Meet Susan Alman -
Susan Alman

Susan Alman

Faculty Member, School of Information San Jose State University School


Dr. Susan Alman was an early adopter of exploring possible uses of blockchain technology in libraries. Her involvement in the IMLS-funded project, Investigation of Possible Uses of Blockchain Technology, resulted in the identification of multiple applications to enhance library services and operations.

She is working with colleagues in the US and Canada on a project that focuses on using blockchain to identify all potential library users--both credentialed and non-credentialed--and provide unencumbered access to resources for them.

Dr. Alman has served on the library and information science faculty at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, and currently, she is a member of the faculty at the San José State University School of Information. Her interest in emerging technologies led her to develop a MOOC, The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends.

Dr. Alman holds Ph.D. and MLIS degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

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