SILS News

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
Jeff Bollinger (MSIS 2003), alumnus of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has co-authored a book titled Crafting the InfoSec Playbook: Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan, which was published by O'Reilly Media in May. According to the book's...
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
David Gotz, associate professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and assistant director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), co-edited the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  The issue focused...
May 19, 2015
On Thursday, May 28, Google, GDG Triangle, ibiblio.org, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC School of Information and Library Science, UNC Department of Computer Science, and NCTA will host Google I/O Extended at the Freedom Forum Center at UNC’s Carroll...
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...
May 19, 2015
Heather McCullough (MSIS 2007), alumna of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will deliver the keynote address at Albright College’s Teaching and Learning Showcase in Reading, Penn., on May 28. McCullough’s talk, “Connection, Creativity,...