2007 News

May 23, 2007
Carolyn Hank, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has won a Society for Scholarly Publishing Travel Grant. The grant supports travel to and attendance at the 2007 SSP Annual Meeting June 6-8 in San Francisco. Hank was...
May 21, 2007
The University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science presented staffers Lara Bailey and Susan Thomas with 2007 SILS Staff Excellence Awards. The award recognizes staff members who demonstrate excellence, commitment, teamwork and outstanding service to SILS. Winners receive a...
May 18, 2007
Students considering a summer course may want to strongly consider "The Role of the Book in Information Society," a special course presented by international scholar, Miha Kovač. Kovač will be visiting the School of Information and Library Science to offer this course during the second...
May 17, 2007
Patricia R. Harris (’70 MSLS) has been named the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) 2007 Distinguished Alumna. She received the school's alumni award that recognizes those who exhibit a strong commitment to librarianship or information science and demonstrate outstanding...
May 16, 2007
Two School of Information and Library Science faculty members were honored with Outstanding Teacher Awards for the 2006-2007 school year during the school's May 13 commencement ceremony. Dr. Diane Kelly, assistant professor, and Dr. Ronald Bergquist, adjunct assistant professor of practice, were...
May 16, 2007
In 1997 the American Library Association established the Spectrum Scholarship Program to promote diversity in its ranks by supporting exceptional library and information science students from groups traditionally underrepresented in those fields. Ten years later, the program has awarded over 340...
May 16, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated its spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13. There were 77 students who received degrees during the ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union...
May 9, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Honor Society has inducted three members of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) community into its ranks. Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor and Senior Associate Dean Paul Solomon, doctoral student Xin Fu (...
May 3, 2007
Michael Peper, a master's student at the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science, has won two travel awards to attend the Special Library Association's 2007 Annual Conference. Peper won both the Inspec Travel Stipend Award from the SLA's Engineering Division and the...
April 20, 2007
Greg Johnson and Rita Johnston, master’s students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded scholarships to attend the Managing Electronic Records Conference (MER) in Chicago May 21-23. The scholarships,...
April 17, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sends its heartfelt condolences to students, faculty, staff, friends and family members of those who lost their lives and to those who were injured during the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech yesterday...
April 13, 2007
A new Web site highlighting the activities of The Knowledge TrustSM is now available. The site features information about The Knowledge TrustSM, the Louis Round Wilson Academy and the Knowledge Trust Honors. The Knowledge TrustSM is a commitment by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
April 11, 2007
The popular Groklaw.net, an Open Source legal news and discussion site, will soon be quicker to access because of a gift from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to ibiblio.org - the public’s library and digital archive located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill....
April 11, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on Digital Curation, April 18-20, 2007 at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The event is part of a grant-funded...
April 4, 2007
Experts on national security, civil liberties and information technology will explore conflicting needs and realities of the post 9-11 world during an April 14 forum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The forum, which is free and open to the public with advance registration, will...
April 4, 2007
Entrepreneur and renowned researcher and statistician, Donald W. King, has been appointed Distinguished Research Professor by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS). King was co-founder of Westat, Inc., which is recognized as one of the...
March 30, 2007
The “Community Workshop Series” created by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library’s Instructional Services Department has been chosen to receive the 2007 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award. Sponsored by...
March 28, 2007
Fred Stutzman, a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been accepted into the Oxford Internet Institute's Summer Doctoral Program. The Summer Doctoral Program "brings together students from around the world for up...
March 28, 2007
Mary Wilkins Jordan, a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned top honors at the University's Third Annual University Research Day on March 6. The poster Wilkins Jordan presented at the event, "What the...
March 22, 2007
Patricia Harris (MSLS '70) will be the keynote speaker at the spring commencement of the School of Information and Library Science. The commencement ceremony will be held at the Great Hall of the Student Union at 1:00 p.m. on May 13, 2007. While a library school student, Harris worked in the...