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Mei has worked for the U-M Library since 2000, starting from Monograph and Serial Acquisitions at Taubman Medical Library, and then Technical Services Division. She joined the Asia Library in the summer of 2007.
She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Anhui Normal University in China and taught English upon graduation. Prior to her arrival in the U.S., she was a school-district coordinator for instructional support. In 2009, she received a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from Wayne State University while working full time at U-M Library. The following year, she obtained Certificate of "Metadata for Digital Collection" from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, School of Information Studies Professional Development Institute.
She has been active on a number of committees in Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) since 2007. At present, she serves on the CALA Repository Task Force, utilizing metadata standards to collect, preserve and disseminate the intellectual output from CALA members in the digital collection.
She also serves on the U-M Library Green Team.
Mei's role at the Asia Library includes original and complex copy cataloging of Chinese language materials in all subject areas and in all formats, covering monographs and serials, audio visual materials, microform and remote electronic resources. Cataloging Chinese and English-Chinese language materials purchased by other university libraries is also part of her job. In addition, she maintains Chinese catalog, solves conflicts between catalog records and the collection, works on backlogs and manages special projects, catalogs and recatalogs Chinese Special Collections and rare books. She assists library users and answers questions related to Chinese collection when needed.