SILS News

July 8, 2014
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is an independent, community-led membership association that will serve as the host and center of administrative, user and community support for the BitCurator environment. Its purpose is to support curation of born-digital materials through the application of...
July 3, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation has reaccredited The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science's (SILS) Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) and Master of Science in...
July 3, 2014
Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, was named guest of honor and keynote speaker for the 2014 Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference held in Zadar, Croatia in June 2014. LIDA is a biennial gathering of international library and information science leaders...
July 3, 2014
The second in a series of children’s books about rescue animals has been published by Kelly Johnson Lee (MSIS ‘05), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The book, Wags to Riches: Emma Lu The True Story of a Dog's...
July 2, 2014
Thanks to all for helping to make the alumni reception the American Library Association’s Annual Conference a great event! This year’s reception was held at the Satay Thai Bistro in Las Vegas.  Around 25 alumni attending the ALA conference gathered to catch up and enjoy some great...
July 1, 2014
SILS PhD student, Emily Vardell, has been selected as a 2014-16 New Leader for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)! The New Leader award is very competitive. Vardell was selected from an applicant pool of highly qualified candidates. The objective of the New Leader...
June 27, 2014
David Woodbury (MSIS '09), associate head of User Experience Department at North Carolina State University's Library System and alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, delivered a workshop entitled,...
June 23, 2014
Dr. Brian Sturm and the Story Squad will be performing on July 23rd at the 11th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, North Carolina. The Festival will span several weeks throughout the month of July and will feature other storytelling performances in...
June 23, 2014
The library system of North Carolina State University currently employs about 30 alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. These graduates are some of SILS' best who are implementing cutting-edge strategies to engage and...
June 18, 2014
While many members of the SILS family are working to improve global connectivity and information access, others are developing solutions for problems associated with too much connectivity. School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus,...
June 18, 2014
Michael Fitzgerald (MSLS '08), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializes in the documentation and preservation of jazz music and history. His article, "Researching Washington Jazz History" is featured in the...
June 18, 2014
The School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington has announced the appointment of Dr. Pnina Fichman (Ph.D. ’03) as the new chair of the Department of Information and Library Science (formerly the School of Library and Information Science). She takes over the...
June 18, 2014
Megan England (MSLS '13), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is leading a Makerspace initiative for the Atlantic City Free Public Library (ACFPL), where she recently spearheaded and won a contract...
June 16, 2014
Entrepreneur and librarian Jason Griffey (MSLS'04) has made a number of significant career moves over the past several years, and he has always been in the forefront on new and innovative processes to help libraries and their patrons. Selected in 2009 by the Library Journal for the...
June 16, 2014
James (Jamie) Roth (MSLS '01), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Society of American...