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From opera stage manager to superstar librarian: 4 questions with UMSI clinical professor Kristin Fontichiaro


Fontichiaro shares her love of opera, her path to the field of information and how school and public libraries are changing in the midst of a growing parental rights movement in America. 

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Fontichiaro: Majority of Americans do not want books banned


UMSI clinical professor Kristin Fontichiaro talks about local book banning efforts and what it means for libraries, communities and librarians.

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5 information experts look at where the trends are taking us


Experts at the University of Michigan School of Information share trends they’re seeing in the information world and what they could mean for the rest of us.  

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"2022-2023 Faculty Awards Recipients" Headshots of Kentaro Toyama, Melissa Chalmers, Cliff Lampe, and Kristin Fontichiaro.

UMSI faculty awards recognize excellence in instruction, service and community engagement


Four UMSI faculty members were recognized for their outstanding work in instruction, service and community engagement.

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Fontichiaro: Banning books and defunding public libraries indicates an unhealthy democracy


Information literacy expert Kristin Fontichiaro talks about the recent defunding and book banning in Michigan’s public libraries.

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“Guest on Michigan Minds podcast. Clinical Professor Kristin Fontichiaro. ‘Exploring Digital Wellness With Kids and Parents.’ UMSI.”

Fontichiaro: Exploring digital wellness with kids and parents


Clinical professor Kristin Fontichiaro joined the Michigan Minds podcast to share insight on the May 14 U-M Digital Wellness Symposium, which welcomes 6-8th grade children and their parents or caregivers to learn and talk about healthy online behaviors. 

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Fontichiaro: We’re seeing a collision between data and politics during COVID-19


Clinical associate professor Kristin Fontichiaro was quoted in a DBusiness article about the system failure of senior care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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UMSI faculty promotions receive Board of Regents approval


Sophia Brueckner, Sun Young Park, Grant Schoenebeck and Vinod Vydiswaran will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, and Kristin Fontichiaro was promoted to Clinical Professor.

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The unintended consequence of online schooling: Loss of cultural values


Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at UMSI, explains how bringing the classroom into the home via videoconference has tested the parent-teacher-school dynamic.

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