Myung-Ja “MJ” Han Selected as a Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders Fellow

Myung-Ja Han, librarian and head of Acquisitions and Cataloging Services at the University Library, has been chosen as a Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders Fellow at the University of Illinois. Han’s exceptional leadership skills and her notable accomplishments have identified her as an emerging leader on campus. This program celebrates her determination and hard work. 

Han was selected by the University’s Office of the Provost. Recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the University of Illinois’s accomplished staff, the Office of the Provost has acknowledged twelve exceptional professionals as Building Pathway Fellows. The Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders program is a year-long and focuses on leadership development. It commends those who demonstrate qualities of leadership and determination in their current positions at the University of Illinois. This program calls to celebrate emerging leaders, and it works to expand the number of academic leaders here on campus.

Han is known as a skilled professor and is a distinguished Metadata Librarian on campus, exhibiting strong characteristics of an academic leader. Furthermore, Han has completed prominent and notable research. Recently, in 2020, she researched the under usage of user tagging services in cultural heritage institutions, publishing her work in the journal of Library Resources & Technical Services. She has also published research in journals like the Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications and the Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.

Read more about the Provost’s Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders Fellow program at

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