From left: Leigh Stutler,
Jin Moon, Jodee Jernigan, Phillip Tularak, and Elizabeth Garrett
Five teams of MSI students helped raise more than $15,000 for Alternative Spring Break using Crowdrise, the online charitable giving site.
The campaign concluded on Friday, March 9. The team raising the most money was Community Outreach and Engagement, which exceeded its $3,000 goal by over $900, winning an iPad for team captain Elizabeth Garrett and a pizza party for the entire team.
Also winning an iPad was Lisa Hardman of the Community Outreach and Engagement team, who was the top individual fundraiser with $1,295 in contributions.
Congratulations to the winners and every member of each team who went above and beyond to help fund this major annual outreach project of the School of Information.
1st year MSI Student. Specialization: Human-Computer Interaction/Information Analysis and Retrieval
ASB Project: Center for Responsive Politics, Washington, D.C., website usability study
“The advocacy team is all about passion, and we hope you are, too! So no matter what you're an advocate for, donate for the Advocacy Team and help the School of Information make the world a better place! If our team wins the iPad for raising the most money in support of ASB, we plan to donate the iPad to the School of Information for student use.”
Projects our group will be tackling during spring break include technology accessibility for the disabled in higher education, website evaluation for the Inter-American Development Bank, and the LawHelp interactive website.”
1st year MSI student. Specialization: Social Computing
ASB Service Project: Smithsonian Folkways, Washington, D.C., social media analysis of Smithsonian record label
“We are a group of School of Information students who are donating our spring break to work at various non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing the arts.
"The arts are important because they enrich our lives; not only do they entertain us and provide enjoyment, but they also ask questions and cause us to reflect upon our own lives. This spring break, we’ll be giving back to these organizations who serve to promote the arts and enrich our culture.”
1st year MSI student. Specialization: Information Policy
ASB Service Project: Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., helping to integrate new records management research into employee education, using tools such as podcasts.
“Helping organizations to better serve their communities is the goal of the Community Outreach and Engagement Team. Members of this cause will volunteer in a variety of organizations in Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. Our projects range from website design for Chicago's Brookfield Zoo to the development of smart phone app content for NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Whether we’re doing research for the National Archives or working reference at the Georgetown University Law Library, you can be sure that we’ll be serving the public through our work.”
1st year MSI student. Specialization: Library and Information Science and Preservation of Information
ASB Service Project: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., preservation survey of Jewish prayer books.
"Projects undertaken by SI ASB interns will further the digitization and preservation of cultural artifacts, develop websites for cultural institutions and create finding aids for cultural collections, among other work. By helping fund these internships, you will be contributing to a global conversation about the importance of preserving and sharing information.”
1st year MSI student. Specializations: Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information
ASB Service Project: Paley Center for Media, New York, assisting with cataloging and housing collections
"History can tell us a lot about our past, present, and future. We study the history on every available subject to learn about them. However, with time, much of our valuable history is being threatened and damaged. Organizations with historical artifacts need help with preserving their cultural heritage. The Historical Preservation team wishes to support these organizations and preserve their history for the current generation as well as the future generations to come.”