- “Working from Within: Critical Service Learning as Core Learning in the MLIS Curriculum,” In: Service Learning: Linking Library Education and Practice, edited by Loriene Roy, Kelly Jensen, and Alex Hershey. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2009.
- with Honma, Todd. "Libraries as Contested Community and Cultural Space: The Bruggemeyer Memorial Library of Monterey Park, California,"AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice & Community, 5(1): 33-57, Spring 2007.
- with Hernández Carrión, J. Rodolfo. “Harnessing ICT to Develop Community and Identity: A Model for Academic Departments,” International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2(1): 70-80, 2006.
- “Web Based Communities Scholarship: From Silence to Dialogue,” International Journal of Web Based Communities, 1(4): 423-435, 2005.
- “Aprendizaje socio-crítico en servicio: Educación para la participación estudiantil en los estudios de la información” [Critical Service Learning: Student Participation in Information Studies Education]. In: La participación en las administraciones públicas: ¿cooperación o enfrentamiento?, edited by Antonio Colomer Viadel. Valencia, Spain: Editorial UPV, 2006, pp. 293-304.
- “Raison d’être for Multicultural Library Services,” IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section Newsletter, pp. 6-7, November 2004. Translated and available in Danish, Dutch, English, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish. http://www.ifla.org/VII/s32/index.htm
- "From Real World to Web-based Ethnic Communities: Challenges and Experiences of the Chinese in Latin America," Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Web-based Communities 2004; 24-26th March 2004; Lisbon.
- with Roy, Loriene et al. "The Future for Latinos in Library Education: A Panel Presentation," In: The Power of Language/El poder de la palabra: Selected Papers from the Second REFORMA National Conference, edited by Lillian Castillo-Speed and the REFORMA National conference Publications Committee. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001; pp. 35-41.
- "See, Hear, and Speak No Evil: A Content Approach to Evaluating Multicultural Multimedia Materials," RUSQ: Reference and User Services Quarterly, 39(3): 255-64, Spring 2000.
- "Immigrant Children Mediators (ICM): Bridging the Literacy Gap in Immigrant Communities," Proceedings of the 65th General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 20-28th August 1999, Bangkok, Thailand. Also published as a French translation Enfants immigrés et médiation: une façon de réduire le fossé linguistique pour les communautés immigrées.
Selected Grants and Honors
- 2008 Achievement in Diversity Honoree, Achievement in Library Diversity Research, American Library Association.
- 2008 Department of Information Studies Teaching Award, UCLA.
- "Dislocations of Multicultural Librarianship: A Critical Examination for a Liberatory Practice," Jean E. Coleman Lecturer, ALA Annual Conference, 30th June 2008.
- "Movers & Shakers 2005: The People Who are Shaping the Future of Libraries,” Library Journal, March 15, 2005. Chu is noted as a change agent in this 4th annual feature of up-and-coming individuals from across the US and Canada who are innovative, creative, and making a difference.
- American Library Association Equality Award, 2002 - national recognition for promoting equality in the profession.
Resources & Initiatives
Courses (previously taught at UCLA)
- Information, Diversity, Engagement, Access and Libraries Summit (iDEALS), UNCG - to bring together LIS students, faculty, staff and alumni, the regional professional community and other stakeholders to discuss and work on how we address information, diversity, engagement, access and libraries (iDEAL) in LIS education, research, practice and community at UNCG.
- library and information organizations (LIO) @ AAAS 2005 ~ Chair.
- PRAXIS - Practice, Reflection, Advocacy, eXcellence, Inquiry, Solutions: A Pre-Doctoral and Recruitment Program for Tomorrow’s Culturally Diverse Information Studies Faculty and Leaders, partially funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant ($196,000), 2002-03.
- Memoria, voz, y patrimonio: The First Conference on Latino/Hispanic Film, Print and Sound Archives / The Sixth Institute of the Trejo Foster Foundation for Hispanic Library Education, August 15-17, 2003; University of California, Los Angeles ~ Chair.
- Diversity Recruitment and Mentoring Committee, UCLA IS ~ Co-Chair.
- with Honma, Todd S. “Multicultural Literacy,” 21 st Century Literacies (A web publication of Pacific Bell/UCLA Initiatives for 21st Century Literacies ), Spring 2002.
- "Information Literacy Within a Critical Multicultural Framework," Keynote Speech, WILU 2003, May 12-14, 2003; Windsor, Canada.
- "Digital Divide/Ravine or Infoschism: One Librarian's View and Response (Powerpoint presentation)," Library Leadership Institute: Leadership and Diversity in the New Millennium, Fullerton College, 26th February 2000, Fullerton, CA. " The Digital Divide: A Selective Bibliography (February 2000)," compiled for Institute. SEE updated bibliography.
- "Multiracial/Multiethnic People: Selected Resources (June 1999)," prepared for Racially and Ethnically Mixed People: Information Needs, Services, and the 2000 Census, American Library Association Conference, 27th June 1999, New Orleans.
- IS 19 – Asians in Latin America: Constructing and Representing Community and
Identity [Fiat Lux seminar]
- IS 201 – Ethics, Diversity and Change in the Information Professions
- IS 207 – International Issues and Comparative Research in Library and Information Science
- IS 289 – Multilingual Information Resources
- IS 220 (formerly LIS 203) – Design of Library and Information Services
- IS 227 (formerly LIS 289) – Information Services in Culturally Diverse Communities
- IS 280 (formerly LIS 290) – Research Methodology
- IS 290 – Research Seminar: Information Studies
My continuing passion is to part a curtain,
that invisible shadow that falls between people,
the veil of indifference to each other’s presence,
each other’s wonder,
each other’s human plight.
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