Library Studies

DuckTales teases its past and backstories, in both narrative and self-aware fashion

I know that I mentioned I would try and avoid comparing this new <i>DuckTales</i> to the old show, but this comparison is warranted, at the very least for …

TV

Webinar: Knowledge Work, the Gig Economy, and Infrastructural Competence

Dive deep into the most recent findings and developments based on the work of researchers and innovators from the iSchool! An optional information …

Gig Economy

iSchool’s Zhe He Presents at MedInfo

Florida State’s School of Information Assistant Professor Zhe He had the opportunity to attend the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health …

Health Information

Akron Announces Plan To Restore Baseball Program

Akron on Tuesday announced a plan that, if approved next month by the board of trustees, would restore the school's baseball program and add a …

Baseball

UW funds Hala Annabi's research to help young workers with autism

A project led by iSchool Associate Professor Hala Annabi is among five winners of the University of Washington Population Health Initiative’s …

Autism

YALSA Draft Competencies for Review & Comment

Colleagues-<p>A taskforce of YALSA members and staff have been at work updating YALSA’s “Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth” (last updated in …

Young-Adult Fiction

Making the hard choices about where hard-to-categorize titles should be shelved.

Often a really wonderfully written and original book defies easy classification, encompassing more than one category or genre. The best-case …

Librarianship

2017 ALA Student-to-Staff Reflections: A Guest Post by Emily Higgs | ALA/TLA Student Chapter at UT

The ALA Student-to-Staff Program: My Experience<p>by Emily Higgs<p>Each year every ALA student chapter is encouraged to nominate one student to participate …

Librarianship

Jevin West, panel discuss fake news: 'Think more, share less'

Four words from Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West provided the key takeaway from a <i>Seattle Times LiveWire</i> event Sept. 13 at the UW: …

Journalism

Research Improvement Grants

Overview<p>The College of Information Studies’ Research Improvement Grants (RIGs) Program is a competitive internal grant program for improving …

Research

Faces of UMSI: Shiqing He | University of Michigan School of Information

Shiqing He can’t pinpoint when her passion for art began.<p>It may have begun in her native province of Yunnan in southwest China, where she recalls …

Librarianship

The Information War: Fake News, Privacy and Big Data

An information war is underway. Politicians, advertisers and even scientists are using the internet (and your own data) to commandeer your attention …

Big Data

iSchoolers Bring Orange to the Red, White, and Blue of D.C.

There are approximately 373 miles between Syracuse University and the heart of Washington, D.C. One location is famous as the national hub of …

Syracuse University

MLIS alumna tames Seattle Opera's archives as its first librarian

The Seattle Opera library was once a disorganized mess of artifacts from the institution’s five decades of productions. Emily Bolton Cabaniss, a 2014 …

Librarianship

Weech honored for contribution to IFLA and the library profession

Associate Professor Terry L. Weech has been awarded a Scroll of Appreciation by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions …

Librarianship

Your LIS Career Starts Here [Career Workshop]

Did you know that the SJSU School of Information has one of the most comprehensive career resource information sites in the entire library and …

Librarianship

The Cyborg Anthropologist (Tools We Use)

For those who don’t know, I live, work, teach, and do research in a predominantly Chinese speaking environment. Although you are probably aware that …

Language

‘Ex Libris — The New York Public Library’ Review: Frederick Wiseman’s Opus Is the Best Thing to Happen to Libraries Since the Dewey Decimal System

The hypnotic and thoroughly essential “Ex Libris" stands out as an especially definitive example of — and testament to — Wiseman’s style and mission …

Entertainment

Travel fund to honor Dolan’s memory, support student discovery

A travel fund has been established at the iSchool in honor of an alumna who loved to travel and lived in many places, making friends with people …

Librarianship

2017 iFellows Doctoral Fellowship Competition

The iFellows Doctoral Fellowship Program will award a two-year fellowship of $50,000 to selected iSchool PhD students during the 2017 – 2018 academic …

Librarianship

Bookshelves and Tips for Organising a Book Collection

Ah, the perennial problem: too many books and too little space. What to do when, once again, your bookshelves are full and not every book has a …

Librarianship

Sustainability Round Table Announces Free Student Memberships

The ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is pleased to announce free memberships for LIS students!<b>Beginning September 1, 2017</b>, students may …

Librarianship

Center for Open Science Launches a Preprint Service For Library and Information Science Research

Say hello to LISSA and five more new preprint services.From the Center for Open Science:This week, six communities launched preprint services to …

Research

Lindtner receives inaugural NSF convergence award | University of Michigan School of Information

The National Science Foundation has awarded Silvia Lindtner, University of Michigan assistant professor of information, one of its first Convergence …

Innovation

Lecturer Richard Sturman gives his classes a real-world feeling

Richard Sturman didn’t expect to be teaching at a university. The Australia native excelled in the corporate IT world for more than 20 years, helping …

Librarianship

Georgia Tech - STI Center of Competence

The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is designated as the first Sony-Toshiba-IBM (STI) Center of Competence focused on the Cell Broadband Engine™ …

Librarianship

iSchool's Bill Howe urges responsible use of data in 'smart cities'

With technology making our cities “smarter,” how smart can we be about securing our data and making modernized cities inclusive?<p>Information School …

Librarianship

Let’s Talk about Checks, Baby: Paying for Library School

If you’re thinking about applying for a graduate degree in library science, you know a thing or two about writing big checks. Maybe you’ve already …

Librarianship

A dean looks back: Harry Bruce reflects on UW ‘iSchool’ past, future

UW Information School Dean Harry BruceDennis Wise / UW Photo Harry Bruce has been a professor with the University of Washington Information School …

Education

Williams returns to the iSchool as student coordinator and advisor

Jessica Williams (MS '13) joined the School on August 16 as a graduate student coordinator and academic advisor. In this role, she will provide …

Librarianship