2005 News

March 30, 2005
Rebecca Vargha, librarian at the School of Information and Library Science, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). She is the first person from the state of North Carolina to be chosen for this position. Vargha will be installed on the SLA Board of...
March 19, 2005
A reunion celebrating the 30 year relationship between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drew a crowd of more than 70 on Saturday, March 19, at the new EPA building in Research Triangle Park...
March 17, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science has received a $25,000 gift from Sarah and Claude Snow to establish the Metadata Research Center (MRC). The gift will help continue current research activities and fund the official launch of the center, set for spring 2006. “I am very excited...
March 17, 2005
Dr. Louis Round Wilson In his lifetime, Dr. Louis Round Wilson contributed his time, energy, funds and extraordinary vision to the development of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . Among his many accomplishments, Wilson is credited with creating UNC's outstanding research collection...
March 16, 2005
Frederick G. Kilgour, the inventor of the WorldCat database and founder of the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, has received the Columbus Technology Council’s “Top Contributors to the Advancement of Technology” (TopCAT) Hall of Fame Award. Kilgour, a distinguished research...
March 7, 2005
Sarah Fass, a first-year library science student at the School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2005 Baker & Taylor award. The award covers housing, food and instruction at Oxford University from May 15-28. Fass has been a graduate assistant in Wilson Library's Rare Book...
February 7, 2005
Susan Tarr (MSLS ’74) was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association at the school’s commencement ceremony Dec. 17, 2004. Tarr recently retired after serving since 1994 as executive director of the Federal Library...
February 7, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science has announced the appointment of Kathleen J. McClatchey as a senior research associate in the dean's office. Her major responsibilities include supporting Dean José-Marie Griffiths in research projects and strategic planning. McClatchey has more...
February 7, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Wanda Monroe as the new director of communications. Monroe will join the school Feb. 7, 2005. “We are delighted that Wanda is joining us at SILS,” said Dean José-Marie Griffiths. “She...
January 24, 2005
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through a contract with SILS, has hired graduate-level library students from local universities as interns at the EPA library since 1975 and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) library since 1985. The internship program has...
January 21, 2005
Photographs feature scenes from the Dec. 17, 2004, winter 2004 commencement of the School of Information and Library Science. The event was held in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library. Congratulations to our graduates! More pictures of individual students are available. E-mail the...
January 14, 2005
Mark your calendars for the 2005 Library Science Career Fair, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union. SILS graduate students and alumni are invited to learn about employment opportunities in the field of library science. Attendees should...