It is easy to say that Jill Hurst-Wahl is a a speaker, writer, researcher, educator, and consultant. The truth is she is a person who has worn many "hats" and thus brings a range of skills to whatever she does. Jill is:
- someone who has spent her entire career at the intersection of technology and information. Both run through everything she has done and continues to do.
results-driven facilitator and project manager.
in innovation, developing new ideas, and teaching others
how to brainstorm effectively.
a coach or mentor to new information professionals.
information professional who enjoys digging into
business questions and helping organization discern the answers.
in U.S. copyright law. She provides training and advisory
services related to applying copyright law in different
situations, including in libraries.
former academic and now professor emerita in Syracuse
University’s School of Information Studies,
where she taught and held leadership positions.
co-author of The Information and Knowledge
Professional's Career Handbook: Define and Create Your
Success, which she wrote with Ulla de Stricker.
Conscientious and holistic in her approach.
Consistently produces tremendous insights
Short Bio: Jill Hurst-Wahl is a consultant, speaker, writer, researcher, and educator. She is president of Hurst Associates, Ltd., which works with a broad range of organizations. Jill is professor emerita in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, where she taught graduate M.S. Library and Information Science (MSLIS) courses, including “Copyright for Information Professionals.” She is a former director of the iSchool MSLIS program. Prior to joining SU, Jill worked as an IT professional, corporate librarian, and information consultant. She is a current member of the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees, EveryLibrary Institute, and Library Futures. She is a former member of the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors, the NYS Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council. Jill is the 2021 recipient of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) highest honor, John Cotton Dana Award, which is given in recognition of a lifetime of achievement as well as exceptional service to SLA and the library and information profession. She blogs at Digitization101.com.
Longer Bio: For much more information on Jill's career, look at her CV.