Allan Cho, IKBLC Community Engagement Librarian, UBC Library

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Allan Cho is the Community Engagement Librarian at the University of British Columbia's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and a graduate of UBC's School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies and holds degrees in library and information science (MLIS) and history (BA, MA), all three from UBC. Allan uses a range of social media and web 2.0 technologies in his outreach to the community and to student patrons at IKBLC. He is involved in community volunteer groups such as the Chinese Canadian Historical Society and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and works as a journalist and volunteer in various capacities. Allan has used social technologies for a number of years, and blogs at the Allan's Asian Canadian Librarian blog.


Research interests

  • Asian Canadian Studies, digital humanities, publishing, Generation Y, and multicultural librarianship.


  • Cho A. Social media in academic libraries. Social Media in the Workplace: Current Trends and Work Practices. Panelist. Special Libraries Association (SLA), Western Canada Chapter. Vancouver, BC, 2009.

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