CALMA Roundtable: Well-being Research for Libraries, Museums and Archives
Join us for a roundtable discussion on how libraries, museums, and archives contribute to well-being in individuals and communities. Four speakers will describe three active projects that provide evidence, insights, and tools to support professional practice. Professor Jin Ha Lee and Juan Rubio will discuss their project to create library space for teen mental health. Professor Jessica Luke will describe research demonstrating museums’ impact on psychological well-being. Professor Temi Odumosu will preview a learning guide she designed for students who work with distressing documents. These presentations will be followed by an open conversation about the topic and research activities; and lunch for those attending in person.
This event is hosted by the UW iSchool’s Center for Advances in Libraries, Museums, and Archives (CALMA), which will launch formally this autumn.
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About the speakers:
Jin Ha Lee is a Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the iSchool at the University of Washington and the director of the GAMER (Game Research) Group. Her research focuses on exploring new ideas and approaches for organizing and providing access to popular cultural media, understanding user behavior related to the creation and consumption of these media, and using them for informal learning at venues such as libraries and museums.
Jessica Luke is a Teaching Professor in the iSchool at the University of Washington as well as Director of the Master of Arts in Museology program. Luke's research focuses on museums and youth development, family learning, and parent involvement.
Temi Odumosu is an interdisciplinary scholar and curator at the iSchool with a teaching focus on critical and creative approaches to understand information technology's role within society; in particular how unfinished colonial histories and their inequalities haunt data, uses of information and technology design.
Juan Rubio is the Program Manager for Digital Media and Learning at the Seattle Public Library. He is an expert in educational technology with experience securing funds, developing and managing programs for youth in underrepresented populations.