SILS News

May 14, 2015
Miriam Intrator (MSLS '03), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2015 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association...
May 12, 2015
Tim Bucknall (MSLS '89), Assistant Dean for Electronic Resources and Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), has received the 2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished Alumni Award for...
May 11, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its annual spring commencement on Sunday, May 10, in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Faculty, staff, family, friends, and alumni gathered to celebrate the accomplishments...
May 6, 2015
Mike Nutt (MSIS ’11), alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Director of Visualization Services for the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries. The NCSU Libraries offers advanced...
May 6, 2015
TED Talks are about to spread even further thanks to a collaboration with the WiderNet Project, a non-profit founded and directed by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor Cliff Missen. All 1,900 TED Talks will be included in the next release of...
May 5, 2015
In a competitive application process, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnae Amanda Ross (MSLS ’08) and Meg Tuomala (MSLS ’10) have been selected to participate in the 2015 Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College (ALI@Luther). Funded by the...
May 4, 2015
Six University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s students will have the opportunity to study librarianship in Europe this summer thanks to the Baker & Taylor Scholarships for SILS summer seminars. Rebecca Williams and Anne...
May 1, 2015
Robert Coleman Gibbs (MSLS ’59) passed away April 28, 2015, at the age of 84. Born August 27, 1930, in Bath, N.C., Gibbs served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, completed his bachelor's degree at Duke University, and earned his master’s degree in library science from the School of...
May 1, 2015
Megan England (MSLS '13), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was named a Rising Star at the annual New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Conference Honors and Awards Reception on April 21. England, an...
April 27, 2015
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor Mary Grace Flaherty and Master of Library Science (MSLS) student Faith Burns have received a $5,000 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association to develop “Read & Reach: A Resource for...
April 24, 2015
Zekun Hu and Halley Hair, graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded scholarships to attend the 2015 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, May 18-20. The...
April 22, 2015
Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her proposal “Big Data and the Algorithmic Threat to Democracy and Civil Society.”  ...
April 21, 2015
Susan Dumais, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft, Deputy Managing Director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, and Adjunct Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, will be the 2015 spring commencement speaker for the School of Information and Library Science...
April 21, 2015
Justin Stidham, a UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate who has worked in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library for the last three years, has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Student Employee Appreciation Award from the Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB). Stidham was one...
April 15, 2015
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students, faculty, and staff have nominated eight SILS faculty members for consideration for the 2015 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence: Ron Bergquist Mary Grace Flaherty Stephanie Haas Sandra Hughes-Hassell Mohammad...