2012 News

October 24, 2012
Join us for CurateGear 2013! a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments and discuss application in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive event focused on digital curation tools and methods. The...
October 24, 2012
The second bi-annual Health Information Technology (IT) Fair took place on Friday, October 5, 2012 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Approximately 100 students, staff, faculty, professionals and others from the...
October 23, 2012
Dr. Meredith Weiss (Ph.D. '10), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently been appointed associate vice chancellor for business and administration in the University’s Division of Finance and...
October 12, 2012
  Dr. William C. Friday died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92 on October 12, 2012. A memorial service to honor his life is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall. Space is limited. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's News Services has provided the...
October 5, 2012
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is funding fellowships for the project "Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure" or ESOPI2. This project seeks to prepare the next generation of public information stewards by building on the existing dual degree...
October 4, 2012
The second bi-annual Health Information Technology (IT) Fair will take place  Friday, October 5th in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil campus.  Learn about the exciting field of health information...
October 3, 2012
NSF invests nearly $15 million in new big data research projects, and the start of an idea-generating challenge CHAPEL HILL - The National Science Foundation (NSF), with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced nearly $15 million in new Big Data fundamental research...
October 3, 2012
Video captured of the "Building a Digital Public Library of America” presentation by Dr. John G. Palfrey, Jr., head of the Phillips Academy and former Henry n. Ess III professor of Law and vice dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School, is now...
October 3, 2012
The Fall 2012 Town Hall Meeting, previously scheduled for Thursday, October 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., has been postponed. Please watch the SILS Web site and you e-mail for a new date and time. For those who are new to SILS, the Town Hall is an open meeting of SILS students, faculty, and...
October 1, 2012
Few would think to go to Portland, Oregon by way of Cairo, but Joan Petit’s (MSLS ‘06) career has taken precisely that path. After graduating from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joan – the SILS Alumni...
September 25, 2012
Members of the Board of Visitors of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were in Chapel Hill for the Fall meeting on September 23 and 24, 2012. During the meeting, the Board voted to send a special proclamation to Chancellor Holden Thorp...
September 22, 2012
Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2012 with interviews beginning in early November for the assistant professor position currently open at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Those interested in the position should apply as...
September 21, 2012
Some quick thinking and a lot of Post-It Notes® notes recently earned University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Ph.D. students Angela Murillo and Sarah Ramdeen a small grant to pursue a project aimed at better understanding what skills are...
September 16, 2012
“Building a Digital Public Library of America” is the topic of the talk to be presented by Dr. John G. Palfrey, Jr., head of the Phillips Academy and former Henry n. Ess III professor of Law and vice dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School at the annual...
September 16, 2012
You can be part of one of the fastest growing fields in the nation by applying to the BSIS program today! (See the YouTube video here.) Applications for North Carolina's only BSIS program and the minor in Information Systems is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 semester....
September 14, 2012
Three members of the SILS community recently took their expertise in digital curation on the road. Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor; Dr. Cal Lee, associate professor; and Heather Bowden, doctoral student, conducted a workshop entitled “Curating...
September 13, 2012
  Next month, SILS Master’s student Lisbeth Wells-Pratt will be awarded the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship at a ceremony in New York City. Awarded by the Theater Library Association (TLA), Lisbeth will collect her award at a gala ceremony at one of the world’...
September 13, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science graduate Kelly Wooten (MSLS 2002; BA 1999) recently co-edited the book Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century (Litwin Books, 2012) with Lyz Bly, which addresses the...
September 12, 2012
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 Assembly Room in the Wilson Library on the UNC at...
September 10, 2012
Two alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS)  have joined the staff of NC LIVE. Sarah Dooley (MSLS '12) and Emily Guhde (MSLS '12) are the newest additions to North Carolina's statewide online library service.   Dooley joins NC LIVE as its first Web and User...