SILS News

February 25, 2015
Abigail Flanigan, a Master of Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded the 2015 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant. The grant is given by the Preservation and Reformatting...
February 24, 2015
The 10th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture will feature Andrew T. Fiore, Growth & Internet.org Research Manager at Facebook, exploring how traditional and new approaches to data science can be combined to help better understand the motivations behind human behavior. The lecture,...
February 23, 2015
Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) attended the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Madison, Wis., in October 2014. She presented a paper, titled “Oral Histories on Display: Curating a Physical and Digital Exhibit for the SOHP's 40th Anniversary.” She also chaired a roundtable...
February 23, 2015
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Bachelor's in Information Science (BSIS) degree program have been awarded to Ellanor Jordan and Lincoln Sward for the spring 2015 semester. The scholarships are...
February 10, 2015
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Emily Hurst (MSLS ’08) has been hired as the new Head of the Research and Education Department at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hurst began this position in January and looks...
February 6, 2015
Knowledge from the project will help improve search systems (such as Google or Bing) across different domains and develop tools that will enable other researchers to test their own solutions. Dr. Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of...
February 3, 2015
Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave a TED Talk, “How the Internet has made social change easy to organize, hard to win,” which is now available online at http://www....
January 30, 2015
CurateGear 2015, an interactive day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods, brought archivists, librarians, and other professionals from across the country to Chapel Hill on January 7, 2015. Participants saw demonstrations, heard about the latest developments, and discussed...
January 20, 2015
Dr. Laura Sheble (Ph.D. ’14) has been named runner-up for the 2015 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, titled “Diffusion of Meta-Analysis, Systematic Review, and Related Research Synthesis Methods: Patterns, Contexts, and Impact.”  The iSchools...
January 12, 2015
The WiderNet Project has released the Ebola Pocket Library to help disseminate critical information about the disease to health care workers, community leaders and individuals in parts of the world that do not have Internet access. “We have seen during this tragic outbreak how much the...
December 19, 2014
Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85), Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator for University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and co-chair of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee, has been named the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Honoree by the American...
December 19, 2014
Robert Capra, Mary Grace Flaherty, and Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, three assistant professors at the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have received UNC Junior Faculty Development Awards for 2015. “Three awards in one year is unprecedented,...
December 10, 2014
SILS will operate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park Library for another five years, serving nearly 2,000 EPA employees who rely on the library to support the Agency’s research and policy decisions  Chapel Hill, N.C. – The UNC-Chapel Hill School...
December 8, 2014
National Consortium for Data Science Names 2015 Data Fellows CHAPEL HILL, NC, December 8, 2014 - The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to advance data science and address the challenges and opportunities of big data, today named three faculty members at...
November 24, 2014
‪ UNC School of Information and Library Science graduate student Mea Warren has been honored with the 2014 Sara Aull Student Award. The award, sponsored by the North Carolina Special Libraries Association (NCSLA), was presented to Warren at the NCSLA annual awards celebration, held November 6....