SILS News

April 2, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed Kesley Mumpower as desktop support and Help Desk manager on March 31, 2014. In his new position, Mumpower will provide personal computing support for the faculty, staff, and students...
April 1, 2014
“Mentoring is active listening and then sharing your expertise back,” said Leo Yakutis (MSIS ’91). “It is like the boost you give over a fence as a kid. The person has to do the work themselves, but you are there to help.” Since leaving SILS, Yakutis, senior...
April 1, 2014
Rebecca K. Miller (MSLS 2007), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has completed three  projects in which she highlights the increasing importance of technology in today’s libraries. The first project is a...
April 1, 2014
Keona Health, a healthcare software and automation solutions startup, has secured $2.5 million in Series A Funding.  “Keona Health’s software tools are aimed at providing relief for what is widely recognized to be one of the biggest pain points in medicine today, patient call...
April 1, 2014
Since she was a little girl in Tulsa, Oklahoma, helping people who needed and deserved a hot, nutritious meal has been a passion for SILS alumna, Stacey Yusko (MSLS ‘03). She first became involved with the Meals on Wheels program as a child when her mom was a volunteer for the program....
April 1, 2014
Once upon a time, a graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took her talents and education into an interesting and unplanned direction. Like Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Elinor Dixon Hawkins (BSLS...
March 26, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bill Burton (MSIS ’11), science teacher and science curriculum coordinator at the Lamplighter School in Dallas, TX and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently earned honors for which he will...
March 26, 2014
Kyle Shaffer, a first-year MSIS student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will spend his summer putting skills learned at SILS in practice. Shaffer recently accepted a fellowship to the “Data Science for Social Good...
March 26, 2014
Caroline Simpson and Haley Walton, Master’s students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded scholarships to attend the 2014 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, IL. The...
March 26, 2014
The Board of Trustees of the Conyers-Rockdale Library System has appointed Ben Carter (MSLS '06), interim director and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), as director of the Library System during...
March 26, 2014
What do a musical stuffed animal, a rocket ship cape, a shooting star dress and a singing bag have in common? All of these projects – and 11 more equally imaginative ones – were created this semester by students in Casey H. Rawson's class, "Youth and Technology in Libraries...
March 26, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Van Dyke Technology Group has named Leo Yakutis (MSIS ‘91), an alumnus and member of the Board of Visitors of theSchool of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, senior cyber consultant of its Commercial Cyber Innovations Group. The Cyber...
March 24, 2014
Admissions policies and a data mining tool that provides preference free diversity were the subjects of the 2013 annual Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture hosted by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lecture, which was...
March 21, 2014
Currently, only one-third of the people on this planet have adequate access to the Internet. In many developing countries, universities may have an Internet connection, but not enough bandwidth to sufficiently serve its users. Only a small portion of students and professors worldwide have access to...
March 21, 2014
For those who were unable to attend the special talk by Dr. Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, that took place at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 5, 2014, photos taken during the event and a video...