Session at ALA: Ensuring the Future of Libraries: Connecting the Academy and the Profession

June 20, 2018

Attending the American Libraries Association Conference (ALA) in New Orleans? Join TASCHA Research Scientist Chris Jowaisas at the panel Ensuring the Future of Libraries: Connecting the Academy and the Profession. The panel dives into one strategy to make this connection – a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence (DPIR). In June, Susan Hildreth finished her two year…

Opportunity for iSchool student to assist with ICT4D seminar

June 26, 2017

For years, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) has hosted a weekly seminar called Change. The Change seminar focuses on research, projects, and issues related to information & communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Starting this fall, the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) of the Information School and the School of Public Health will be co-hosting…

Event: TASCHA at the iSchool Research Fair

March 6, 2017

TASCHA researchers will be presenting their ongoing work at the annual iSchool research fair on March 9th, 6:30-8:00pm in the HUB South Ballroom. With topics ranging from the future of libraries to the development of a information literacy curriculum for mobile users, the fair is a chance to speak with researchers about the many ways TASCHA is…

Event: TASCHA’s Maria Garrido discusses MOOCs for development

February 27, 2017

TASCHA’s Maria Garrido will be speaking at the University of Washington’s Change group on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12pm in room CSE 203. The advent of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) boded major shifts in alternative education across the globe; suddenly anyone with access to the internet could take a course from a world-leading university, usually…

TASCHA is hiring an undergraduate research assistant

January 17, 2017

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for an undergraduate student to work on one of our research projects, the Regional Study and Resource Center Evaluation. Undergraduate Research Assistant – Digital Survey Development for Evaluation of Namibia’s Libraries Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Location: UW Information School – Seattle Campus…

TASCHA Research Seminar offers students an opportunity to get involved

October 26, 2016

We are often asked how students can get involved with the work that we do at TASCHA. During Winter Quarter 2017, TASCHA is leading a Research Seminar in the Information School (INFX 571), offering students a chance to get real world ICTD and research experience. INFX 571: TASCHA Research Seminar How can information and communication…

Event: Come meet TASCHA

October 25, 2016

Are you interested in the effects of technology on economic and social development? Do you wonder if smartphones will replace PCs? Interested in the role libraries play in community development? Curious about questions that can be addressed through big data? Passionate about digital inclusion & literacy, access to technology, communication, and information resources? Well, we…

TASCHA is hiring a Research Assistant

August 3, 2016

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for a student to provide key support to TASCHA’s research communications activities. The student in this position will play an integral role by working directly with TASCHA’s Communications Specialist, along with the leadership and researchers at TASCHA. The student will have an opportunity to learn…

The future of libraries in the US & around the world

June 23, 2016

TASCHA’s work with public libraries is well-known throughout most of the world, ranging from the Public Access Landscape Study, which was the first attempt to identify and describe public libraries and other Internet public access centers and their services in 25 countries, to the Global Impact Study, which looked at the effect of libraries and other public access centers and their services on the users and non-users in eight countries. But with the selection of TASCHA as one of the three Legacy Partners by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Program, along with the United States Public Library Association (PLA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), more work by TASCHA in the United States will be seen in the coming years.

Join TASCHA researchers to study ICTs & development in Southern Ghana

February 23, 2016

Interested in developing countries, information and communication technologies (ICTs), and culture? Are you a student at the University of Washington? If so, TASCHA Research Faculty Araba Sey and Researcher Chris Rothschild are leading a program this summer in Ghana that could be perfect for you and your education. This seminar focuses on research, development, communication, and technology.