Frederick Chan

Frederick Chan

Senior Cataloging Librarian 

Email: fchan@wulaw.wustl.edu
Phone: (314) 935-6415
Office: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 455J

 

Education

 

B.A. 1979, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
M.A. in Library Science 1984, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Profile

 

Professional Affiliations: American Association of Law Libraries; Asian American Law Librarian Caucus; Mid-America Association of Law Libraries; Southwestern Association of Law Libraries.

As Senior Cataloging Librarian, Frederick Chan catalogs library materials in English and other languages like Chinese, French and German, and in all formats including electronic resources to enhance access to legal information in the Law Collection, and on the Internet. Frederick adheres to national standard in cataloging, and does maintenance of bibliographic records, authority control of name, subject, and series title heading to provide accurate and consistent bibliographical description.

Prior to joining the Law Library, Frederick worked as Cataloger, and Government Documents Librarian at the Law Library at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, for 5 years and as Anglo-American Cataloger at the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library at Columbia University in New York for a decade. His other library experiences in cataloging include U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Library, Hong Kong Polytechnic Library, and San Antonio Public Library.

Frederick had authored several articles on his experience in cataloging including, “From monograph to serial: the recataloging of two Bureau of National Affairs series” in Technical Services Law Librarian, v.33, no.3; “Managing Arkansas state documents collection: a challenging task” in Arkansas Libraries, v. 64, no.1/2; “Reclassification of a law collection” in Technical Services Law Librarian, v.30, no.3, and Arkansas Libraries, v.61, no.4.