SILS News

January 30, 2015
CurateGear 2015, an interactive day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods, brought archivists, librarians, and other professionals from across the country to Chapel Hill on January 7, 2015. Participants saw demonstrations, heard about the latest developments, and discussed...
January 20, 2015
Dr. Laura Sheble (Ph.D. ’14) has been named runner-up for the 2015 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, titled “Diffusion of Meta-Analysis, Systematic Review, and Related Research Synthesis Methods: Patterns, Contexts, and Impact.”  The iSchools...
January 12, 2015
The WiderNet Project has released the Ebola Pocket Library to help disseminate critical information about the disease to health care workers, community leaders and individuals in parts of the world that do not have Internet access. “We have seen during this tragic outbreak how much the...
December 19, 2014
Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85), Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator for University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and co-chair of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee, has been named the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Honoree by the American...
December 19, 2014
Robert Capra, Mary Grace Flaherty, and Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, three assistant professors at the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have received UNC Junior Faculty Development Awards for 2015. “Three awards in one year is unprecedented,...
December 10, 2014
SILS will operate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park Library for another five years, serving nearly 2,000 EPA employees who rely on the library to support the Agency’s research and policy decisions  Chapel Hill, N.C. – The UNC-Chapel Hill School...
December 8, 2014
National Consortium for Data Science Names 2015 Data Fellows CHAPEL HILL, NC, December 8, 2014 - The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to advance data science and address the challenges and opportunities of big data, today named three faculty members at...
November 24, 2014
‪ UNC School of Information and Library Science graduate student Mea Warren has been honored with the 2014 Sara Aull Student Award. The award, sponsored by the North Carolina Special Libraries Association (NCSLA), was presented to Warren at the NCSLA annual awards celebration, held November 6....
November 19, 2014
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students Vida Djaghouri and Eun Jeong Cheon were recently selected to present their original research at the Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational. The event, held October 17-18, invited master’s students chosen from a competitive...
November 10, 2014
 Now in her second year as the school librarian at Chapel Hill’s Northside Elementary School, Kathryn Cole (MSLS ’07) has already crossed one big item off of her professional “bucket list:” designing a school library program and its collection from the ground up....
November 7, 2014
Susan Brown (MSLS ’01), director of Chapel Hill Public Library, has been named a 2014 School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished Alumna. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Brown during the School’s commencement ceremony on December 14.   The...
November 5, 2014
Dr. Mohammad Jarrahi, assistant professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is this year’s recipient of the Eleanor M. and Frederick G. Kilgour Research Grant Award.  The competitive grant awards were established in  spring 2011 to support pilot...
October 21, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has received a grant for $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project that focuses on simplifying and improving access to the contents of disk images in born...
October 21, 2014
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina (October 21, 2014) –   How do librarians fight Ebola?  The WiderNet Project and WiderNet@UNC have created the Ebola Emergency Response Library initiative to create a pocket library for people, especially the Liberian and...
October 6, 2014
Curt Arledge, recent alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named recipient of the 2014 Pratt Severn Award for Best Student Research Paper. The award, established in 1972, is administered by the ASIS&T Information Science Education Committee and sponsored by...