President-Elect, Harry Bruce
Harry Bruce is a professor and the Dean of the Information School of the University of Washington. Before coming to the University of Washington in 1998, Harry was a faculty member in the Department of Information Studies at the University of Technology in Sydney. Harry is a recipient of the
ASIS&T UMI Doctoral Dissertation award. He has served as a member of the JASIST editorial board. He is a passionate and effective leader and advocate for the discipline of information science and the information professions. His research and scholarship focus on the study of human information behavior. The purpose of this work is to develop a deeper understanding of how people need, seek and use information in their professional and everyday lives. The new knowledge generated by this research is used to inform the development or enhancement of resources, services and technologies that facilitate information access and use. Harry's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Washington State Library, and the Australian Department of Employment Education and Training.