About Center for Information Research and Innovation (CIRI)

Center for Information Research and Innovation at San Jose State University

Research Areas

The Center for Information Research and Innovation (CIRI) is organized around numerous research areas, including:

  • Digital Records and Curation Includes archives, records management, depositories, digitization, preservation
  • Information Access and Use Includes informatics, information behaviors, organization of information, information services
  • LIS Online Learning Includes online delivery methods, components of successful online delivery, online readiness, LIS education, MLIS skills
  • New Literacies and Learning Includes digital, visual and information literacy, reading, literature in multiple formats
  • Management and Leadership Includes libraries as organizations, as physical and virtual places, marketing, advocacy, leadership
  • Social Dynamics of Information Includes historical and contemporary topics relating to information and society
  • Technological Innovation and Change Includes impact of emerging trends and technologies on library and information services

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Our Governance

The work of the Center for Information Research and Innovation (CIRI) is guided by an international advisory board of leading researchers from the academy, government and industry. The board meets regularly to discuss research and professional issues requiring attention, to assess the role and impact of CIRI to date and to recommend priorities for development and resource allocation. For more, see full profiles of the board members

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Our Partners

Our partners collaborate on research projects, provide critical funding and engage in joint endeavors in research and innovation. CIRI partners include:

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Institutional Memberships

The School of Information at San José State University is proud to be a member of the following institutions:

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Contact Us

CIRI Coordinator
Email CIRI Coordinator Chris Hagar, PhD (408.924.2490)
Assistant Professor, School of Information, San José State University

iSchool Director
Email iSchool director Sandy Hirsh, PhD (408.924.2491)
Professor, School of Information, San José State University

Communication and Grant Development Coordinator
Email Lisa Valdez Lisa Valdez (408.924.2496)
Lecturer, School of Information, San José State University

Gateway PhD Coordinator
Email Sandy Hirsh, PhD Sandy Hirsh, PhD (408.924.2491)
Professor, School of Information, San José State University

CIRI Website Design and Maintenance
Email Derek Christiansen Derek Christiansen (408.924.2490)
Web Technologist, School of Information, San José State University

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