Bertha Chang


She / Her

Interim Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy

Phone: (919) 515-0886


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Subject Specialist Areas

  • Engineering
  • Textiles


  • Mandarin (Advanced Speaking)
  • Chinese (Traditional characters) (Intermediate Reading & Writing)

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Recent Works

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Shout-outs From My Colleagues

A big Shout Out to Bertha, Silvia, and Cole for working with me to conduct a soft launch of our publishing workshop series for NC State! What started as an idea 2 years ago was realized over the last 2 weeks. Silvia, Bertha, and Cole were the dream team to work with - from brainstorming the when, where, how, who, what, and why at the early states, to setting everything up in REPORTER, to generating outreach to all corners of campus, to configuring all of the intricate features of Zoom, securing and facilitating colleagues to be instructors for the workshops, and doing the workshop wrap-up and assessment. I'm grateful to get to work with them every day!

— Hilary Davis

The NIH extended its commitment to public access to NIH-funded research results which became mandated in late January 2023. Research administrators and researchers across NC State have been gearing up by learning the newly expanded requirements for research data management and sharing for NIH. And alongside them have been librarians from the Research Data, Sharing, Management, and Access (RDSMA) team. Members of this team contributed to calls for input by NIH as the NIH was preparing to expand their commitment to public access to research results. Members of RDSMA partnered with campus research leadership to develop outreach and guidance for researchers applying for NIH grants. When the newly expanded NIH policies were implemented in late January 2023, the RDSMA was ready to help researchers create and refine their NIH data management and sharing plans and figure out they best ways to share and preserve data. Along with the full RDSMA team, lots of credit to Bertha Chang (C&RS), Moira Downey (RFS), and Susan Ivey (RFS) who led the way. And a special note of appreciation to Danica Lewis (C&RS) who led the review of several draft data management and sharing plans by researchers seeking NIH grant funds since late January. I am grateful to these colleagues for collaborating across campus and for stepping up and supporting research excellence at NC State.

— Hilary Davis

Earlier this week, Bertha and Alexa participated in the ABET accreditation visit as part of the College of Engineering's accreditation renewal process. They prepared extremely well for the visit, they arranged spaces for the visiting committee to meet with representatives from the departments in the College of Engineering, they met with one of the accreditors and gave a tour of Hunt while answering the accreditor's questions about how the Libraries supports engineering students. This was a very high profile visit and Bertha and Alexa did an outstanding job representing the Libraries and showcasing our support for the College of Engineering!

— Hilary Davis

I have learned so much from Bertha and could go on and on listing ways that I admire her. Bertha’s generous guidance as well as her sharing of experience and knowledge have benefited me hugely as a new member on the engineering librarian team. When I meet with College of Engineering faculty, they always speak with great respect of her commitment to instruction and support of faculty, researchers, and students. Her background, skills, and leadership are invaluable to our Libraries and our campus. It is a great honor to have the opportunity to work with her, and I am thankful for her support and mentoring as I grow into the librarian I hope to be.

— Michelle Leonard