interim Research Librarian for Music

M.L.I.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1975, Librarianship

A.B., UCLA, 1972, Linguistics

Phone: (949) 824-4974

University of California, Irvine
146 Langson Library
Mail Code: 8100
Irvine, CA 92623-955
Research Interests
Information-seeking behaviors
Research Abstract
How and where do people look for information? What sources do they consult first? second? never? How soon are they satisfied and stop looking? How do they evaluate the information they find? How do they judge the credibility, authenticity, and currency of the information? To what extent do they turn to a person (friend, colleague, librarian, expert, etc.) or to a thing (online source, paper source, television news, etc.)? Does information-seeking vary by gender, ethnic background, level of education, age?
Member, Editorial Board, Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, since 2000.
Presenter at the May 2009 symposium, "Journey to Freedom: A Boat People Retrospective," in Washington DC. Discussed the UCI Libraries' Southeast Asian Archive as a west coast complement to the new Vietnamese American archive at the Library of Congress.
Panelist: "Ethnic Archives: Collecting within Cultural Contexts" at the 2008 mtg. of the Society of American Archivists. Discussed the history, mission, and collection of the UCI Libraries' Southeast Asian Archive.
Moderator: "Library-based Research Collections Document Asian American Communities" panel comprised of "Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience" (Anne Frank, UCI) and "Primary Resources in UCLA's Rich Archival Collections for Asian American Studies" (Marjorie Lee, UCLA) at the National Assoc. for Ethnic Studies (NAES) 34th Annual Conf. (2006).
Paper: "But My Library Doesn't Have That: Working with Librarians to Strengthen Ethnic Studies Collections" at the National Assoc. for Ethnic Studies (NAES) 34th Annual Conf. (2006).
"Serving Users Who Need Help Reading the Fine Print--It's ALL Fine Print to Them: Making Your Library More ADA-Compliant" (Proceedings of the ACRL [Assoc. for College & Research Libraries] 10th National Conference, March 2001)
Presenter: "Developing Effective Library Assignments" at the SCIL [Southern Calif. Instruction Librarians] Open House (2004) with Carl Phillips, Library Director, CSU California Maritime Academy.
Consultant and Presenter: "Integrating Information Competency into Required Courses for the 1st Year Student" grant-funded workshops at the CSU California Maritime Academy, 2001.
Panelist: "Wireless Technologies in Library Instruction" at the SCIL [Southern Calif. Instruction Librarians] Open House (2001).
Member of the Year, CARL (California Academic & Research Libraries, the California chapter of ACRL) 2000.
Professional Societies
American Library Association
Association for Asian American Studies
California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL)
Other Experience
Information Resource Specialist
Walt Disney Imagineering 1989—1989

Head, General Reference Dept.
San Diego State University Library 1987—1989

Head, Reference Dept., Auraria Library
University of Colorado, Denver 1985—1987

Instruction Coordinator, Auraria Library
University of Colorado, Denver 1983—1985

Government Publications Coordinator, Auraria Library
University of Colorado, Denver 1981—1983

General Reference librarian
Virginia Tech 1978—1981

Government Publications librarian
University of Oregon 1977—1978

Reference librarian, Law Library
University of Oregon 1975—1977

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