May 25, 2022

Video: “When Searching Is Social: A Panel Discussion with Alison Head and Alex Halavais”

The video embedded below was recorded at Harvard Library on January 27, 2016.

The 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.

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.

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See Also: What Happens After College? Project Info Literacy Releases Lifelong Learning Research Report (January 5, 2016)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.