SILS News

November 13, 2013
Cairo, Egypt was the location for an exciting workshop bringing together the talents of SILS alumni, faculty and students. “The Global Library Leadership Workshop” that took place late spring 2013, drew participants from all around the Middle East and North Africa. More than 40 middle...
November 13, 2013
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center of the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as a 2014 National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Data Fellow by the NCDS Data Science Faculty...
November 11, 2013
Alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are succeeding at every turn. When we learn of their accomplishments, we applaud and share them. We tell their stories and share their news in the "SILS News" section and...
November 11, 2013
The "Books That Pop: The Art and Value of Pop-Up Books" event held Oct. 29, 2013 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was a resounding success enlightening all who attended. School of Information and Library...
November 11, 2013
The 2013 SILS Staff Excellence Award Committee is pleased to request your nominations for an outstanding staff member whom you feel is deserving of this recognition.  Please use the “Nomination Form” to address, in as much detail as you can provide, how your nominee meets the four...
November 8, 2013
Following the success of CurateGear 2012 and 2013, please join us for CurateGear 2014,  a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments, and discuss applications in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive...
November 8, 2013
Karl Humphries loved books. For the three years he battled a brain tumor, they were his mental departure from the waiting room at N.C. Children’s Hospital’s pediatric cancer clinic, his imaginary getaway from tests and treatments and diagnoses. When he passed away in 2007, at age 13,...
November 6, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus, Chirag Shah (Ph.D. ’10) is the recipient of the James Crestos Leadership Award and the Information Needs, Seeking and USE award for Best Information Conference Poster. The awards are...
November 6, 2013
While many people have been pulling out their fall clothes and looking forward to lazy nights by the fireplace, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor Christopher (Cal) Lee has been dressing up in exercise gear and getting active. On November 3rd...
November 6, 2013
The team of Sara Mannheimer, interim curator at the Dryad Digital Repository, and Ayoung Yoon, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill who works on the Dryad Project in the SILS Metadata Research Center, received a "Best Poster...
November 6, 2013
  SILS doctoral students solved the "who done it" mystery while playing Clue at the Wilson Library. From left to right, Sarah Ramdeen, Gabriele Patsch, Angela Murillo, Ashlee Edwards, Emily Vardell and in front on the floor is Brenda Linares, who was the character/culprit in...
November 6, 2013
The winner of the First Annual Library Juice Paper Contest is Dr. Ryan Shaw, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shaw’s paper, titled, “Information Organization and the Philosophy of History,” was...
November 6, 2013
The Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) is taking orders for the popular Dewey Decimators T-Shirts. You do not have to be an official Dewey Decimator in order to rock the shirt and generally decimate things in awesome librarian ways! The shirts feature a ram...
November 6, 2013
Congratulations to Chad Morgan for successfully defending his dissertation on November 4, 2013. The title of his dissertation is, "Job Satisfaction Among Graduates of North Carolina Library and Information Science Programs." ABSTRACT This dissertation examines the sources of job...
November 4, 2013
A special lecture titled, "The Emergence of Web Science" by America's first Web master, Bebo White, took place October 28, 2013 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall on the University of North Caroilina at Chapel Hill campus.  The video is now available for...