May 14, 2018

Visiting scholar to speak May 17 on how students conduct research

Visiting scholar Alison Head will present "How Today's Students Conduct Research" at 10-11 a.m. May 17 in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 1132.

Head, the founder and executive director of Project Information Literacy, a nonprofit organization based in California, is at Purdue as part of the Visiting Research Scholar Program.

The program -- implemented over the 2017-18 academic year -- enabled Purdue Libraries faculty researchers to consult with and be mentored by Head, an expert in information literacy research.

Her talk will focus on what she and her Project Information Literacy researchers have learned about how students’ conduct research. The presentation is free and open to faculty and staff at the West Lafayette campus. Those interested in attending should register at

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