SILS Alumni Association
What is the purpose of SILSAA?
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Alumni Association (SILSAA) seeks to foster positive and productive relationships among SILS, its alumni and current students. SILSAA hopes to provide opportunities for alumni to "give back" to current SILS students, maintain contact with SILS classmates, develop new contacts within the library and information professions, and recognize distinguished achievement within the SILS family.
To these ends, each year SILSAA: sponsors a reception to welcome new SILS students; presents book scholarships, research awards, and the Student Service Award to current SILS students; presents Distinguished Alumni Awards; sponsors a Mentoring Day celebration; and maintains a listserv for SILS alumni.
The primary mission of the SILS Alumni Association is to foster positive and productive relationships between the school (including students) and its alumni. Recognizing that the continued health and success of our profession depends upon excellent information and library education and that strong ties between alumni and the school contribute to a robust educational program, the Alumni Association supports the work of SILS through varied programs and initiatives. The Association's activities focus on the three crucial areas--communication, recognition of achievement and financial support.
- Coordinates mentoring program
- Contributes information for use in SILS newsletter
- Sponsors reunions
- Hosts new student reception
- Hosts alumni receptions at conferences and meetings
Recognition of Achievement
- Sponsors Student Service Award
- Sponsors Distinguished Alumni Award
The SILS Alumni Engagement Fund, established by the SILS Alumni Association in 2005, underwrites special programming that helps SILS students develop as professionals. The SILSAA Executive Board and the School plan and implement this programming, which our students consistently rank as one of the most valuable aspects of the SILS educational experience. Please go here to make an online gift to this fund now. To learn more about the fund, please go here.
Connect with SILSAA
The School (through the University) also manages an electronic mail listserv for alumni of the school. To subscribe to the list, send the words SUBSCRIBE in the subject line of an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. To send to the list, address mail to: email@example.com
The School regularly provides alumni with services such as information about networking, job opportunities, special events and professional news. To ensure you always receive this information, please keep your contact information current. To do this, visit the safe, secure Web site at https://secure.dev.unc.edu/AlumniDirectories/sils.aspx , access the directory and enter your UNC personal identification number in the box about halfway down the page.
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to nominate a SILS alumnus.
For more information about our outstanding alumni, go to Alumni Profiles.