Curriculum Vitae

San Jose State University, Master of Library and Information Science, 2008

University of San Francisco, Master of Arts, Asia-Pacific Studies, 2001

Beloit College (Wisconsin, USA), Bachelor of Arts, Modern Languages & Literatures (Chinese & Japanese), 1996

Assistant Librarian, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, 2010-2017

Information literacy instructor
Subject liaison for Sociology, Physical Education and China Studies-Sociology departments
Thesis Coordinator
Copyright representative

Scholarly Communications Librarian, 2015-17
Created and coordinated the first program of scholarly communications services comprising instruction, reference and outreach for copyright, authors’ rights and research visibility at a university in East Asia

Created data management standards and data literacy training program in support of Library’s Digital Scholarship program.

Managed Hong Kong Baptist University’s research output copyright status for its Research Assessment Exercise in 2014, allowing worldwide panelists to assess university research output.

Advocated for and administered metadata and OAI-PMH settings in BePress Digital Commons Institutional Repository and Library-curated Digital Scholarship databases to be externally open and visible

Oversaw a 270% increase in Institutional Repository content partnered with implementation of PlumX Dashboard, an organization-level altmetric tool.

Co-drafted one of the first Open Access thesis licenses in Hong Kong

Collection Management Librarian, 2010-2015

Drafted first collection management review guidelines at Hong Kong Baptist University

Initiated successful partnership communicating repurposing library space and collection deduplication efforts with faculty

Managed a multi-year project strategically identifying collections to allow for repurposing of library space—transforming a traditional print, owner-based collection to a digitally accessible one—allowing planning and execution of 1/3 of library to transition from collection storage to research and learning spaces aimed at a variety of learning styles.

Systems Librarian, INNOVATIVE INTERFACES INC. Emeryville, Calif., 2004-2005

WebOPAC Specialist, Help Desk.

Communicated support and actively maintained Integrated Library Systems through UNIX-level server access across hundreds of libraries worldwide

Specialized in supporting Chinese Japanese Korean language libraries

Prioritized advising libraries on how best to meet their desired outcomes within the limits of III software

Research Associate, UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, 2000-2003

Cataloger of unique materials, primarily in Chinese, to a small research institute & provided reference for visiting scholars, faculty and PhD students engaged in research on early contact between Christian Europe and Ming and early Qing Dynasty China (1368-1773)

Production editor coordinator between authors and editors of two institute research monograph publications—a descriptive catalog of Chinese documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome & a collection of conference papers from a 2001 conference in Beijing


Bonham & Butterfield’s Auctioneers, San Francisco, Asian Art Inventory Intern, 2005-06
Asian Art Museum, Library, San Francisco, Cataloging Intern, 2007-10
San Francisco Public Library, Borrower Services, 2006-2010


Library Expansion Planning Group, Hong Kong Baptist University, collections & space coordinator 2010-2015

Remote Storage selection, transfer and Library space repurposing, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2012-14

Research Assessment Exercise, Hong Kong Baptist University, coordinator for copyright, 2013-15

JSTOR print serial deduplication, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014

Reference, Current Journals and Audiovisual (Multimedia) areas relocation and repurposing, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013-16

Academic Commons & Multimedia Centre expansion, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014-17


Research Data Tools Series Week: ArcGIS, SPSS & Data Management for Research Assistants, Hong Kong Baptist University, March 2017

Open Access Week: Author’s Rights & Altmetics, Hong Kong Baptist University, October 2016

Digital Humanities & the Historical Archive Symposium, Hong Kong Baptist University, May 2016

Open Access Week: Data Services & Open Access Publishing Workshop, October 2015


Wu, Xiaoxin ed. Encounters & dialogues: Changing perspectives on Chinese-Western exchanges from the 16th to 18th centuries. Sankt Augustin: Monumenta Serica, 2005.

Chan, Albert. Chinese books and documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome: a descriptive catalogue, Japonica-Sinica I-IV. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2002.


University Representative, Joint University Librarians Advisory Council Copyright Committee, Hong Kong, 2010-17
Secretary, Digital Scholarship Panel, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2015-17
Secretary, Institutional Repository Committee, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2016-17
University Representative, Joint University Librarians Advisory Council Collaborative Collection Management Task Force, 2014-15


Library representative, Conversazione: Informal panel on Academic Publishing, Taylor & Francis Asia-Pacific, 2016-17
member, Institutional Repository Advisory Board, Figshare, 2017-18


Mentor, Hong Kong Library Association, 2013-15
Mentor, Hong Kong Libraries Connect, 2016-17
member, Networked Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations, 2014-17
member, Open Science Foundation, 2016-17


Deyrup, Marta Mestrovic, Jacob Kayruki, Tina Mullins, Heather Joseph and Brian
Minihan. (2016) “Digital Trends and the Global Community: Celebrating Open Access Week.” International Information and Library Review, 48:1, 31-36.

Minihan, Brian (2014) “Seeing the trees through the forest: Centralising collection management in academic libraries in Hong Kong,” Library Management 35:1, 37-45.


Minihan, Brian. “Newton’s First law and ETDs: Scholarly communication at a liberal arts university in Hong Kong.” in ETD 2015 India: 18th Symposium on Electronic Theses & Dissertations. November 4 – 6, 2015 New Delhi, India.


Postgraduate research data workshop: Best practices working with research data, Research Data Tools Series Week, 23 March 2017.

Know your rights! What’s new in academic publishing. Open Access Week Hong Kong, 28 October 2016.

Altmetrics: How your publications are being shared, Open Access Week Hong Kong, 27 October 2016.

Research data workshop for postgraduates at Hong Kong Baptist University. 13 April 2016.

Data Services and Open Access Publishing Workshop, Open Access Week Hong Kong, 22 October 2015.


Data Driven Scholarship Autumn Institute, by staff from University of Illinois-
Champaign-Urbana, University of Hong Kong 2016

Data Curation Spring Institute, by staff from University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology 2015

ACRL, Information Literacy Immersion Program (teacher track)
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology 2013

Hong Kong University Libraries Library Leadership Institute, Taipei 2013

Certificate of Successful Study of Chinese Language and Literature 進修証明書,漢語及中國文學 Fudan University, Shanghai, PRC 1995


Mandarin Chinese 繁體中文

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