Lillian Xie gestures toward objects in the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

A break from the past

Monday, September 11, 2023

Until recently, collections in the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum typically featured the island’s maritime past and lumber mills. Nothing was newer than a half-century old. “It was still that colonial project,” said Lillian...

Melanie Walsh stands near book stacks in Suzzallo Library.

Where data meets literature

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Bad book sales data is like a bad credit score: it can stymie an author’s career and constrain future book contracts and publishing opportunities. Yet book sales data is proprietary — it’s purposefully hidden from the public, as well...

Erica Adams

Off to see the world

Friday, September 1, 2023

Erica Adams is preparing for the trip of a lifetime: eight countries in eight months. Adams, a Mid-Career Master of Science in Information Management student specializing in user experience and cybersecurity, will travel to countries...

Martin Saveski

Looking for common ground

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Democracy requires talking with different people, listening to them, trying on their points of view, even if you don’t agree with them. But those healthy conversations are increasingly rare in the politically polarized world online, says...

MSIM students (from left) Raymond Su, Frank Lai, Jia Jia Yu, Isabella Eriksen, Max Lieberman, Ken Masumoto and Alana Montoya.

MSIM teams wrangle messy state data

Friday, May 26, 2023

Washington State’s open data portal provides citizens an abundance of free, high-value information, from interactive maps and crime statistics to budget proposals, campaign contribution sources, health provider credentials and electric...

Texture from book cover for Inclusive Ocean Data for Decision-Making

Inclusive approach to ocean data

Monday, July 17, 2023

The decisions we make about our oceans need to be informed by sound data, and more importantly, the process for collecting and interpreting that data needs to be inclusive of the diverse realities, values, and knowledge systems of local...

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5 iSchool MLIS students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Monday, September 18, 2023

Five University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students are among the recipients of the 2023-2024 Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association has announced.  The Spectrum Scholarship Program provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian,...

Marx Wang

iSchool Ph.D. student presenting at U.N. Science Summit

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

iSchool Ph.D. student Marx Wang is presenting at the 2023 Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly. His compassion for others and interest in technology has led him to advocate for mental health and well-being on a global platform.  The central theme of the Science Summit, taking place...

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Researchers study how a chatbot can teach kids supportive self-talk

Thursday, July 20, 2023

At first, some parents were wary: An audio chatbot was supposed to teach their kids to speak positively to themselves through lessons about a superhero named Zip. In a world of Siri and Alexa, many people are skeptical that the makers of such technologies are putting children’s welfare...

Katherine Puebla, Bianca Phipps, Ruth Nordquist and Katrina Lujan

MLIS students' game illustrates challenges of prison librarianship

Monday, June 26, 2023

Prison library staff face unique challenges, but there is a lack of research into their experiences. Four first-year Master of Library and Information Science students set out to fill this gap through a project for their LIS 570 Research, Assessment and Design class.  Professor Ricardo Gomez asked...

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Online MSIM students get their hands on raw data for Capstone project

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The transition from the academic world to a career is always going to come with a learning curve. The University of Washington Information School helps make that transition easier, however, by ensuring students get real-world experience while they’re earning their degree. That includes online...

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iSchool Ph.D. candidate Prerna Juneja awarded Graduate School Medal

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Information School Ph.D. candidate Prerna Juneja, advised by Assistant Professor Tanu Mitra, is the recipient of this year’s University of Washington Graduate School Medal for her research on misinformation. The Graduate School Medal is awarded to one doctoral candidate at the university each year to...

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