Miranda Belarde-Lewis gave a keynote at the Closing Colloquium for the Advancing Pathways for Longterm Collaborations at Dartmouth titled “Building Cultural Information Bridges.” Tessa Campbell was also invited to attend the colloquium.
Miranda Belarde-Lewis was an invited curator at the exhibition opening of Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. This was the fifth installation of the exhibition on a national tour.
Jacob Wobbrock and co-authors Zhuohao (Jerry) Zhang and Gene S-H Kim’s paper “Developing and deploying a real-world solution for accessible slide reading and authoring for blind users” was presented at the ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 23’).
Jacob Wobbrock and co-authors Rachel Franz and Jinghan Yu’s paper “Comparing locomotion techniques in virtual reality for people with upper-body motor impairments” was presented at the ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 23’).
Jacob Wobbrock and co-authors Momona Yamagami, Alexandra Portnova-Fahreeva, Junhan Kong, and Jennifer Mankoff’s paper “How do people with limited movement personalize upper-body gestures? Considerations for the design of personalized and accessible gesture interfaces” was presented at the ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 23’).
Melanie Walsh and Alexander Manshel published an essay titled “What 30 Years of Data Can Tell Us About Who Will Win the National Book Award” in Public Books.
The iSchool was well-represented at the 2023 ASIS&T Annual Meeting [asist.org]
- Paper: Yubing Tian: The New Information Retrieval Problem: Data Availability.
- Paper: Michelle Martin: Learning About What’s Most Important: Incorporating Values Into the Design of Library Learning Experiences for Underserved Groups.
- Panel: Carole Palmer and Chris Coward organized and presented: Advancing LIS in iSchools: Building a Coalition to Ensure a Vibrant Future.
- Panel: Carole Palmer: Conceptualizing Data Behavior: Bridging Data-Centric and User-Centric Approaches.
- Panel: Annie Chen: Evaluating the Value of Exploratory Tools in Digital Humanities Collections and Scholarly Projects: Discussions from Researchers, Developers, and Users’ Perspectives.
- Workshop: Annie Chen: Exploring Collaborative Interpretive Practice - sponsored by SIG-AH and SIG USE.
- Workshop: Chirag Shah: Publishing at ASIS&T: Ask the Editors of JASIST, ARIST, and Information Matters.
- Poster: Charles Bugre, Chris Jowaisas, and Jason Young: Making Ends Meet in a Pandemic: African Library Initiatives During COVID-19.
- Poster: Annie Chen: Considering the Role of Information and Context in Promoting Health-related Behavioral Change.
- Poster: Annie Chen: Performance and Organizational Characteristics of Analytics Teams in Healthcare and Population Health: Methods and Preliminary Observations.
Lorcan Dempsey was invited to give the talk “From collections to community: libraries and the relational turn” at Chalmers University Library in Sweden.
Sandy Littletree was interviewed for an hour-long podcast episode titled “Indigenous Systems of Knowledge with Dr. Sandy Littletree” produced by the Oregon Library Association EDI & Antiracism Committee called “OVERDUE: Weeding Out Oppression in Libraries.”
Chirag Shah and Ryan Calo were interviewed for a KBTC PBS Northwest Now episode titled “A look at AI and the possible consequences.”
Lorcan Dempsey’s blog post "Generative AI and libraries: 7 contexts” received a Special Cliff Lynch recommendation on the curated Coalition for Network Information (CNI) list, tweet, and top link on the ARL Day in Review.
Aylin Caliskan’s work was discussed in a CBS Prime Time Interview with John Dickerson titled “Why do AI Image Generators Give Biased Results.” The talk discussedbhow text-to-image generators learn implicit bias from sociocultural data and not only perpetuate, but also amplify, bias in generative AI outputs.
Jacob Wobbrock and his co-collaborators Zhuouhao (Jerry) Zhang and Gene S.-H. Kim’s work was described in the UW News article titled “A Google Slides extension can make presentation software more accessible for blind users.”
Chirag Shah was also quoted in an article in The Atlantic titled “AI Search Is Turning Into the Problem Everyone Worried About.”
Joe Janes was quoted in a Fox News article titled “Meet the American Who Defined a New National Identity, Noah Webster, New England Patriot armed with the pen.”