Michael Fosmire

Scientific approach

Monday, November 13, 2023

Michael Fosmire was a dedicated UW graduate student in physics when he first became interested in science librarianship. He knew little about it, although he spent long hours in the old physics library poring over academic papers. He began...

Nicola Andrews

Breaking down barriers

Monday, November 13, 2023

Nicola Andrews believes education should be more accessible — and she’s working toward that goal in her academic and professional work. Andrews, the recipient of the Information School’s 2023 Graduate of the Last Decade Alumni...

Jason Young walks across ice.

Bringing worlds together

Monday, November 6, 2023

Over the past six years as a senior research scientist with the iSchool's Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA), Jason Young has done expansive and eclectic work. A short list of projects includes supporting Indigenous communities in...

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Bias in, bias out

Monday, October 30, 2023

Many people believe that technology is just a tool, neither good nor bad. Damian Hodel isn’t one of those people. “That's an old but wrong story that technology is neutral,” said Hodel, a second-year Ph.D. student at the...

Nic Stone on a computer screen

The power of representation

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Author and storyteller Nic Stone told the audience for this year’s Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture how the stories we read shape the way we see the world, reminding us that we all have our own authentic story to share. “Everything...

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A more inclusive history

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

How do you get people to contribute their stories to a community archive when the concept itself can be confusing? That’s one of the challenges a UW Information School team faced while working with staff from Tacoma Public Library to...

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Chirag Shah

iSchool's Chirag Shah honored for information behavior research

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Information School Professor Chirag Shah is the recipient of this year’s ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior Research Award, which recognizes one scholar each year for their body of work in the field.Shah’s work in intelligent information access systems focuses...

Aditya Ramani

Childhood inspiration leads Informatics alum to a future in public health

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

As a child, Aditya Ramani dreamed of a career in medicine. But when he had to dissect a pig in his 10th-grade science class, he learned he didn’t have the stomach for some aspects of the medical field.“After having to do the dissection, I remember thinking, ‘I can’t be a doctor. I need to find a...

Catherine McMullen

Librarianship skills translate perfectly for elected official

Monday, November 6, 2023

Catherine McMullen, MLIS ‘08, can tell you that librarianship and public office have a lot in common. After more than a decade working for public libraries, last year McMullen campaigned for the role of clerk of Clackamas County, just south of Portland, Oregon.  “It was a long journey, but a lot...

Anind K. Dey

Our commitment to diversity is stronger than ever

Monday, October 9, 2023

Generative AI such as ChatGPT has recently burst onto the scene, and like most advancements in technology, it caters to a homogeneous population — white, male, able-bodied and English-speaking. When technology reflects only part of the spectrum of lived experiences, it puts underrepresented people at a...

Cindy Aden

Cindy Aden takes new role as teaching professor, MLIS chair

Monday, October 2, 2023

Cindy Aden, who wrapped up her term as the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the iSchool in June, is staying on as a teaching professor and taking over as chair of the Master of Library in Information Science program. Aden has a long, varied history in libraries. She graduated from the...

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