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Mike Eisenberg

Dean Emeritus & Professor
University of Washington
Information School

Box 352840
Mary Gates Hall

Suite 370D
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
(206) 616-1152

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Twitter: mbeseattle

Personal Motto: "Make it better."

Dr. Michael B. Eisenberg conducts research, writes, consults, and lectures frequently on:

  • Information literacy
  • Information technology
  • Information management in learning and teaching
  • information and library education.

Mike focuses on the use of information and information technology by individuals and organizations to meet their information needs and manage their information more effectively and efficiently. He is nationally known for his innovative approach to information problem-solving and technology in learning and teaching: the Big6. Mike is in great demand as a speaker and delivering numerous keynote address and workshops.

Mike earned his BA and MLS from SUNY at Albany and his Ph.D. in Information Transfer from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.


Some Interesting Articles or Presentations by, about, or involving Mike Eisenberg:

Eisenberg, M., I.T. Littleton Seminar, "What College Students Say About Conducting Research in the Digital Age: Implications for Libraries, Librarians, and Higher Education from Project Information Literacy," North Carolina State Univesity, Raleigh, NC. (June 1, 2012).  http://media.lib.ncsu.edu/libVideo/view/959/

Eisenberg, M., TEDSxUofW, "Are You Experienced? Information Alchemy—From Data and Information to Knowledge and Wisdom," University of Washington. (April 21, 2012).  http://youtu.be/dTpYbvmpm2o

Eisenberg, M. (March 30, 2012) "Introduction to Information Alchemy, Unpublished Essay.  Eisenberg_Intro_to_Information Alchemy.pdf

Improving the Student Experience: One Size Does Not Fit All, UWIT Annual Report 2011 - see page 4. https://www.washington.edu/uwit/reports/UWIT_Annual.Report_2011_print.pdf 

"Mike Eisenberg: Multi-Modal Interaction, Profiles of Technology Use, Learning & Scholarly Technologies," (2011) University of Washington Information Technology. UW Professor Uses Technology to Engage Students in New Ways http://www.washington.edu/lst/help/profiles/mike_eisenberg

"Project Information Literacy: What College Students Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age." Keynote Lecture presented November 2, 2011 by Michael Eisenberg, School of Library, Archival, and Informaiton Studies, University of British Columbia . http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/michael-eisenberg-project-information-literacy-what-college-students-say-about-conducting-research-in-the-digital-age

Eisenberg, M. What is Information Literacy? Vodcast, ABC-CLIO, Recorded Spring, 2010.

Truong, Kelly. Research-Assignment Handouts Give Students Meager Guidance, Survey Finds. The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 27, 2010. Article about Project Information Literacy findings. Based on work by Alison Head and Mike Eisenberg.

Eisenberg, M. The Library Game-Changer: Summon the Future. Keynote, Serial Solutions Breakfast, ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 26, 2010.

Eisenberg, M. Big6 by the Month Introduction, Webinar (recorded live), Sept 15, 2010.

Eisenberg, M. Tech and the Future and All That Stuff. 2 hour workshop for University of Washington Educational Outreach, March 12, 2010.

Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age. (With Alison Head). Project Information Literacy Progress Report, Dec 1, 2009.

Yes, It’s a Crisis! School Libraries on the Brink.” draft paper 2009.

 Undergraduates: Finding Information in the Digital Age (Video, YouTube, Dec 2008). With Alison Head. As part of Project Information Literacy.

Reference Extract - Beyond Google? Nov. 10, 2008. Chronicle of Higher Education - click here. Library Journal - click here.

Large, Jerry "Easing our download overload," Seattle Times, August 7, 2008. Based on conversation with Mike. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jerrylarge/2008097224_jdl07.html 

Eisenberg, M. (May 1, 2008) "The Parallel Information Universe: What's Out There and What It Means for Libraries." Library Journal, May 1, 2008.

"Mike Eisenberg on Leadership Challenges and Opportunities in the World Today." Interview in The Leading Edge, Newsletter of the Office of Professional & Organizational Development, University of Washington Human Resources, Spring 2008.

"Eisenberg on PIM: Personal Information Management." Course Lecture, INSC 598: Special Topics, April 8, 2008, University of Washington.

Eisenberg, M. and Dirks. L. (2008). "Taylor's Value-Added Model: Still Relevant After All These Years." iSchools Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles.

Eisenberg, M. (March 2008) " Information Literacy: Essential Skills for the Information Age," DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 39-47.

Sports: Building Winning Teams," 2007. How people in sports use information to build winning teams. Lorenzo Romar, head coach of the University of Washington men's basketball program, talks about building a successful team. Mike Eisenberg, dean emeritus of the University of Washington Information School, discusses how information professionals collect and manage the information that is essential to building successful teams at the college or professional level.

"Building Winning NFL Teams," 2007. How do NFL executives use information to build successful teams? Tim Ruskell, General Manager and President of Football Operations for the Seattle Seahawks, talks about the Scouting Combine and building a winning team. Mike Eisenberg, dean emeritus of the University of Washington Information School, discusses how successful NFL teams collect, analyze and use information.

"Students Honor Outgoing iSchool Dean," The Daily of the University of Washington, January 30, 2006.

Emmert, Mark. "The iSchool." University of Washington Annual Presidential Address, October 26, 2005.

"It’s All About Learning: Ensuring That Students Are Effective Users of Information on Standardized Tests," Gale/Linworth Education Issues in Education Forum at the American Association of School Librarians Conference, 2004; reprinted in Library Media Connection, March 2004.

This Man Wants to Change Your Job," "Mike Eisenberg offers a compelling blueprint for teacher-librarians becoming core players in schools." School Library Journal, 9/1/2002.

Libraries Making a Difference in Society. City Club of Tacoma: May 17, 2000. The City Club of Tacoma hosts a luncheon forum in which Mike Eisenberg speaks on Library and Information Science topics.

Making Sense of the Info Nation Mike Eisenberg teaches UW's doctors of data overload how to recognize what's valuable. Seattle Times: April 9, 2000, by Sherry Stripling

New director leads Library school into Info Age University Week: October 8, 1998


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