2006 News

April 21, 2006
"Opening Information Horizons" Advance registration is available through 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, May 15, 2006. To qualify for discounted registration rates, include your current Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Life Member...
April 21, 2006
Evelyn M. Poole-Kober is the 2006 School of Information and Library Science Distinguished Alumna. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Poole-Kober during the School's commencement ceremony on May 14 where she will be recognized for her professional and personal contributions to...
April 19, 2006
“So I finish a jog along the Blue Nile and climb into my truck. It's dusk and I can get the BBC on the AM dial at night so I give it a try. Who is that? I know that voice. Why is Paul on my radio in Khartoum? Am I going mad?” This was Mark McCarthy's April 3 posting, which he wrote all...
April 14, 2006
Get your peanuts and cracker jacks ready, buy your tickets, and save the date! SILS Night at the Ball Game is set for Friday, May 26. Bring the kids and significant others to spend some time with SILS, cheering on the Durham Bulls as they play the Richmond Braves. Tickets are on sale now for $7...
April 4, 2006
Brewster Kahle, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive and digital librarian, will be the guest speaker at the School of Information and Library Science's spring commencement on May 14, 2006. The title of his presentation is "Universal Access to All Knowledge." Since the mid-...
April 4, 2006
On Sunday, May 14, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Student Union. All members of...
April 3, 2006
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to a four year term on the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee of the National Library of...
March 31, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine's 2007 edition of “ America 's Best Graduate Schools.” The School tied for first with University of Illinois-...
March 31, 2006
Preservation of access to digital assets stands as one of the grand challenges of the early 21st century. A decade of work in digital preservation and access has led to the creation of digital repositories, but has also brought about questions of what a “successful” and “...
March 31, 2006
Three School of Information and Library Science Master's students, Ashley Rogers Brown, Sally F. Quiroz and Cassidy R. Sugimoto, were inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society on March 21. The SILS students were three of ten recipients honored during the 2006 ceremony. The Society was...
March 22, 2006
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) announces its annual book sale! The book sale is an annual event that helps raise money for all SILS student organizations. It will take place Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, weather...
March 9, 2006
Rebecca Miller, a first-year library science student at the School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2006 Baker & Taylor award. The award covers housing, food and instruction at Oxford University in Oxford, England May 14 to 27. "I am thrilled to receive the opportunity to...
March 9, 2006
Spring break officially begins Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Classes resume on March 20. Have a safe and happy break!
March 7, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science will celebrate its 75 th anniversary beginning fall 2006. To prepare for the year-long celebration, a planning committee has been formed. At the initial meeting, members of the group discussed ideas for activities and events for the celebration. In...
March 6, 2006
SILS master's student, Chelcy Boyer, has received the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Grant to study the politics of presidential libraries. Boyer conducted her research at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Cambridge, MA in December. Her findings will be the basis of her masters thesis,...
March 1, 2006
Abe Crystal (left) and Gershom Rogers, Ph.D. students in the School of Information and Library Science, were elected as officers for the Triangle’s new chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Organization. Crystal was named vice-president and will be overseeing the Web site and blog....
February 28, 2006
Dr. Barbara B. Moran, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists project at the Institute for Library and Information Studies at Charles University in Prague during 2006,...
February 21, 2006
Alumni of UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, Lokman Meho (Ph.D. ’01) and Kiduk Yang (Ph.D. ’02) were awarded a $15,000 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant (LISRG) for their proposal “Citation Analysis of Library and Information Science...
February 20, 2006
Members of the Electronic Theses and Dissertations committee include, from left to right: Brad Hemminger, Pat Mullin, Cheryl Thomas, Brandon Bowman, Timothy Shearer. Not pictured, Kathy Thomas and Elizabeth Evans. Feb. 20, 2006 - The days of last minute trips to copy centers to print copies of...
February 7, 2006
The 2006 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) will take place June 11 - 15, 2006 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a theme of "Opening Information Horizons," the international event encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries,”...