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Class puts people first, technology second

Monday, September 12, 2022

It’s shortly before 8:30 on a Wednesday morning in June outside Room 139 at the University of Washington’s Condon Hall. Small groups of students huddle over laptops, feverishly typing revisions or rehearsing lines soon to be...

Mike Teodorescu

iSchool adds an inventive mind

Monday, September 12, 2022

Inventors who are women received just 13% of all patents awarded in 2019 in the U.S., a disparity seen around the world. What can be done about it? Mike Teodorescu asked that very question. Most inventors on their first try at a patent...

Lucy Lu Wang

Harnessing technology for better health care

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Scientific papers can be daunting, with convoluted findings, baffling jargon and key takeaways buried in a blur of details. Lucy Lu Wang uses artificial intelligence (AI) to make these documents more accessible and usable. “I’m trying...

Heather Whiteman

Exporting knowledge

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Guatemala is one of the few countries in Latin America that have recently gained strong exposure to the use of information systems and people data processes. Information School Assistant Teaching Professor Heather Whiteman recently...

Ellen Barker, Sydney Powell and Sydney Geyer on the steps of Suzzallo Library at the UW.

Helping kids tell their stories

Friday, May 13, 2022

The three iSchool students were nervous their first day working with Compass Housing Alliance youth. They went in with only a skeletal program itinerary, a bunch of name tags and craft supplies, and a powerful idea. They would use...

Skyler Yesiltepe, Ghislain Bugingo, Kaamna Rishi and Bryan Phan

Time savers

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

CuriosityBased, a Seattle company, is dedicated to improving workplaces by helping build trust and collaboration among coworkers. One of the key ways it does that is through its “7 Forms of Respect” assessments. The results can help...

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7 MLIS students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Monday, August 22, 2022

Seven University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students are among the recipients of 2022-23 Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association has announced.  “The Spectrum Scholars Program represents a serious commitment on the part of the American Library...

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IMLS awards $1.3 million to support iSchool-led research projects

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently awarded a total of more than $1.3 million in funding for research projects led by faculty at the University of Washington Information School. The projects include efforts to help libraries combat misinformation, foster inclusion of neurodiverse...

Cindy Aden (left) and Sandy Littletree (right)

iSchool faculty research centers Washington tribal libraries

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The University of Washington recently received a Mellon Foundation Public Knowledge Grant for a research project led by Information School Professor of Practice Cindy Aden and Assistant Teaching Professor Sandy Littletree called “Centering Washington Tribal Libraries: Building Relationships and...

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iSchool welcomes incoming faculty cohort

Friday, July 8, 2022

The University of Washington Information School is proud to announce the 2022-2023 incoming cohort of new faculty. These faculty members provide intellectual leadership in our research areas and also inform our undergraduate and graduate education in the Informatics, Library and Information Science and...

Tessa Campbell and Mandi Harris

2 iSchool Ph.D. students receive ALA Spectrum fellowships

Thursday, June 23, 2022

University of Washington Information School Ph.D. students Tessa Campbell and Mandi Harris are among the seven recipients of the inaugural ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowships - Catalysts for Change. Campbell (Tulalip/Tlingit), has an academic and professional background in both library and museum fields....

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Alumni, students grapple with the censorship challenge

Friday, June 10, 2022

Given the key role of librarians and information professionals in topics such as academic freedom, content moderation / free speech, and access to materials and ideas, I have invited iSchool Associate Teaching Professor Chance Hunt to share the critical work our faculty and graduates are doing in this space,...

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