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Brian Selznick on laptop screen

Tales from the road to 'Hugo'

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Author and illustrator Brian Selznick turned the Information School’s 2020 Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture into an engaging conversation, even though he couldn’t speak to people face-to-face. Selznick spoke over video on Oct. 29,...

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MSIM finds the right combination

Friday, November 6, 2020

It was 2015, and the timing was right. The iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management program needed an infusion of energy, and Hala Annabi and Sean McGann were ready for a challenge. Harry Bruce, then the iSchool dean,...

Jill McKinstry

'A force of nature'

Friday, November 6, 2020

Universities expect graduate students to engage in scholarly research. Undergraduates, not so much. Jill McKinstry, champion of rigorous undergraduate learning, set out to change that on the University of Washington campus....

Mandi Harris at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library

Preparedness pays off

Monday, October 26, 2020

When COVID-19 required people to adapt quickly, Mandi Harris was ready. After her library canceled in-person events, it took her just a day to shift programs online. Harris, the youth services supervisor at the Coeur d’Alene Public...

Miranda Belarde-Lewis looks toward a glass sculpture by artist Preston Singletary on exhibit at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in 2019.

'Native art is information'

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Miranda Belarde-Lewis probably was always destined to study art. On her father’s side, she is Zuni Pueblo, a tribe in the Southwest U.S. with a rich aesthetic tradition and love of adornment. “If there's something that we could...

Jevin West

Preventing misinformation

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Jevin West, iSchool Associate Professor and Director of the UW Center for an Informed Public, shares an update about the critical role of information professionals in ensuring fair and equitable participation in the 2020 U.S. elections and...

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Anind Dey

Our mission matters more than ever

Friday, November 6, 2020

We’ve just been through a contentious election season in a difficult year, full of hardship for far too many people. When we emerge from our current crises, we have to envision a better future — and how our work can help take us there. COVID-19 and the social unrest of 2020 have underscored the...

Cindy Aden

FCC honors iSchool's Cindy Aden for work to expand broadband access

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

UW Information School faculty member Cindy Aden was recently honored by the Federal Communications Commission for her work to bridge the digital divide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aden is among the inaugural recipients of the Digital Opportunity Equity Recognition (DOER) awards.  She was...

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iSchool sends large contingent to ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The University of Washington Information School is well-represented at this year’s Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, with several faculty members and Ph.D. students contributing papers and posters and participating in workshops and panel discussions. The...

Conrrado Saldivar

Online MLIS student named Wyoming’s Outstanding Librarian of the Year

Friday, October 9, 2020

Conrrado Saldivar, a student in the online Master of Science in Library and Information Science program at the University of Washington Information School, was recently named Wyoming’s Outstanding Librarian of the Year. This annual award is presented by the Wyoming Library Association and recognizes the...

Amy Ko

Q&A with Amy Ko on UW's new social-justice educator endorsement

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The UW announced in September that it would launch the state’s first justice-focused computer science educator endorsement with a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This project is an opportunity to transform how computer science is taught in grades 6-12 throughout the...

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