SILS News

September 29, 2014
Washington DC — The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is pleased to announce the selection of doctoral student Jordan Eschler and master’s student Olivia Dorsey as the 2014 recipients of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for graduate study in library and information sciences....
September 25, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The BitCurator project today announced the release of BitCurator 1.0, a free and open-source digital forensics software environment for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) to acquire and process born-digital materials. The BitCurator environment can be installed as a Linux...
September 24, 2014
Dr. Diane Kelly, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been honored with the ASIS&T Award for Best Research in Information Science. According to the award description provided by ASIS&T, “The purpose of the award is to recognize an...
September 17, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), for being chosen as the 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research. The award is given annually...
September 15, 2014
  A team of UNC students, including School of Information and Library Science (SILS) student Alison Blaine, has joined in the fight against the Ebola epidemic by helping to create ebolainliberia.org. This site, which launched earlier this month, was commissioned by Liberia’s Ministry of...
September 12, 2014
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Tim Dempsey (MSLS ’80) has just released a new book titled No Fear: Tales of a Change Agent or Why I Couldn't Fix Nortel Networks. The book is a business memoir describing the fall of Nortel Networks from Dempsey’s perspective...
September 5, 2014
Congratulations to Kathy Brennan, a Ph.D. student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and SILS professors Dr. Diane Kelly and Dr. Jaime Arguello for winning the Best Paper Award from the 2014 Information Interaction in Context Conference (IIiX 2014) in Regensburg, Germany...
September 5, 2014
Jennifer Lohmann, accomplished author and alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has just released her newest book Winning Ruby Heart. The book, a romance novel released September 1, tells the story of a champion athlete and the reporter who begins to develop feelings...
August 29, 2014
Wan-ching Wu, a Ph.D. student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and SILS associate professor Dr. Diane Kelly have been named recipients of the 2014 Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award for their paper “Online Search Stopping Behaviors: An Investigation...
August 27, 2014
  Leslie Thomson, a Ph.D. student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently been named the recipient of the Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award for her poster, “When PIM Goes Public: A Case Study of OrganizedLikeJen.” The award is...
July 8, 2014
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is an independent, community-led membership association that will serve as the host and center of administrative, user and community support for the BitCurator environment. Its purpose is to support curation of born-digital materials through the application of...
July 3, 2014
Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, was named guest of honor and keynote speaker for the 2014 Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference held in Zadar, Croatia in June 2014. LIDA is a biennial gathering of international library and information science leaders...
July 3, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation has reaccredited The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science's (SILS) Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) and Master of Science in...
July 3, 2014
The second in a series of children’s books about rescue animals has been published by Kelly Johnson Lee (MSIS ‘05), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The book, Wags to Riches: Emma Lu The True Story of a Dog's...
July 2, 2014
Thanks to all for helping to make the alumni reception the American Library Association’s Annual Conference a great event! This year’s reception was held at the Satay Thai Bistro in Las Vegas.  Around 25 alumni attending the ALA conference gathered to catch up and enjoy some great...