We have quickly hit the homestretch of the academic year. Here are some quick updates from the UW Information School:
iSchoolers in the News
LGBTQ comic books are out there. For their Capstone project, Aydin Kwan and Le Button, both students in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science program, are working to make it easier to find them. We talked to Kwan and Button about their project, one of dozens that will be on display at the Capstone event on May 30.
Professor Michelle Martin wrote an essay for The Horn Book on Read-a-Rama, her program that encourages kids to read by incorporating fun activities.
Science Everywhere, a research project led by iSchool Assistant Professor Jason Yip and Ph.D. student Caroline Pitt, is among the UW projects featured in the STEM for All Video Showcase, funded by the National Science Foundation. Read the story from UW News and head over to the STEM for All website to vote for your favorite project.
Tweets of the Week
Discussed last week w/ @UW_iSchool #MLIS students: they agree the books stay, but other authors should be highlighted in booktalks etc. When Cosby’s ‘Little Bill,’ Alexie and Asher are on the Shelf: What Should A Librarian Do? | School Library Journal https://t.co/oRYa0TYwhk
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) May 15, 2018
— Vero_Nica (@mechikana2) May 17, 2018
Thnx @UW_iSchool @JulianHelmer for encouraging #collaboration and #making by teaching a @makeymakey workshop to teachers. Two teachers have already planned to integrate the technology into their curriculum! #STEAM #SPSLibraries pic.twitter.com/MJbsgn6WR0
— Ballard High Library 📚 (@BeaverReaders) May 17, 2018
— iYouth (@iYouthUW) May 13, 2018
Why people bullshit so much — and what to do about it.
(Spoiler: Call BS!)https://t.co/KZr2tGqd7U
— Calling Bullshit (@callin_bull) May 13, 2018
— UW PLSE (@uwplse) May 14, 2018
By thinking about orders of magnitude, you can stop a lot of bullshit in its tracks, as we illustrated here. https://t.co/K6qcDBVh4C
— Calling Bullshit (@callin_bull) May 17, 2018
— U. of Washington (@UW) May 17, 2018
— Kara Woo (@kara_woo) May 17, 2018
The iSchool Capstone Event is Wednesday, May 30 from 6-9pm in the UW HUB Ballroom. Please join us, and see final projects from our MSIM, MLIS and Informatics students! https://t.co/kTgqFNOJPX
— iStudent Services (@uwioss) May 18, 2018
Our report with IFLA – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Development and Access to Information, is now available in Spanish! Explore how #AccessToInformation contributes to the @UN #SDGS https://t.co/Wx6zBah1kO #DA2I https://t.co/Wx6zBah1kO
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) May 18, 2018