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Organizational change in Journal of Biz Strategy

Monday, March 8, 2010

UW iSchool student Nick Sweers and Assistant Professor Kevin C. Desouza have collaborated to author a new paper in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Business Strategy. The paper, titled "Shh! It's Vive La Résistance," highlights the challenges of dealing with underground resistance when leading organizational change efforts. You can find the abstract on Dr. Desouza's blog.
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Praise for UW iSchool report on info literacy

Monday, March 8, 2010

EDUCAUSE Quarterly has published an article about the implications of Project Information Literacy's latest research findings. In the article, "Information Literacy: A Neglected Core Competency," author Sharon A. Weiner examines the far-reaching implications of Project Information Literacy's latest survey results.
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Dr. Taylor looks at rigor, relevance in new article

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Management and Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), a prestigious journal in the field, has accepted a paper written by UW iSchool Assistant Professor Hazel Taylor, entitled "Focus and Diversity in Information Systems Research: Meeting the Dual Demands of a Healthy Applied Discipline." The paper is co-authored by Stuart Dillon, of the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Melinda Van Wingen (an iSchool MLIS alumna).
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TASCHA researcher interviewed in Seattle Times

Sunday, March 7, 2010

According to an announcement by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on March 1, the federal government has awarded a $84M grant to improve Internet access in Washington state. The grant is aimed at expanding broadband Internet access to rural and other underserved areas in Washington, and is among $800 million awarded to 24 states so far from $7.2 billion in stimulus money to connect homes, libraries, health clinics and others to high-speed Internet networks.
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Article: Informatics important to computing

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Informatics undergraduate programs across the country are growing in popularity, in part due to rising demand for graduates and the skills they possess. the The Feb. 2010 issue of Communications of the ACM features an article titled "Why an Informatics Degree?" that answers the question "Isn't computer science enough?" while describing how Informatics programs supports students' interest in solving problems using novel applications of information technologies.
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Dr. Endicott-Popovsky inducted into AAFS

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky has been inducted into the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, in the section on Digital and Multimedia Sciences. The AAFS Board of Directors approved the induction, which was announced at the AAFS Annual Meeting held Feb. 22-27 in Seattle.
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Economist features special report on information

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A new special report on managing information appears in this week's issue of The Economist. "Data, data everywhere" examines how the growth in the production of information has resulted in several intended -- and unintended -- consequences, from information management challenges for businesses and individuals to information overload, privacy and information security issues. Many of the topics in the issue are only recently being appreciated by society at large.
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Clark (MLIS) named Emerging Leader by LSJ

Monday, February 22, 2010

MLIS student Melody Clark has been chosen by Library Student Journal as an Emerging Leader. The list of Emerging Leaders was published in the January 2010 issue of the publication. According to their website, "Library Student Journal (LSJ) seeks to publish the best papers from Library and Information Science (LIS) students worldwide, and to serve as a forum for discussion of LIS education, training, career paths, and future trends."
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Video: college students' research strategies

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tune into Project Information Literacy's latest video and find out what students say about the methods they use for conducting research in the digital age. The new video, "Strategies," (2:48) is the latest in a public service video series created for use in classes, training sessions, and meetings to spark further discussion about information literacy. The video is based on findings from Project Information Literacy's 2009 spring survey results at six U.S. colleges and universities (n=2,315).
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Loum ('97) wins 2010 Zora Neale Hurston Award

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BOSTON -- UW iSchool alumnus Anthony Loum of the Brooklyn Public Library has been selected as the 2010 winner of the Zora Neale Hurston Award. The award, which is administered by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), recognizes a RUSA member's significant efforts to promote African American writers and African American literature in their libraries.
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