The 2013 Access Services Conference will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on November 6-8 in Atlanta, GA with a keynote presented by Sandra Hirsh.
Sandra Hirsh is Professor and Director of the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University, which offers fully online graduate degree programs to more than 2000 students around the world. Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. As an industry user experience researcher, leader, and manager, 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 was previously an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, and has taught courses for San José State University and the University of Washington. Dr. Hirsh’s research focuses on information-seeking behavior and understanding the information needs of a broad spectrum of users. Her leadership roles include serving on LIS committees for the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Special Libraries Association (SLA), as well as locally on Palo Alto’s Library Advisory Commission. Her library experience ranges from academic, public, to special libraries.