2010 News

February 22, 2010
Congratulations to Dorothy (Dot) Carr Porter (MSLS '02) who on Dec. 8, 2009 gave birth to a son, Andrew Duncan Porter, in Dublin, Ireland. He was 9 lb. 9 oz and 22 inches long. Dot is the Metadata Manager at the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO), a project of the Royal Irish Academy. It serves...
February 21, 2010
Do you want to know what it's like to step out into the world of librarianship and information science after you leave the hallowed halls of Manning behind? Want to network with experienced people in your field? Want to find out more about what it's like to have that dream job?  Come to the...
February 19, 2010
– One of the most outstanding leaders in 20th century American librarianship, Dr. Edward G. Holley, died peacefully Thursday, February 18 in Durham, NC. A highly respected dean and professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
February 18, 2010
A panel discussion comprised of SILS alumni will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in Manning Hall room 208. The presentation, which is sponsored by the SILS student chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) will feature: Kim Ashley, MSLS ‘00...
February 18, 2010
Oksana Zavalina will be on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Monday, March 1, 2010 to present, "Collection-level Subject Access: Metadata Application and Use." The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 14 of Manning Hall (ground...
February 18, 2010
Doctoral student Fred Stutzman has been awarded the Graduate Mentor Support Grant from the UNC at Chapel Hill's Office for Undergraduate Research for his excellent mentoring skills. "One of the great things about SILS, and UNC in general, is an environment that nourishes meaningful research...
February 17, 2010
Dr. Rick Wash will be on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Monday, February 22 to present, "Socio-Technical Influences on Behavior in Social Media." The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 14 of Manning Hall (ground level) at 2...
February 12, 2010
 WWW2010, the 19th International World Wide Web conference is fast approaching. Early registration for the conference will end next week on February 18. Register now for discounts! The WWW2010 local organizing committee has worked diligently to keep the Raleigh conference costs low....
February 12, 2010
Disestablishmentarianism is the title of SILS graduate student Mike Nutt’s visual memoir project, which was selected by a jury for this year’s CHAT Festival Student Media Gallery. CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology) is a festival celebrating innovation in the...
February 11, 2010
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH), part of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology), a digital arts and humanities festival open to the public Feb. 16-20, 2010 on the UNC campus. The School of Information and Library...
February 11, 2010
Chancellor Holden Thorp, President Emeritus William C. Friday and other special guests will celebrate 50 years of Carolina computing on March 18, 2010 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at...
February 10, 2010
All students, faculty and staff of the School of Information and Library Science are invited to submit nominations for the 2010 “Outstanding Teacher Award.” SILS will recognize two outstanding faculty–one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member who have...
February 10, 2010
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February 8, 2010
Feb. 8, 2010 — Be part of one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Apply for 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...
February 5, 2010
Isaac Gerstenzang, corporate director of E-Commerce at Destination Hotels & Resorts will present, "Use of Web Site Presence and Social Media for Integrated Marketing Strategy in the Enterprise," on Thursday, February 18 at 4:45 p.m. in room 208 of Manning Hall. Presentation Overview...
February 3, 2010
Dr. Jamshid Beheshti, principal investigator of "A Virtual Reality interface for children's Web portals" will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday, Feb. 18 to present "Search Log Analysis of a Children's Portal." The presentation will take place from...
February 2, 2010
Dr. Cecilia Aragon will be on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Thursday, Feb. 11th to present, "A Tale of Two Online Communities: Fostering Collaboration and Creativity in Scientists and Children." The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take...
January 29, 2010
This year’s E.J. Josey Scholarship Committee selected SILS doctoral student Alice Etim’s essay, “Following in the footsteps of Dr. E. J. Josey: LIS Professionals Collaborating to Fix the Digital Divide in Modern Society" as one of the winners of its annual essay-based...
January 28, 2010
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed dean of the School of Information and Library Science. The University’s Board of Trustees today (Jan. 28) approved the appointment, effective April 1. “Gary...
January 22, 2010
Two SILS master’s students are the recipients of the Elfreda Chatman Fund Award, an award given to master’s students who demonstrate creative and scholarly vision in their research proposals. This year’s winners are Adam Mack, whose proposal is entitled “Real-time query...