A graduate from the Master of Library Science program at Syracuse University, he came back to Vietnam and served as Head of the Library Science Department, Van Hanh University, until the fall of Saigon in May 1975. In 1981, he emigrated to Canada. After having worked as a government librarian for 15 years, he joined the University of Saskatchewan, as Head of Cataloguing Department (1997-2000) and then Head of Technical Services Division (2000-2003). He has published both in Library Science and in History. He took retirement from the University of Saskatchewan in July 2006 with the rank of Librarian Emeritus.
Full Circle: Memoir of A Vietnamese-Canadian Librarian
In Full Circle: Memoir of A Vietnamese-Canadian Librarian, Vinh-The Lam tells the story of his journey from American-trained librarian in South Vietnam to Librarian Emeritus in Canada. After becoming the first US-educated President of the Vietnamese Library Association (VLA) in 1974, Lam worked alon...