New Faces at the Libraries: Anlin Yang

March 3, 2021

The Libraries are happy to introduce Anlin Yang, our new East Asian Studies Librarian! 

It was while volunteering with the Asian Division, Library of Congress, that Anlin first decided she wanted to become an East Asian Studies Librarian. She went on to become an East Asian Cataloging Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries. When Anlin discovered the UW-Madison Libraries’ East Asian Studies Librarian posting, she knew it would be the perfect opportunity for her to realize her dream. 

Since joining the Libraries in June 2020, Anlin has especially enjoyed the instruction and collection development components of her position. Looking ahead, she is excited to explore all the libraries on campus and to finally meet colleagues in person!

A perfect day in Madison for Anlin is sunshine-filled while she’s working, after which she would visit the Hilldale Shopping Center and enjoy a cup of bubble tea. Once the weather warms up, she’s looking forward to checking out Lake Mendota and trying the famous Babcock Dairy ice cream. 

Anlin is currently involved in a handful of professional associations, including the Council of East Asian Libraries (CEAL) and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA).

Four Fun Facts about Anlin:

  1. Favorite book: One Hundred Years of Solitude 
  2. Standout UW-Madison fact she’s learned: Chinese students started to attend UW-Madison a century ago!
  3. Favorite color: Any bright colors 
  4. Something surprising: I really like the smell of paint. It smells as sweet as fruit and candy to me!