Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics

Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics

Supporting information and technology practices and policies that break down barriers.

Research Projects

CRII: CHS: Investigating Multilingual Teams Communication and Collaborative Writing

Principal Investigator(s): Ge Gao
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.

Piloting an Online National Collaborative Network for Integrating Computational Thinking into Library and Archival Education and Practice

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Piloting an online national collaborative network of educators and practitioners to enable the sharing and dissemination of computational case studies and lesson plans through an open source, cloud-based interactive platform based on Jupyter Notebooks.

Integrating Immigrants Into the LIS Workforce: A Pilot, Collaborative Project

Principal Investigator(s): Ana Ndumu
Funder: Other
Funder: Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Introducing refugees and immigrants to library professions through a self-paced mini-course as part of a one-year pilot in partnership with the REFORMA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and Prince George’s Public Library System.

Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics News

PhD Alumni Spotlight: To Build or Not to Build? – Myeong Lee, PhD ‘19

  • Hayleigh Moore

    While planning his Master’s degree thesis, Myeong Lee was offered a simple question - "Do you want to build something or understand something?"

UMD Researchers Awarded $159K NSF Grant to Expand Wi-Fi Access in Regional Parks

  • Melissa Brachfeld

    iSchool's Beth Bonsignore joins interdisciplinary team to expand Wi-Fi infrastructure in urban greenspaces.

Trace Center Directs New Digital Accessibility Research During Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Hayleigh Moore

    The Trace Research & Development Center at the UMD iSchool leads new initiatives to address accessibility barriers heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.