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Xi Shi PhD

Xi Shi, PhD

Xi Shi, PhD

Professor, Library Services

Library, Room 4207


Xi Shi, PhD, came to the College in 1990 with more than 20 years of teaching experience, joining as a full-time faculty member and earning the rank of Professor in 2005. Dr. Shi is responsible for managing electronic information services and resources at the library. She also teaches research skills classes and provides basic library instruction to students and faculty at all levels.

As a faculty librarian, Dr. Shi contributes to the RCC Library’s collection development, which is progressing rapidly toward increased digital access to academic and scholarly information for students and the community. The Library strives to provide advanced information services to keep students and faculty current with the technologically progressive learning environment.


  • Bachelor of Science, International Studies University, Shanghai, China, 1980
  • Master of Education, Rutgers University, 1988
  • Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1990
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Management Information Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2000


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship, 1995
  • Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Information Management, 2000
  • Rockland Community College President’s Award for Research & Scholarship, 2002

Professional Accomplishments/Affiliations

  • RCC Faculty Senator since 2010
  • American Library Association
  • American Society of Information Science
  • The State University of New York Library Association


  • Shi, X., Holahan, P. J., & Jurkat, M. (2004). Satisfaction Formation Processes in Library Users: Understanding Multisource Effects. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 30(2), 122-131.
  • Shi, X., & Levy, S. (2005). A Theory-guided Approach to Library Services Assessment. College & Research Libraries, 66(3), 266-277.
  • Shi, X., & Levy, S. (2008). Information Literacy for Learners of the Information Age, Mason OH: Thomson.