Michelle H. Martin has been awarded funding from the first UW Black Opportunity Fund awards. With those funds, Katya Yefimova will serve as Research Associate with Camp Read-a-Rama in summer 2021, collecting data on both children’s programs and on trainings for teachers, librarians and others who want to offer Camp Read-a-Rama in the future.
Stefania Druga’s paper "How do children's perceptions of machine intelligence change when training & coding smart programs?" was conditionally accepted to the ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC 2021). The paper was co-authored with Amy J. Ko.
Chirag Shah and his students presented two papers last week at the Second International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation (BIAS 2021):
- “Towards Fairness-Aware Ranking by Defining Latent Groups Using Inferred Features” with Yunhe Feng, Daniel Saelid, Ke Li, and Ruoyuan Gao.
- “Users' Perception of Search-Engine Biases and Satisfaction” with Bin Han and Daniel Saelid.
Michelle H. Martin served on a webinar and panel discussion on Wednesday for the Free Library of Philadelphia with Intellectual Freedom specialist Pat Scales; Philip Nel, author of Was the Cat in the Hat Black and Kansas State University Professor, and Guy Sims, Chief Diversity Officer of the Free Library with moderator Christopher Brown, Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection for the Free Library of Philadelphia. The purpose of this webinar was to help the Free Library’s staff be better informed about the Seuss Enterprise’s recent decision to take six of their books off the market and to better understand their obligations as library professions related to Intellectual Freedom and collection development.
Michelle H. Martin presented “A Celebration of the Black Child in Song, Story and Pictures” on Wednesday to the Education Department at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina at the invitation of an undergraduate student.
Michelle H. Martin interviewed with the following media outlets about Mrs. Cleary’s legacy: TRT World, a TV Station that broadcasts in Istanbul, London and Washington D.C., and National Geographic with journalist Yelena Alpert.
Stefania Druga presented her research in a national webinar for teachers in France: “Why Teach and Learn AI? Crossed points of view.” The event was organized by the National Department of Education in France.
Hans Jochen Scholl gave an online presentation at the 2021 forum of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) entitled, "WebEOC: How Fit is it as the Backbone of US Disaster Response Management? Insights from the CR16 Exercise and a 2020 Practitioner Survey.” The talk was part of a workshop organized by the IFIP Working Group 5.5 on IT in Disaster Risk Reduction (ITDRR).
Helene Williams spoke with Library Journal about the MLIS Directed Fieldwork program and her efforts to convert all opportunities online due to the pandemic. She connected the reporter with several of our students to share their experiences, whose work is also cited in the article: “Outlying Internships: Managing Remote Practicums and Internships During COVID-19.”