2011 News

June 8, 2011
Dr. Deborah Barreau, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor effective July 1, 2011.   The McColl Professorship was established in 1997 to recognize...
June 2, 2011
Over the course of their long, exciting careers, Lea Wells (MSLS '77) and Jordan Scepanski have had the opportunity to work in a variety of library contexts, both in the United States and abroad.  Scepanski's interest in international affairs dates back to his time in the Peace Corps serving...
June 2, 2011
Congratulations to UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) doctoral candidates Amber Cushing, Amy VanScoy and Hollie White who have each been awarded a 2011 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and...
June 2, 2011
You can now see all of the photos of the entries for the Pet Photo Contest by clicking here.  Opening the document comes with a warning - be prepared for a whole lot of cuteness! Congratulations to SILS students, Rachel Lerner,  Shaun Trujillo and Mike Millner whose photos were...
May 31, 2011
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes scholars Jaime Arguello, Robert G. Capra III and Zeynep Tufekci who will join the School's faculty as assistant professors on July 1, 2011. “We are thrilled that...
May 20, 2011
When she attends her class reunion at Mount Holyoke College this month, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Professor Barbara Moran will be presented with the prestigious Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Field of Education. The award,...
May 20, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Library Network has been named Federal Library/Information Center of the Year by the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) at the Library of Congress. The award recognizes outstanding, innovative and sustained achievements...
May 20, 2011
Congratulations to Brittany Michelle Hayes, a junior with a dual major in information science (School of Information and Library Science) and history (College of Arts and Sciences) who is one of 139 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest college honorary society, at the University of...
May 17, 2011
Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, will present a week-long workshop this summer titled, "Archives and Records Management Fundamentals" at Al Akhawayn University...
May 16, 2011
Recent SILS graduate, William M. Cross, will join the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries as director of Copyright and Digital Scholarship, on June 1, 2011. In a message to NCSU Libraries staff from Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of Libraries, she states that...
May 9, 2011
  Do you look forward to finishing a book so you can tell all your friends about it? Are you looking for a few good reading recommendations? If so, come join the SILSters and Alumni group on Goodreads , started by SILS alumna Anne Fleming Less. We're already chatting, and we'd love to...
May 6, 2011
On Sunday, May 8, 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 Union...
May 1, 2011
Orange County under tornado watch 05/24/11, 4:55 p.m. The National Weather Services has issued a TORNADO WATCH IN ORANGE COUNTY. That means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. The weather service says people in these areas should be on the...
April 27, 2011
Student Emily Roscoe has been interested in the intersection of librarianship and government since her undergraduate years, when she was a Political Science and History major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Currently seeking dual degrees from the University of North...
April 27, 2011
SILS MSLS student Brian Leaf is featured in the new ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program brochure.  A 2009 recipient of the scholarship himself, Leaf has become an advocate and "face" of the program, staffing Spectrum's fundraising booth at the 2011 Midwinter Meeting of the...
April 27, 2011
“People, Culture and 21st Century Libraries” was the theme of several presentations Dr. Gary Marchionini, SILS dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, delivered during his travels to India this spring semester. Marchionini was the opening keynote speaker at the International...
April 26, 2011
While browsing the SILS Web site lately, you may have come across some new additions. Several enhancements have been made to increase the School's Web presence, as well as to feature some of the exciting things SILS alumni are accomplishing in the working world.  Included in...
April 26, 2011
Bring your best throwing arm and stop by the Pit on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus on May 3, 2011 to participate in a fun way to raise funds for the Library Community House currently being built for a UNC employee's family who has no home.   Update (May 4, 2011...
April 13, 2011
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has selected the new fellows for next fall, two of which are SILS students. Beginning this summer, Charlie Morris (MSIS '11) and Mike Nutt (MSIS '11) will start their two-year term appointments as NCSU Libraries Fellows. During that...
April 12, 2011
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Eric Obershaw is being highlighted as the SILS Alumni Association’s "Featured Alumnus." Since 2001, when he graduated with an MSLS from SILS, Obershaw has worked in the Business Information Services group at Morgan Stanley in...