Candy Schwartz has held numerous offices in the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), and served as the association's president from 1998-1999. She is the recipient of two ASIS&T awards, the Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award and the Watson Davis Award, given to an ASIS&T member for outstanding and dedicated service to the society. Her book Sorting Out the Web: Approaches to Subject Access was published in 2001, and she coedited Revisiting Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education (with P. Hernon & R. Dugan), published in 2006. She is also co-editor of the journal Library & Information Science Research. Schwartz consults and gives workshops locally and internationally on social media, indexing, and metadata. She teaches information organization, digital libraries, and subject analysis. With Peter Hernon, she was co-principal director for the first of two IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) "Librarians for the 21st Century" grants, which instituted a doctoral concentration in managerial leadership.