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University of Michigan School of Information

Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro

Clinical Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/647-3593
Office: School of Information/4427 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: No Michigan Makers in U. Record Michigan Makers on Flickr Kristin in Education Week Making in Michigan Libraries Project Kristin's blog


Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She teaches courses in contextual inquiry and user needs assessment; makerspace culture and tools; information literacy; and library and information science.

Areas of interest

Kristin is interested in teaching and learning in formal and informal settings. She speaks internationally on inquiry, information and digital literacy, and makerspaces. She coordinates the Michigan Makers service and action research projects in badging and makerspaces. 


1991 University of Michigan

2005 Wayne State University



“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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Kristin Fontichiaro next to text in speech bubble reading Quoted by DBusiness Clinical Associate Professor Kristin Fontichiaro
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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