The Music Library is fortunate to host Zhang Jihong, Associate Professor and Reference Librarian at the Shanghai Conservatory, as a visiting scholar for the 2014 calendar year. Jihong, who is here with her husband and young son, will focus her study on library management practices, collection development and organization, user services and instruction, digital resource development, care and handling of rare materials, and uses of technology in the music library setting. The Shanghai Conservatory, the oldest in China, is undergoing a major upgrade of their facilities, including the library.
Jihong holds a PhD in musicology from the Conservatory. Her research interests include music librarianship and opera. Her publications include The Interpretation of Italian Opera Arias in the 18th Century (Beijing: Capital Normal University Press, 2009), as well as articles on both Chinese and Western opera, music librarianship, and collaborative teaching methods. Welcome to Stanford, Jihong!