Kristin Fontichiaro

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.
Areas of Expertise:
- Makerspaces
- Multiple literacies, including information, data, and digital literacies
- Librarians as educators in formal and informal settings
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Identifying Community Needs for Public Library Management (edX)

Learn how to conduct research, surveys, and interviews as well as how to analyze data to better assess the local needs and wants of a public library community. Public libraries are becoming dynamic hubs for learning, civic engagement, and community. This course will discuss strategies for gathering statistical and [...]
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Public Library Marketing and Public Relations (edX)

Learn how to develop effective marketing and PR strategies to help share your library’s programs, services, and value with the broader community.
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Grant Writing and Crowdfunding for Public Libraries (edX)

Learn how to increase your impact, innovate, and overcome often static funding through various fundraising and grant writing approaches.
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