Director of the Library & Information Science Program at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.
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 on digitization and social media, Jill is a frequent author and speaker.
Jill is currently a member of the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors, 2011-2013.
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.