2006 News

October 24, 2006
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a contract from the National Science Foundation to create user interface prototypes for a digital library of data from the Science and...
October 24, 2006
For Lashonda Watts, becoming an information and library science student was all about options. Watts is the first Duke University medical student to enroll in the MD/master of science in information science (MSIS) dual degree program offered by the Duke University School of Medicine and the...
October 23, 2006
The 2006 Henderson Lecture will feature Dr. David Weinberger who will present, “Everything is Miscellaneous” at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2006 in the Murphey Hall Auditorium (room 116). A reception will follow. Abstract Ever since Aristotle, we have organized knowledge according to...
October 18, 2006
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's fall break began at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18. Classes will resume, Monday, October 23. Have a safe and happy break!
October 13, 2006
Oct. 13, 2006 — Five trailblazers in information and library science and information technology were honored Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 in the first Knowledge TrustSM Honors ceremony. The Knowledge Trust is a commitment made in October 2005 by the School of Information and Library Science at the...
October 5, 2006
Gary Marchionini, Boshamer Professor, has received a prestigious IBM Faculty Research Award for 2006-2007. The award will support work in digital video retrieval with an emphasis on metadata representation. “I am very pleased [to receive the award],” Marchionini said. “This...
October 5, 2006
folkstreams.net, a Web site produced jointly by three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill organizations and Folkstreams, Inc., has been awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to continue its mission of archiving, digitizing and streaming...
September 22, 2006
Faculty of the University of North Carolina Schools of Information and Library Science (SILS), Nursing, and Medicine are collaborating to sponsor a national symposium focused on improving how patients’ chief medical complaints are reported in hospital emergency departments across the country...
September 22, 2006
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (LACASIS) has selected University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science professor Gary Marchionini to receive its 2006 Contribution to Information Science Award.  ...
September 19, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) congratulates Cheryl Davis and Carol Perryman on the successful completion of their Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Doctoral Fellowship.   The TRLN Doctoral Fellowship is a collaborative effort between SILS and TRLN to support...
September 14, 2006
Hampton “Skip” Auld (MSLS ‘80) was appointed director of library services at Durham County Government’s main library and its seven branches on July 10, 2006. Auld, who has been involved in the library profession for more than 25 years, recently served as the assistant...
September 14, 2006
SILS alumna, Patricia R. Harris (MSLS 1970) has won the 2006 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. “The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating to educate...
September 7, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science is now accepting applications for admission into the major in information science and the minor in information systems for Spring 2007. Students who are in the second semester of their sophomore year and those who are juniors or seniors are eligible to...
September 7, 2006
SILS researchers are teaming up with many professional librarian groups across the country to produce a ground-breaking study about the future of the librarian profession. A major goal of this project is to survey 6,000 special libraries, 6,000 school libraries, and all public and academic...
September 7, 2006
Sept. 7, 2006 — Dr. Nancy Davenport, Louis Round Wilson Academy member, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). “The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a...
August 31, 2006
The third annual National Historical Publications and Records Commission's (NHPRC) Electronic Records Research Fellowship Symposium will be hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) on Oct. 6, 2006. The symposium will focus on...
August 7, 2006
The library and information science world was saddened July 31, 2006 when librarian, inventor, researcher and educator, Dr. Frederick G. Kilgour, passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 92 in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Kilgour revolutionized the way libraries network and store information...
August 7, 2006
Students will have more choices when choosing a laptop for school assignments at the School of Information and Library Science this fall. Several models will now be supported by the school, including two models by Hewlett Packard and two from Toshiba. The costs for the laptops are somewhat lower;...
August 1, 2006
August, 2006 - Internationally acclaimed policy expert, researcher and university administrator, Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, has been appointed to the United States National Science Board. She was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate for a term of six...
July 14, 2006
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Librarian Rebecca Vargha was recently inaugurated as the Special Libraries Association (SLA) president during the annual conference in June. She is the first person from the state of North Carolina to be chosen for this leadership position. “...