Allan Cho
Community Engagement Librarian, Program Services
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1
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Phone: (604) 827-4366
Fax: (604) 822-3242
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Allan Cho

Publications & presentations:

Li, Yanli, Maha Kumaran, Allan Cho, Valentina Ly, Suzanne Fernando, and Michael David Miller. "Reiterating Visibility: Canadian Librarians’ Experiences of Racial Microaggressions via Findings from a Minority Librarians Network Redux Survey." The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) 7, no. 3/4 (2023).  DOI: 

Vong, Silvia, Allan Cho, and Elaina Norlin. (2023).  The five labours of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work by racialized academic librarians. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI), vol. 7, no. 3/4. (2023): 1-24. DOI:

Cho, Allan, Afra Bolefski, Cecilia Tellis, Lei Jin, and Maha Kumaran. Designing the Diversity of Canadian Libraries: Excerpts from the CARL Inclusion Perspectives Webinar by Racialized Library Colleagues. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, vol. 17, no. 2. (2022):1-18.  DOI:

Li, Yanli, Maha Kumaran, Allan Cho, Valentina Ly, Suzanne Fernando, and Michael David Miller.  Changes in the Library Landscape Regarding Visible Minority Librarians in Canada. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. vol. 17, no. 4. (2022): 36–70.  DOI:

Cho, Allan, & Sarah Zhang.  “A Legacy of Race and Data: Mining the History of Exclusion."   
Future Horizons: Canadian Digital Humanities. Eds. Sarah Roger and Paul Barrett.  University of Ottawa Press, 2022.

Zhang, Sarah, and Allan Cho. “Untapped Potential Mining Register of Chinese Immigrants to Canada, 1886-1949 Using R and Palladio”. OSF Preprints, June 12, 2019. DOI:

Cho, Allan, and Megan Meredith-Lobay. "Guest Editorial: From Humanities Computing to the Digital Humanities: a Literature Review." Digital Library Perspectives.  (2018): 154-161. DOI:

Lo, Patrick, Dickson Chiu, Allan Cho, and Brad Allard. Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management. Chandos Publishing, 2018.

Cho, Allan, Lo, Patrick, and Dickson KW Chiu. Inside the World's Major East Asian Collections: One Belt, One Road, and Beyond. Chandos Publishing, 2017.

Liu, Jing, Allan Cho, and Phoebe Chow. "The Seto Collection in the UBC Asian Library: Its Usefulness to Scholars and Students." Journal of East Asian Libraries. no. 163 (2016): 6.

Li, Yu Lilly, and Allan Cho. "Chinese Character Metadata: the Key to Ensure Consistency for Cataloguing and Discoverability of Chinese–language Materials." International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies 10, no. 1 (2015): 28-36.  DOI: 10.1504/ijmso.2015.068260 

Cho, Allan.  "Collaboration as Outreach in the 21st Century Academic Library.” Bringing the Arts into the Library. Ed. Carol Smallwood. Chicago: American Library Association. (2014): 175-186.

Cho, Allan.  "Diversity Pathways in Librarianship."   Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, (2014): 89-102.

Cho, Allan. "YouTube and academic libraries: Building a digital collection." Journal of electronic resources librarianship 25, no. 1 (2013): 39-50. DOI:

Cho, Allan, and Ada Con. "Partnerships Linking Cultures." Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use (2012): 37.

Cho, Allan. "Bringing History to the Library: University-Community Engagement in the Academic Library." Computers in Libraries 31, no. 4 (2011): 15-18.

Cho, Allan, and Yu Li. "Libraries in a digital frontier: preserving Chinese Canadian cultural heritage." In International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, pp. 35-38. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.

Cho, Allan, and Dean Giustini. "Web 3.0 and health librarians: what does the future hold?." Using Web 2.0 for Health Information (2011): 141.

Cho, Allan, Ann Doyle, Dean Giustini, Kim Lawson, Teresa Lee, Jo-Anne Naslund, May Yan-Mountain, and Eleanor Yuen. "Dimensions of Responsive Multicultural Library Services at the University of British Columbia: Successes and Challenges. IFLA Multicultural Conference Proceedings."  IFLA Multicultural Conference Proceedings. (2009): 1-22.  DOI:

Barsky, Eugene, and Allan Cho. "Introducing Web 2.0: social search for health librarians." Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada 28, no. 2 (2007): 59-61.


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