Dr. Karen E. Fisher is a TASCHA alumnus. She is a professor in the University of Washington Information School. She teaches and conducts research on how people experience information as part of everyday life, with emphasis on the interpersonal aspects of information behavior, the role of informal social settings in information flow, as well as the broad impacts of information and communication technologies. Recipient of the 2005 and 2008 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research from the American Library Association, Dr. Fisher has also been recognized for her research by the American Society for Information Science & Technology, and the Association for Library and Information Science Education. To learn more, visit http://ibec.ischool.washington.edu.