Sandra Hirsh, PhD | Professor
Statement of Research Interests and Perspectives
Dr. Sandra Hirsh's research focuses on information-seeking behavior and understanding the information needs, especially in relation to technology, of a broad spectrum of users in the United States and around the world. She has performed research both in academic and industrial research settings. As an industry researcher, 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. Her current research projects range from studying online education perspectives and readiness in other countries, information-seeking of online fantasy sports players, to emerging technologies and residency models for libraries.
Current Research Projects/Grants
The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS professionals, with Elaine Hall
Current Research Students
Representative Refereed Publications
Hirsh, S., Faires, D., & Hines, A. (in press). Perceptions and viability of launching LIS eLearning programs in developing countries: A Vietnam case study. In J.T. Du, Q. Zhu, & A. Koronios (Eds.), Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice.
Hirsh, S., Anderson, C., & Caselli, M. (2012). The reality of fantasy: Uncovering information-seeking behaviors and needs in online fantasy sports. CHI’12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 849–864.
Anderson, C., Hirsh, S. G., and Mohr, A. (2008). Wheels around the world: Windows Live mobile interface design. In CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Florence, Italy, April 05 - 10, 2008). ACM CHI '08, 2113-2128.
Hirsh, S. & Dinkelacker, J. (2004). Seeking information in order to produce information: An empirical study at Hewlett Packard Labs. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 55 (9), 807-817.
Hirsh, S. (2004). Domain knowledge and children’s search behavior. In: Youth Information Seeking Behavior: Theories, Models and Issues. Edited by Mary K. Chelton and Colleen Cool. Scarecrow Press. pp. 241-270.
Hirsh, S. & Dinkelacker, J. (2003). Impact of a Corporate Merger on the Information Seeking Behaviors of Research Practitioners. Proceedings of the 66th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting, Volume 40, 78-84.
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