SILS News

March 27, 2015
The Library Journal has named Adam Rogers (MSLS '10) one of 50 “Movers & Shakers 2015.” Since 2002, the journal has annually published the list to recognize outstanding librarians and others in the library field who are making an exceptional impact on their communities and the...
March 26, 2015
Luke Miller (MSIS ’10) has authored his first book, The Practitioner’s Guide to User Experience Design, which was published by General Assembly in January. According to the book’s description, The Practitioner's Guide "breaks down the essence of what it takes to meet a...
March 18, 2015
Although there are more donkeys than vehicles on Lamu Island, and no Internet, the ancient Swahili settlement off the coast of Kenya has fast access to Wikipedia and millions of other documents thanks to a pioneering worldwide project directed from Chapel Hill, NC. Cliff Missen, WiderNet...
March 18, 2015
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) and current MSLS student Rachel Walton were recently honored at the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) 2015 Annual Conference. The conference, “Removing Barriers: Outreach and Diversity in...
March 17, 2015
On Sunday, May 10, 2015, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham...
March 13, 2015
Dr. Diane Kelly, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has been selected for the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) for 2015-16. Eight Fellows are selected annually to engage in a...
March 12, 2015
Shannon Harris (MSLS ’12) has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers...
February 25, 2015
Abigail Flanigan, a Master of Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded the 2015 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant. The grant is given by the Preservation and Reformatting...
February 24, 2015
The 10th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture will feature Andrew T. Fiore, Growth and Internet.org Research Manager at Facebook, exploring how traditional and new approaches to data science can be combined to help better understand the motivations behind human behavior. The lecture,...
February 23, 2015
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Bachelor's in Information Science (BSIS) degree program have been awarded to Ellanor Jordan and Lincoln Sward for the spring 2015 semester. The scholarships are...
February 23, 2015
Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) attended the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Madison, Wis., in October 2014. She presented a paper, titled “Oral Histories on Display: Curating a Physical and Digital Exhibit for the SOHP's 40th Anniversary.” She also chaired a roundtable...
February 10, 2015
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Emily Hurst (MSLS ’08) has been hired as the new Head of the Research and Education Department at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hurst began this position in January and looks...
February 6, 2015
Knowledge from the project will help improve search systems (such as Google or Bing) across different domains and develop tools that will enable other researchers to test their own solutions. Dr. Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of...
February 3, 2015
Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave a TED Talk, “How the Internet has made social change easy to organize, hard to win,” which is now available online at http://www....
January 30, 2015
CurateGear 2015, an interactive day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods, brought archivists, librarians, and other professionals from across the country to Chapel Hill on January 7, 2015. Participants saw demonstrations, heard about the latest developments, and discussed...