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iSchool alum wins scholarship for copyright work at college library

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

University of Washington Information School alum Kathleen DeLaurenti has been awarded the 2015 Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship, the American Library Association announced. The scholarship, established by the Library Copyright Alliance , supports research and advanced study for librarians in their early- to mid-careers who are interested and active in public policy, copyright, licensing, open access and their impacts on...
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Grace Lee wins 2015 Borgeson Award

Friday, June 26, 2015

MLIS Law student Grace Lee’s paper, “Draw Me a Picture: Instructional Visual Displays in the Academic Law Library” received the 2015 Earl C. Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award . Lee’s paper will be published in the journal Legal Reference Services Quarterly. The honor carries a $1,000 prize. In her winning paper, Lee explores how law librarians can incorporate visual...
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Annie Searle in Risk Universe: Will we always have to talk about ethics?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I’ve been looking at the banking and finance sector for a little over 16 years, and I have to say that I don’t think that policy, ethical frameworks, codes of conduct or even regulation has had much of an impact on how employees behave. To satisfy regulators, both before and as a result of Dodd-Frank, firms have created risk units...
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iSchool awards honor 6 outstanding graduates

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The 2015 iSchool awards honor the leadership, community-building and academic achievement of each graduating student. The awards were conferred at the iSchool Convocation on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Each program selects two graduating students to win this highest honor. One award is conferred by the graduating cohort and one from the faculty who teach in the program. Informatics Zach Balter...
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iSchool's use of SharePoint featured in IT Connect

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The iSchool has a reputation at the University of Washington as a leader in technology innovation and deployment to support staff, faculty and students. The iSchool IT department is often asked to beta-test new software or serve on UW-wide committees to make decisions on technology acquisitions. IT Connect featured the iSchool's use of SharePoint in a May news article. From...
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MLIS alumna appointed associate dean for technology and digital strategies

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Karen Estlund, MLIS '05, has been appointed associate dean for technology and digital strategies for the Penn State University Libraries, where she will provide leadership, strategic direction and support for information technology. Her portfolio will include Library Technology (I-Tech), Media and Technology Support Services (MediaTech), Digitization and Preservation, discovery, Web services and the Libraries’ digital research repository, ScholarSphere. She will...
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Bryce Newell interviewed on NPR

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Information from Seattle's license plate scanners is used by the police for all kinds of investigations. Bryce Newell, Ph.D. '15, was interviewed by NPR's Martin Kaste for a story entitled, "Questions remain about how to use data from license plate scanners." Newell is an expert in information law, policy, and ethics. In addition to his iSchool doctorate, he has a...
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Informatics students participate in 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, May 15, 2015

The iSchool was well represented at the Eighteenth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium that took place on May 15, 2015. The event is organized by the Undergraduate Research Program, which facilitates research experiences for undergraduates in all academic disciplines. The Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience...
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VIEWS2 given WLA President's Award

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Project VIEWS2 Team received the Washington Library Association 2015 President’s Award for their leadership role in early learning. The project, which began in 2011 with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Washington State Library, was the brainchild of Eliza T. Dresang. She spoke to many librarians interested in including early literacy concepts in their...
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Documents that Changed the World: The Exaltation of Inanna, 2300 BCE

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

To be the author of a creative work is to stand ready to take either credit or blame for it — to claim responsibility. In the latest installment of his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, Joe Janes looks back more than 4,000 years to what might be the first-ever claim of authorship. In the podcasts, Janes, professor in...
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