Stepping into the Future: Perspectives on a changing profession with Sandra Hirsh, Director of the SLIS at SJSU

Where: Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant
424 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA, 94111
(415) 268-3900

When: Wednesday, February 16

The library and information field is continually changing to accommodate new technologies, communication behaviors, and types of information. Hirsh will discuss trends in the profession and approaches to responding to this rapid evolution of the profession, drawing on experiences from working in academic and industry settings and from perspectives gained from leading the largest and completely online graduate school of library and information science.

Sandra Hirsh is Professor and Director of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at two major global technology companies: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. While in these leadership positions, she contributed to R&D research projects and influenced the user experience of web, mobile, and TV consumer products resulting in 5 U.S. patents. She has experience as a faculty member at several academic institutions, including the University of Arizona and the University of Washington. She has also worked as a librarian at academic and special libraries, as well as an active advocate for public library services. Her research record has included published work on information-seeking behavior in both industrial and academic settings, as well as focused on the information needs of different user populations. She has been involved in leadership roles in the American Society for Information Science & Technology(ASIST) and the American Library Association (ALA), as well as locally on the City of Palo Alto’s Library Advisory Commission.

Please join us as we honor your colleagues with the following SLA-SF awards for 2010:

Professional Achievement Award – Chris Orr
Horizon Award – Judy Bolstad
Student Award – Alys Tryon

5:30 – 6:30 Registration, networking and appetizers
6:30 – 7:00 SLA-SF and BayNet announcements and awards presentation
7:00 – 8:00 Program with Q&A following

Menu: A variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served, as will non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from a no-host bar.

Cost: $25 for BayNet/SLA members, $30 for non-members and guests, and $20 for students, retired, and unemployed.

DEADLINE: Please register online or mail your check by Tuesday, February 8.

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