2012 News

December 21, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to welcome Cliff Missen as clinical associate professor on January 1, 2013. Missen is the director of the WiderNet Project and has previously been an instructor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. The...
December 21, 2012
Registration Now Open!   DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle    May 12-17, 2013 & January 6-7, 2014 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          ...
December 16, 2012
On Sunday, Dec. 16th, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its Fall commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Louis...
December 13, 2012
“The judge’s ruling is significant not only for Georgia State University (GSU), but for all educational fair use,” said GSU President Mark Becker about the ruling in a GSU copyright case. In 2008, several publishers brought lawsuit against GSU for its use of copyrighted...
December 12, 2012
NOTE: The Search Committee is currently reviewing applications and hopes to conduct preliminary interviews beginning January 14,2013. The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty...
December 12, 2012
"Across the Divide: On Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Information Science and Communication" will be the topic of the eighth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science on March 25, 2013. Deen Freelon, assistant professor of Public...
December 11, 2012
Dr. Denise Anthony will join the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on January 1, 2013 as lecturer. Anthony joins SILS from the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science where she taught for seven...
December 10, 2012
The 2012 School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Staff Excellence awards were presented to Kaitlyn Murphy, student services manager and Mark Snyder, desktop support and help desk manager during the School Retreat on December 6, 2012.  The award is presented to SILS staff members who...
December 7, 2012
Staff and faculty of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill participated in the University's annual Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 7, 2012.   Kaitlyn Murphy, student services manager, undergraduate and organizer of SILS team; Lara Bailey,...
December 5, 2012
Haley Walton, a graduate student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been honored with the 2012-2013 Sara Aull Student Award. The award competition is sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries...
December 5, 2012
Samantha Crisp’s creative blog entry into the University of North Carolina Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) “Anything Goes” contest has won her the opportunity to participate in this year’s ALA Student-to-Staff program. The Student-to-Staff...
December 5, 2012
Nicole Lehotsky, a second-year student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded this year’s annual Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant. This $1,500 award gives Lehotsky the opportunity to attend the...
December 5, 2012
For those who were unable to attend the "Information Entrepreneurs: SILS Case Studies" event, a video is now available online at http://vimeo.com/54955975.  The panelists featured five of the School's many entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world of...
November 28, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to recognize and honor its donors for their generous support. Much of what SILS is, and what we hope to be in the future, is the result of private support. These gifts help SILS recruit and educate talented student as well as...
November 27, 2012
For the fourth consecutive year, the School of Information and Library Science will partner with UNC’s libraries and other campus departments to collect children’s books for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. The drive...
November 27, 2012
“Chilly and Charming,” the 20th Annual Winter Stories Program for Children of All Ages, will take place on December 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. (cookie reception) 5:30 (program) to 6:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library. The event if free...
November 26, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Alumni Association has named Karen Ciccone (MSLS '97) as a featured alumna. After graduating with a B.S. in Physics from Rhodes College, Ciccone received her master's degree from...
November 16, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association (SILSAA) will host a Field Experience Exploration Event on November 28th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Library. Pizza will be served! SILS students are invited to hear from former...
November 15, 2012
iConference 2013: Early-bird registration available through Dec. 15, 2012 12-15 February, 2013, Fort Worth, Texas http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/ ************************************************************* The iConference planning committee is pleased to announce the opening of...
November 14, 2012
We are seeking an exceptional open-rank candidate to join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with the expectation of directly engaging in and supporting the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP). The candidate will have substantial research and teaching experiences and...