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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 also a Research Scientist in the University of Washington's Information School and a Faculty Associate at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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 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 earned her Ph.D. and MLS from U.C. Berkeley in Library and Information Science and was a Visiting Scholar, studying Human-Computer Interaction at Stanford University. From 2008 through July 2012, she co-directed PIL with Michael B. Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor in the University of Washington's Information School. 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.

 

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