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Kristin Fontichiaro

Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Michigan

Areas of expertise

  • Makerspaces
  • Multiple literacies, including information, data, and digital literacies
  • Librarians as educators in formal and informal settings

Major works

    Over 20 books for children on information literacy, maker movement, and data literacy

    Co-editor with Abilock and Harada, Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers (award-winning)

    Contributions to Information Services Today (Hirsh), Library 2020 (Janes), and more

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    About Me

    Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She was a member of the inaugural class of Emerging Leaders from the American Library Association and named a 2012 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She is the author of numerous books for librarians and educators, series editor for Cherry Lake Publishing’s award-winning Makers as Innovators series for middle-grade readers, and the forthcoming Makers as Innovators Junior and Data Geek data literacy series. She speaks nationally and internationally on professional practice; information, data, and digital literacy; and data literacy.

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