2010 News

October 1, 2010
A kick-off meeting that shared information about a joint project for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County between the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the University Libraries was held Sept. 23, 2010 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library. The project,...
October 1, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the appointment of the first Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor on Sept. 17, 2010, in the former home of the school, Wilson Library, on the anniversary of the day library classes were...
September 30, 2010
Washington and Lee University announced on September 21, 2010 the appointment of SILS alumna Caroline L. Osbourne as director of the Law Library and professor of Legal Research. Osbourne has served as the library's interim director for the past year. Her duties include managing the daily...
September 30, 2010
SILS alumnus Luke Miller (MSIS '10) has been appointed information architect at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in their Online Products department. Miller primarily works with designers, developers and content providers to curate the online presence of a major business source at WSJ. His...
September 28, 2010
On September 7, 2010, Marian G. Fragola began her new position as North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries director of Program Planning and Outreach.  Fragola's responsibilities include the implementation of programming that strengthens connections and networks between NCSU's many...
September 28, 2010
    Paul Jones, director of ibiblio and clinical associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has received a 2010 IBM Faculty Award for $29,000. The Faculty Awards are competitive international awards that...
September 25, 2010
The American Political Science Association has awarded its "Best Political Science Software Award" to SILS alumnus, Dr. Chirag Shah, for ContextMiner, a software program he created while a doctoral student at SILS. The program was developed as part of the VidArch Project  at SILS, a...
September 24, 2010
Faculty Position Announcement Information and Library Science Assistant Professors (Two positions) The Faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek interdisciplinary colleagues who are interested in joining our sustained and...
September 23, 2010
The Carolinas Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Chapter have been awarded the 2010 Chapter Event of the Year Award for the group's information design workshop. This 2.5...
September 16, 2010
School of Information and Library Science students and Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor, will participate in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Science Expo, scheduled for Sept. 25, 2010. UNC will host an exciting array of speakers, performers and activities throughout the...
September 14, 2010
ibiblio, the public’s library and digital archive, has received $50,000 from the Beal Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation on behalf of Lulu.com. Lulu.com is an open publishing resource that helps authors distribute their work for profit and helps buyers find the content they need. The...
September 13, 2010
Be part of one of the fastest growing fields in the nation by applying to the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today! Applications for North Carolina's only BSIS program and the...
September 10, 2010
Carol Jenkins, an adjunct professor at the School of Information and Library Science and director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Health Sciences Library, will receive the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries’ 2010 Cornerstone Award.  The annual...
September 10, 2010
SILS alumna Megan Oakleaf was recently awarded a $280,500 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Oakleaf an assistant professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, who will match the grant with an additional $126,815. The grant will be used to measure...
September 10, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the newest founding members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). The Library of Congress announced in early August the formation of the NDSA, a partnership of institutions and organizations dedicated to preserving and...
September 7, 2010
In addition to the enhancements made to Manning Hall this summer, which included new paint throughout the building, new carpeting and new, more comfortable furniture, artist Megan McLeod Brown lent her talents to SILS—covering previously blank Manning Hall walls with her beautiful artwork....
September 3, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to welcome April Hutchinson to the position of health informatics technology coordinator. In this role, Hutchinson will collaborate with instructors to schedule courses, collect up-to-date syllabi and communicate about course offerings in the...
September 3, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed Monday, Sept. 6th in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Have a safe and happy weekend!  
August 25, 2010
Rose T. Dawson, SILS alumna (MSLS '86) and director of the Alexandria Library in Virginia, received the prestigious Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award at the National Conference of African American Librarians of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association held...
August 25, 2010
The Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) has awarded SILS Alumni Distinguished Professor Joanne Marshall a grant in the amount of $298,385 for her project, "Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 3 (WILIS 3): Sustaining the Career Tracking Model through Data sharing...