SILS News

April 24, 2015
Zekun Hu and Halley Hair, graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded scholarships to attend the 2015 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, May 18-20. The...
April 24, 2015
Susan Dumais, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft, Deputy Managing Director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, and Adjunct Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, will be the 2015 spring commencement speaker for the School of Information and Library Science...
April 22, 2015
Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her proposal “Big Data and the Algorithmic Threat to Democracy and Civil Society.”  ...
April 21, 2015
Justin Stidham, a UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate who has worked in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library for the last three years, has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Student Employee Appreciation Award from the Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB). Stidham was one...
April 15, 2015
William Stevens Powell, the acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians and an alumnus of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, died April 10, 2015, at age 95 in Chapel Hill. Powell was the author or editor of more than 100 books, pamphlets and articles about North...
April 15, 2015
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students, faculty, and staff have nominated eight SILS faculty members for consideration for the 2015 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence: Ron Bergquist Mary Grace Flaherty Stephanie Haas Sandra Hughes-Hassell Mohammad...
April 15, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its first annual Project Fair to showcase the work of students on April 10 in Manning Hall. More than 20 graduate and undergraduate students presented their research and creations to fellow...
April 14, 2015
Across the world, people in developing countries have access to some of the Internet’s most valuable educational resources thanks to the efforts of UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor Cliff Missen and the WiderNet Project. Recently the WiderNet Project...
April 8, 2015
Rebecca Vargha, director of the library at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will receive the Rose L. Vormelker Award at the opening session of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2015 Annual Conference in Boston on June 14. A press release from the SLA...
March 30, 2015
Robert Newton Broadus, long-time faculty member at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), passed away on March 19, 2015, at the age of 92. Broadus was a professor at SILS from 1976-93 and greatly influenced many students during his tenure. He authored a widely-used...
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...