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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

Just about everyone is on social media these days. But with filters and photo editing apps, it can be hard to determine what's real and what's fake. 

Taking a photo and editing it before you post it isn't new. But now, you can make yourself look thinner, taller, or even change your skin tone. Experts say what's concerning is when people think those altered photos are real.

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Post date: Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:05

Digital technologies play so many roles in our lives today that some generations have trouble seeing beyond them. For the rest of us, it can be difficult to retain confidence and privacy in a sea of new apps and devices, and to hold on to recognizable meanings, values, and identities. How do we renegotiate and transform ourselves and our worlds as we take them online – or as others do so without us? In this course, we will talk frankly about digitally mediated life: the time spent well... Read more

Post date: Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:46

AzLA members who work at least 10 hours per week at a library or collection can receive a 10% tuition reduction on any UA Online undergraduate coursework and any graduate-level online coursework provided by the UA School of Information. You’ll receive all the advantages of being a UA Online student at the lowest tuition ever. More information and an application can be found here... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:30

 

Who Are Maker Kits for? : Discourses and Barriers to Entry for Laypersons Using Electronic DIY Maker Kits

Maker spaces and kits have become a prominent feature of the do-it-yourself (DIY) landscape, ranging from craft work and trade skills to STEM-related technical kits. The purposes of these kits are often reducing costs to the consumer through DIY projects, such as creating a home security system using a Raspberry Pi, or converting a home into a “... Read more

Post date: Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:06

Cas Laskowski reseraches and writes about the eight skill areas that will help library students achieve technological competencies. 

 

Post date: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:48

Lila and Ren Bozgeyikli, both assistant professors in the iSchool, shared their work on human-computer interactions. Lila presented her recent work, including how virtual reality technologies can support an improved lifestyle, as well as her students’ works on teaching STEM concepts through playful mobile prototypes. Ren showcased his work on enhanced virtual reality interactions and shared... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 16:18

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