2006 News

July 13, 2006
The first annual Lifelong Access Libraries Institute from July 30 – August 4, 2006 will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS).  The event will introduce participants to Lifelong Access, a new...
July 13, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a grant of $562,041 from the Institute of Museum of Library Services. The funded project, “Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital...
July 12, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science will launch its 75th anniversary on Monday, September 18, 2006 with the theme, “illuminating the past, imagining the future” as the school celebrates its many accomplishments and looks toward new and exciting opportunities. The launch will...
July 12, 2006
Anthony “Tony” Bull has worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since graduating from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with an MSIS in May 2003. In October 2005, the IAEA and its director were recognized as Nobel Peace Prize laureates when the...
July 6, 2006
President George W. Bush nominated SILS graduate, Dr. Robert S. Martin (Ph.D. '88), to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, an advisory board to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The nomination has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The National Council on the...
June 19, 2006
Two School of Information and Library Science faculty members were honored with Outstanding Teacher Awards for the 2005-2006 school year during the school's May 15 commencement ceremony. Dr. Stephanie W. Haas, professor, and Lisa Norberg, adjunct assistant professor of practice, were nominated by...
June 8, 2006
Nearly 500 technology experts from more than 25 countries will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week for the sixth annual Association of Computing Machinery/Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Hosted by...
June 7, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes a national expert in school library media, Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, who will join the faculty as associate professor on July 1, 2006. “I'm very excited about Sandra Hughes-Hassell coming here to head our school library media...
June 7, 2006
Innovative software that will create two or many thousands of blogs - Web logs - with just one installation is being developed by staff and students of ibiblio at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Called Lyceum, the software will allow individual communication exchange as well as...
June 1, 2006
Dr. David Carr, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published his second collection of essays, A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries. The compilation becomes a journey for...
May 31, 2006
Dr. Robert S. Martin, the first librarian selected by President George W. Bush to head the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), was awarded an honorary doctoral degree of humane letters from Dominican University where he also presented the commencement address on May 6, 2006....
May 31, 2006
Scott Adams, SILS director of information technology, was one of 23,000 participants in the 7th annual “Country Music Marathon” in Nashville, TN on Saturday, April 29. Scott placed 26th in his division and 159th overall in the marathon category with a chip time of 3:27:39. Country,...
May 24, 2006
The National Library of Medicine has awarded School of Information and Library Science doctoral student John MacMullen a multi-year biomedical informatics fellowship, which will begin this spring. The award will fund MacMullen's dissertation research which will be a collaborative effort between...
May 19, 2006
Constance Carter (MSLS '65) was among three Library of Congress staff members to receive a first-ever Madisonian Award, given by the Library's James Madison Council. Carter has served as the head of Science Reference Services in the Science, Technology and Business Division for the last 35 years....
May 18, 2006
School of Information and Library Science Associate Professor Mark Winston received a 2006 Award of Excellence from the editorial board of the New Library World journal. The article, “Leadership in Times of Crisis and Change” was co-authored by Susan Quinn a librarian with Ocean County...
May 16, 2006
The first School of Information and Library Science Staff Excellence Award Ceremony was held on May 12 in Manning Hall during the State’s Employee Appreciation Week.  Beth Dye and Marcia Tauber were recognized by Dean José-Marie Griffiths for their excellence, commitment, teamwork...
May 15, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Administration. Associate Dean for Administration The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and...
May 12, 2006
International leaders met at the crossroads of culture and tradition in Granada, Spain, on April 27 and 28 to discuss the future of library and information science education, which are facing a crossroads of their own. Adopting Thomas Jefferson's pledge of “Eternal hostility against every...
May 9, 2006
Joanne Gard Marshall (third from left), organizer for the 2007 conference, with 2005 meeting organizers in Brisbane, Australia. From left to right, Andrew Booth, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; Helen Partridge, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Marshall, School of...
April 24, 2006
Building community relationships and making information accessible to the people that need it are common goals of the four School of Information and Library Science alumni, named by the “Movers and Shakers” in Library Journal.  Jill Stover (MSLS ’04), Jeannie Dilger-Hill (...