SILS News

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...
June 29, 2015
Martha Martin, contracts and grants administrator for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), became a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) in June. CRA designation is granted by the Research Administrators Certification Council to...
June 24, 2015
Abbey Thompson (MSLS ’08), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently appointed head of the Music Library at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and to the rank of assistant professor. In her new role...
June 22, 2015
Natalia Lopez, an incoming Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a 2015 Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association. Offered through the ALA’s...
June 17, 2015
Wayne A. Wiegand, renowned American library historian, author, and academic, will deliver the 2015 Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture, hosted by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on September 14 at 1 p.m. at the Carolina Club...
June 17, 2015
Annie (Hughes) Thompson (MSLS ’08), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was appointed Director of the Jennifer Ann Wilson Dental Library (WDL) at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern...
June 16, 2015
Arcot Rajasekar, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor effective July 1, 2015. “Dr. Rajasekar has shaped a research agenda on large-scale data management that...