Time for another periodic update on how iSchoolers are spending their summer:
iSchoolers in the News
Professor David Levy did a Q&A with German-language publication Zeit Online. For those who don’t speak the language, Google Translate does a pretty good job. The headline is roughly “For the first time, tech people admit: we have a real problem.”
Assistant Professor Jevin West appeared on a pair of local radio shows recently with colleague Carl Bergstrom, talking about their “Calling Bullshit” course. Read about each and find links to both here.
Work from Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker’s User Empowerment Lab was featured in the Wall Street Journal in a story about children picking up bad habits from using voice-activated devices.
Ph.D. student Abdullah Ali is part of a team featured on the Microsoft Research Blog. Ali and colleagues are exploring ways to make web search work better for people with dyslexia.
Rivkah Sass, ’78, was named this year’s iSchool Distinguished Alumna. Sass is a former Library Journal Librarian of the Year and is the director of the Sacramento Public Library System.
We held our annual alumni reception at ALA Annual in New Orleans. Check out our photo gallery on Facebook and you will probably see some familiar faces.
And we have a new video introducing the school. Check it out:
— anind dey (@aninddey) July 6, 2018
We're working with African librarians to build a stronger #dataculture in their #libraries. At the African Libraries Conference, Stanley Boakye Achampong, @AfLIACon, presented early findings. Project info here: https://t.co/6Xpa03fvXk https://t.co/GvLfHc2XDf
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) July 6, 2018
— Abdullah X. AIi (@Xyleques) July 9, 2018
— Calling Bullshit (@callin_bull) July 9, 2018
We have a new staff memberf! Anna Rikki Baggett a recent MLIS Grad from @UW_iSchool started in Central Library Services. She'll be working in in Digital Collections and Reference. With a wide education in history and GovDocs, can you imagine a better match for this position? pic.twitter.com/axF06avqxG
— WA State Library (@WAStateLib) July 5, 2018
Over 19 months, leaders at 8 US #publiclibraries adapted @mozilla #WebLiteracy lessons and led training for other staff. How did the project support professional development? What pathways exist for others to use the trainings? Learn in our report: https://t.co/sP6jDYIbfa
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) July 10, 2018
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) July 11, 2018
For those wondering how football got the way it is, here's the story of the development of the Laws of the Game: "The rules are the game and the game is the rules"https://t.co/0FSsDEehf3 #ENGCRO #WorldCup
— Joe Janes (@joejanes) July 11, 2018
@odliteracy intern, Angela Gonzalez-Curci, on the Art of the Public Disclosure Request:
“A Stake in the Game: Public Disclosure Coordinators at the Open Data Table” by Angela Gonzalez-Curci https://t.co/wiJWs4WTdu
— Open Data Literacy (@ODLiteracy) July 16, 2018
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) July 16, 2018
— Mary Whisner (@marywhisner) July 16, 2018
— Violet Fox 🦊 (@violetbfox) July 18, 2018
Over the last few months, I consulted for the @UW_iSchool to incorporate Mātauranga Māori into their trip to Aotearoa. I am so happy that my colleagues at @NLNZ, @TeRopuWhakahau, @lianzaoffice & @HuiaPublishers have shown such manaaki, and am proud of my fellow library Huskies! pic.twitter.com/EHCMVEe96C
— Nicky Andrews (@maraebrarian) July 18, 2018
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) July 19, 2018