Yaping Peter Liu
MLS, MCP, MCP+I, MCSE
Director of the Library
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Yaping Peter Liu has been the director of Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) Library since 2001. In addition to overseeing the library’s daily operation, Peter is also responsible for managing the Institute’s online catalog server (monti.miis.edu), a popular UNIX based integrated library automation system.
Prior to working at MIIS, Peter served as the Department Head of Library Systems Supports at University of Delaware from 1998 to 2001. In 2000, he successfully passed the Microsoft Examinations and became a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE). Peter studied and worked at Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1987 to 1997. In addition, Peter conducted researches as a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (1986) and Peking University (1998).
Peter is also active in professional organizations and community services. He is a member of American Library Association and has a life-time membership with the Chinese American Librarians Association. He enjoys sports activities such as basketball, hiking and swimming with family and friends. He regularly gives swimming lessons to students at Monterey Chinese School and is an enthusiastic participant of a local hiking club.