2012 News

November 13, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce that Katie Meyer will be initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society on Nov. 19, 2012.  Meyer, a senior Bachelor's in Information Science (BSIS) student,...
November 13, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) invites you on a journey to the literary, academic and cultural capitals of Prague, Czech Republic and London, England. Set for May 19 to June 1, 2013, the two week seminars offer an opportunity...
November 12, 2012
"Information Entrepreneurs: SILS Case Study" is the topic of a special panel discussion featuring alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have used their degrees in interesting and entrepreneurial ways. Join us...
November 9, 2012
The Public Library as Health Information Resource? Please join us for a special presentation by Mary Grace Flaherty, public library director in Sidney, NY on November 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Manning Hall room 208.     Abstract The Public Library as Health Information...
November 8, 2012
Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadets and midshipmen will assemble in dress uniforms at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to attend the free...
November 7, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - Are you increasingly tasked with managing digital collections?  Are you trying to define new processes and workflows to care for digital materials in your institution?  Is leadership in data curation in your future? Digital curation involves many new skills, methods and...
November 7, 2012
Dr. Deborah Barreau, an outstanding and beloved professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who passed away February 10, 2012, is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Association for Library and...
November 7, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries announced four professional appointments including two recent graduates of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill. Ellen Coen Boote (MSLS '12), Doug Diesenhaus (MSLS '12), have accepted...
November 7, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - A new consortium to be formed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and members of the Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization, will work to develop a popular open source data management solution called the integrated Rule-Oriented...
November 6, 2012
20th Annual Winter Stories Program for Children of All Ages   Storytellers and musicians will entertain children of all ages at the Friends of the Library’s 20th annual Winter Stories program on Dec. 6th in Wilson Library. This year’s program, with the theme “Chilly and...
November 1, 2012
Memorial service for Dr. Jerry D. Saye   A memorial service and tribute to Dr. Jerry D. Saye, former Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Pleasants Family...
November 1, 2012
The Conyers-Rockdale Library welcomed back Ben Carter (MSLS '06), who began work as the new assistant director on September 4.  Carter had previously served at the Library as head of Youth Services from 2006 – 2007, then worked for Gwinnett Public Library System for five...
October 31, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been experiencing unprecedented athletic success lately in its intramural sports league, the Dewey Decimators.  “The Dewey Decimators are an open team, meaning anyone in SILS...
October 31, 2012
 Anne Barrett, an MSLS student at the School of Information and Library Science, has won a fellowship to attend and present at the 2013 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) conference.  According to the society's Web site, the Scott Opler Graduate Student Fellowship is given to...
October 31, 2012
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in SILS’ bachelor’s in information science degree program have been awarded to Keith Morris and Mary Peterson. The scholarships, which are awarded spring and fall semesters to students who meet the criteria of high...
October 29, 2012
Associate/Full Professor, School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), as an Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) or Full Professor, with the expectation...
October 29, 2012
The 2012 SILS Staff Excellence Award Committee is pleased to request your nominations for an outstanding staff member whom you feel is deserving of this recognition.  Please use the “Nomination Form” to address, in as much detail as you can provide, how your nominee meets the four...
October 28, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - Information Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways, a book that includes the thoughts and ideas of some of the brightest leaders of the information and library science world, is now available in both paper and e-book form at lulu.com . The book is a...
October 25, 2012
    Join fellow alumni, current students and other professionals for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science alumni reunion during the annual American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting in...
October 24, 2012
Some of the most influential books of this generation are works which were released to a fair amount of controversy and were at times even banned from libraries. "Banned Books Week," which took place September 30th through October 6th, sought to renew appreciation for these challenged...