This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Professor David Levy’s new book, “Mindful Tech,” is getting a lot of attention. Jerry Large wrote about it in The Seattle Times; The New York Times posted a review; a writer for the New Yorker went off the grid for 72 hours as a response to the book, just to see if he could; and here’s ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News A team of MSIM students took top honors at the Big Idea contest at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup. They won in the World Citizenship category for Carroots, an educational dashboard that allows the user to discover career opportunities. Associate Professor Adam Moore released a new book analyzing the moral and legal foundations of privacy, security and accessibility. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Professor David Levy has published a new book, “Mindful Tech,” about searching for balance between our digital lives and our actual ones. He spoke to KUOW, and you can read more about it in a Q&A with Tricycle magazine. Associate Professor Joe Janes writes in American Libraries about the demise of old-fashioned catalog cards and the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News A study by iSchool researcher Alison Head and Project Information Literacy shows that college students are not picking up the life skills they need to keep learning after they graduate. Futurity also picked up the story. And Inside Higher Ed calls it “hands-down the most important long-term, multi-institutional research project ever launched on how students use ... Read More »

2015 iSchool research roundup

The Information School features a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community that’s driving innovation at the local, national, and global levels. Here is a month-by-month series of snapshots that illustrate our research impact in 2015. January: TASCHA was identified as one of three legacy partners expected to continue the work of the Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries (GL) group. In announcing this decision, the GL group noted ... Read More »

Catch up with the iSchool: holiday edition

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to tune out during the holidays. Let’s tune back in with iSchool updates from the past couple of weeks. iSchoolers in the News As you probably know, there’s a lot of exciting research being done at the iSchool. Check out all the posters and photos from our recent Research Fair in our Flickr album. Something ... Read More »

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 »