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:
- well-versed in U.S. copyright law and provides training and advisory services related to applying copyright law in different situations including libraries. She blogs about copyright, and other topics, at Digitization101.com.
- a results-driven facilitator and project manager.
- interested in innovation, developing new ideas, and teaching others how to brainstorm effectively.
- frequently a coach or mentor to new information professionals.
- an information professional who enjoys digging into business questions and locating their answers.
- a former academic and now professor emerita in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, where she taught and held leadership positions.
former IT professional and corporate librarian.
- the co-author of The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success, which she wrote with Ulla de Stricker.
Jill was a
member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council
(2009-2020) and Regents Advisory Council on Libraries
(2007-2012). She is currently a member of the Onondaga County Public Library Board
of Trustees (12/2016 to present), EveryLibrary
Institute (2019-present). and the Save Our Libraries
background allows her to effectively work on a large
range of projects. For example:
- Copyright training for library staff and patrons, as well as business people.
- Work with staff on
updating internal and external library policies with
an eye towards current best practices.
- Workshops on the environment and techniques for successful brainstorming, and the next steps to take. (Brief example)
- Idea generation (ideation) facilitation for individuals and teams.
- Contract project planning and/or project management..
- Coaching new leaders in
time management and communications.