Michelle Martin, Ricardo Gomez, and J. Elizabeth Mills, in partnership with Katie Campana at Kent State University, received an IMLS Research in Service to Practice Grant of $421,533 for “Project VOICE (Value-sensitive design of Outcomes Informing Community Engagement) for Libraries”. Of the total award, $169,201 will come to the iSchool. This builds on the previous IMLS-funded Planning Grant titled, Project LOCAL: Library Outreach as a Community Anchor in Learning, which had been awarded to Michelle Martin, Katie Campana, and J. Elizabeth Mills from 2017 to 2019.
Batya Friedman and David Hendry’s book titled, Value Sensitive Design, made the UW News list of notable books by University of Washington faculty members. The piece was titled, UW Books in Brief: US credit markets in history, ‘value sensitive’ design, the lasting effects of reproductive slavery, and more.
Negin Dahya’s work with Echo Glen Children’s Center for Juvenile Rehabilitation, in partnership with the King County Library System, was highlighted by the Auburn Reporter in the Book Nook column titled, KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit. The column shared news about the Snoqualmie Library exhibit in which Echo Glen middle and high school students showcased the art created from their virtual reality workshops.
Michelle H. Martin and J. Elizabeth Mills attended the Children's Literature Summer School at University of Antwerp in Belgium.
- Michelle H. Martin presented the lecture titled, Facing the Black Child in the 21st Century: Forging New Critical Pathways.
- J. Elizabeth Mills presented in the PhD colloquium, highlighting the work of her dissertation, “Never the Same Storytime Twice: An Exploration of the Role of Reflection in Public Library Storytime Assessment”.
- Both taught the following diversity workshops:
Batya Friedman and her research, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal, were highlighted in the Seattle Times news story, After fleeing war and genocide, Rwandan women find each other in South King County.