2009 News

August 10, 2009
Charles Seger Jakobsen, a visiting scholar from Denmark, has spent the last few weeks working with faculty and students at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jakobsen is a doctoral student visiting SILS from the Royal School of...
August 10, 2009
A portrait of an alumna who left the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) over $1 million for student scholarships is now hanging in the SILS Library. Jane Iris Crutchfield spent her career as a teacher and school librarian teaching in the Danville, Va Public Schools and later at the...
August 7, 2009
Welcome to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS)! Orientation for new students to SILS will be held on Monday, Aug. 24th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Manning Hall. The day will consist of presentations, information sessions, workshops and discussion panels. New students are...
August 7, 2009
Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published, Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science (publisher: Libraries Unlimited), a book that is...
August 6, 2009
SILS library has been one of the favorite stops on campus for rising first graders who are participating in an eight week long summer program called Carolina Kids Camp. Monica Jochum, camp counselor and public school teacher in Burlington, NC, reads from a story book to the campers. Two...
August 6, 2009
SILS Alumni Association Board members from left to right, Emily King, president; Angela Bardeen, treasurer; David Woodbury, vice president/president-elect; Libby Gorman, secretary; Cassidy Sugimoto, immediate past president.       The School of Information and Library Science (SILS...
August 5, 2009
Bryna Coonin, associate professor and reference librarian at the Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and SILS alumna (MSLS '86) has received a 2009 Emerald Research Award. The award, administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User...
July 31, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to welcome Susan Sylvester to the position of executive assistant effective Aug. 3, 2009. Sylvester is a familiar face at SILS where she has worked in the dean’s office as a temporary employee since August of 2006. She is also a...
July 29, 2009
President Obama announced yesterday his intent to nominate former School of Information and Library Science Board of Visitors member, David Ferriero, as Archivist of the United States. As Archivist, Ferriero will oversee the National Archives and Records Administration, "the nation's...
July 22, 2009
ibiblio, a conservancy of freely available information on the Internet based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a founding member of a new group aiming to promote use of open-source technology by the federal government. The new group announced today, Open Source for...
July 21, 2009
Please join SILS for an alumni reunion at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists and the Council of State Archivists in Austin, Texas on Thursday, August 13th from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Faculty, students, alumni and friends are welcome! Along with good company, there...
July 16, 2009
For those who attended, and for those who were unable to attend the successful digital curation curriculum symposium, "DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects," hosted last spring by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North...
June 30, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed Friday, July 3rd in honor of the July 4th holiday. A special celebration will take place on Saturday, July 4th at the Kenan Memorial Stadium. Hosted by the Town of Chapel Hill, in cooperation with UNC at Chapel Hill, 1360 WCHL and...
June 28, 2009
Join fellow School of Information and Library Science classmates, current students, faculty and colleagues from other Universities at the Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion hosted by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) during the...
June 1, 2009
Join your fellow School of Information and Library Science classmates at the Special Libraries Association alumni reunion on Monday, June 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom North in the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. The alumni reunion will be part of the activities...
May 28, 2009
SILS doctoral student, Hollie C. White, has been awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) 2009 A.R. Zipf Fellowship. The award was established by the CLIR in honor of A. R. Zipf, "a pioneer in information management systems." The prestigious fellowship is...
May 27, 2009
Two faculty members from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) received the 2009 Outstanding Teacher Awards, which were presented during the School’s commencement ceremony on May 10, 2009.  Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, and Dr. Evelyn...
May 22, 2009
Classes will not be held and the SILS administrative office will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Classes resume on Tuesday, May 26. For more on Memorial Day, go to: USA.gov Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
May 22, 2009
The results of a workshop devoted to stimulating progress toward better systems that support information seeking beyond the single-session, known-item searches supported by today’s search engines is now available in a report titled, "Information Seeking Support Systems, An...
May 20, 2009
The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center has announced five awards for public health preparedness efforts, including the response to the current H1N1 influenza outbreak. The center, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global...