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Dr Alison Hicks
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  • Lecturer in Library & Information Studies
  • Dept of Information Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Alison is Lecturer and Programme Director of Library and Information Studies where her research and professional interests lie in the areas of information literacy, information practices as well as in various aspects of academic librarianship. She has previously worked as an adjunct instructor at the University of Denver, as well as an academic librarian at the University of Colorado, Boulder; the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, amongst other institutions. 


Research Summary

Alison's PhD research focused on exploring the transitional information literacy practices of students who are learning a language abroad. She is interested in sociocultural approaches to information literacy, with a focus on world language learning and intercultural settings, as well as intersections with critical pedagogy.

She has published a number of articles in international journals such as the Journal of Information Science (JIS), Library and Information Science Research (LISR) and the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JOLIS). Her work is almost entirely available in Open Access format from her personal web page, which can be found at http://alisonhicks.weebly.com/

2016 – 2017 Global Studies Coordinator Semester at Sea Colorado State University, United States
2016 – 2016 Adjunct Instructor Department of Library and Information Science University of Denver, United States
2008 – 2017 Romance Languages Librarian University Libraries University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
2007 – 2008 Public Services Librarian Felipe Herrera Library Inter-American Development Bank, United States
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