Grace Liu

Grace Liu

Associate Professor; Business Librarian

Subject areas include accounting, economics, finance,
management, and marketing.

Phone: 610-436-2917


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Grace Liu is an Associate Professor and Business Librarian at FHG Library. Before she joined West Chester University, she worked as a Business Librarian at the University of Maine for five years. Her research interest focuses on information literacy, data literacy, and leveraging the knowledge of business librarianship to advance the value of libraries for student success. In recent years, she conducted research and initiated grant projects on diverse topics including a rapid systematic review of ideas for college student retention, engaging students in an evidence-based decision-making process to establish a student-led peer-mentoring program for the College of Business and Public Management, developing a roadmap for libraries to engage in campus effort in closing equity and achievement gaps, enhancing students' information literacy for career preparation, student entrepreneurial intentions, and raising awareness of academic librarians in data quality issues.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Maine, 2019
Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
LLM in Civil and Business Law, Law School, Ningbo University, 2008
LLB, School of Law, Harbin Engineering University, 2003

Recent Publications

Liu, G. (forthcoming). Introducing a 4-step Strategy for Evaluating Online Sources. College & Research Libraries News.

Liu, G. & Pajewski, A. (2023). Leveraging Campus Partnerships: Developing and Promoting a Learning Module to Scaffold Students’ Ability to Evaluate Online Sources. The Loex Conference Proceedings.

Liu, G., Frank, S., Dawson, E., & Olaniyi, O. (2023). Librarians’ attitudes, needs, and barriers to participating in international conferences: A survey of ALA members. International Journal of Librarianship, 8(3), 4-25.

Liu, G. (2023). Business students’ experiences, perceptions, and motivations toward business research and information literacy: Ideas for better library practices. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 1-29.

Liu, G. (2022). Concept mapping: Activities for complex business research or experiential learning projects. In Snipes, G. et al. (Eds.) Teaching Business Information Literacy (Chapter 17). Association of College & Research Libraries.

Liu, G. (2022). Creating Dynamic Information Literacy (IL) Learning Opportunities for Business Students. Academic BRASS. Vol. 17(2).

Liu, G. (2021). Exploring the information needs of student entrepreneurs: A meta-narrative review. Journal of Business and Financial Librarianship.

Curtis, N., Liu, G. & Engelsen, A. (2021). Workshops mise en place: Working with campus partners to cook up tech workshops in the library. In Buljung & Bongiovanni (Eds.) ACRL Scholarly Communications Cookbook (Section IV). Association of College & Research Libraries.

Liu, G., Guth., L. & Stonebraker., I. (2021). “Information Has Value” in business library instruction: Approaching the frame three ways. Journal of Business and Financial Librarianship.

Liu, G. (2021). Challenges and opportunities for business library instructions during the pandemic. Ticker: The American Business Librarianship Review. Vol. 5(2).

Liu, G. (2021). Moving up the ladder of source assessment: Expanding the CRAAP Test with critical thinking and metacognition. College & Research Libraries News. Vol. 82(2).

Liu, G. (2021). Organizing Student Focus Groups for Research Projects in Business Librarianship: What Works and What Maybe Not [Working Paper].

Liu, G. (2021). Business librarians’ roles in supporting AACSB accreditation: A discussion about the potentials. Academic BRASS. Vol. 16(2).

Liu, G. (2021). Systematic Reviews in Business: Are Business Librarians Ready? Academic BRASS. Vol. 16 (1).

Liu, G., & Mattson, M. (2020). Best practices from the World Libraries Photo Gallery Project: Engaging global libraries. International Information & Library Review, 52(1), 73-78.

Liu, G. (2020). Data quality problems troubling business and financial researchers: A literature review and synthetic analysis. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship.

Liu, G. (2020). The future of BRASS. Academic BRASS. Vol.15(2).

Liu, G. (2020). Information literacy: Conversations with business faculty. Academic BRASS. Vol.15(1).

Liu, G. (2019). Strategizing framework integration: A reflection from the engaging with ACRL framework workshop. ACRL Instruction Section Semi-Annual Newsletter. Vol.36(2).

Liu, G (2019). Instructional design for framework-integrated active learning sessions. Academic BRASS. Vol.14(2).

Liu, G. (2019). Business financial benchmarking. Online Searcher, 43(1), 40-45.

Liu, G. (2019). Database review: Business Premium Collection. Journal of Business and Financial Librarianship,

Other Publication:
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