January 19, 2022

University of Washington: “Susan Hildreth Leaves Her Mark by Bringing Together Faculty, Students, Libraries”

From the University of Washington iSchool:

2018-08-02_17-10-03Susan Hildreth has accomplished a lot in her career. In more than three decades as a librarian, she’s had stints as city librarian in San Francisco and Seattle, and state librarian in California. She managed a $250 million budget as director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services from 2011-15. But until she became the Information School’s first Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, she had never done an academic research project.

A research project was a key ingredient in the job, though, and part of what attracted Hildreth to take on the role. Funded by a 10-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence is bringing a succession of leading professionals to the iSchool to offer a practical perspective on scholarly pursuits in library and information science.

Read the Complete Learn More About Hildreth’s Work at the University of Washington iSchool (1050 words)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.