Guo-hua Wang joined the Robert W. Woodruff Library in the mid-1990s and provides library support to East Asian Studies at Emory. She earned her BA from Anhui University in China, her master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from Rosary College, and a specialist degree in Library Automation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Prior to Emory, she worked as the head librarian of the school of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the supervisor of supporting staff at the Fine Arts library of Harvard University, and the Search Unit Coordinator of Boston University General Library.
Guo-hua’s current responsibilities include East Asian collection management, original cataloging, library instruction, and research consultation.
Her scholarly publications include an article in the Journal of East Asian Libraries entitled “LLOLI: Language Learning Oriented Library Instruction” and two edited books. In order to publicize Emory library’s unique missionary archives, Guo-hua published the book, Guide to Archives of Missionaries to China Collected in Woodruff Library at Emory University in both English and Chinese. It has become an important reference book for scholars who are interested in the impact of Western missionaries on Chinese history and the early cultural exchanges between the two countries. Guo-hua’s interest in higher education in China and the US led to her most recently published article "China’s Higher Education Reform" in China Currents and her second book Roads to Ivy League Colleges.
Guo-hua actively participates in professional services. She is currently on the Board of Directors at the China Research Center in Atlanta, co-chair of the Professional Exchange Committee of the Society for Chinese Studies Librarians, and a member of the Editorial Board for the “Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets”. She is also a member of Beta Phi Mu, the honor society of International Library & Information Studies.