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Amanda Chin, Fatima Machado, Annabella Abrao and J. Clare Morrison

Showcasing student achievement

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The iSchool’s 2019 Capstone event, held June 4 at the University of Washington HUB, featured 129 poster presentations and 39 online ones from more than 400 students. Projects were judged for awards in several categories,...

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Music in patients' eyes

Friday, May 24, 2019

ALS is a ravaging disease. People living with it slowly lose control of their legs, use of their hands, and the ability to speak and to breathe on their own. Many, however, can still control their eyes. And those functioning eyes and some...

Mariah McGregor, Angela Gonzalez-Curci and Stef Clark.

Advocates for transparency

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In theory, information on misconduct in prisons and policing is supposed to be available to the public. The reality, however, is that such documentation is largely inaccessible due to the organization of public records. Three dedicated...

Amir Ali, Tiffany Ku and Kevin McCraney

Turning data into action

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Seattle has one of the largest homeless populations in the nation. More than 12,000 people were counted as homeless in the city and King County in an annual survey last year, with more than half living unsheltered. Seattle-King County...

Capstone team (from left), Muhammad Hariz, Davis Huynh, Estelle Jiang and Liyuang Fu

An age-friendly Seattle

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Four Informatics students are using the skills they’ve learned at the UW Information School to help make Seattle a great place to grow up and grow old. The team — (pictured, from left) Muhammad Hariz, Davis Huynh, Estelle Jiang and...

MSIM students Nathan Cunningham, Allison Chapman, Sahil Aggarwal and Shreya Sabharwal

Making data work for drivers

Thursday, May 16, 2019

As anyone who has ever tried to find on-street parking in downtown Seattle knows, it can be complicated. And while it can be difficult for drivers, it’s even more challenging for public officials who are trying to manage the supply of...

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MLIS alumnus awarded Librarian of the Year in Oregon

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) alumnus Jeremy Skinner was recently recognized as Librarian of the Year for the State of Oregon. Skinner is the library director for Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, Oregon. His duties include hiring, fundraising, setting strategy and goals, managing...

Kelli Yakabu

Online MLIS student named Mosaic Program Fellow

Monday, June 24, 2019

Kelli Yakabu, an online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student at the UW Information School, has been selected as a Mosaic Program Fellow. Established by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Mosaic Program accepts MLIS students...

8 iSchool students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Friday, June 21, 2019

Eight University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) students were among the 60 winners of 2019-20 Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association has announced. iSchool winners include returning students Joan Hua, Conrrado Saldivar and Meneka Thiru as well as...

Sam Yoshikawa

Informatics students take on 'evil' technologies

Friday, June 7, 2019

Students from Information School Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker’s “Designing for Evil” have a lot of ideas for removing — or at least reducing — the evil in some popular apps and websites such as YouTube, Yelp and LinkedIn. By learning how to design for evil, Informatics students in the INFO...

Katie Goulding

Informatics students pilot 'Hack for Social Good' hackathon

Monday, June 3, 2019

Information School students brought 11th- and 12th-graders from the UW Dream Project to campus May 24 for a “Hack for Social Good” hackathon. The event, organized by iSchool student leaders and staff, prompted the high schoolers to design information and technology solutions to real-world...

Ott Toomet

iSchool research a key factor in eviction reforms

Monday, June 3, 2019

Research from the UW Information School and eScience Institute factored into a recent change to state law that will keep more people in their homes. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on May 9 that makes a set of reforms to the state’s eviction laws. The legislation requires that tenants be given 14 days to...

Cover of the 2019 DA2I report

TASCHA, IFLA release update on development and access to information

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Access to information accelerates development, and libraries make this a reality for many people around the world. The 2019 Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report offers new data, examples and arguments for placing libraries at the head of national development strategies. Twenty of the...

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