SILS News

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...
June 15, 2015
Sarah Carrier (MSIS ’08) has been appointed North Carolina Research and Instruction Librarian by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective June 1, 2015. Carrier will coordinate research and instructional services for inquiries related to North Carolina, with a...
June 10, 2015
The “DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle” summer session was held May 31-June 5 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The institute, which consists of the five-day summer session and a two-day follow-up session scheduled...
June 8, 2015
Cal Lee, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Kam Woods, research scientist at SILS, taught a one-day workshop on BitCurator at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna, Austria, in early June....
June 1, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of Carolina Scientific includes a story on search engine behavior research written by Kimberly Hii, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The story focuses on...
May 27, 2015
Kari Kozak (MSLS ’07), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, received the 2014 Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. The award is given biennially to a University of Iowa Libraries’ professional...
May 22, 2015
Tim Shearer (MSLS ’97) has been appointed Director of Library and Information Technology for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective May 1, 2015. Shearer will lead a comprehensive technology program for the Library and will manage the LIT department, including...
May 20, 2015
Barbara Semonche (MSLS ’76), founder of The Herald-Sun’s news library, former director of the library at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Distinguished Alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science, died May 13, 2015, at the age of...
May 19, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has selected its newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The Library introduced the CALA program in 2000 to help prepare graduate students at UNC’s School of...
May 19, 2015
Reagan Moore, Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Chief Scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), gave a talk titled “Data...