SILS News

November 24, 2014
‪ UNC School of Information and Library Science graduate student Mea Warren has been honored with the 2014 Sara Aull Student Award. The award, sponsored by the North Carolina Special Libraries Association (NCSLA), was presented to Warren at the NCSLA annual awards celebration, held November 6....
November 19, 2014
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students Vida Djaghouri and Eun Jeong Cheon were recently selected to present their original research at the Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational. The event, held October 17-18, invited master’s students chosen from a competitive...
November 10, 2014
 Now in her second year as the school librarian at Chapel Hill’s Northside Elementary School, Kathryn Cole (MSLS ’07) has already crossed one big item off of her professional “bucket list:” designing a school library program and its collection from the ground up....
November 7, 2014
Susan Brown (MSLS ’01), director of Chapel Hill Public Library, has been named a 2014 School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished Alumna. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Brown during the School’s commencement ceremony on December 14.   The...
November 5, 2014
Dr. Mohammad Jarrahi, assistant professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is this year’s recipient of the Eleanor M. and Frederick G. Kilgour Research Grant Award.  The competitive grant awards were established in  spring 2011 to support pilot...
October 21, 2014
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina (October 21, 2014) –   How do librarians fight Ebola?  The WiderNet Project and WiderNet@UNC have created the Ebola Emergency Response Library initiative to create a pocket library for people, especially the Liberian and...
October 21, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has received a grant for $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project that focuses on simplifying and improving access to the contents of disk images in born...
October 6, 2014
Curt Arledge, recent alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named recipient of the 2014 Pratt Severn Award for Best Student Research Paper. The award, established in 1972, is administered by the ASIS&T Information Science Education Committee and sponsored by...
October 3, 2014
As students of all ages settle into another school year, education experts continue to seek ways to make learning more engaging. In one such effort, the White House issued a challenge to help students learn with technology through educational video games. During the weekend of September 6-8, over...
September 29, 2014
Washington DC — The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is pleased to announce the selection of doctoral student Jordan Eschler and master’s student Olivia Dorsey as the 2014 recipients of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for graduate study in library and information sciences....
September 25, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The BitCurator project today announced the release of BitCurator 1.0, a free and open-source digital forensics software environment for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) to acquire and process born-digital materials. The BitCurator environment can be installed as a Linux...
September 24, 2014
Dr. Diane Kelly, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been honored with the ASIS&T Award for Best Research in Information Science. According to the award description provided by ASIS&T, “The purpose of the award is to recognize an...
September 17, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), for being chosen as the 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research. The award is given annually...
September 15, 2014
  A team of UNC students, including School of Information and Library Science (SILS) student Alison Blaine, has joined in the fight against the Ebola epidemic by helping to create ebolainliberia.org. This site, which launched earlier this month, was commissioned by Liberia’s Ministry of...
September 12, 2014
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Tim Dempsey (MSLS ’80) has just released a new book titled No Fear: Tales of a Change Agent or Why I Couldn't Fix Nortel Networks. The book is a business memoir describing the fall of Nortel Networks from Dempsey’s perspective...