This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News TASCHA is working to promote mobile literacy in developing countries and has produced a curriculum to help introduce people to the Internet and point them to credible, reliable information. You can read about the project on the iSchool’s site or on TASCHA’s. Three iSchool alumni have been chosen as American Library Association Emerging Leaders for 2016. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics students Makenzie Pletcher and Sim Singh worked together to launch their new group, Tech++, with a wearable fashion show. Tech++ aims to encourage women to pursue careers in technology. Assistant Professor Jevin West and the iSchool’s DataLab partnered with JSTOR, a nonprofit digital library, to help close a gap in the understanding of scholarly work. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

We’ll actually cover the past two weeks at the iSchool, since we skipped Thanksgiving. iSchoolers in the News Dylan Flesch, a 2014 MLIS grad, has found his groove as radio station KEXP’s librarian. You may have seen him in this great feature on the UW home page. In the article, Flesch credits the “real-world problem-solving experience” he got at the ... Read More »

Women make up 40% of iSchool Informatics class

Women comprise an increasing share of the Informatics major at the UW iSchool. The number of women admitted to the program in 2015 jumped to 40 percent, far above the national average and up from 30 percent just a year ago. The school has actively recruited women applicants to Informatics, a STEM program that puts information technology to work to improve people’s lives ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Joe Janes wrote about Seattle’s new paid subscription library, Folio, for American Libraries: “I don’t wish them ill — or well. I guess I just wish nobody had thought this necessary.” Tweets of the Week Representing @impactsurvey and Edge at the @UW_iSchool research fair! pic.twitter.com/SKvOwMVgBX — Ashley Farley (@ashleydfarley) November 20, 2015 Ready for ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Joe Janes braved the crowd at the grand opening of the new Amazon bookstore in University Village. He gave American Libraries his take: “Whatever this thing is, it certainly bears watching.” Janes’ Documents that Changed the World podcast was also featured in UW Today. For Veterans Day, it highlighted the story of the Vietnam ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News UW Today featured the Tech Policy Lab’s work sorting out the promise and potential trouble spots in our “augmented reality future.” Professor Batya Friedman co-authored the lab’s first white paper on technology policy. iSchool doctoral student Lassana Magassa and Ph.D. graduate Bryce Newell were also among those involved. Can better information sharing save lives? We talked ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, Halloween edition

iSchoolers in the News iSchool associate professor and AnswerDash co-founder Jake Wobbrock talked to CMS Wire about the company’s name and why its original name – Qazzow – didn’t stick. We recently welcomed several new members to the iSchool’s advisory boards. Meet them here. In honor of Halloween, iSchool Dean Harry Bruce treated students to a reading of “The Raven”: ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Tweets of the week .@UW_iSchool @UW Check out my latest project: https://t.co/ul2ZacIsLz — Evan Cohen (@_evnc) October 22, 2015 Hilarious startup website generator: https://t.co/8viqWJSSkT pic.twitter.com/uGVrNNhZHB — Mike Freeman (@mf_viz) October 20, 2015 When I grow up I want to be like @UW_iSchool grad and ASU Professor @marisaelena1979. She knocked the ball out of the park at #PPDD2015 — harlemlibrarian (@harlemlibrarian) ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the news Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez has published a new book, “Fotohistorias,” which captures the immigrant experience through the words and pictures of migrants. Gomez and co-author Sara Vannini loaned out cameras in Colombia, at the U.S.-Mexico border and in Seattle and asked them to tell the stories behind the photos they took. We profiled Hala Annabi, who ... Read More »