SILS News

June 23, 2014
The library system of North Carolina State University currently employs about 30 alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. These graduates are some of SILS' best who are implementing cutting-edge strategies to engage and...
June 23, 2014
Dr. Brian Sturm and the Story Squad will be performing on July 23rd at the 11th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, North Carolina. The Festival will span several weeks throughout the month of July and will feature other storytelling performances in...
June 18, 2014
While many members of the SILS family are working to improve global connectivity and information access, others are developing solutions for problems associated with too much connectivity. School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus,...
June 18, 2014
Megan England (MSLS '13), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is leading a Makerspace initiative for the Atlantic City Free Public Library (ACFPL), where she recently spearheaded and won a contract...
June 18, 2014
Michael Fitzgerald (MSLS '08), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializes in the documentation and preservation of jazz music and history. His article, "Researching Washington Jazz History" is featured in the...
June 18, 2014
The School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington has announced the appointment of Dr. Pnina Fichman (Ph.D. ’03) as the new chair of the Department of Information and Library Science (formerly the School of Library and Information Science). She takes over the...
June 16, 2014
James (Jamie) Roth (MSLS '01), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Society of American...
June 16, 2014
Entrepreneur and librarian Jason Griffey (MSLS'04) has made a number of significant career moves over the past several years, and he has always been in the forefront on new and innovative processes to help libraries and their patrons. Selected in 2009 by the Library Journal for the...
June 15, 2014
Guests from Oromia State, the largest of nine regions of Ethiopia, visited the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 to learn more about the WiderNet @ UNC and SILS. The visitors included Mr. Daba Debele, the...
June 15, 2014
As director of the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) at The New York Public Library (NYPL), School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna, Kristin McDonough (MSLS '70) spearheaded NYPL's partnership with the Brooklyn and...
June 13, 2014
Carolina students say thanks to SILS donors. Thank you from the School of Information and Library Science! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvhudTNIe_4      
June 12, 2014
Recent graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Courtney Bailey (MSLS ’13), has had an exceptional spring with winning awards and now capturing a dream job for an archivist. In April 2014, Bailey was honored with...
June 12, 2014
For 20 years, David Bickford (MSLS '87), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has worked to deliver library services for the University of Phoenix for several years. His stellar performance earned him...
June 11, 2014
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) recent graduate Simon O'Riordan (MSLS'14) has been selected to be the 2014-2016 Research Library Fellow at Emory University in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS). The Fellows...
June 9, 2014
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna, Amelia K. Mitchell (MSLS '99), has plenty of exciting news to share. She has recently moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her new husband, Tim Swenby. Following a 14 year career as...