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When Searching Is Social: A Panel Discussion with Alison Head and Alex Halavais
Date: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Place: Lamont Forum Room 

We know information seekers rely on HOLLIS+ and Google, but what role do Twitter & Facebook play? Social media, blogs, office mates, and other kinds of social networks all have tremendous impact on research behaviors. Please join us for a panel presentation and Q & A with two experts on the topic of social search. 

Alison J. Head is Founder and Director of Project Information Literacy (PIL), Research Scientist at the University of Washington Information School, and a Fellow at the metaLAB (at) Harvard. PIL’s latest research—hot off the presses!—is “Staying Smart: How Today’s Graduates Continue to Learn Once They Complete College” (2016).

Alexander Halavais is Associate Professor of Social Technologies in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University, where he researches ways in which social media change the nature of scholarship and learning, and allow for new forms of collaboration and self-government. He is the author of Search Engine Society (Polity Press: 2009).

Slides:

Search Parties --- Alexander Halavais

The "socialness" of search: a model of shared utility --- Alison J. Head

Recording:

When Searching Is Social : Slides & Audio

 

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