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Katie Davis awarded $385K grant to advance connected learning in libraries

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ConnectedLib, a new project by iSchool Assistant Professor Katie Davis , teams faculty members from library and information programs at the University of Washington and University of Maryland with public library partners to build librarians’ capacity to incorporate digital media into their work with youth to promote connections across their learning contexts. The project is funded by the Institute of...
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iSchool MLIS students selected as ARL Fellows

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jessica Humphries, first-year MLIS student and Josué Rivera-Olds, a second-year MLIS student were selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) for their Career Enhancement Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, the fellowship provides internship experiences in an ARL library to students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The goal...
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PSJB: AnswerDash aims to make your website smarter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The iSchool's spinout, AnswerDash , co-founded by faculty members Jacob Wobbrock and Andy Ko , along with University of Waterloo Assistant Professor Parmit Chilana , is profiled in "The Pitch" , a regular column by Puget Sound Business Journal Managing Editor Steven Goldsmith. AnswerDash, which launched its contextual Q&A for websites and web applications product in 2013, offers businesses tools...
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Ivette Bayo Urban: ‘Telling Our Stories’ in Neah Bay

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Since 1997, the Pipeline Project has given UW students the opportunity to tutor and mentor K-12 students in Washington. Through its latest project, UW students gain something in return: a personal understanding of local Native American culture. Six students are currently working on a documentary film project called “Telling Our Stories” with the Native American community in Neah Bay. Through...
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Best Paper Awards for the iSchool at CHI

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Association for Computing Machinery’s CHI is the world's premiere conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, presenting a highly selective showcase of the very best advances across the disciplines of computer science, cognitive psychology, design, social science, human factors, artificial intelligence, graphics, visualization, multi-media design and other disciplines. Only the top 1% of the 2150 papers submitted for CHI...
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iSchool faculty among award finalists for iConference 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The iConference 2015 organizers announced the finalists for the conference’s best papers and poster competitions. Ph.D. candidate Bryce Newell and Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez are finalists in the "Most Interesting Preliminary Results" category for their paper, "Informal Networks, Phones and Facebook: Information Seeking and Technology Use by Undocumented Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border." Assistant Professor Jaime Snyder and colleagues from...
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iSchool announces search for new Cleary professor

Monday, March 2, 2015

The first endowed position of its kind, the professorship in children & youth services honors Beverly Cleary , internationally renowned and award winning children’s author who graduated from the UW School of Librarianship in 1939. Created with gifts from the Cleary family, alumni, the library community, and fans of Cleary’s work, this distinguished professorship will be filled by a senior...
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UW students hack housing at Zillow Hackathon

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Zil­low and UW’s depart­ment of Com­puter Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing, with par­tic­i­pa­tion from the federal government, recently hosted the Hack Housing Hackathon at Zillow headquarters in Seattle. The goal of the weekend-long hackathon was to develop innovative solutions to help home buyers and renters who have particular needs—specifically first-time homebuyers, senior citizens, and low-income renters. Hackathon participants received newly released government...
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Valentine’s Day ‘edit-a-thon’ to address Wikipedia gender gap

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There is a widely recognized gender gap in the English language Wikipedia. Several campus units are teaming to offer a four-hour hands-on workshop and discussion to bring feminist dialogues and theory to the information website, the seventh most-viewed in the United States. The event, titled “I Love To You: Critical Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon,” is being organized by Amanda Menking (pictured), a...
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Q & A with the co-editors of Circulation: Megan Carlin and Becky Ramsey

Monday, February 2, 2015

Launched in 2013, Circulation is the student-run journal of the Information School. The publication is a venue for students’ creative expression and academic work, and is intended to support interest in literature and scholarly communication at the iSchool. It is published electronically three times a year, with additional contributions on their blog and social media platforms. The Winter edition marks...
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