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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Alison Head

Project Information Literacy (PIL)
Founder, Director
Alison J. Head is an information scientist and social science researcher. She is the founder and director of Project Information Literacy (PIL), an ongoing, research study research study that asks: What it is like to be a student in the digital age? In a series of nine groundbreaking research studies, PIL has investigated how college students and recent graduates utilize research skills, competencies, and strategies for completing course work and for solving information problems in everyday life. Since 2008, Alison and her team of PIL researchers have interviewed and surveyed over 13,000 undergraduates at more than 60 U.S. four-year public and private universities and colleges and two-year community colleges. In a 2016, Inside Higher Education column, Barbara Fister called PIL “hands-down the most important long-term, multi-institutional research project ever launched on how students use information for school and beyond.” Alison has a Ph.D. in library and information science from the University of California at Berkeley where she also received her BA. Currently, she is a Research Fellow at the metaLAB at Harvard University and a Visiting Scholar in University Libraries at the University of Nebraska. From 2011 through 2015, Alison was a Fellow and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.