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Anchi Hoh

Anchi is Acting Assistant Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division. She joined the Library in 2000. During her tenure, she has worked in different parts of the Library, including AMED, where she served as a technician; ABA, where she catalogued Arabic books; and the Asian Division, where she served as Special Assistant to the Chief and various leadership roles with management and supervisory responsibilities in that division. She was a 2010-2011 Library’s Leadership Development Program Fellow. Most recently, as Program Management Specialist in the Office of the Librarian, Anchi was a part of the team with responsibility for central management of the Library, overseeing a wide range of the Library’s operations, programs and initiatives involving all areas of the institution. Currently, Anchi is Program Specialist in AMED. Among her responsibilities are the area studies social media program and a number of high-profile digital projects. Anchi holds a BA in Arabic Language and Literature from National Cheng-Chi University in Taiwan, an Arabic Studies Certificate from the Kuwait University, an MA in Jewish Studies from Gratz College in Philadelphia, an MLS from the University of Maryland, an MA and a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Manchester in England. Her academic interests include Xinjiang, cross regional studies, women in the Middle East, and area studies in library science. Her publications include a co-edited volume, titled East by Mid-East: Studies in Cultural, Historical and Strategic Connectivities, (2013), a translation of Arabic short stories (2009), and more than 35 articles, book chapters and reviews. Her most recent publication is "Expanding the Awareness and Use of Library Collections Through Social Media: A Case Study of the Library of Congress International Collections Social Media Program," in Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries (2019).

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