Catching up with the iSchool, July edition


We’re checking in on iSchoolers periodically over the summer. Here are some recent updates: iSchoolers in the News With all the hype and hysteria around Pokémon Go, we did a Q&A with Assistant Professor Jin Ha Lee, who heads the iSchool’s GAMER group, and asked how to play safe and play to win. We recently wrote about how the iSchool ... Read More »

iSchool summer update for June

iSchool Spectrum Scholars at ALA in Orlando.

Things slow down in the summertime, but there’s still plenty going on at the iSchool. Let’s get caught up on some recent happenings. iSchoolers in the News Susan Hildreth is joining the iSchool this fall as our first Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, focusing on the future of libraries. Hildreth recently became treasurer of the American Library Association and recently completed ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

More than 300 students took part in Convocation at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

It’s our end-of-the-school-year edition. Happy summer, everyone! iSchoolers in the News More than 300 graduating students took part in the iSchool’s Convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 4. Keynote speaker Shaun Kane urged students to “do work that connects with something that’s personal to you, that empowers who you are.” Our Student Services department posted tons of great photos from the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Award winners from the 2016 Capstone event.

An abbreviated edition this week, as we reach the finish line on the 2015-16 school year. iSchoolers in the News MLIS students Melody Leung and Erika Miller were among the winners of the American Library Association’s Spectrum Scholarships, aimed to increase diversity in leadership positions within library science. MLIS students Marissa Gunning, Katie Mayer and Caitlyn Stephens worked to document ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, Capstone edition

Students were ready for Capstone.

iSchoolers in the News Capstone projects were in the spotlight this week. Be sure to check out all the project promo videos on our playlists: MLIS, MSIM and Informatics. MLIS student Emily Thompson is among the winners of Opportunity Grants from the UW’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She used her grant to attend a symposium in Los Angeles. Associate ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchool students have been working on ways to study representation in video game characters.

A quick roundup this week: iSchoolers in the News People assume video game characters aren’t very diverse, but there’s not much data to support that notion. As we wrote this week, MSIM students Samantha Coulter, Kameron So, Kate Sousa and Brian Waismeyer took on the issue with their Capstone project. Assistant Professor Jason Yip’s Science Everywhere project is featured on ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

MLIS students are preserving part of the story of the 2014 Oso mudslide.

An abbreviated wrap-up this week, with lots of tweets from CHI. iSchoolers in the News For their Capstone project, MLIS students Katie Mayer, Marissa Gunning and Caitlyn Stephens are doing great work with the Darrington Historical Society. We wrote about how they’re preserving part of the story of the 2014 Oso mudslide. MLIS alumnus Dylan Flesch’s work at KEXP was ... Read More »

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Images from Ricardo Gomez's Fotohistorias project are on display at the Allen Library Research Commons.

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Mayowa Aina is among the inaugural Husky 100, a list of students who are making the most of their UW experience. Professor Batya Friedman talked to Tech Target about the tenets of value-sensitive design. Alumnus John Cole has been named the Library of Congress historian, a new position at the venerable institution. Cole is ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Dubs, the UW mascot, made an appearance at iAffiliates Day.

iSchoolers in the News Informatics students Lit Phansiri, Cassandra Beaulaurier, Alexis Gregerson and Emmanuel Gambliel found themselves in the news unexpectedly after Mount Rainier’s camping reservation system melted down recently. For their Capstone project, the students are working on a replacement system to be launched in early 2017. We talked with them about their project. Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock wrote ... Read More »

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iSchool students visited Mexico's Chiapas state recently.

iSchoolers in the News Capstone is a true adventure for a group of students featured in this story on our website. Along with Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez, students Paloma St Louis, Yvette Iribe, Stephanie Torres and David Guerrero traveled recently to Mexico’s Chiapas state to help lay the groundwork for the indigenous population’s first library. Students Chelsea Cooper and Alma ... Read More »