School of Information News

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) board of directors is pleased to announce Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director, School of Information has been elected as its 2019 President Elect.

Congratulations to Bill Fisher, Professor Emeritus who will be inducted into the Special Libraries Association (SLA ) Hall of Fame at the SLA conference in June in Cleveland.  This award is in recognition of Bill’s tremendous contributions to SLA throughout his career.  Fisher is a professor emeritus at San Jose State University’s School of Information, where he joined the faculty in 1988 after a teaching stint at UCLA. He was named a Fellow of SLA in 1998, served as president of SLA in 2002-2003, and received the John Cotton Dana Award in 2008. He served as president of the SLA Southern California Chapter in 1986-1987, as president of the San Andreas Chapter in 1996-1997, and as chair of the Leadership and Management Division in 2010.

Dr. Michele Villagran’s publication, Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 2nd edition, is one of the recipients of the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award.

In addition, Dr. Villagran received a grant from Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (AALL) to continue her work with cultural intelligence in law libraries. Dr. Villagran spoke about this topic in the recent faculty research committee meet-up.

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