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Rivkah Sass

Staying ahead of the curve

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Rivkah Sass is passionate about libraries — and she wants to help people understand libraries are so much more than just a collection of books. They are a vital part of the community, a resource that gives people the tools they need to...

Pieces from Preston Singletary's exhibit

New spin on an ancient story

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Miranda Belarde-Lewis, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Information School, recently had what she calls a “petrifying honor”: curating an exhibit of glass artist Preston Singletary’s work that tells an ancient...

Sharon Draper speaks at the HUB

'Library is where our strength is'

Monday, October 29, 2018

Author and educator Sharon Draper visited the University of Washington on Thursday, Oct. 25, to deliver the Information School’s annual Spencer G. Shaw Lecture. Draper has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year and is a...

Open Data Literacy researchers

Demystifying open data

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Governments are giving away mountains of data for free. Log in to the City of Seattle open data portal and you’ll find crime statistics sorted by police precinct, biennial budgets, building permit maps, city Twitter account statistics....

Rolf Hapel

Shaping the future of libraries

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Rolf Hapel joined the iSchool this fall for a two-year term as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, focused on the future of libraries. An internationally known library professional, Hapel had served since 2006 as Director of...

iSchool faculty member Jevin West

iSchool to add multiple faculty members

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The iSchool is growing.  We are responding the increased demand for research on information problems and for highly qualified information professionals. The UW iSchool is hiring multiple positions at all ranks and across...

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Programming Skills for Data Science book cover

iSchool's Freeman and Ross publish textbook for Informatics classes

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  Michael Freeman and Joel Ross, both senior lecturers at the University of Washington Information School, have published a new textbook, “Programming Skills for Data Science.” The book originated from the lecturers’ experience teaching an Informatics course, INFO 201: Technical Foundations...

Wanda Pratt

Journal highlights work of iSchool's Pratt and Ph.D. alumnus

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A paper co-authored by UW Information School Professor Wanda Pratt is among a select group chosen for a Journal of Biomedical Informatics retrospective of papers that “have had a particularly important role in advancing the field of biomedical informatics.” The paper, “Healthcare in the pocket:...

iSchool seeks faculty with industry experience

Monday, November 19, 2018

The iSchool is growing. We are responding to increased demand for research on information problems and for highly qualified information professionals. The iSchool is hiring multiple positions at all ranks and across disciplines. Successful candidates will join an award-winning, equity-minded faculty with...

iSchool alumna Nicola Andrews named ALA Emerging Leader

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Information School alumna Nicola Andrews, ’17, is among 50 people named to the American Library Association’s 2019 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning, network with peers, learn about the...

Qianru (Sheryl) Wang

Students and Seattle's PitchBook get a boost from Capstone

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Here’s the problem: News is noisy. There’s a lot of it and understanding what’s important and what’s not is difficult. It’s a challenge taken up by PitchBook, a Seattle-headquartered data, research and technology company that provides a subscription database to venture capitalists and investment...

Anind Dey

Dean's Message: iSchool research is the engine of innovation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I often say that the world’s toughest problems can only be solved when we bring multiple research disciplines to bear. Fortunately, here at the UW Information School, we have no shortage of scholarly pursuits. Our researchers study topics as varied as data ethics, digital literacy, sociotechnical...

Rolf Hapel

Rolf Hapel among the 'game-changing' speakers at OCLC conference

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rolf Hapel, the University of Washington Information School’s Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, was among the featured speakers at the 2018 OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference Oct. 25 in Chicago. This year’s conference program focused on how to apply a “game-changing” approach in...

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