Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Director and Professor of the School of Information at San José State University. Prior to that, 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. Her research interests include information seeking behavior, online education, and LIS education. She co-founded and co-chairs the global virtual Library 2.0 conference series. She is the editor of Information Services Today: An Introduction, a foundational LIS textbook. Currently, she is involved in an IMLS-funded project to determine the feasibility of libraries as community anchors using blockchain technology. She holds both a bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from UCLA and a MLIS degree from the University of Michigan.