TASCHA Hiring 2019-20 Communications RA


TASCHA is hiring! We are seeking a Communications Research Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year. Are you an Information School student interested in outreach, communications, and access to information? Consider applying to this position. Position Description The University of Washington …

TASCHA Researchers Head to AfLIA Conference


Jason Young and I are headed off to Nairobi to participate in the 3rd AfLIA Conference & 5th African Library Summit, hosted by the African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA), our partners in the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa (ALVA) project. The theme for …

Reflections on Libraries as Vital Community Resources


  TASCHA Researcher Rolf Hapel on, “What are the best practices/ways for libraries to distinguish themselves as vital resources in a community?” There are some important features and attributes of libraries that might not be regarded as extremely unique individually, but put together, they …

Facebook to Support Digital Literacy in Myanmar


We are so excited for our friends at Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), for their recent partnership with Facebook, to create safe and meaningful digital literacy experiences. Facebook is working with MBAPF to add more content to the Mobile Information Literacy (MIL) …

ICTDX Roundup


In early January, TASCHA Director Chris Coward attended the 10th annual International Information and Communications Development (ICTD) conference. As the 10th conference in the series it offered an occasion to reflect on what we have accomplished as a community, where we have fallen short, and …

TASHCA, iSchool are headed to #ALAMW2019


TASCHA and the rest of the Information School is gearing up for ALA Midwinter here in Seattle from Jan. 25 – 29. If you’re headed to the conference, keep your eyes out for all ot the iSchool panelists. We’re excited for the list of speakers, including former Dean Harry Bruce, TASCHA …