Associate Professor of Practice
Director, Masters in Library & Information Science
208 Hinds Hall
Throughout her career, Jill Hurst-Wahl has blended library science, information technology and entrepreneurship. During her career, Jill has:
- worked in information technology as a trainer and a programmer/analyst.
- managed two corporate libraries.
- started her own consulting practice.
Her areas of interest include:
- Digital libraries
- Online social networking
- Web x.0
Besides being an avid blogger, Jill is a frequent author and speaker.
Jill is currently a member of the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors, 2011-2013. She is a former member of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (2007-2012) and a current member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council.
In 2012, Jill was given the Jeffrey Katzer Professor of the Year Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member for outstanding teaching, advising and service. In 2012, the recipient was selected by iSchool graduate students. In 2007, Jill was honored as the "Minority Small Business" Champion by the Syracuse office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Syracuse SBA office covers 34 counties in Upstate New York. In 1993, she received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the South Central Research Library Council for work with the corporate librarians in the Southern Tier.
Short Bio: Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of its library and information science program. She is a member of SLA’s Board of Directors and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council. A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for expanding the career opportunities for LIS graduates.
Rather than engaging in pure research, Jill participates in library, IT and entrepreneur communities to discover new ideas and bring them into the classroom.
In the last few years, Jill has taught:
- IST 735: Copyright for Information Professionals
- IST 605: Information Resources: Users & Services
- IST 613: Library Services Planning, Marketing & Assessment
- IST 626: Business Information Resources & Strategic Intelligence
- IST 676: Digital Libraries
- IST 677: Creating, Managing and Preserving Digital Assets
Jill is active in the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and has held positions both at the local and association levels. Currently, Jill is member of the SLA Board of Directors (2011-2013) as serves as a liaison to several SLA units and committees. She is also a member of the New York Library Association (NYLA) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).
In 2007, Jill was appointed to a five-year term on the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, which advises the Regents on policy and other matters concerning libraries across the state. In 2009, she was appointed to the USNY Technology Policy and Practice Council (TPPC).
A resident of Central New York, Jill likes working in the yard to grow flowers, herbs and a few vegetables. She enjoys spicy foods and has become a connoisseur of hot sauces.
|Fall 2013||IST605||M001||Reference& Info Literacy Svces||
|Fall 2013||IST735||M800||Copyright for Information Prof||
|Summer 2013||IST600||M019||Effective Search Techniques|
|Spring 2013||IST677||M001||Creating Digital Assets|
|Spring 2013||IST613||M002||Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess|
|Fall 2012||IST605||M001||Reference& Info Literacy Svces|
|Fall 2012||IST735||M800||Copyright for Information Prof|
|Spring 2012||IST677||M800||Creating Digital Assets|
|Spring 2012||IST613||M002||Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess|
|Fall 2011||IST605||M001||Reference& Info Literacy Svces|
|Fall 2011||IST605||M002||Reference& Info Literacy Svces|
|Fall 2011||IST600||M010||Effective Search Techniques|
|Spring 2011||IST613||M001||Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess|
|Spring 2011||IST677||M001||Creating Digital Assets|
|Fall 2010||IST605||M001||Reference& Info Literacy Svces|
|Fall 2010||IST605||M002||Reference& Info Literacy Svces|
|Fall 2010||IST626||M001||Bus Info Res & Strat Intel|
|Spring 2010||IST677||M001||Creating Digital Assets||
|Spring 2010||IST613||M004||Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess||
|Spring 2010||IST600||M009||Copyright Law in the Dig. Age||
|Fall 2009||IST676||M001||Digital Libraries||
|Fall 2009||IST677||M001||Creating Digital Assets||
|Fall 2009||IST626||M001||Bus Info Res & Strat Intel||
|Spring 2009||IST677||M001||Creating Digital Assets||
|Spring 2009||IST626||M001||Bus Info Res & Strat Intel||