Having worked in both public and academic libraries, Xiaoli Li has a wide range of experience with cataloging. She is an active advocate for continuing education and a trainer for "Cataloging for the 21st Century," a Library of Congress initiative. She has made numerous presentations and authored several journal articles on serials control. She chaired OCLC Post Pinyin Conversion Cleanup Project and planed several major projects for the libraries where she has worked, including Yale University Libraries, University of Washington Libraries, and most currently UC Davis.
Xiaoli Li is currently Department Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the General Library of University of California, Davis. She is a member of UC Cataloging & Metadata Common Interest Group and has been actively involved in the UC Next Generation Technical Services Initiatives.