iSchool notes the passing of Sara Fine, Professor Emerita


The School of Information Sciences notes with sadness the passing of Sara Fine, Pitt Alumna and Professor Emerita of the School. Dr. Fine, who most recently served as Professor of Information Science at Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel, passed away on Friday, February 3 in Israel. During her 23-year teaching career at the iSchool, Dr. Fine focused her teaching and research on  human interaction with information and technology, exploring how technology affects individuals, organizations and societies. She worked with libraries and other organizations on preparing staff for the constant evolution of technology. She also consulted with industry on the design and marketing of technological products as well as the information seeking behavior of researchers and scientists. Upon her retirement, former students and colleagues created an endowment to foster Dr. Fine’s work through the Sara Fine Institute and the Sara Fine Annual Lecture. The purpose of the Institute and the Lecture are to examine novel issues emerging from the impact of technology.