UW Continuum College created an online toolbox for effective online teaching, based on and illustrated by the practice of Ricardo Gomez in LIS 570: Research, Assessment and Design. Each of the Seven Principles for Effective Teaching includes an explanation and examples drawn from his teaching practice:
- Principle #1 - Communicate with Your Learners (17 min)
- Principle #2 - Nurture a Learning Community (18 min)
- Principle #3 - Encourage Active Learning (17 min)
- Principles #4 & #5 - Be Present & Get Organized (18 min)
- Principle #6 - Hold High Standards (18 min)
- Principle #7 - Put People First (24 min)
Ricardo Gomez also published two papers:
- “Mind the Five Card game: Participatory games to strengthen information practices and privacy protections of migrants” in the International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion. The paper was coauthored with Bryce Clayton Newell and Sara Vannini.
- “The information practices and politics of migrant-aid work in the US-Mexico borderlands” in the journal The Information Society. The paper was coauthored with Bryce Clayton Newell and Sara Vannini.
Hala Annabi, Michelle H. Martin, Milly Romeijn-Stout, Christine Moeller (incoming PhD student), and Jill Locke (UW Speech & Hearing Sciences) received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program award of $476,568 for Autism-Ready Libraries: Early Literacy Services for Autistic Children and Their Families. This project will conduct research aimed to improve libraries' capacity to include children with autism and their families in early literacy programming.
Chris Jowaisas and Bree Norlander received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program award of $100,000 for Leveraging Use of Open Data by Public Library Staff for Community Benefit. This project will investigate ways in which public library staff can gain a better understanding of their local community using open data.
Karen Fisher was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant of $498,081 for Trauma in the Library: Symptoms of PTSD Among Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care. This project will research whether public library staff experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder due to incidents in the workplace.
Katie Davis, Chris Coward, Mega Subramaniam (University of Maryland), and Kelly Hoffman (University of Maryland) were awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant of $427,062 for Connecting Rural and Small Libraries to Connected Learning. This project will scale the ConnectedLib Toolkit to support public librarians serving teens in small and rural libraries, and indirectly the young adult patrons who will benefit from the librarian's transformed practices. Of the total award, $284,259 will come to the iSchool.
Jin Ha Lee had the following papers accepted to the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2020):
- “How music fans shape commercial music services: a case study of BTS and ARMY.” The paper was coauthored with Anh Thu Nguyen.
- “User perceptions underlying social music behavior.” The paper was coauthored with Louis Spinelli and Josephine Lau.
Ron Johnson was quoted in several articles in The Kitsap Sun about teleworking and internet access:
- “These Kitsap residents wanted fiber optic internet. Here's how they got it.”
- “How a Kitsap water utility is now filling the county with ultrafast internet.”
- “New normal: Why telecommuting in Kitsap isn't going anywhere even after pandemic ends.”