Bill Fisher


BILL FISHER is Professor, School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California (2000 - present)

SLA Member Since: 1982

Past Employment: Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research, San Jose State University (1997-2000); Visiting Professor, School of Library, Archivcal & Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (1997); Professor and Associate Director, School of Library & Information Science, SJSU (1988-97); Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, California (1981-88).

Education: Ph.D., Library & Information Management, University of Southern California (1981); M.L.S., State University of New York, Geneseo, NY (1974); M.A., History, University of Arkansas (1973); BA, History/Political Science, University of Arkansas (1972).

SLA Chapter Activities: San Andreas Chapter: 20th Anniversary Planning Committee co-chair (1999-2000); past president (1997-98); president (1996-97); president-elect (1995-96); various activities including programs, nominations (1989-95); Southern California Chapter: past president (1987-88); president (1986-87); president-elect (1985-86); various activities including programs, long range planning (1982-88).

SLA Division Activities: Business & Finance Division: conference program planner (1991-92); bulletin associate editor (mid-1980s): Library Management Division: leadership committee (1999-present).

SLA Association Level Activities: 2002 Annual Conference Planning Committee chair (2000-present); Membership Task Force member (2000-present); Scholarship Committee chair (1996-1998); Special Committee on Competencies for Special Librarians member (1995-96); Board of Directors [Chapter Cabinet] (1993-95): President's Visioning Committee chair (1992-94); Special Presidential Commission on Recruitment, Ethics, and Professional Standards (1991-92); Professional Development Committee chair, co-chair, member (1986-93); Statistics Committee chair, member (1984-87).

Other Professional Activities: Membership and a variety of activities in: American Library Association; Association of Library & Information Science Educators; American Society for Information Science & Technology; California Library Association; Council of Graduate Schools.

Awards & Honors: Fellow, Special Libraries Association (1998); Mark Baer Award, San Andreas Chapter (1997); Member Achievement Award, Southern California Chapter (1989).

Publications: numerous books, presentations, and articles in journals such as Special Libraries; Library Trends; Library Administration & Management; Journal of Library Administration; and Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.

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