Professor Soo Young Rieh is partnering with collaborators from two other universities to launch the IDEA Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI), a two-year project funded by a $208,142 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute aims to help library and information professionals to lead in planning, deploying, and implementing artificial intelligence in library settings. A diverse cohort of twenty fellows will be recruited nationwide to attend the Institute, where they will develop conceptual and practical AI knowledge and skills in a collaborative learning environment.
The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to announce that Sarah Norris will join the iSchool this fall as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Library and Archives Conservation and Preservation. In addition to teaching courses, Norris will also manage the Kilgarlin Information Preservation Lab, and pursue service and outreach projects.
In early October 2019, the University of Texas at AustinSchool of Information launched its new School Librarian Certificate Program. The certificate program will be coordinated by Dr. Barbara A. Jansen, an educator with over 35 years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, K-12 school librarian, and university instructor.
The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce its new School Librarian Certificate Program beginning Summer 2020. In today’s media ecology, children require knowledgeable school librarians to help them effectively identify, evaluate, and use information to become innovative creators of new knowledge.
In February, Assistant Professor Amelia Acker was awarded a research travel award as part of an initiative coordinated by the Software Preservation Network (SPN) to foster practice-based community around software preservation.
Texas iSchool Senior Lecturer Karen Pavelka traveled to Puerto Rico in January to assess damage and provide technical assistance to cultural institutions affected by Hurricane Maria.
The Category 4 storm hit the American territory in September 2017, devastating the island and crippling its infrastructure. In addition, many of Puerto Rico’s libraries, museums and archives experienced catastrophic damage.