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Alison Head is a Research Scientist in the Information School at the University of Washington and the Executive Director of Project Information Literacy (PIL), a public benefit nonprofit dedicated to conducting ongoing, large-scale research about college students and their research habits and information practices in the digital age. Alison was a Berkman Fellow (2011-2012) and a Faculty Associate (2013-2014) and is now a Fellow at the metaLAB (at) Harvard working on the future of libraries.



Mar 19, 2013

RB210: The New Knowledge Worker

Young folks just entering the job world are pretty good at finding out information online and through social networks. But they experience significant difficulty with traditional…


Jan 10, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Searching for Context: Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students in the Digital Age

Alison J. Head, Berkman Center & Library Innovation Lab Fellow

What is it like to be a college student in the digital age? In this talk, Alison Head presents a working typology of the undergraduate information-seeking process, including…