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Alison Head

Director and Principal Investigator
Research Scientist
University of Washington's iSchool

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Ph.D. is Project Information Literacy's Executive Director and Lead Researcher. She is a Research Scientist at the University of Washington's Information School, and a Fellow at the metaLAB (at) Harvard. Since 2008, Head and her team of PIL researchers have interviewed and surveyed over 13,000 undergraduates at more than 60 US four-year public and private universities and colleges and two-year community colleges.

Articles about PIL's research have appeared in The Atlantic Magazine, The Huffington PostThe Chronicle of Higher EducationEducation WeekInside Higher EducationLibrary Journal, and The Seattle Times. In 2013, *Library Journal* named PIL one of the "Big Four Research Studies" about library users.

Head led the 2007 exploratory information literacy study, a forerunner to PIL, at Saint Mary's College of California, where she taught as the Disney Visiting Professor in New Media for 10 years. Head earned her Ph.D. and MLS from U.C. Berkeley in Library and Information Science. She has been a Faculty Associate and a Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford studying Human-Computer Interaction.

 

 

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