2012 News

September 9, 2012
The American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) USE has selected Laura Christopherson, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the recipient of the 2012 ASIS&T SIG USE...
September 6, 2012
The prestigious Watson Davis Award, presented each year by the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), will go to K.T. Vaughan (MSLS '01), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, education services...
August 30, 2012
Dr. Robert M. Losee’s book, Information from Processes, About the Nature of Information Creation, Use, and Representation, is now available. Losee’s book, published by Springer, strives to find a domain-independent information model useful in the many disciplines such as computer...
August 30, 2012
A fatal automobile accident in Peru has claimed the lives of SILS alumnus, adjunct instructor and Board of Visitors member, Lee Dirks (MSLS '90) and his wife Judy Lew on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. According to news reports, the couple were on their way to visit pre-Columbian ruins in Calca...
August 24, 2012
Dr. Miles Efron (MSIS ’00, Ph.D. ’03), who has been chosen by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Association Board as their latest featured alumnus, went from SILS to the frontline of some of the most...
August 24, 2012
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Office of the Secretary has selected Dr. Kevin Cherry (Ph.D. '10) as the next Deputy/Secretary in the Office of Archives and History effective October 16, 2012. Cherry will succeed Dr. Jeff Crow, who is retiring from the position after 38 years of...
August 23, 2012
Jenifer Grady (MSLS '93), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, has been appointed executive director of Tenn-Share, an organization whose mission is to help "Tennessee libraries deliver efficient, effective library...
August 22, 2012
Welcome to the School of Information and Library Science and to Chapel Hill. For those of you returning to campus, welcome back. To those who are new to SILS, we’re delighted you have joined us. The faculty, staff and your fellow students are pleased that you have selected SILS for your...
August 22, 2012
"The Effects of Aggregated Search Coherence on Search Behavior" is the title of a new research project that will be completed by Dr. Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) through an "...
August 22, 2012
Earlier this summer, doctoral student, Elliott Hauser received the 2012 Roger K. Summit Scholarship presented by ProQuest, an information firm central to global research.  The scholarship — named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing online...
August 22, 2012
Dr. Jane Greenberg launched her first class of the semester with an in-person Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)/National Information Standards Organization (NISO) webinar titled "Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data." Attendees included students in her class, a couple of...
August 16, 2012
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) position is an exciting career path that students may wish to consider when selecting their course of study. The CIO of an organization is normally responsible for the information technology that supports an enterprise. A CIO oversees the computing...
August 14, 2012
  The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes visiting scholars from Korea, China and Australia. They include, Jong Sung Kim from Keimyung University; Fenglin Li from Wuhan University; and Falk Scholer...
August 13, 2012
Special Topics Courses are truly SPECIAL! The courses offered at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in this category are normally offered once. The credits received can be used as an elective or just because you want to know more....
August 8, 2012
Megan England, graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). England applied for the scholarship to attend...
August 8, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumnus, James "Jay" Dominick (Ph.D. '05), the top-ranking information technology administrator at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, will become vice president for information technology and...
August 8, 2012
Bruce Henson (MSLS ‘97) has been appointed associate dean for Research & Learning Services at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center in Atlanta, GA. As associate dean, Henson is responsible for reference and access services, Library service desks, faculty engagement, Archives...
August 8, 2012
Dr. Barbara Moran, Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been appointed to the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA).  "This is an important...
August 8, 2012
In addition to new student orientation, this year for the first time orientation sessions for second year students will be offered at the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "In an effort to help you get through you second year a...
August 8, 2012
Joyce L. Ogburn (MSLS '82), dean, J. Willard Marriott Library University Librarian University of Utah and past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, has received the distinction of being selected as one of 30 women to watch by Utah Business Magazine. The article...