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Jacob Wobbrock and AnswerDash featured in Huffington Post

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Information School Associate Professor Jacob O. Wobbrock and AnswerDash , the startup company he co-founded, are the subjects of a recent article in The Huffington Post. The website did a Q&A with Wobbrock about his experiences with the startup, which grew from research at the iSchool. AnswerDash provides instant, contextual information for website visitors, putting answers to their likeliest questions...
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INFO 200 students show off their final projects

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

“Emerald Refuge,” a central resource for refugees in the Seattle area; “MABuddy,” a website where people with food allergies can share information about restaurants; “Memoro,” an app that saves time on busywork so therapists can devote more time to clients. These and dozens of other ideas were on display Dec. 8 at Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington...
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MLIS student Sunny Kim earns WLA scholarship

Friday, December 9, 2016

Information School MLIS student Sunny Kim has been awarded the 2016 Maryan E. Reynolds Graduate School Scholarship, the Washington Library Association announced. In making the $6,000 award, the scholarship committee noted that it was impressed with Kim’s active involvement in the WLA as a member of the Children and Young Adult Services steering committee, which also includes iSchool students Katie...
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Academic libraries must be flexible, Project Information Literacy says

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

In a time of profound change for academic libraries, there is no “one size fits all” way to design a library learning space, according to Project Information Literacy . “The goal for librarians and architects alike must be creating flexible spaces that are both ‘user-defined’ for meeting students’ needs at a moment’s notice with moveable furnishings,” the research group says...
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ConnectedLib white paper promotes connected learning in libraries

Monday, November 28, 2016

UW Information School researchers and their partners have released a white paper focused on the best ways to promote connected learning and 21st century skills in libraries. The white paper provides examples of connected learning in libraries, discusses opportunities and challenges associated with introducing connected learning in diverse library settings, and reviews existing resources for public librarians who wish to...
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Annie Searle in The Risk Universe: Bank's 'responsibility' without consequences

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

“When does ‘taking full responsibility’ have consequences?” iSchool Lecturer Annie Searle asks in the latest edition of The Risk Universe. In an article in the October 2016 edition, Searle shares her thoughts about recent incidents of misconduct in the financial industry and asks whether institutions will ever clean up practices that take advantage of customers and abuse employees. The article...
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iSchool’s newest faculty reflect excellence and diversity

Friday, October 14, 2016

The University of Washington Information School hired five new faculty members to start fall quarter 2016 who represent a range of disciplines and backgrounds. New Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor in Children and Youth Services Michele Martin , professor, comes to the iSchool from the University of South Carolina, where she held the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy, a...
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TASCHA project to study libraries' role in development

Friday, October 14, 2016

The iSchool’s Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) has announced a new project highlighting the role of libraries and access to information in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Development and Access to Information project, a partnership with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), is intended to demonstrate the importance of access to information in...
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iSchool publishes white paper on Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Members of the Digital Youth Lab have published a white paper synthesizing current research on youth, digital media, and learning across disciplinary boundaries. This white paper is a direct result of the Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank (DYSTT), hosted by the Information School at the University of Washington in October 2014. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library...
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New $691K grant will support ODPG project

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The University of Washington Information School announced a 3-year grant for $690,858 to fund the proposal Open Data for Public Good (ODPG): Data Literacy Education for Public Information Professionals, led by Professor Carole Palmer . The grant was awarded through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project, to be called...
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