Katie Davis and Howard Gardner (Harvard) co-authored a Seattle Times op-ed piece titled, “The ‘app generation’ meets the pandemic.” The article highlighted research conducted by Davis, Caroline Pitt, and Ari Hock (UW COE).
Sandy Littletree served as one of the keynote speakers at Hoʻokele Naʻauao 2020: A Hawaiian Librarianship Symposium. Her presentation was titled, "Breathing Life into the Circles: Communities, Knowledge, and Action."
Jason Young, Kurtis Heimerl (UW CSE), Emma Slager (UW Tacoma), and Esther Jang (PhD student), in partnership with Tacoma Community Network and Tacoma Public Libraries, received a Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge award of $90K from the New Venture Fund (NVF) for Enabling Small-Scale Cooperative Cellular Networks for Distributed Internet Access.
Marika Cifor had an article, “‘What is Remembered Lives’: Time and the Disruptive Animacy of Archiving AIDS on Instagram,” accepted to Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.
Nicole S. Kuhn and Shawon Sarkar had a paper accepted to the Journal of Indigenous Social Development titled, “Decolonizing Risk Communication: Indigenous Responses to COVID-19 using Social Media.” The paper was co-authored with Lauren Alaine White (University of Michigan), Josephine Hoy (UW HCDE), Celena McCray (Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board), and Clarita Lefthand-Begay. This research was shared at the 2020 National Tribal Health Conference with a presentation titled, "Engaging Tribal Communities to Decolonize COVID-19 Risk Communications Using Social Media.”
- in collaboration with Karalyn Ostler and Nic Weber had a paper published in Public Library Quarterly titled, “Using Open Data to Inform Public Library Branch Services.”
- presented a lightning talk at the Government Advances in Statistical Programming (GASP) 2020 conference titled, “Libraries and E-Rate Funding: How I Built a Data Pipeline in R from a Scheduled R Script on AWS to a Shiny Dashboard.” Chris Jowaisas was co-author.
- in collaboration with Renee Lynch, Jason Young, Stanley Boakye-Achampong, Chris Jowaisas, and Joel Sam, had an article accepted to the IFLA Journal titled, “Benefits of Crowdsourcing for Libraries in the Global South: A Case Study from Africa.”
- had an article accepted to Emotion, Space & Society titled, “Disinformation as the Weaponization of Cruel Optimism: Towards a Critical Intervention in Misinformation Studies.”
- in collaboration with Brandyn Boyd, Katya Yefimova, Stacey Wedlake, Chris Coward, and Rolf Hapel, had an article accepted to the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science titled, “The Role of Libraries in Misinformation Programming: A Research Agenda.”
- in collaboration with Renee Lynch, Chris Jowaisas, Stanley Boakye-Achampong, and Joel Sam, had an article accepted to the International Information & Library Review titled, “African Libraries in Development: Perceptions and Possibilities.”
Chirag Shah, Yunhe Feng, Daniel Saelid, Ke Li, and Ruoyuan Gao (Rutgers) participated in the Fair Ranking track at NIST’s Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) conference. At this conference, participants work on a research problem and submit their results before the event. Chirag presented the paper: University of Washington at TREC 2020 Fairness Ranking Track.