Shenxiao Tong (MA, MSc, PhD)

Academic Support Librarian (Literatures, Languages and Cultures)


MSc in Library and Information Science

PhD in English Literature

MA in English Language and Literature

Responsibilities & affiliations

Shenxiao Tong is Academic Support Librarian for the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC); he is also responsible for the University Library’s East Asian Studies Collection, the only such collection in Scotland. He spends a considerable amount of time on managing and developing this important, unique collection as well as relevant e-resources. He is a major point of contact for staff and students of the LLC School on issues relating to library resources and services. His responsibilities in this area include:

  • Facilitate communication between the Library and the School
  • Advise LLC staff and students on Library policies and procedures
  • Oversee the library collections development for LLC subject areas
  • Make sure that the School’s annual library funds are spent efficiently
  • Answer LLC subject related resource questions
  • Provide information skills training to students and staff as required, either in class or on a one-to-one basis

He is an active member of the UK China, Japan and Korea Library Groups, and of the European Association of Sinological Librarians.