Annual Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA): Academic staff will receive a notification to complete annual RNUAs beginning on Monday, September 20. The deadline for completion will be Monday, October 11. Please contact Research Services if you have any questions as you complete your disclosures.
ISAA annual awards: The iSchool Alumni Association (ISAA) seeks nominations for three awards: Distinguished Alumnus, Leadership, and Distinguished Service. The awards are presented at the iSchool alumni reception held at the ALA Annual Conference. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 15. For more information, visit the Alumni Awards page.
Semiannual confirmations: Faculty and staff with sponsored projects need to finalize semiannual confirmations by Friday, October 1. Please reach out to Beth Etchison for assistance with this process.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Critical Race Theory in LIS Reading Group: This event, held on Friday, September 24, from 1:00-2:00 p.m., will be an online discussion of a chapter from the recent Knowledge Justice book, which takes a direct look at critical race theory and library and information studies. Visit the event page for details.
Data Privacy Seminar: Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist, will present “The Coming AI Hackers” on Thursday, October 21, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Details are available online.
iSchool Research Showcase: The showcase returns as an in-person, on-campus event this year and is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27. For details and a call for participation, visit our website.
Just Infrastructures Speaker Series: Fernanda Viégas, principal scientist at Google, and Martin Wattenberg, professor at Harvard University, will present “Ways of Understanding AI” on Wednesday, September 29, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Visit the event page for details.
Minitalks: This semester’s weekly minitalks focus on libraries, archives and climate. Speakers include researchers, librarians, and archivists from the U.S., New Zealand, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, and China. Most talks take place on Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Visit the minitalks website for the full schedule.
Responsible Data Science + AI Speaker Series: Held on every Friday from 9:00-10:00 a.m., this series addresses topics such as explainability, reproducibility, biases, data curation and governance, and privacy. Please refer to the series website for the schedule of upcoming speakers.
Teaching Excellence Workshop: Melissa Wong will present “Universal Design for Learning: Creating an Accessible, Inclusive Classroom” on Friday, October 1, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Details are available online.
Diversity Committee: The next meeting of the Diversity Committee will be held on Thursday, October 28, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Visit the event page for more information about the committee and how to join the meeting.
Academic calendar: Please take the time to carefully review the fall academic calendar.
Communications resources: The following resources are available to promote information sharing and support the work of our iSchool community. If you need additional resources or assistance, please contact Cindy Ashwill.
- The iSchool Digest shares action items, events, and announcements pertaining to our internal community. It is posted online and distributed on a monthly basis to faculty and staff.
- The iSchool Wiki provides a communications overview as well as iSchool-branded templates, such as digital letterhead, PowerPoint slides (including an iSchool overview for your use), research poster templates, and Zoom backgrounds. Information about submitting content for our School’s digital signage also is provided.
- The iSchool Calendar Submission Form is provided for submitting web calendar updates.
- The iSchool News Suggestion Form is provided for sharing news announcements and story ideas.
- For website updates, corrections, etc., please use the web support email to ensure a timely response.
Help Desk and ITD: Announcements and information for the start of the semester are available online in the monthly newsletter.
In-Person Guest Speakers: If you invite guest speakers to visit campus, please consider completing the Wellness Support Associate Training.