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iSchool MLIS student named ARL diversity scholar

Monday, August 8, 2016

Nicola Andrews, a Master of Library and Information Science student at the University of Washington Information School, has been named a diversity scholar by the Association of Research Libraries. Andrews is one of 15 MLIS students in North America chosen to participate in ARL’s 2016-18 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. “I am honored to be included in the newest...
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Jin Ha Lee on Pokémon Go: How to stay safe and play to win

Friday, July 15, 2016

Assistant Professor Jin Ha Lee leads the GAMER research group at the University of Washington Information School and is an avid player of augmented reality games, including the recent phenomenon of Pokémon Go. We talked with her about how to enjoy the game, how to stay safe, and how to play to win. Q: You’ve recently been studying Ingress (an...
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Ph.D. alumna becomes director of Florida State iSchool

Monday, July 11, 2016

Lorri Mon, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Washington Information School in 2006, recently became director of Florida State University’s School of Information . Mon took the helm on June 1. She previously had been an associate professor and associate director of FSU’s iSchool. At the UW iSchool, she was the second person to graduate from the Ph.D...
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Sarah Reis wins 2016 Borgeson award in law librarianship

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

MLIS law student Sarah Reis has earned the 2016 Earl Borgeson Research Award in Law Librarianship for her paper, “Deconstructing the Durham Statement: The Persistence of Print Prestige During the Age of Open Access.” Reis’s paper will be published in the journal Legal Reference Services Quarterly . The honor carries a $1,000 prize. In her winning paper, Reis focuses on...
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Students present Web apps designed to avoid overload

Friday, June 17, 2016

Web applications do all sorts of fun and useful things, but they come with a problematic side-effect: the potential for overload. With each service we use and with each log-in we acquire, our stress levels rise, and the problem – known as information fragmentation – is only made worse by the advent of cloud storage and mobile devices. This spring,...
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iSchool alumna Cindy Altick Aden appointed to lead state library

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cindy Altick Aden, an alumna of the University of Washington Information School, has been appointed as director of the Washington State Library, the Secretary of State’s Office announced June 13. Aden has an extensive background in public libraries and the private sector, including stints at Amazon, Corbis, and community newspapers. She earned her master’s degree in 1987 at what was...
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More than 300 students take part in Convocation

Monday, June 6, 2016

More than 300 graduating students took part in the University of Washington Information School’s annual Convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 4, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the UW campus. It was the first time the event has been held at Hec Ed, a testament to the iSchool’s growth in recent years. Participants included two students who are finishing their doctoral...
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2 iSchool MLIS students among ALA scholarship winners

Friday, June 3, 2016

Two University of Washington Information School students are among the 60 winners of the American Library Association’s 2016-17 Spectrum Scholarships, the ALA announced Friday. The winners include iSchool Master of Library and Information Science students Melody Leung and Erika Miller. Both were named ProQuest Scholars, with their awards funded by a gift from the Michigan-based information and technology company. Leung...
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Capstone showcases more than 300 students' work

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The iSchool’s 2016 Capstone event was the largest yet, featuring 150 projects from more than 300 graduating students. Projects were judged for awards in several categories, including social impact, commercial potential, research, service, innovation/design, and diversity. Additionally, graduating students in each program awarded a Best in Class prize to their peers. (Winners are pictured.) Held annually, Capstone showcases the breadth...
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iSchool alumnus named Library of Congress Historian

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

iSchool alumnus John Cole was recently named the Library of Congress Historian, a new position dedicated to serving as the top technical expert and adviser on the institution’s history. Cole, a 1966 graduate of what was then the University of Washington School of Librarianship, has served in leadership roles during his 50-year career with the Library of Congress. He was...
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