2004 News

April 20, 2004
Visitors to Manning Hall's second floor may notice a transformation taking place. Rooms 214 and 215 are undergoing renovations to create new faculty offices and a high-tech conference room. Room 214, formerly a classroom, will become a conference room and faculty office and the current conference...
April 19, 2004
The School of Information and Library Science and Duke University Libraries announce the premier offering of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Electronic Records Research Fellowships. Four of these $15,000 non-residential fellowships are available to practicing...
April 15, 2004
Dr. Brian Sturm, a faculty member at the School of Information and Library Science since 1998, has been promoted to associate professor. Sturm, who has served as assistant professor, teaches courses on administration and technology for youth in public libraries, children and young adult literature...
April 14, 2004
Christopher Liang, an undergraduate student in the School of Information and Library Science, was recently featured in an article in The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Liang was interviewed for the April 5 article, “Class Project Profiles State's Asian Population,” about his...
April 13, 2004
“The Perils of Strong Copyright,” a recently completed master's paper by MSLS student Jason Griffey has garnered attention from librarians and others online. After being published via his blog Pattern Recognition, the paper has been mentioned on a number of highly trafficked Web sites,...
April 12, 2004
The end of the year is closing in, but UNC's chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology has a few more events coming up this month. April 15 Ross Teague 5 p.m. in Manning 304 Ross Teague, the senior human factors psychologist and program manager at HumanCentric...
April 8, 2004
Children's book illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky shared his artistic process in a lecture enlivened by storytelling, reminiscences, and slides – as well as drawing pictures on a large easel – to an audience that gathered at UNC at Chapel Hill on March 27. Click here for more information on...
April 7, 2004
Many people think of blogs as mere online diaries, full of personal musings and commentary. But blogs today are being used in a variety of ways, even as part of political campaigns and classroom discussions. Researchers at the School of Information and Library Science are working to extend the use...
April 7, 2004
A collection of letters, papers and photos from one of western North Carolina's most powerful families through the 18th and 19th centuries lay unorganized and undocumented at UNC's Wilson Library. It was Laura Knodel, a SILS graduate student, who was given the task of cataloging the Avery family...
April 6, 2004
Fresh from the School of Information and Library Science with degree in hand, Barbara Semonche (MSLS '76) was looking for a job. When a friend suggested she contact The Herald Sun newspaper, Semonche's response was, “Do newspapers have libraries?” Indeed, The Herald Sun did not....
March 27, 2004
The School of Information and Library Science showed its support for the Lady Tar Heels (15-2, 5-1 in the ACC) by rooting them on to victory in the Jan. 22 game against Georgia Tech played at Carmichael Gym. The gathering of about 40 students, faculty, staff and alumni was organized by the...
March 26, 2004
Dr. Jane Greenberg’s metadata class received a virtual visit on March 23 from special guest Ericka McDonald, manager for Open Access Services at Online Computer Library Center, Inc. McDonald discussed the Open WorldCat pilot project, an OCLC initiative that is making library resources...
March 18, 2004
Only three weeks left to get your Bulls tickets in the SILS seating area! Get them now, as seating is limited! Celebrate the end of the semester with friends, family and the entire SILS community during the SILS semiannual tradition of Durham Bulls Baseball. Enjoy specially reserved SILS group...
March 18, 2004
CHAPEL HILL , NC -- ibiblio (http://www.ibiblio.org), the public's library and digital archive, reserves the month of March to highlight the site's extensive international resources. Sites hosted at ibiblio take you to every corner of the globe, and featured resources provide stimulating examples...
March 12, 2004
Two school faculty members are participating in the annual state Global Information Locator Service Conference in Raleigh March 31 through April 2. Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor in the School of Information and Library science, will chair a panel, “What Direction Should State Libraries Take to...
March 12, 2004
School of Information and Library Science alumni will share their career experiences and answer student's questions at a March 16 panel discussion hosted by the UNC at Chapel Hill school's student chapter of the American Library Association. The panel will be at 4:30 p.m. in Manning 209. For more...
March 12, 2004
Energetic activism in serials librarianship characterizes the work of Marcia Tuttle, retired head of the UNC at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Serials Department. Her passion is shared by many SILS alumni, including Peter McCracken (MSLS '95) who is intent on endowing a scholarship in her honor at...
March 12, 2004
Two school faculty members are participating in the annual state Global Information Locator Service Conference in Raleigh March 31 through April 2. Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor in the School of Information and Library science, will chair a panel, “What Direction Should State Libraries Take to...
March 12, 2004
School of Information and Library Science alumni will share their career experiences and answer student's questions at a March 16 panel discussion hosted by the UNC at Chapel Hill school's student chapter of the American Library Association. The panel will be at 4:30 p.m. in Manning 209. For more...
March 1, 2004
This spring's commencement at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill will be invigorated with Carolina blue, the color of undergraduate robes, when the school recognizes about 20 graduates from its new undergraduate program in information science. The information...