President-Elect, Sandra Hirsh

Sandra Hirsh

Sandra Hirsh is Professor and Director of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Before joining SJSU in 2010, Hirsh leveraged her knowledge as an information professional to pursue career opportunities with leading global companies for more than a decade -- as a senior user experience manager at Microsoft and director of the Information Research Program at HP Labs. Formerly serving on the faculty at the University of Arizona, she earned her PhD from UCLA and a MLIS from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on information-seeking behavior and understanding the information needs of a broad spectrum of users, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and IMLS. She holds five U.S. patents. Hirsh has served ASIS&T in many capacities since joining in 1994, including as Chair of the Information Professionals Task Force since 2011, on conference organizing and program planning committees (chairing the industry and practitioners tracks, and posters), and a frequent conference presenter. While serving as SJSU Faculty Advisor, SJSU was named ASIS&T Student Chapter of the Year in 2012.