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Academic libraries must be flexible, Project Information Literacy says

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

In a time of profound change for academic libraries, there is no “one size fits all” way to design a library learning space, according to Project Information Literacy . “The goal for librarians and architects alike must be creating flexible spaces that are both ‘user-defined’ for meeting students’ needs at a moment’s notice with moveable furnishings,” the research group says...
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ConnectedLib white paper promotes connected learning in libraries

Monday, November 28, 2016

UW Information School researchers and their partners have released a white paper focused on the best ways to promote connected learning and 21st century skills in libraries. The white paper provides examples of connected learning in libraries, discusses opportunities and challenges associated with introducing connected learning in diverse library settings, and reviews existing resources for public librarians who wish to...
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Annie Searle in The Risk Universe: Bank's 'responsibility' without consequences

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

“When does ‘taking full responsibility’ have consequences?” iSchool Lecturer Annie Searle asks in the latest edition of The Risk Universe. In an article in the October 2016 edition, Searle shares her thoughts about recent incidents of misconduct in the financial industry and asks whether institutions will ever clean up practices that take advantage of customers and abuse employees. The article...
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iSchool’s newest faculty reflect excellence and diversity

Friday, October 14, 2016

The University of Washington Information School hired five new faculty members to start fall quarter 2016 who represent a range of disciplines and backgrounds. New Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor in Children and Youth Services Michele Martin , professor, comes to the iSchool from the University of South Carolina, where she held the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy, a...
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TASCHA project to study libraries' role in development

Friday, October 14, 2016

The iSchool’s Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) has announced a new project highlighting the role of libraries and access to information in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Development and Access to Information project, a partnership with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), is intended to demonstrate the importance of access to information in...
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iSchool publishes white paper on Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Members of the Digital Youth Lab have published a white paper synthesizing current research on youth, digital media, and learning across disciplinary boundaries. This white paper is a direct result of the Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank (DYSTT), hosted by the Information School at the University of Washington in October 2014. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library...
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New $691K grant will support ODPG project

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The University of Washington Information School announced a 3-year grant for $690,858 to fund the proposal Open Data for Public Good (ODPG): Data Literacy Education for Public Information Professionals, led by Professor Carole Palmer . The grant was awarded through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project, to be called...
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Anastasia Tucker: Library of Congress Fellow

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Library of Congress (LOC), the world’s largest, all-inclusive library, is known as a dynamic center for scholarly work and connections. Each year, participants in their Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program are able to work with library curators and specialists in various divisions to explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. MLIS student Anastasia...
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Study: Talking to your smartphone is 3X faster than typing

Thursday, August 25, 2016

For those talking to Siri instead of typing in your question on your mobile, it turns out you've made the right choice. Smartphone speech recognition software is not only three times faster than human typists, it’s also more accurate. A new study conducted by iSchool Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock and colleagues at Stanford University and Baidu Inc. put the speech...
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Reference guide aims to bring international books and children together

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A new, annotated bibliography of international youth literature, co-edited by iSchool Lecturer Annette Goldsmith , Theo Heras, and Susan Corapi, will help teachers, parents and librarians find books from other countries, written or translated into English, to share with kids. “Looking for titles for a display on Norway? Check the geographical listings. Need international titles about bullying? Check the subject...
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