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Elizabeth Shi-Jue Lee Tai

Elizabeth Shi-Jue Lee Tai, Chinese library director. Named City Employee of Year, City of Poquoson, Virginia, 1989; recipient Letter of Commendation, Virginia Governor James Gilmore III, 2001, Unsung Hero/Heroine award National Cheng Kung University North America Alumni and Foundation, 2003.


  • Tai, Elizabeth Shi-Jue Lee was born on August 12, 1942 in Si-Ann, China. Arrived in the United States, 1965. Daughter of Jun-Yee Lee and Fang-Yee Liu.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English Language and Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1965. Master in Library and Information Science, Texas Woman's University, 1967.


    • Senior library Queens (New York ) Borough Public Library., 1967-1973. Assistant regional library Cincinnati Public Library., Library. for Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1973-1975. Library Georgia State Library., Atlanta, 1975-1978.

      Director Poquoson (Virginia) Public Library., since 1979.


    Volunteer American Red Cross York County chapter, Virginia, since 1980. Member York County School Systems Extend Program Council, 1997. Member Virginia social services board York County/City of Poquoson, 2002—2009.

    Board member Peninsula Retired Senior Volunteer Program Council, Newport News, 1994—1999, chairman, 2000. Board directors Peninsula Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 2001—2008, secretary, 2002—2005. Member American Library Association, Virginia Library.

    Association (treasurer since 2009), Virginia Public Library. Directors Association (region 3 representative 2003-2005, treasurer, 2004-2008, Outstanding Public Relations award 1998, 2001, 02, 04, 06, 07, Outstanding Facility award 1998, Outstanding Young Adult Program award 1999, Outstanding Children's Program award 1999, Outstanding Library. Staff award 2003, Outstanding Virginia Public Library.

    Director award 2004), Virginia Peninsula Chinese American Association (board member since 2004, president 2006-2008), Tidewater Area Library. Directors Council,Kiwanis Club (charter member Tabb chapter, chairman youth program since 2005).



    Reading, gardening, swimming, tennis.


    • Married Hsiang Tai, December 29, 1969. Children: Alan C., Victoria C., Brian C.
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    Born August 12, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1965
      National Cheng Kung University
    • 1967
      Texas Woman's University
    • 1967 - 1973
      Senior, library Queens (New York ) Borough Public Library
    • 1973 - 1975
      assistant, regional library Cincinnati Public Library
    • 1975 - 1978
      library Georgia State Library
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1979
      director, Poquoson (Virginia) Public Library