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This week at the iSchool
Beverly Cleary was featured in the Washington Post as she nears her 100th birthday.

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News

Beverly Cleary, the famed author and 1939 iSchool (then Library School) alumna, celebrates her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 12. The Washington Post celebrated early with a nice feature on Cleary and how she spends her days now.

Assistant Professor Emma Spiro and the iSchool DataLab teamed up with the UW HCDE department on research showing that official sources can cut through the noise on Twitter during times of crisis. UW News and Futurity have the story.

The spring edition of our iNews newsletter went out this week, featuring a message from Dean Harry Bruce on the impact of iSchool research around the world.

MLIS alumna Kathryn Callon has been named a Special Libraries Association Rising Star. The awards honor “young professionals forging paths of excellence within SLA and the information profession.”

And watch for our own Jin Ha Lee presenting one of the clues in this weekend’s Whole U scavenger hunt:

Tweets of the Week

Elsewhere in Information News

  • Why is the default setting for most AI female? GeekWire looks for answers, making for an interesting read.
  • Data USA, a project from the MIT Media Lab, was released this week and it contains mountains of data presented in terrific visualization style. You can get lost for hours playing with this data, but it’s totally worth it. Learn more about the project in this write-up from the New York Times.
  • Pew Research released some interesting new survey data on libraries and learning. Its findings illustrate the changing role of libraries, and a lack of awareness among some about the services that libraries provide.

About iSchool Communications

We’re the Communications folks at the University of Washington Information School. We keep an eye out for iSchoolers doing cool things, and then we share it here and on our social media accounts.

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