Joseph Murphy, a library scientist and futurist based in San Francisco, served Yale University as Science Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction and Technology. His responsibilities included managing a budget exceeding $2.5 million as well as furnishing a high standard of research assistance to scholars, including students and faculty. Following his time as a Yale Librarian, Joseph Murphy worked as a consultant at Library Future and as director of Library Futures at Innovative Interfaces.
In preparation for his career, Joe Murphy enrolled at the University of Hawaii, which awarded him his MLIS. Continuing his education, he earned his MBA from San Francisco State University. Currently, he is completing graduate studies at the University of Houston, where he plans to graduate with his MS in Foresight (futures studies). Complementing his graduate degrees, Joseph Murphy holds a Bachelor of arts in Physics from Syracuse University. Further, he secured his professional certificate in Strategic Foresight and completed a certificate course in Human-Centered Design.
In terms of professional publications, he authored "Using Mobile Devices for Research Smartphones, Databases, and Libraries," which was featured as the cover story in an issue of Online, a library and information-science publication, along with other articles and a book. Joe is especially passionate about the intersection of research, foresight, strategy, and management.