Dr. Sandra Hirsh
Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education, San José State University
Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education at San José State University (SJSU). She has previously served as Professor and Director of the SJSU School of Information and has worked in the Silicon Valley at HP Labs, Microsoft, and LinkedIn.
She is very active professionally. She is a Past President of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), and she also holds leadership roles in the American Library Association (ALA) and in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). She is an ASIS&T Distinguished Member. She co-founded and co-chairs the global virtual Library 2.0 conference series (https://www.library20.com/).
She published a book entitled Blockchain, as book 3 in the ALA Library Futures Series (2020) and an introductory textbook entitled Information Services Today: An Introduction (3rd edition, 2022). She is currently working on a book, Library 2035: Imagining the Next Generation of Libraries, which will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2024.