Celebrating the class of 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The UW Information School honored more than 480 graduating students from its undergraduate and graduate programs on Saturday, June 2, at its 2018 Convocation ceremony. Graduates include 213 earning their bachelor’s degree in...

NatureCollections field test

App catches investors' eyes

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NatureCollections, an app developed by researchers at the University of Washington Information School and School of Environment and Forest Sciences, has been a hit with parents and kids during trials. Now it’s taking a step toward...

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An open letter from the faculty

Friday, June 22, 2018

An open letter from University of Washington Information School faculty regarding federal immigration policies resulting in family separation and inhumane treatment. The recent policy mandating the separation or detention of children is...

Capstone award winners

Projects with impact

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The iSchool’s 2018 Capstone event, held May 30 at the University of Washington HUB, featured 123 poster presentations and 17 online ones from more than 300 graduating students. Projects were judged for awards in several categories,...

Adam Bourn, John Harrison, Monica Cao

Helping KEXP put humans first

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A music collection is full of emotion. At KEXP, a public-radio station based in Seattle, that’s particularly true. For years, the station’s staff have been carefully curating the best music; the KEXP library is full of the history and...

MSIM Capstone team

Team digs into mobile data

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Timothy Pace likes to sink his teeth into big data. Dania Tanzil gravitates toward cybersecurity. Manas Thakre has a knack for business analytics and project management. For their Capstone project, the trio of Information School Master...

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Jevin West talks 'Calling BS' on radio shows

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom went on a pair of local radio shows recently to discuss their “Calling Bullshit” class. On KUOW radio’s “The Record” with Bill Radke, West discussed “fake news” and encouraged media consumers to watch out...

David Levy

Professor David Levy encourages mindful use of technology

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

People who work in the technology sector are increasingly paying attention to the potential downsides of their work, Information School Professor David Levy said in an interview with Zeit Online, a German website. “Smartphones and apps on them are extremely useful in everyday life, but they can also be...

Rivkah Sass

Rivkah Sass, '78, named iSchool's 2018 Distinguished Alumna

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rivkah Sass believes that public libraries are vital to a healthy community, a belief she has put to work over a long career as a librarian. Sass, a 1978 graduate of the University of Washington Information School and the library director for the Sacramento Public Library system, has been named the...

7 iSchool students win ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Friday, June 22, 2018

Seven University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students were among the 62 winners of 2018-19 Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association has announced. iSchool winners include Jazmine Applin, Amanda Chin, Riko Fluchel, Karen Sánchez, Julie Varee, Kelli Akemi Yakabu...

Shaarika Kaul

Informatics student, WINFO win HUB Awards

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Women in Informatics (WINFO) student group and iSchool student Shaarika Kaul are among the winners of the 2018 University of Washington HUB Awards. The HUB Awards are granted annually in the spring in four categories: academics, activities, alumni and athletics. Award recipients’ names are engraved...

Leslie Hurst

MLIS alumna named UW's 2018 Distinguished Librarian

Friday, June 15, 2018

Leslie Hurst, a 2003 alumna of the Information School’s Master of Library and Information Science program, has won the 2018 University of Washington’s Distinguished Librarian Award for her work as head of teaching and learning at the UW Bothell and Cascadia College library. The honor for...

Rolf Hapel

Library Journal features Rolf Hapel, iSchool's next professor of practice

Monday, June 11, 2018

Rolf Hapel, the University of Washington Information School’s incoming Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, was featured in a recent Library Journal Q&A, in which he fielded questions about the challenges and opportunities for libraries around the world. Hapel has a distinct perspective on the...

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