Dean Emeritus & Professor
University of Washington
Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
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, 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,
Eisenberg, M., TEDSxUofW, "Are You Experienced? Information
Alchemy—From Data and Information to Knowledge and Wisdom," University
of Washington. (April 21, 2012).
(March 30, 2012) "Introduction to Information Alchemy, Unpublished
Improving the Student Experience: One Size Does Not Fit All, UWIT
Annual Report 2011 - see page 4.
"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
"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 .
What is Information Literacy? Vodcast, ABC-CLIO, Recorded Spring,
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.
The Library Game-Changer: Summon the Future.
Keynote, Serial Solutions Breakfast, ALA Annual Conference,
Washington, D.C., June 26, 2010.
Big6 by the Month Introduction, Webinar (recorded live), Sept 15, 2010.
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.”
Undergraduates: Finding Information in the Digital Age
(Video, YouTube, Dec 2008). With Alison Head. As part of Project Information
Reference Extract - Beyond Google? Nov. 10, 2008.
Chronicle of Higher Education -
Library Journal -
Large, Jerry "Easing our download
overload," Seattle Times, August 7, 2008. Based on conversation with
Eisenberg, M. (May 1, 2008) "The
Parallel Information Universe: What's Out There and What It Means for
Library Journal, May 1, 2008.
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
Course Lecture, INSC 598: Special Topics, April 8,
2008, University of Washington.
Eisenberg, M. and Dirks. L. (2008).
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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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