2011 News

March 1, 2011
Since 2004, SILS alumna Endrina Tay (MSLS '02) has been involved in an interesting and historically relevant form of rare book detective work. As part of her duties as project manager for the Thomas Jefferson's Libraries project, a database of books Jefferson owned, desired to own,...
March 1, 2011
SILS alumna, Michelle Langston (MSIS ’10), has been recognized for her role in designing the Web site for the Carrboro Citizen that was named best in the state by the North Carolina Press Association. The Carrboro Citizen won a set of awards that recognize excellence in design and content of...
February 28, 2011
Beginning this May, Gloria Colvin (MSLS '80) will become the new president of the Florida Library Association (FLA).  In that capacity, she will be charged with overseeing the progress and strategic planning of the 800 plus member organization, which is the state chapter of the American...
February 22, 2011
Deborah Balsamo (MSLS '97), has been named a 2010 distinguished alumna by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award was presented by SILS Alumni Association president, David Woodbury, during the School's winter...
February 22, 2011
Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean at the School of Information and Library Science and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Health Information...
February 22, 2011
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and School of Government (SOG) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC at CH) held a day-long seminar called, “Curation of Social Media as a Public Asset” on Jan. 21, 2011. Video of a portion of the seminar...
February 21, 2011
SILS BSIS major Ivan Gomes is one of three undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who received a William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies to study in Beijing, China this semester.  Awarded annually to three deserving undergraduates, this fellowship...
February 21, 2011
Great jobs, an interesting and engaging program and $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to two lucky students are all part of the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
February 21, 2011
SILS alumnus Megan Perez (MSLS ’07) has published a book with Libraries Unlimited, titled The New Graduate Experience. The book features contributions from 25 authors representing more than 15 different institutions from around the United States and Canada. They include personnel...
February 17, 2011
Larry Alford, SILS alumnus (MSLS '77) and current vice provost for Libraries, university librarian and dean of University Libraries at Temple University, has been named the chief librarian at the University of Toronto.  Alford is set to begin his new seven-year appointment Aug. 1, 2011. An...
February 17, 2011
Barbara Bonomo Newnam (MSLS '67) retired recently from the State of North Carolina with 33 years of service.  For 25 of those years, she was the Librarian at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC.  Newnam began her career in the public libraries of Winston-...
February 14, 2011
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Donna Nixon is being highlighted as the SILS Alumni Association’s "Featured Alumna." Nixon is an assistant director of public services for the Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In...
February 12, 2011
Jeopardy! game of the century: Humans vs. Machine - the last match You're invited to attend a special viewing party of Jeopardy! as the IBM computer, Watson, battles Jeopardy! contestants. Special guest, Kyle Brown, IBM distinguished engineer, master inventor and enterprise architect, will be on...
February 11, 2011
Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel is a new book written by SILS alumna Amy Pattee (Ph.D. '04).  The book, which is an extension of Pattee’s dissertation work at SILS, focuses on Francine Pascal’s popular series, Sweet Valley...
February 11, 2011
Jennifer Lohmann (MSLS '06) was recently named Librarian of the Year by the Romance Writers of America (RWA), a professional organization consisting of over 10,000 romance writers and publishing professionals whose work is closely tied to the romance book industry.  Selected from a competitive...
February 8, 2011
Last fall, Meredith Rendall (MSLS '07) was named senior faculty technology specialist at New York University (NYU).  Currently, she leads policy development for NYU's local image repository and is in charge of establishing collection management protocols and streamlining content for NYU's Luna...
February 8, 2011
An article by SILS doctoral student, Dana Hanson-Baldauf, has been published in the latest issue of Knowledge Quest.  Entitled, "The Good Life: Empowering Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities through Everyday Life Information," Hanson-Baldauf's article introduces the...
February 8, 2011
"In an era of mass digitization of physical artifacts, and mass creation of born-digital objects, the challenges faced by cultural heritage institutions of all types are increasingly shared," writes SILS associate professor Jeffrey Pomerantz in his introduction to the 2011 winter issue of...
February 8, 2011
SILS Metadata Resource Center faculty and students will host a workshop at George Washington University on the Mt. Vernon campus on March 9, 2011. The workshop, titled, "SKOS-2-HIVE: Creating SKOS vocabularies to help interdisciplinary vocabulary engineering," focuses on using...
February 7, 2011
  "Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science, Part 2" is the theme of the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of Library Trends, a well-known scholarly journal in the field. This special double issue is edited by Drs. Joanne Gard Marshall, alumni distinguished professor, School of...