SILS News

August 25, 2015
Dr. Lynn W. Zimmerman (MSLS '96), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professor Emerita from Purdue University Calumet’s College of Education, has been selected to serve as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-2016...
August 18, 2015
Melanie Feinberg has joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as an associate professor. She will be teaching INLS 720, Metadata Architectures and Applications, for the fall of 2015. Feinberg was most recently an...
August 18, 2015
The two scholarships presented annually by Beta Phi Mu to outstanding new library or information students have both been awarded to first-year University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master's students. Becca Greenstein and Alena Principato...
August 17, 2015
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its annual orientation for new graduate students on Monday, August 17. The day included presentations on LIS professional values, career services, international opportunities, the concepts behind curriculum design, student...
August 17, 2015
Kathy Brennan, PhD student and teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), presented her research abstract and participated in the proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) Doctoral Consortium in...
August 10, 2015
Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85), Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator for University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and co-chair of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee, has received the 2015 Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)...
July 30, 2015
Emily Crockett and Luman Ouyang, two newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for the fall semester. The merit-...
July 28, 2015
Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Term Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently discussed the DataBridge project with The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog. Rajasekar, who is the lead principal...
July 23, 2015
As more and more police officers begin wearing body cameras, agencies must grapple with the best ways to manage and store the massive amounts of data collected by these devices.  Justin Kreft, a master’s student studying public administration and information science at the University of...
July 22, 2015
Tammy Cox, assistant dean of administration for the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was one of three outstanding University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Employee Forum delegates to receive the Kay W. Hovious Award at the annual Forum delegate retreat in June. Yvonne Dunlap and...
July 15, 2015
Paul Jones, director of ibiblio and clinical professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Media and Journalism, has received a 2015 IBM Faculty Award for $20,000. The funds will help support a project titled “...
July 13, 2015
Sarah Arnold (MSLS ’11) has been appointed Instructional Technology Librarian for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective July 1, 2015. As a member of the Library’s User Experience Department, Arnold will serve as the content strategist for the Library’s...
July 10, 2015
Sumayya Ahmed, a doctoral candidate in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is spending three months in Morocco this summer with support from an American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS) grant.  Ahmed’s research...
July 7, 2015
Meredith Hale, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s student, was the overall female winner of the Cardinal Track Club’s Four on the Fourth race held over the holiday weekend. SILS associate professor Cal Lee and graduate...
July 2, 2015
The reception hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference was a huge success. About 80 people stopped by Bar Norcini at the Villa Florence Hotel in San Francisco the evening...