Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science
San Jose State University, USA
Chris Hagar is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Dr. Hagar’s primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of crisis informatics. Her research focuses on information needs and information seeking in crises; disaster health information, and roles for information professionals in crisis preparedness and response. She edited Crisis Information Management: Communication and Technologies published in 2012 by Chandos Publishing. 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.
Information seeking in crises
; Disaster health information, and roles for information professionals in crisis preparedness and response