Jill Hurst-Wahl

Jill Hurst-Wahl

Associate Professor of Practice | Director, MS in Library and Information Science & MS LIS with School Media Specialization Programs

208 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-1070

jahurst@syr.edu

http://www.hurstassociates.com

Overview

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 current areas of interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession.

Besides being an avid blogger, Jill is a frequent author and speaker.

Jill is currently a current member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practice Council. She is a former member of the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors (2011-2013) and of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (2007-2012).

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.

Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Jill has lived for more than half of her life in New York State.  She is graduate of Elmira College and received her MLS from the University of Maryland.

Videos:  Videos of Jill speaking include these... 

Short Bio:  Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of both its library and information science & LIS with school media specialization programs.  A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for expanding the career opportunities for LIS graduates.  She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council.  Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession.

Research

Rather than engaging in pure research, Jill participates in library, IT and entrepreneur communities to discover new ideas and bring them into the classroom.

Teaching

In the last few years, Jill has taught:
  • IST 600: Effective Search Techniques
  • IST 601: Information and Information Environments
  • IST 605: Information Resources: Users & Services
  • IST 613: Library Services Planning, Marketing & Assessment
  • IST 626: Business Information Resources & Strategic Intelligence
  • IST 677: Creating, Managing and Preserving Digital Assets
  • IST 735: Copyright for Information Professionals

Personal

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.

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST605 M001 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Spring 2016 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST735 M800 Copyright for Information Prof
Spring 2015 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST605 M001 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2013 IST735 M800 Copyright for Information Prof
Spring 2014 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Summer 2014 IST601 M030 Info. & Info Environments
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IST605 M001 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2012 IST735 M800 Copyright for Information Prof
Spring 2013 IST677 M001 Creating Digital Assets
Spring 2013 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Summer 2013 IST600 M019 Effective Search Techniques
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST605 M001 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2011 IST605 M002 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2011 IST600 M804 Copyright
Fall 2011 IST600 M010 Effective Search Techniques
Spring 2012 IST677 M800 Creating Digital Assets
Spring 2012 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
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 2011 IST613 M001 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2011 IST677 M001 Creating Digital Assets
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST676 M001 Digital Libraries
Fall 2009 IST677 M001 Creating Digital Assets
Fall 2009 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
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2009 IST677 M001 Creating Digital Assets
Spring 2009 IST626 M001 Bus Info Res & Strat Intel
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST840 M006 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2007 IST600 M008 Second Life and Librarianship
Spring 2008 IST677 M001 Creating Digital Assets
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2007 IST677 M001 Creating Digital Assets
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2006 IST677 M001 Creating Digital Assets
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