Connie Wu

Engineering Resource Librarian
Librarian, Library of Science and Medicine
Library Faculty, New Brunswick


Library of Science and Medicine

165 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8009

Connie Wu is a tenured faculty member and Engineering and Patent Information Librarian at the Rutgers University. Before her librarianship career, Connie was a patent examiner working at the Patent Office of China. Her major research is on engineering and patent information dissemination and analysis. She has published 35 articles, presented more than 100 talks internationally and received numinous awards and research grants.


Chapters in Books

 “Engineering Journal Cancellation in an Academic Environment.” Chapter in Issues in Collection Management: Librarians, Booksellers, Publishers (Edited by Murray S. Martin), Page 101-113, JAI Press, 1995.


Journal articles (refereed)

“Celebrating Diversity, Welcoming the World: Developing Chinese Webpage at Rutgers University Libraries.” CALA Occasional Paper Series, No. 5 June, 2009 (With M Lo, L Sun, R Womack, and T Yang)


Use of the IPC and various retrieval systems to research patent activities of US organizations in the People's Republic of China” World Patent Information, 26 (2004) 225-233 (With Yanhui Liu)


"New Roles and Opportunities for Academic Library Liaisons: A Survey and Recommendations" Reference Services Review, v. 31 (2), 2003. (With Tom Glynn)


"Unifying Assignee’s names in Chinese Patent Databases." Patent Documentation Research,, v 14, March, 2000, p11-20. (With Yanhuai Liu)


“Patents: A Valuable Resource in the Information Age.” Special Libraries Winter 1992: 16-25.

(With Ellen Calhoun)


"Library Orientation for International Students in Their Native Language. " Research Strategies 

Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall 1990 : 191 - 196. (with Daniel Liestman)



Journal articles (not refereed)

"Community Knowledge Centers for Liberia: meeting Africa's millennium goals through a unique collaboration of communities, universities, libraries, and schools for Liberia's economic and social development", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 30 Iss: 8, pp.6 – 11, 2013 (With Martin A. Kesselman, Laura Palumbo, James Simon, Hector Rodolfo Juliani, Richard Rowe)


“Intellectual Property Strategic Management, Oversea Experience.” Invited paper by China Intellectual Property News, Section 9, April, 2008.


"Analysis of Name Translation of Foreign Patent Assignees" accepted by Patent Literature Study in Jan.. 2001. (With Yanhuai Liu)


“Fostering Effective Liaison Relationships in an Academic Library.” College and Research Library News  May 1994:284-285. (with M. Bowman, J. Gardner, R. Sewell, and M. C. Wilson).



“Knowledge Express Data Systems: Powerful Access to Emerging Technologies.” UK Online User Group Newsletter Vol. 3,  No. 6, Nov./Dec. 1992: 8.


“Patents: A Valuable Resource in the Library of Science and Medicine.” DANJ Newsletter No. 57, June 1991: 2-3. (With Jeanne Boyle)


“Patent: A Valuable Resource.” RUL Report Spring 1991.


"Library Guide for International Students.” Deposited at Library Instruction and Orientation Exchange Clearinghouse, 1990.


Library Research Handbook for Faculty and Graduate Students at the College of Engineering 41 pgs, Dec. 1989. ERIC Document No. ED345727


Library Services & Foreign Users -- A Comprehensive Bibliography 14 pgs,  November 1988.

ERIC Document No. ED308867


American Library Terminology -- A Guide for International Students November 1988.

ERIC Document No. ED308863



Published conference proceedings (referred)

“Community knowledge centers for Liberia: meeting Africa’s Millennium Goals through a unique collaboration of communities, universities, libraries, and schools for Liberia’s economic & social development,” Access To Information Network Africa (ATINA) Session, IFLA Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland, August 2012 (With Kesselman, M, Juliani, R, Palumbo, L, Rowe, R, Simon)



Published conference proceedings (not referred)

“Digital Library Initiatives: American Libraries’ Experience.” Proceedings of ’99 International Workshop on Modern Library Management and Services September 1999:70 – 73.



Published lecture notes

“US IPR Introduction, Patent Management and Licensing,” Outline of PPT for Advanced Seminar on Digital Content IPR Strategic Management, page 37-38, Wuhan University. November, 2013  


“Patent Management and Licensing.” Lecture notes published by Suzhou Industrial Park Intellectual Property Bureau , Suzhu, China, May 2013


“IP Management in Enterprises’ Innovation Cycle and Its Supporting Services.” Lecture notes at Innovation and IP Service System Construction, the 5thInternational Conference on Enterprise Intellectual Property Strategy, Oct. 2009, page 110-119.


“IP Strategic Management and Monitoring Alert.” Lecture notes at the 2007 International Workshop on Enterprise Intellectual Property Strategy, page 61-90.


“Intellectual Property Strategic Management, Overseas Experience.”  Lecture Notes of the International Conference of Effective Utilization of Patent Information and Enterprise IP Strategy Making, Page.102-128, Beijing, China, 2006.


“Outlines of Three Lectures.” Lecture Notes of Advanced Training Seminar of Patent Search and Analysis, November 7-9, 2005, Beijing, China


“Outlines of Three Lectures.” Lecture Notes of Information Superhighway and Library Services Workshop, Zhejiang University Documentation Information Research Institute, June, 1997, Hangzhou, China.



Published abstracts

“Empowering Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Librarians Leading the Way.” Abstract published in the  poster session book, ACRL-STS Research Forum at ALA Annual Conference 2014


“Building an Offline "Library in a Box" for Developing Countries,” Abstract published in the 31st Annual ALA Poster Sessions Abstracts, page 49, June 2012, with Martin Kesselman and Laura Palumbo


"World Wide Intellectual Property Resources on the Internet,” 21st ALA Poster Sessions Abstracts, Page 47, American Library Association, Atlanta, June 2002


"Using International Classification System to Assess U.S. Patenting Activities in China," 20th ALA Poster Sessions Abstracts, Page 80-81, American Library Association, San Francisco, June 2001


“Quality of Library Service, Activity of Subject Specialist.” ALA 11th Annual Poster Session Abstracts p.23. San Francisco: American Library Association, 1992.


“Library Orientation for International Students.” ALA Eighth Annual Poster Sessions Abstracts p.36. Dallas: American Library Association, 1989. (With M. Kesselman, D. Liestman, & S. Nash)




Book Reviews

“Review on Computer Information Retrieval.” Journal of Academic Libraries, v16, n4, 1998, p77.


“Surfing the Information Ocean.” Library Information Service of Zhejiang Universities and Colleges, v38, n4, 1997, p42.




1989/1990 Membership Directory of the Chinese American Librarians Association, An Affiliate of the American Library Association Chicago  IL,  June 1990.



Film Art : An Introduction by David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, translated two chapters into Chinese, China: Beijing Film Academy Press, June 1984.


"Chinese Movies' New Waves -- Exploring the future of Chinese Movie Development from the

Movie 'Sha Gull'."  Windows on Movies Fall 1983: 5pgs. (With Lin Mao)


"She Has a Pure Heart -- Interviewing Gao Li Juan." Beijing Movie Spring 1982 : 2pgs.


"Cherishing the Memory." In Collection of Poems Beijing, China : University Press, The Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 1977 : 11pgs.


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