To help ASIS&T members (and potential members) learn more about the Information Science & Technology community, the careers available, and the value of ASIS&T membership, we’d like you to meet some of our awesome members.

Donald O. Case

Donald O. Case

Donald O. Case

Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky

Brief Career Biography: 
During college in Washington State I worked in an academic and a government library as a student worker, and volunteered in a public library. []

 


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Steve Hardin

Steve Hardin

Public Services Librarian, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University

Brief Career Biography: 
I started life after graduating from college in 1976 as a broadcast journalist, working mostly in radio. I decided to become a librarian because it’s a lot like reporting, actually – you just use books and online sources instead of interviewing people. []


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Sam Hastings

Samantha Hastings

Director and Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina

Brief Career Biography: 
Dr. S. K. Hastings joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science as director and professor in August 2006. []

 


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Suliman Hawamdeh

Suliman Hawamdeh

Professor and Program Coordinator, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Oklahoma

Brief Career Biography:
Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh is a Professor and Department Chair in the College of Information, University of North Texas. Prior to joining UNT in August 2010, he taught and coordinated the Master of Science in Knowledge Management []


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Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan

Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan

Full Professor of Information & Communication Studies, Aix-Marseille University – Marseille FRANCE

I attended my first ASIS&T Annual Meeting in 2009 in Vancouver as an Associate Professor in Information Studies. ASIS&T gives special attention to its new members and first conference attendees by staging a New Members’ Brunch.  During that brunch, I was rubbing shoulders with past and present ASIS&T presidents and renowned information science scholars. []


Michel Menou

Michel J. Menou

Michel Menou

Former Professor & Consultant in Knowledge and Information Management

Brief Career Biography: 
Having graduated in Public administration from the Institut d’ Etudes Politiques, University of Paris (better known as SciencesPo), thus supposedly being fit for any function, I had a quick experience in a Bank. I left promptly upon a friend’s advice to work at the design of an international information network. []

 


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Nancy Roderer

Nancy Roderer

Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University and Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland iSchool

Brief Career Biography: 
After enjoying an initial education in mathematics, computer science, and library and information science (University of Dayton, University of Maryland), I became a consultant and worked with a wide variety of libraries, government agencies, and other group with information to manage. []


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Candy Schwartz

Candy Schwartz

Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Simmons College

Brief Career Biography: 
My first two jobs after my bachelor’s degree in linguistics at McGill were envelope stuffer and souvenir salesgirl (yes, in those days we were called salesgirls). So, I looked through the McGill catalogue and decided that since I liked books and read fast, I could be a librarian .[]


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Amy Wallace

Amy Wallace

Associate Vice President Academic Affairs – Library & Continuous Improvement, California State University – Channel Islands

Brief Career Biography: 
Amy Wallace is currently the Associate Vice President Academic Affairs – Library & Continuous Improvement at California State University, Channel Islands (CI). She oversees the planning, operations, and budget for the John Spoor Broome Library, a digital teaching library []


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Julian Warner

Julian Warner

Faculty member, Queen’s University Management School

Brief career biography:
I graduated in English Language and Literature from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1977, completed a PhD in English Literature from Oxford University, worked as a library trainee at the University of York, and then took an MA in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield. []


Rebekah Willson

Rebekah Willson

Rebekah Willson

Charles Sturt University School of Information Studies

Testimony
ASIS&T 2014  in Seattle was not my first but it was my first as a PhD student on the job market. Besides the obvious goal of sharing my research, my aim was to network and make connections in my field. Being at a university in rural Australia means that there are few in researchers in my field and even fewer visiting scholars. []


Qin Jiang, Lu Zhang, Fan Yang, and Yu Zhao

Qin Jiang, Lu Zhang, Fan Yang, and Yu Zhao

Students’ Experience at ASIS&T Conference

We are four undergraduate students in the Department of Information Management of Peking University in China. We participated in ASIS&T conference at Seattle this November, to present our poster work on time constraint and task type effects on users’ search behaviors, coauthored with our advisor, Dr. Chang Liu. This was our first time to go abroad and attend an international academic conference, and it was fantastic. []