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University of Michigan School of Information

Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro

Clinical Professor of Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] 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 News About Kristin Fontichiaro


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


News about Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro sitting cross-legged in colorful cubes at a library, wearing a green sweater and smiling.
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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Quoted by Copper Beacon. Clinical Professor Kristin Fontichiaro. Libraries protect our right to choose what we read.
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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