2005 News

December 13, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed for the winter holidays Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27, and Monday, January 2. The Dean's Office will be open December 28, 29 and 30. Spring semester opens January 6 with classes beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2006....
December 13, 2005
Dr. Diane Kelly, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the Eugene Garfield-ALISE Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2006. The competitive award is provided by the Association for Library and Information Science...
December 12, 2005
Dr. Jeffrey Pomerantz, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded an OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant for 2006. The award is provided by the OCLC Online Computer Library Center...
December 11, 2005
Student organizers pose with Leslie Burger, president-elect of the American Library Association. From left to right, Michael Habib, Valerie Gillispie, Leslie Burger, Stefanie Warlick, Amanda Allgood, and Rebecca Pappert. Photo by Brad Burrow         Leslie Burger, president-...
December 7, 2005
Emily Weiss, a School of Information and Library Science (MSLS ’05) graduate, has joined the Darien Library as the first Louise Parker Berry Fellow. As the recipient of what is believed to be the only fellowship in public libraries in the country, Weiss will work for two years with Library...
December 7, 2005
Jeffrey Pomerantz and Diane Kelly, assistant professors at the School of Information and Library Science, have each received a Junior Faculty Development Award to continue their research in the field of library and information science. Pomerantz will be using the funding to launch a project to...
December 5, 2005
Storytelling, dance and music – age-old alternatives to today's prevalence of visual entertainment – will combine in this year's "Winter Stories" program, at 5 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 8) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Fireside Tales" will be the...
November 16, 2005
SILS Interactionary Design Team members ponder the design challenge. From left to right, Anuj Sharma, Sam Kome, Sayan Chakraborty and Ric Simmons. Photo by Cindy McCracken.         Students from the School of Information and Library Science were awarded for their on-the-spot...
November 11, 2005
On Sunday, Dec. 18, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its winter commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Pleasants Family Room of the Louis Round Wilson...
November 11, 2005
November 11, 2005 has been proclaimed Veteran's Day, and the week of November 6 through 12 has been set aside as National Veterans Awareness Week. These are days devoted to honor those who serve or who have served our country in uniform. For more details about Veteran's Day, including the "...
November 11, 2005
Noted leadership and diversity scholar, Mark Winston, will join the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as associate professor on January 1, 2006. Mark comes to SILS from Rutgers University where, for the last seven years, he has taught undergraduate and graduate...
November 10, 2005
David Goble, dean of libraries at Central Piedmont Community College, has accepted the role of vice-chair/chair-elect of the School of Information and Library Sciences' Board of Visitors. He joins Sarah Snow, the current chair, as they work to advance the efforts and activities of the Board. Goble'...
November 9, 2005
Mary Gabehart has received the Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award offered by the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The award was presented in Charlotte, NC during the awards ceremony of the annual international conference. Gabehart also presented her...
November 8, 2005
Abe Crystal, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the "Doctoral Students to ALISE Award." He is one of only two students selected to receive the competitive award for the...
November 8, 2005
Mary Boone, School of Information and Library Science alum (MSLS '73) and recipient of the 2003 SILS' Distinguished Alumni Award, has been named North Carolina's State Librarian. Secretary Lisbeth C. Evans of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources recently announced the appointment...
November 7, 2005
Susan Perry, senior advisor to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, director of Programs for the Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) and SILS alum (MSLS '66) will speak at the School of Information and Library Science winter commencement ceremony. The event will be held at 10 a.m....
November 4, 2005
“eDemocracy: Can the Internet challenge politics as usual - or will it simply be unusual politics?” is the title of a brownbag lecture featuring Ronald Gdovic, executive director of the Institute for the study of IT and Society at Carnegie Mellon. The lecture takes place on Nov. 14...
October 31, 2005
Leslie Burger, president-elect of the American Library Association, will be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the keynote speaker at the Today's Leaders/Tomorrow's Libraries evening event on Monday, Nov. 7. Burger's lecture, “Transforming Libraries for the 21 st...
October 31, 2005
Paul Jones, a clinical associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and director of the ibiblio online library and archive, will serve as judge for a newly created annual award for bloggers-turned-published authors. Lulu.com has set up the Blooker Prize for authors...
October 28, 2005
K.T. Vaughan has been busy since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with a master’s in library science. In addition to being appointed as an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the UNC School of Pharmacy, Vaughan recently was awarded the American...