Barbara Chen

Barbara Chen is Director of Bibliographic Information Services and Editor of the MLA International Bibliography at the Modern Language Association. With a focus on literature, language, linguistics, film, pedagogy and folklore, the Bibliography is the most comprehensive research tool available to humanities scholars today . Prior to her tenure at the MLA beginning in early 2001, Barbara was Associate Director of Indexing Services at the H. W. Wilson Company, responsible for databases such as Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, Business Periodicals Index and Index to Legal Periodicals. She is a past president of the American Society for Indexing New York Chapter and has been a member of the PSP Committee for Digital Innovation since 2004.