Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth, a faculty member at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) since 1988, has been promoted to full professor.
Dr. Claudia J. Gollop, a faculty member at SILS since 1994, has been promoted to associate professor.
Wildemuth, recently named SILS’ Teacher of the Year, received her bachelor’s degree in music education at North Central College in Illinois and her master of library science degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana. She also earned a master of education degree at Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in information studies at Drexel University.
"Barbara has shown herself to be an outstanding researcher, teacher and colleague and we are privileged to have her as a SILS faculty member," noted SILS Dean Joanne Gard Marshall. "As a research methodologist, Barbara has made major contributions to the field. She has played an important role in developing our new undergraduate initiatives and she continues to be an excellent mentor and community builder in the school."
Gollop received her bachelor’s degree in sociology at City College-City University of New York (CUNY), her master’s degree in library science at Columbia University and her Ph.D. in library and information science at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to arriving at SILS, Gollop worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Pittsburgh’s School of Information Science.
"Claudia’s concern with information needs and services in minority communities and her specialization in health information have both served the school well," noted SILS Dean Joanne Gard Marshall. "Most recently she has assumed the role of faculty liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency libraries. Claudia is an excellent team member who contributes to the school in all areas of research, teaching and service."
The School of Information and Library Science, recently ranked number one in a U.S. News & World Report survey of library science programs, is home to approximately 250 graduate students, 70 undergraduates and 19 full-time faculty members. It prepares students to work with computer information systems and networks or for careers in library administration, acquisitions, collections management and other aspects of library and information work.
SILS offers master’s degrees in information science and library science, a certificate of advanced study, a doctor of philosophy in information and library science and an undergraduate minor in information systems.