SILS News

April 16, 2014
The first "Annual Edible Book Contest" held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Information and Library Science Library in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) took place on April 11, 2014 from noon-2:00 p.m.  Local bibliophiles, artists and...
April 16, 2014
It was a perfect day for a marathon. The sky was Carolina blue, temperatures were cool and more than 12,500 people were in Raleigh to join in on the first ever Raleigh Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon and marathon race. At each mile marker, musicians with rock and other type of bands...
April 16, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomed Herrison J. Chicas as administrative support specialist in the School's Administrative Offices effective April 14, 2014. Chicas assists with a number of office responsibilities including welcoming visitors and interacting with faculty,...
April 16, 2014
On Sunday, May 11, 2014 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...
April 16, 2014
On April 4, 2014, Dr. Mary Emily Kingsbury, former professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill died peacefully after a long illness. “I have so many wonderful memories of Mary” said Dr. Barbara B. Moran,...
April 15, 2014
A grant of $491,908 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will help a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prepare future librarians and archivists to identify, organize and care for the complex records of visual artists in North Carolina. The...
April 15, 2014
PRESENTING: The 100 Most Influential Tech People On Twitter There are those who communicate only through Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, and then there are those who use e-mail and face-to-face encounters to communicate. For one who specializes on all things to do with social...
April 15, 2014
Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting October 31- November 4, 2014, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of...
April 3, 2014
DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html  for more information. REGISTRATION LINK:...
April 2, 2014
Anne Less (MSLS ’08), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna, has been appointed E-Team Innovation Program Manager at Google, Inc. In her position, Less develops collaborative knowledge-sharing systems, in order to ensure that...
April 2, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed Kesley Mumpower as desktop support and Help Desk manager on March 31, 2014. In his new position, Mumpower will provide personal computing support for the faculty, staff, and students...
April 1, 2014
“Mentoring is active listening and then sharing your expertise back,” said Leo Yakutis (MSIS ’91). “It is like the boost you give over a fence as a kid. The person has to do the work themselves, but you are there to help.” Since leaving SILS, Yakutis, senior...
April 1, 2014
Once upon a time, a graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took her talents and education into an interesting and unplanned direction. Like Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Elinor Dixon Hawkins (BSLS...
April 1, 2014
Since she was a little girl in Tulsa, Oklahoma, helping people who needed and deserved a hot, nutritious meal has been a passion for SILS alumna, Stacey Yusko (MSLS ‘03). She first became involved with the Meals on Wheels program as a child when her mom was a volunteer for the program....
April 1, 2014
Keona Health, a healthcare software and automation solutions startup, has secured $2.5 million in Series A Funding.  “Keona Health’s software tools are aimed at providing relief for what is widely recognized to be one of the biggest pain points in medicine today, patient call...