SILS News

August 26, 2013
Dr. Pam Lach (MSIS ’12), an alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the project manager of a new software tool called the Digital Humanities Toolkit, or DH Press, which helps researchers, teachers and community...
August 21, 2013
Students at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) are often presented with opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge in a community setting. Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) student Keith Morris is an excellent example. For a little over...
August 20, 2013
What began as an effort to capture photographs of the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library at the North Carolina State University Libraries for its grand opening earlier this year, has resulted in an innovative and popular way for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors to incorporate their views of...
August 19, 2013
  The new documentary Terms & Conditions May Apply,  is coming to the AMC Southpoint 17 Theater, in Durham, North Carolina on September 4th at 7:00 p.m. The movie discusses what may be included in the terms and conditions users agree to when signing in to social media sites. Dr...
August 14, 2013
There have been many positive changes in Manning Hall over the summer months with newly acquired spaces on the garden level of the building. The Odum Institute moved to its new renovated space in the Davis Library the end of July. The School of Information and Library Science now has...
August 14, 2013
Alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, Jennifer Goforth (MSLS '10), has been appointed Research and Design Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, effective July 1. Working with a team of librarians at the R.B. House...
August 14, 2013
Josiah Drewry (MSLS '07), alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has been appointed Social Sciences Librarian at UNC's University Libraries, effective August 1. As social sciences librarian, Drewry joined the Davis Library Research...
August 14, 2013
The Research Data Alliance international council has endorsed the Metadata Standards Directory (MASDIR) Working Group. MASDIR is co-chaired by Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North...
August 14, 2013
Lindsay Conway, Master's student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of information and Library Science (SILS), is the recipient of the fall 2013 SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award for her student research proposal entitled: Comparing Delivery Timing of...
August 7, 2013
Those who work with digital materials and understand the associated policies and technologies of data curation are in demand and assuming leadership positions in libraries, archives and corporations. The need for talented leaders in data curation is well recognized by business, government...
August 6, 2013
Dr. Meredith Evans - formerly Evans Raiford (Ph.D. '06) - is one of 26 selected to participate in the 2013–2015 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows program—formerly the Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program. This executive leadership program...
August 5, 2013
Call for Student Volunteer at the 2nd RDA (Research Data Alliance) Plenary September 16-18, 2013, Washington, DC, National Academy of Sciences The program committee for the 2nd Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) seeks student volunteer note takers for the RDA working group and...
August 5, 2013
Oakkar Oakkar (MSIS '13), was featured in two news sources recently about his innovative program through his company, Keona Health. The Wall Street Journal and WRAL-FM - Chapelboro.com have featured the work Oakkar is doing to help the medical profession. In today's broadcast on WRAL-FM in...
July 31, 2013
Demetria Tucker (MSLS '78), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science and librarian with the Newport News Public Library System was presented with a national lifetime achievement award at the City Council meeting of Newport...
July 29, 2013
Mark your calendar for a special lecture by America's first Web master, Bebo White, who will present "The Emergence of Web Science." The event will take place October 28, 2013 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Freedom Forum (3rd floor) of Carroll Hall on the University of North Caroilina at...