2005 News

July 13, 2005
Patrick Herron, a master’s candidate in information science at SILS, has been awarded a Triangle Arts Award by The Independent Weekly. Awarded annually by the Triangle newspaper, the awards honor people and projects that illustrate the creative spirit of the Triangle’s arts communities...
July 12, 2005
Students from the School of Information and Library Science haven’t just been sitting around this summer – some have been traveling to England, the Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovenia, learning about different cultures and library systems. This May and June, SILS sponsored three...
July 12, 2005
Paul Jones, director of ibiblio.org and Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science, has been named the North Carolina Arts Council's "Poet of the Week." Called "a Renaissance man - master of the universe of cyberspace and poet of the material...
June 29, 2005
Scott Adams, director of Information Technology at the School of Information and Library Science, plans to run 200 miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway in memory of friend Jay Clark, who died of cancer in May. Adams hopes to raise awareness – as well as cancer research money – by running...
June 29, 2005
Christopher (Cal) Lee will join the faculty at the School of Information and Library Science on July 1, 2005. Cal comes to SILS from the University of Michigan where he recently received two outstanding teaching awards. He specializes in archives and records management, and he will initially be...
June 28, 2005
Dr. Brian Sturm has been selected as the featured expert on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill News Services "Experts" Web site. Sturm specializes in children's and young adults literature and storytelling. His current research projects include a content analysis of Harry...
June 27, 2005
Dr. Stephanie W. Haas has been named Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor for 2005 through 2007. Haas was selected for the professorship based on her contributions to research, teaching, and service to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). She has previously been honored with a...
June 22, 2005
Two of the children at Homestart read a book from the new lending library during the unveiling event. The lending library created by four students for a homeless shelter in Chapel Hill not only is a hit with the children and mothers living there: the student project also captured the attention of...
June 20, 2005
Prof. Jerry D. Saye receives the SILS Oustanding Teaching Award from Prof. Deborah Barreau, last year's recipient.           On May 15, 2005, Professor Jerry D. Saye received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the School of Information and Library Science. The...
June 20, 2005
Join the School of Information and Library Science alumni reunion at the summer American Libraries Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The reunion will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom B/D North of the Hyatt Regency. In addition to the great...
June 1, 2005
Thomas Jefferson once said “information is the currency of democracy.” But in these tight economic times, what is the best way to get that currency to the people? A comprehensive study released by the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida shows that public...
May 30, 2005
Professor Joanne Marshall (right), Dean of SILS from 1999-2004, accepts her honorary doctorate of letters from McGill University Chancellor Richard Pound. Professor Joanne Marshall of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science was awarded...
May 20, 2005
On May 15, 2005, the School of Information and Library Science held its spring commencement ceremony. There were 98 students who received their doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees. The event featured special guest speaker Paul Horn, senior vice-president and director of IBM Research, who...
May 20, 2005
Researchers conducting a national study on the future of librarians and other information professionals in the workforce will be collecting data by creating and sending out surveys to libraries; information industry employers; library and information science professionals and other library...
May 15, 2005
On Sunday, May 15, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for those students who have completed their degree requirements in May 2005. This page contains all the information you will need for scheduling, photography,...
April 29, 2005
Trends in health care and health information that provide new opportunities for partnerships between information and library sciences and those in public health will be the focus of the annual Henderson Lecture on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, newly appointed dean of the School of...
April 25, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association has selected Larry Alford to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award will be presented at the school’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2005. Alford (MSLS ’77) was the former deputy university librarian...
April 22, 2005
Dr. Paul M. Horn, senior vice-president and director of IBM Research, will be speaking at the school’s spring commencement held at 1 p.m. May 15 in the Great Hall of the Student Union. His talk, "Beyond Technotoys and Hype: What Will Really Succeed the Industrial Age," will focus on...
April 21, 2005
On Friday, April 22, SILS will host two presentations by members of Virginia Tech's Department of Computer Science. The talks are free and open to the public. Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quiones will present a talk titled "Task Continuity Across Multiple Devices: Examples from Calendar Management...
April 4, 2005
From left, Dan Morrow, director of the Computerworld Honors Program; Paul Jones, director of ibiblio; and Bob Carrigan, President and CEO of Computerworld, at the April 3 medal ceremony for laureates. ibiblio and The Open Video Digital Library have been named finalists for the coveted 21st Century...