2011 News

December 18, 2011
                            Note: Photos taken during the commencement ceremony are available on the SILS Flickr site. Please go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncsils/ to access the photos. Feel free to download...
December 18, 2011
John Ulmschneider (MSLS ‘81) university librarian and professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, has been selected as a SILS distinguished alumnus for 2011. Ulmschneider, who will be the guest speaker for the SILS Fall commencement ceremony on December 18th, was...
December 15, 2011
The integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS 3.0) Micro-service Workbook is a new workbook self-published by the Data Intensive Cyberinfrastructure Foundation and authored by Jewel Ward (SILS doctoral student); Michael Wan, Wayne Schroeder, Arcot Rajasekar, Antoine de Torcy, Terrell Russell (...
December 15, 2011
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th. The office will be open Tuesday, December 27th - 29th, and will be closed December 30th and January 2nd for the winter holidays. The administrative offices will reopen on Tuesday...
December 14, 2011
Information about scholarships and grants for under-represented students enrolled in information and library science courses is now available in on the SILS Web site.  Compiled by the SILS Diversity Committee, the scholarships are presented in alphabetical order by each granting...
December 14, 2011
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the Department of Information Studies, University College London (UCL) invite you on a journey to the literary, academic and cultural capital of England by attending our international summer...
December 14, 2011
As part of an ongoing literacy and engagement outreach endeavor, Brian Sturm, associate professor, takes his storytelling class students into the community to share folktales from around the world. His class visits area schools and libraries to share stories with children, and they visit senior...
December 14, 2011
    Continuously contributing to the local and state communities via electronic access, ibiblio.org is one of the world’s first Web sites and largest “collections of collections” on the Internet. It is a conservancy of freely available information, including software,...
December 14, 2011
In the mid-1990s North Carolina State Parks became one of the first in the county to host a state parks Web site thanks in part to a class assignment at SILS. It was during that time that Tom Howard, naturalist at NC Parks, was approached by three SILS students to talk about the possibility of...
December 14, 2011
Evelyn Poole-Kober (MSLS ‘97), SILS distinguished alumna, has been honored for her restoration work in the Margaret Lane Cemetery by the Town of Hillsborough, NC through its Innovation and Customer Service Awards Program. A burial ground for pre-Civil War slaves, the cemetery was a...
December 14, 2011
Teri DeVoe (MSLS ‘07) completed her fourth year of helping with the National Book Festival as a Junior League of Washington volunteer.  Junior League coordinates hundreds of volunteers each year to help the Library of Congress plan for the National Book Festival logistics. This year...
December 14, 2011
As a teacher and head librarian in the hills of Virginia, Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell (Ph.D. '98), professor and director of SILS School Library Media Program, was excited to learn she would be moving to the big city of Philadelphia, PA in 1994 to direct the Philadelphia Library Power project. After...
December 14, 2011
Dr. Rob Capra, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently co-organized the Fifth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR), which took place at Google’s main campus in Mountain View, California.  As one of seven...
December 14, 2011
To the School of Information and Library Science community. . .   THE CHAPEL HILL MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL cordially invite you to attend the   Chapel Hill Public Library Expansion Project Groundbreaking   at Pritchard Park, 100 Library Drive to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday,...
December 13, 2011
The entire UNC at Chapel Hill community is proud of the Division I men’s soccer team victory at the NCAA national championship on December 11, but the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is especially proud that one of its own was on the winning team.  Josh Rice, Bachelor...
December 13, 2011
It was the normal volunteering thing to do, share information about computing through the Community Workshop Series offered by Davis Library of UNC at Chapel Hill. It was through this effort that SILS alumnus, David Iberkleid (MSIS ‘10) found his calling – helping the many Latino...
December 9, 2011
Staff from the School of Information and Library Science participated in the 2011 Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 9, 2011. The Jingle Bell Jog is an annual event sponsored by UNC at Chapel Hill Campus Recreation to promote good health and well being. Staff and faculty participate in either a...
December 9, 2011
Thanks to the generosity of Gene Story, friend of the School and husband of the late Dr. Susan Steinfirst, four deserving students had the burden of their tuition eased with the very first award of the Susan Steinfirst/Gene Story Scholarship. The scholarship, which was established in 2010 by Story...
December 9, 2011
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) student Katie Hawthorne is one of only 138 UNC at Chapel Hill students campus wide to be inducted into the prestigious honor society Phi Beta Kappa.  Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society. In order to be...
December 8, 2011
North Carolina State Librarian Mary L. Boone (MSLS ‘73), SILS distinguished alumna and chair of the SILS Board of Visitors, will retire from the State Library in January of 2012. Boone has held her position as state librarian since 2005.  Since graduating from SILS in 1973, Boone has...