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Women in Information

Tuesday, March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register for this two-hour symposium.

Women’s History Month creates space to uplift the extraordinary legacies and lived realities of women around the world. We acknowledge their historic struggles and honor the endless contributions to librarianship, information professions, and beyond. Join SJSU iSchool for our upcoming free symposium, “Women in Information,” to commemorate this month with forward-thinking, visionary dialogue.

Schedule Overview


  • Fobazi Ettarh is a trained academic librarian, PhD candidate at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Author of “Vocational Awe: The Lies We Tell Ourselves.”
  • Shirley Lew is present the dean of the School of Arts and Science at the Vancouver Community College and editor of Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership. In 2017, she edited Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership “to make explicit the ways in which a grounding in feminist theory and practice impacts the work of library administrators who identify as feminists.”
  • Shana Higgins serves as the interdisciplinary and area studies librarian with the University of Redlands, whose work focuses on the feminization of librarianship.
  • Dr. Janine Spears is an associate professor of information technologies at Cleveland State University, focusing on information security risk assessment and online privacy.
  • Dr. Sue Feldman, is the director of graduate programs in health informatics at University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2021, she received the Social-Good Technology Innovator HIMSS21 Changemaker of the Year Award.




Tuesday, March 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Jose State University iSchool
Women in Information