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About Christine Hagar

Dr. Chris Hagar joined the full-time faculty at SLIS in Fall 2012. Dr. Hagar was a faculty member with Dominican University's Graduate School of Information from 2008-2012. She previously taught at SJSU SLIS in 2007. Dr. Hagar holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Hagar’s primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of crisis informatics and community informatics. Her research focuses on information needs and information seeking in crises; disaster health information, and roles for librarians and information professionals in crisis preparedness and recovery. Dr. Hagar is the editor of Crisis Information Management: Communication and Technologies, published in 2012. Dr. Hagar has worked as an academic librarian in the USA and UK in a variety of positions. Her professional experience also includes serving as Head of Library Development for INASP an international non-government development organization; lecturer positions at the International Centre for Information Management Systems and Services, University of Nicholas Copernicus, Torun, Poland, and at the Department of Information Studies, Northumbria University, UK.


Present Associate Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University School of Information

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2005 PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science

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