Marx Library welcomed visiting librarian James Wong
James Wong, science librarian from Yale-NUS College in Singapore, spent the month of September at Marx Science and Social Science Library. During this temporary residency, Wong—whose interests include information-seeking behavior, library UX, and technical services—learned firsthand about Yale Library’s research support efforts, information literacy offerings, and technical services initiatives. He worked closely with Kevin Merriman, who is director of Collection Management, Access and Technical Services, and Technology, and Jeremy Garritano, director of Research Support and Outreach Programs. Merriman and Garritano arranged for Wong to meet with colleagues in each of their respective areas of focus and in additional areas that are of particular interest to Wong.
Wong brought what he learned during his time with colleagues at Yale Library back to his college to enhance his work there and to share his unique experience with other librarians in Singapore. He also manages the Yale-NUS College Digital Archives and, in that role, partners with various college stakeholders to collect, preserve, and provide access to content that is integral to the college’s history and institutional memory. Before joining Yale-NUS College in December 2020, Wong was librarian at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.