Celebrating the class of 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The UW Information School honored more than 480 graduating students from its undergraduate and graduate programs on Saturday, June 2, at its 2018 Convocation ceremony. Graduates include 213 earning their bachelor’s degree in...

Capstone award winners

Projects with impact

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The iSchool’s 2018 Capstone event, held May 30 at the University of Washington HUB, featured 123 poster presentations and 17 online ones from more than 300 graduating students. Projects were judged for awards in several categories,...

Adam Bourn, John Harrison, Monica Cao

Helping KEXP put humans first

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A music collection is full of emotion. At KEXP, a public-radio station based in Seattle, that’s particularly true. For years, the station’s staff have been carefully curating the best music; the KEXP library is full of the history and...

MSIM Capstone team

Team digs into mobile data

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Timothy Pace likes to sink his teeth into big data. Dania Tanzil gravitates toward cybersecurity. Manas Thakre has a knack for business analytics and project management. For their Capstone project, the trio of Information School Master...

Airlift Northwest Capstone team

Capstone team gives Airlift Northwest a boost

Monday, May 21, 2018

The list of Airlift Northwest missions is long: wilderness rescues, plane crashes, car accidents, strokes, heart attacks, neonatal emergencies. Since its founding in 1982, the nonprofit air ambulance service has transported more than...

Aydin Kwan and Le Button

Their superpower: library science

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

“Representation matters. It’s a cliché, but it’s definitely true,” said Le Button. Button and Aydin Kwan, both Information School Master of Library and Information Science students, have combined their academic knowledge with...

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Leslie Hurst

MLIS alumna named UW's 2018 Distinguished Librarian

Friday, June 15, 2018

Leslie Hurst, a 2003 alumna of the Information School’s Master of Library and Information Science program, has won the 2018 University of Washington’s Distinguished Librarian Award for her work as head of teaching and learning at the UW Bothell and Cascadia College library. The honor for...

Rolf Hapel

Library Journal features Rolf Hapel, iSchool's next professor of practice

Monday, June 11, 2018

Rolf Hapel, the University of Washington Information School’s incoming Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, was featured in a recent Library Journal Q&A, in which he fielded questions about the challenges and opportunities for libraries around the world. Hapel has a distinct perspective on the...

Ethan Anderson and Joycie Yu

Informatics student leaders to serve as gonfalonieres at UW Commencement

Friday, June 8, 2018

Graduating Informatics students Ethan Anderson and Joycie Yu will represent the Information School as gonfalonieres — banner carriers — at the University of Washington Commencement ceremony on June 9 at Husky Stadium. Gonfalonieres are nominated by their program advisors and must exemplify graduate...

Dovi Mae Patino

iSchool MLIS student earns scholarship to attend ALA Annual

Friday, May 25, 2018

Information School student Dovi Mae Patino has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The scholarship, given by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), will cover Patino’s expenses to attend the American Library Association’s 2018 Annual Conference in New...

Capstone 2018

Students set for showcase

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Information School Capstone event, our annual showcase of student projects, takes place on Wednesday, May 30, in the HUB on the UW campus. You can join us in person starting at 6 p.m. in the HUB Ballrooms on the second floor. All are welcome to attend: industry professionals and employers; UW and...

Technology & Social Change Group

TASCHA explores public libraries' role in civic engagement

Friday, May 25, 2018

What role should public libraries play in civic engagement? That was the question posed to a cross-section of leading thinkers — invitees from public libraries, civic media, technology, collective action, the arts and other fields — at a gathering hosted by the Information School’s Technology &...

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