2009 News

May 15, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded degrees to nearly 100 students at its spring commencement ceremony held in the Great Hall of the Frank Graham Porter Student Union on May 10, 2009. Degrees were given to SILS students...
May 12, 2009
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) adjunct professor of practice, Lisa Norberg, has been inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society (FPGHS). The special presentation occurred during the annual ceremony in April. "The Frank Porter Graham Honor Society recognizes...
May 11, 2009
Connie Schardt, MLA, AHIP and adjunct professor of practice at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and associate director for Public Services at the Duke University Medical Center Library, is the new president of the Medical library...
May 8, 2009
A digital data repository that researchers agree has the potential to transform how scientific research is pursued will be expanded with a $2.18 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The repository, called Dryad, is designed to archive data that underlie published findings in...
April 28, 2009
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have launched a center that will bring together scholars and technical experts to solve the pressing problems of managing and sharing today’s deluge of digital data.  In addition to building shared collections, the...
April 28, 2009
Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected vice president/president elect of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Tibbo will begin a one-year term as vice president of the SAA in...
April 27, 2009
Ray English (MSLS ‘77) has been named a 2009 Distinguished Alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). He will receive the School's highest honor bestowed to its alumni, the Distinguished Alumni Award, during the school’s spring commencement ceremony on May...
April 24, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has once again been ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine's 2010 edition of “America 's Best Graduate Schools.” The School tied for first with...
April 24, 2009
While the search for a new dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) continues, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little has announced that Dr. Barbara Moran has agreed to serve as interim dean effective...
April 23, 2009
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman ’74 Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California at Berkeley and director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, presented a talk on the Google Booksearch settlement at the annual OCLC/Frederick G....
April 22, 2009
School of Information and Library Science alumna and adjunct professor of practice, Selden Lamoureux (MSLS ‘98), has received the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management from the Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) of the Association for Library...
April 22, 2009
Allison Long, a first-year Master's of library science student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded the Baker & Taylor Scholarship. The $4550 scholarship covers the registration costs and fees for one SILS...
March 31, 2009
Barbara P. Semonche, a UNC at Chapel Hill SILS distinguished alumna and recent library director at the UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present, "History, Mystery and Info To Go" at the 2009 School of Information and Library Science commencement...
March 31, 2009
Community Builders, Trendspotters and Advocates are the categories represented by three School of Information and Library Science alumni included as “Movers & Shakers” in the March 15, 2009 issue of the Library Journal.  Kim Duckett (MSLS ’01), Jason Griffey (MSLS...
March 27, 2009
SILS graduate students Stephen Chan, Joyce Chapman and David Woodbury have been selected North Carolina State University Libraries fellows for 2009 - 2011. Their appointments, which begin this summer, are for a two-year term. "The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program develops future leaders for...
March 27, 2009
On Sunday, May 10, 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 Frank Porter Graham Student...
March 23, 2009
Registration for a new institute designed for practitioners or would be practitioners of digital curation is now open at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object...
March 6, 2009
During the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) annual conference poster session, Katherine M. Wisser, director of Instructional Services at SILS, was pleased to learn that she was the recipient of the third place prize for her poster entitled, "The organization of...
March 6, 2009
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) announces its annual book sale! The book sale is an event that helps raise money for SILS student organizations. The sale will take place Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beneath the Davis Library...
March 5, 2009
Dr. Javed Mostafa, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed a Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor. The McColl Professorship was established in 1997 to recognize faculty who have made notable...