Managing Librarian, Head of Access Services
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Yini Zhu is a Managing Librarian and Head of Access Services at George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her responsibilities include the development of public services policies, library technology, and faculty research support. She manages and coordinates the planning and all operational activities of Media/Computer Center, Circulation Department, and Interlibrary Loan Department. In addition, she oversees the internal planning and operation of all technology functions within the library, as well as the design, development and maintenance of the George F. Smith Library’s website and the Health Sciences Distance Learning website.
After earning a Bachelor of Art in English Language and Literature from Yangzhou University in China, Yini Zhu pursued her graduate degree in the Information and Libraries Sciences from Rutgers University where she earned her MLS in 1994. Her passion in the medical information technology and informatics research led her to her second Masters degree in Medical Informatics from Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. She was named a NLM Medical Informatics Fellow in 2016 for which she attended a week-long medical informatics study at Augusta University, Georgia. Yini Zhu is actively involved in scholarly activities including ,research and teaching, publications, presentations, grant writing, and applied information research.