Overcoming Barriers to Information Access: Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies has recently been awarded a large IMLS grant to support six new PhD students pursuing research in overcoming barriers to information access. Details here and here, and below: Overcoming Barriers to Information…

Fall 2010 Semester: New Classes, New Duties

The Fall 2010 semester has started at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and I'm excited to teach two new classes (of my own design) in the School of Information Studies: "Special Topics in Information Science: Search Engine Society" and "Doctoral Seminar: Information Policy". I've also been appointed director of SOIS's undergraduate program, the (newly-renamed) B.S. in Information Science and Technology. It will be a busy semester....

Wilhelm Peekhaus joins UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies as Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Policy

The School of Information Studies and the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announces the addition of Wilhelm Peekhaus as a postdoctoral fellow in information policy.

A Scientist Might Create Information, but an Information Professional Makes it Useful

As part of the strategic process of changing the name of the UW-M School of Information Studies undergraduate program from a B.S. in Information Resources to a B.S. in Information Science & Technology, I've been thinking a lot lately about…

UW-M SOIS Announces New Name for Undergraduate Degree

This year, I am the interim director of the undergraduate program at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While the School's largest program is the MLIS degree, our bachelor of science degree has been growing, improving,…

UW-Milwaukee Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Policy

I'm pleased to announce that the School of Information Studies and the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow in information policy. We are targeting to select someone to join…

Student Poster on Ethical Issues Related to Backscatter Airport Surveillance Technology

Given the renewed focus on full-body "backscatter" surveillance technology, I thought I'd highlight this poster a group of students created in my Spring 2009 "Information Technology Ethics" class (brief news story is here). Airport Surveillance Posterhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=airportsurveillanceposter-091231140539-phpapp02&stripped_title=airport-surveillance-poster View more presentations from…

Rafael Capurro Joining UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

I'm pleased to announce that Dr. Rafael Capurro, an international expert in information ethics, is joining the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies as a Distinguished Researcher. Dr. Capurro's focus on intercultural information ethics -- as well as his…

Want to be a PhD student at UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies?

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is now accepting applications for 2010 enrollment for its PhD program in Information Studies. Details below, and feel free to contact me with any questions or advice. The School of…