2007 News

October 30, 2007
As one of the world's first Web sites and largest digital libraries celebrates its 15th anniversary on October 31st this year, a special gift of acknowledgement was delivered to Paul Jones, director of ibiblio.org, from the North Carolina House of Representatives. The "Certificate of...
October 30, 2007
On Sunday, Dec. 16, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its winter commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Louis...
October 29, 2007
The 2007/2008 Carolina Digital Curation Fellows from left to right, John Blythe, Samantha Guss, Jennifer Mantooth and Lisa Gregory. Missing from photo, Mark Swails. As a component of the three-year, IMLS-funded project, Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital...
October 17, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began it's fall break at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17th. Classes will resume on Monday, October 22nd. Enjoy your time off... ... and have a safe and happy fall break!  
October 16, 2007
Business Manager The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina seeks applications for a full-time, permanent Business Manager (University Administrative Manager). Position Number: 0004224 Salary Grade/Range: 67 / $32,965-$52,374 Permanent Full Time, 40 hours per...
October 15, 2007
Are you planning to open your own business? Are you an entrepreneur thinking of alternative ways of using your talents? If so, you have an opportunity to participate in a 20-hour workshop hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill....
October 10, 2007
The National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Electronic Records Research Symposium will take place on November 16, 2007 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The keynote presenters are: Richard Marciano and Regan Moore. Marciano is the director of the Sustainable...
October 9, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes Tamika Barnes McCollough, who joined the United States Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park as director in September 2007. Tamika comes to the EPA Library from the F.D. Bluford Library at North Carolina A...
October 4, 2007
On October 31st, ibiblio, one of the world's first online library of libraries, will celebrate its 15th anniversary. As a way to share and support free software, ibiblio has grown to host more than 2,000 non-software related projects. From Project Gutenburg (the famous free book archive) to etree....
September 20, 2007
Hollywood’s Emmy Awards had nothing on a special award ceremony in Chapel Hill, NC Monday evening that honored the best of the best in information and library science and information technology.  The black tie event, the second annual Knowledge TrustSM Honors award program, recognized...
September 6, 2007
The grand finale of the School of Information and Library Science's (SILS) 75th anniversary is set to take place on Sept. 17, 2007, which coincides with the date the school first began teaching classes in 1931. The finale will begin at 3 p.m. in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's...
August 24, 2007
Dr. Jane Greenberg, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named a Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor. The McColl Professorship was established in 1997 to provide a salary supplement and funds for...
August 8, 2007
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded researchers at the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Institute on Aging (IOA) a $566,385 federal grant to continue studying career patterns of library and information science graduates...
August 2, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has named Jeffrey Tibbs as its new associate dean for administration. Tibbs began at the school on July 31. Tibbs comes to SILS with over 25 years of management and leadership experience in industry,...
July 31, 2007
Vice President of Open Source Affairs for Red Hat, Michael Tiemann, has been appointed visiting scholar by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, Tiemann will meet with faculty, staff and students in their fields of...
July 26, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science will partner with the Institute on Aging to host the second annual Lifelong Access Libraries Institute July 29 to August 3. The institute is the second of three to be offered by Americans for Libraries...
July 9, 2007
Two professors and two doctoral students of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have been awarded the 2007 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library...
June 13, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will welcome Dr. Javed Mostafa, who will join the faculty of SILS and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), a multidisciplinary Center at UNC, for a joint appointment as associate professor on August 1, 2007. Javed comes to SILS from...
June 5, 2007
Dr. Catherine Blake, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named a RENCI Faculty Fellow for 2007. Blake, who is already working with the RENCI visualization group, will start the fellowship in July 2007 to...
May 31, 2007
Sarah C. Michalak, university librarian, associate provost for university libraries at UNC and SILS faculty member, has been appointed to the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health. PubMed Central is a free digital archive of journal articles in the...