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 …

TASCHA Hiring Spring 2019 Research Assistant


The Information School’s Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) seeks a PhD student for spring quarter to be Research Assistant on our Advancing Library Visibility in Africa (ALVA) project.  The deadline to apply is January 25, 2019. See below and visit the job posting for more …

2019 Study Abroad in Tahiti


Interested in a UW iSchool study abroad program in Tahiti this summer? This year’s program will run from August 24 – September 21, 2019 and is a collaboration between TASCHA’s Chris Rothschild and UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. Applications are due on February 15, 2019. …

TASCHA Hiring Winter 2019 Research Assistant


The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) in the Information School (iSchool) and the School of Marine Sciences seek a graduate Research Assistant to conduct a literature review of frameworks, curricula, tools, and programs that provide organizations and individuals data skills for …

Code.org, K-12 education capstone opportunity


If you’re interested in data visualization, relational databases, and coding, our friends at code.org have a Capstone opportunity available. ISchool students interested in this position can search for Code.org or the Capstone title on iCareers. Below is the iCareers description of the project, …