Y Vy Truong (she/her) is a second generation Vietnamese settler whose work takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples, including the three title holding nations, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), skx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlílwətaʔ/sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and Qiqéyt (Qayqyat) First Nations.
In 2018, she graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC), with a Bachelors in Art, double majoring in English Literature and History, and a minor in Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies (ACAM). That year she was apart of the inaugural cohort awarded the Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
As a writer, researcher, and community organizer, she is the librarian of joss paper library, which is a research collective and community led library located in Vancouver’s Chinatown, collecting self- and independently- published works that centre the Asian diaspora. Focusing on creating avenues for equitable research practices, her primary interests are in information studies, digital stewardship, and community-led archival preservation projects.