TASCHA goes to Next Library 2017


Some members of the TASCHA team will be visiting Denmark June 11-14 to participate in the Next Library conference, an event intended to explore the continuously evolving nature of the public library in the 21st century. TASCHA Director Chris Coward and Assistant Director Rebecca Sears will be …

TASCHA at Global Election Technology Summit


TASCHA’s Chris Rothschild will be presenting Thursday, May 18th at the Global Election Technology Summit. Along with James Long and Nic Weber, University of Washington faculty members collaborating on the Data for Democracy project, the presentation, “‘Push, Pull, …

What do we mean by ‘Civic Engagement’?


As a research group that investigates social change, grasping the multifaceted, evolving definition of “civic engagement” is vital to more deeply understand the inner workings of communities. Civic engagement, which at its most basic level has been defined in recent literature as “the …

Brown bag lunch event with a Director of AfLIA


We hope that you will join us for a brown bag lunch event with Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata of AfLIA (African Library and Information Association and Institutions) from South Africa, where she will discuss AfLIA and how the library field in Africa is evolving with ICTs and other initiatives. She will …

TASCHA is hiring a graduate research assistant


Start Date: 2017-05-01 End Date: 2017-06-15 Deadline to Apply: Apr 28, 2017 Position Description The Data for Democracy project and TASCHA are hiring a graduate research assistant to help develop and publish a data literacy curriculum. This position will entail working on curriculum development …

National Library Week: How libraries transform


The theme for 2017 National Library Week is “Libraries Transform.” For any who has entered a library before, it is not hard to imagine how free access to both public space and information tools can make small, or sometimes large, impacts on lives. They are valued social spaces where people …