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Participating in Power and Speaking to it: Making a Diversity Index

Sayward Schoonmaker and Rachel Ivy Clarke won the 2018 ASIS&T Best Paper Proposal Award for their paper, “The Critical Catalog: Giving Voice to Diverse Library Materials through Provocative Design.” Schoonmaker and Clarke also won the 2020 Jesse H. Shera Award for their article, “Metadata for Diversity: Identification and Implications of Political Access Points for Diverse Library Resources.”… Read the full article…


Certification Recommendations from iSchool Faculty

Shelter-in-place orders have changed, postponed, and cancelled plans worldwide. These circumstances can be a particularly challenging time for students looking for jobs and internships.  Instead of worrying about a gap in your resume, now’s the perfect time to pursue a certification.  We asked iSchool faculty to share their best recommendations for certifications, specializations, and courses… Read the full article…



Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Perdiue ’14

Courtney Perdiue ‘14 grew up bleeding Orange as a Syracuse University basketball fan. “My grandparents went to Syracuse, and my sister also went to Syracuse – talk about a die-hard fan,” says Perdiue. But while many Syracuse fans bleed Orange, not everyone is able to combine passions for sports, health, and technology into one job…. Read the full article…



Life in the Time of COVID-19: Restoring Security when Disruption Becomes the Routine

For the past fourteen years, my research has explored how people cope with “liminal” experiences—or how they deal with prolonged uncertainty. Specifically, I focus on how people use information and communication technology (ICT) to build resilience when experiencing long-term disruptions to their routine lives, where resilience is defined as how people bounce back from threat… Read the full article…


Suddenly Essential Infrastructure: Cloud Computing Resources at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic sent hundreds of millions of students home worldwide. Work from home is now the only option for many. In this crisis, cloud companies suddenly are the backbone of a global virtual learning and collaboration experiment on a scale never previously experienced. While the Internet backbone has long been a lifeline and reached… Read the full article…


Alumni Spotlight: Celeste Drumhiller ’14

Celeste Drumhiller’s professional holy trinity is comprised of being Facebook’s technical recruiter, an iSchool alum, and Napa the Golden Retriever’s social media mom-ager. For Drumhiller ‘14, innovation, a passion for doing what you love, and most importantly, an inherent curiosity for figuring out what you don’t love have helped shape her path to success. The… Read the full article…


Student Spotlight: Aishwarya Rai G’20

“When there is a plethora of technical knowledge, put passion behind it. That’s how you will stand out,” says Aishwarya Rai, a current master’s-degree student who is obtaining her degree in information management at the School of Information Studies. Rai spent her summer in San Jose at Adobe headquarters. She landed her internship job from… Read the full article…