Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education at San José State University. She previously served as Director and Professor of the School of Information at San José State University from 2010-2020. Prior to joining San Jose State University, she worked in the Silicon Valley in R&D and consumer product development for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard Labs, Microsoft, and LinkedIn.
She co-founded and co-chairs the global virtual Library 2.0 conference series. She has held numerous leadership roles in professional associations, including having served as the president of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). She has recently served as the co-chair of the IFLA Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning standing committee. She is currently serving as the American Library Association Council representative for the International Relations Roundtable, and advisory board member for the Center for the Future of Libraries. She is President-Elect of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).
She is the editor of Information Services Today: An Introduction; the second edition was published in March 2018. Her book on Blockchain was published in 2019 as part of the ALA Future Series, Book #3 Blockchain. She holds both a bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from UCLA and a MLIS degree from the University of Michigan.