SILS News

February 3, 2016
David Wildon Carr, former associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), died January 31, 2016, at age 70.  Dr. Carr was a member of the SILS faculty from 1998 until his retirement in 2010. He specialized in collections...
January 26, 2016
Meredith Hale, a master’s student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the Gerd Muehsam Award for her master’s paper, which investigates how visitors to art museum Web sites search for art in online collections...
January 25, 2016
Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been accepted to the 2016 Computing Research Association-Women (CRA-W) Graduate Cohort Workshop, which will be held April 15-16 in San Diego.  SILS doctoral students Angela...
January 25, 2016
The first annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2016) will be held on March 13-17 in Chapel Hill. The conference represents a merger of two successful past events, the Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) and the Human Computer Information...
January 25, 2016
Jessica Head and Aileen Ma, 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 spring semester. The merit-based...
January 21, 2016
Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, will deliver the 11th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture on Monday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pleasant’s Family Room of Wilson Library. Shneiderman will share insights...
January 19, 2016
Attention students!  Sign up for the Second Annual SILS Project Fair! The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce plans for its second annual Project Fair on Friday, April 15.  The fair is designed to showcase the work of our master’s...
January 14, 2016
The project will test novel techniques to capture, share and re-use knowledge from past searches to improve future search success. Dr. Rob Capra, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a National...
January 13, 2016
Author Matt de la Peña, who will present the Susan Steinfirst Memorial Lecture in Children's Literature in March, was awarded the 2016 John Newbery Medal on January 11 for his most recent picture book, Last Stop on Market Street. De la Peña is the first Latino author to win the...
December 21, 2015
The WiderNet Project’s newest initiative, the eGranary Pocket Library, was ranked No. 5 on Mashable’s list of 26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015. Faculty, students, and volunteers at UNC-Chapel Hill are working with colleagues from around the world to develop...
December 15, 2015
Javed Mostafa, professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, will become the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) in January. The ASIS&T Board...
December 14, 2015
“Libraries Reach Out to Young Black Men,” an article in the November issue of School Library Journal, features the research and leadership of SILS Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell, as well as library programs organized by SILS graduates Demetria Tucker (MSLS '78) and Faith Burns (...
December 13, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its fall commencement on Sunday, December 13, in the Pleasant's Family Assembly Room of the Louis Round Wilson Library. In addition to the recognition of graduates, the event featured the...
December 3, 2015
Meredith R. Evans (Ph.D. '06), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was appointed Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, effective November 29. In making the announcement...
December 1, 2015
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