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MLIS student Jacqui Howell

Changing course

Monday, May 18, 2020

Jacqui Howell’s path to the iSchool started at a challenging time in her life. She was laid off from her job in marketing and, unexpectedly, needed to decide what was next in her life. Her daughter had recently been born and she knew she...

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Students mix work and play

Thursday, July 9, 2020

At Pacific Science Center, a model of the solar system is a popular attraction for visitors. Kids spin the planets and marvel at the massive size difference between Earth and the sun. While it’s a fun area for young visitors, there’s...

Cindy Aden at Washington State Library

Knowing what it takes

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

In her more than two decades away from academia, Washington State Librarian Cindy Aden has worked with libraries large and small, urban and rural, public and private — including gigs at Amazon and Corbis. Her varied roles have included...

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Resilience shows at Convocation

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The second time was the charm for the Information School’s 2020 Convocation. After the iSchool’s initial online ceremony on June 6 left many students and their families disappointed, the school decided to redo it and give students a...

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Capstone project is an adventure

Friday, June 12, 2020

Hot-air-balloon navigator Flyster Luna takes young readers on a journey to stories real and imagined. Pam Huffman and Nicole Breiner aimed to take Luna to libraries everywhere. Flyster Luna is the narrator of “The Otherworld...

Jacob O. Wobbrock

Taking the lead on accessibility

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Information School Professor Jacob O. Wobbrock is one of the co-directors of the University of Washington’s new CREATE center, along with Professor Jennifer Mankoff of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering....

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IMLS awards $1.5 million to iSchool-led research projects

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a total of more than $1.5 million in funding for four projects led by the University of Washington Information School. The projects span several initiatives to benefit libraries and their users: making libraries more inclusive for...

Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland, '03, honored with UW Distinguished Librarian Award

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Justin Wadland, who earned his Master of Science in Library and Information Science in 2003 at the University of Washington Information School, was honored this past spring with the UW Distinguished Librarian Award for his work at the UW Tacoma Library, where he has worked extensively with digital...

J. Elizabeth Mills

Ph.D. candidate named Graduate School Presidential Dissertation fellow

Monday, July 20, 2020

J. Elizabeth Mills, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington Information School, has been selected for the 2020 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship for her research, which explores the nature and role of reflection in public library storytime assessment. The Graduate School...

Lassana Magassa

Ph.D. graduate named Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation fellow

Friday, July 17, 2020

Lassana Magassa, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of Washington Information School, has been selected for the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for his dissertation, “‘I am Not Computer Savvy’: A look into the Everyday Digital Literacy Levels of Formerly Incarcerated People...

Chirag Shah

iSchool’s Chirag Shah authors 'A Hands-on Introduction to Data Science'

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Chirag Shah, an associate professor at the University of Washington Information School, has authored a new academic textbook, “A Hands-on Introduction to Data Science.” Shah sees data science as an interdisciplinary field where many solutions to problems extend beyond statistical and computational...

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3 iSchool students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Two continuing University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students and one incoming student are among the 61 winners of 2020-21 Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association has announced. Jacqui Howell is heading into her third year as an online student, living in...

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