Rou Chia Lin received a B.A. from the College of the World College of Journalism in Taiwan. After graduating, she worked as an Assistant Cataloguer at Shih Chen Economic College for six years. Later, she worked as Assistant Librarian at The Institute of International Relations, where she had frequent contact with legal materials. In 1985, she moved to United States, and received her M.L.S. from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. In 1988, she joined the Hofstra University Law School Library as a Acquisition Librarian.