SILS News

April 15, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its first annual Project Fair to showcase the work of students on April 10 in Manning Hall. More than 20 graduate and undergraduate students presented their research and creations to fellow...
April 15, 2015
William Stevens Powell, the acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians and an alumnus of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, died April 10, 2015, at age 95 in Chapel Hill. Powell was the author or editor of more than 100 books, pamphlets and articles about North...
April 14, 2015
Across the world, people in developing countries have access to some of the Internet’s most valuable educational resources thanks to the efforts of UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor Cliff Missen and the WiderNet Project. Recently the WiderNet Project...
April 8, 2015
Rebecca Vargha, director of the library at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will receive the Rose L. Vormelker Award at the opening session of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2015 Annual Conference in Boston on June 14. A press release from the SLA...
March 30, 2015
Robert Newton Broadus, long-time faculty member at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), passed away on March 19, 2015, at the age of 92. Broadus was a professor at SILS from 1976-93 and greatly influenced many students during his tenure. He authored a widely-used...
March 27, 2015
The Library Journal has named Adam Rogers (MSLS '10) one of 50 “Movers & Shakers 2015.” Since 2002, the journal has annually published the list to recognize outstanding librarians and others in the library field who are making an exceptional impact on their communities and the...
March 26, 2015
Luke Miller (MSIS ’10) has authored his first book, The Practitioner’s Guide to User Experience Design, which was published by General Assembly in January. According to the book’s description, The Practitioner's Guide "breaks down the essence of what it takes to meet a...
March 18, 2015
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) and current MSLS student Rachel Walton were recently honored at the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) 2015 Annual Conference. The conference, “Removing Barriers: Outreach and Diversity in...
March 18, 2015
Although there are more donkeys than vehicles on Lamu Island, and no Internet, the ancient Swahili settlement off the coast of Kenya has fast access to Wikipedia and millions of other documents thanks to a pioneering worldwide project directed from Chapel Hill, NC. Cliff Missen, WiderNet...
March 17, 2015
On Sunday, May 10, 2015, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham...
March 13, 2015
Dr. Diane Kelly, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has been selected for the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) for 2015-16. Eight Fellows are selected annually to engage in a...
March 12, 2015
Shannon Harris (MSLS ’12) has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers...
February 25, 2015
Abigail Flanigan, a Master of Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded the 2015 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant. The grant is given by the Preservation and Reformatting...
February 24, 2015
The 10th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture will feature Andrew T. Fiore, Growth and Internet.org Research Manager at Facebook, exploring how traditional and new approaches to data science can be combined to help better understand the motivations behind human behavior. The lecture,...
February 23, 2015
Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) attended the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Madison, Wis., in October 2014. She presented a paper, titled “Oral Histories on Display: Curating a Physical and Digital Exhibit for the SOHP's 40th Anniversary.” She also chaired a roundtable...