Speaker
Tseng Shu-hsien
Director of the National Taiwan Library
          ​Tseng Shu-hsien is an M.A. and Ph.D. graduate in Library and Information Technology Science from the Institute of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University. She was also a researcher at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
          ​Tseng Shu-hsien’s career at the National Taiwan Library began in 1980. She was posted at a few branches of the library and was in charge of the Promotion Section, Children’s Room, and then served as Director of the Minsheng Branch during 1985-1987. After that she became Division Head of the Information Department and Executive Secretary of the National Assembly for 10 years. Later in 1998 she was appointed Director of Taipei Public Library. Because of its environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient design, as well as its aesthetically unique architecture, the Beitou Public Library is the most well-known branch in Taipei and recognized as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
          In January 2014, she was appointed Director of the National Taiwan Library. She was the first female director-general in the 76 years of the library’s existence.
          Tseng Shu-hsien was awarded the Fourth Annual Important Contribution to National Infrastructure by Government Employee Award conferred by the Sun Yunsuan Academic Foundation in 1999. The Taipei Public Library was also ISO 9002 certified during her tenure as Director (1998-2009), and she was awarded “First Government Service Quality Award” in 2009.