Catherine Brooks has been appointed Director after P. Bryan Heidorn takes on his new appointment as Director of Research Initiatives for the School. Brooks brings more than 20 years of faculty experience in higher education, 4 years of Associate Chair/Associate Director work combined on two different campuses, and 3 years as founding Director of the School's research Center for Digital Society and Data Studies. 

In his nine years as School Director, Heidorn forged a merger of two... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:55

Our very own, Betsy Williams, PhD, was quoted in the Pew Research Center publication this past December. A snipit of that quote was also used in the publication See the full quote below.

Betsy Williams, a researcher at the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies at the University of Arizona, wrote, “AI’s benefits will be unequally distributed across society. Few will reap meaningful benefits. Large entities will use AI to deliver marginal improvements in... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:59

Brian Atkinson, Ph.D. - The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library recently announced the appointment of Dr. Atkinson to a newly minted role as Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Research Coordinator.  He will play a critical role in the development and delivery of digital scholarship programs and services to the university community.  Brian will work closely with scholarly communication, digital publishing, the liaison librarians, digital programs... Read more

Post date: Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:38

The School of Information invites applications for a one-year contracted position for a Career Track (Non-Tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science. This position also serves as a coordinator for the Knowledge River Program. The position will begin August 2019. Knowledge River is the foremost graduate program for preparing librarians, archivists, and other... Read more

Post date: Tue, 11/13/2018 - 21:56

The School of Information is accepting applications for the PhD program, for the incoming fall 2019 cohort. We are seeking students with interests in machine learning, natural language processing, text retrieval, virtual/mixed reality, or game development/design.

Preferred incoming doctoral students for the fall 2019 cohort will bring strong computational skills. Having advanced object-oriented programming skills, experience with machine learning toolkits such as scikit-learn or Keras... Read more

Post date: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:49

School of Information Professor, Jamie A. Lee, and  UA’s Department of English doctoral student,Elizabeth Bentley, have published their co-authored journal article "Performing the Archival Body: Inciting Queered Feminist (Dis)locational Rhetorics Through Place-Based Pedagogies” in Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition.

Abstract: This article brings the traditional archival paradigm and the pop-... Read more

Post date: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:24

Backpacking with A Purpose: 2019 Applications Now Open!

Discover the wider world and connect with change makers making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.
Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that facilitates deeply immersive, educational, and volunteer experiences around the world. We dig into social justice issues while working in... Read more
Post date: Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:20
Our project seeks to “tribesource” 60 educational films about the Native peoples of the Southwestern U.S. works from the American Indian Film Gallery, a collection awarded to the University of Arizona in 2011. Most of the films were made in the mid-20th century and reflect mainstream cultural attitudes of the day. Often the narration pronounces meaning that is inaccurate or disrespectful, but the visual narratives are for the most part quite remarkable.... Read more
Post date: Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:26

We currently have two faculty positions available - Associate or Full Professor, Usability Studies and an Assistant Professor, CT Data Science. We are looking for highly-qualified, talented individuals who want to be a part of the University of Arizona iSchool! If that is you, please apply by clicking on the position title. If you know of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:53

Assistant Professor Jamie A. Lee has recently published her essay titled “Archival Legibility: Sustainability through Storytelling Across Generations” as part of the Architecting Sustainable Futures: Exploring Funding Models in Community-Based Archives, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to address capacity building and sustainability in community-based archives. Lee will lead one of the five long-term sustainability themed sessions at the 2-day symposium in September in New... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:14


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