SILS News

December 11, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education for the 13th consecutive time, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Since 1998 Kiplinger’s has periodically ranked public universities based on how they...
December 11, 2013
Why do you give? Do you give to take advantage of the tax benefit or do something extra for the causes we hold especially dear? Both? Please consider giving to SILS this year. Give online at sils.unc.edu/giving (Click on “make your gift now”) as late as 11:59 PM on December 31 and...
December 11, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Dr. David Gotz who will join the School's faculty as associate professor and assistant director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) on January 1, 2014. Gotz comes to SILS...
December 11, 2013
Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, was recently interviewed during a broadcast of Georgia Tech's rock'n'roll library show on WREK in "Lost in the Stacks". The broadcast took place on...
December 10, 2013
When T. Brian Nielsen completed his master’s degree at the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Albany campus, he sent out dozens of letters, looking for work and also a place to perhaps further his education. He had a keen interest in information retrieval and was involved in...
December 6, 2013
Staff and faculty of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill participated in the University's annual Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 6, 2013. Shaundria Williams, human resources coordinator, organized the team that included: Lara Bailey, student...
December 5, 2013
Position Title: Tech Support Technician - Journey Working Title Desktop Support & Helpdesk Manager Position Number 0060057 Vacancy ID P001311 Budgeted Hiring Range $42,000 - $48,000 Pay Band Information For more information on the pay band for this branch and role...
December 4, 2013
Bailey Ann Jones, a senior with information science and American studies majors and a dramatic art minor, has been inducted into the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. Jones is one of the 120 students inducted University of North Carolina at Chapel...
December 4, 2013
Jennie Rose Halperin, Master’s student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received one of 31 internships offered by the Outreach Program for Women (OPW). The OPW focuses on free and open source software (FOSS). Its ...
December 4, 2013
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Resource Center (MRC) at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the co-chair of the 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR) held in Thessaloniki, Greece from...
December 4, 2013
The Dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named Digital Preservation Pioneer in an article published in the Library of Congress publication, “The Signal.” Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer...
December 4, 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 event...
December 3, 2013
Need a way to keep perspective during exam week? Come build a gingerbread house or cuddle up with a therapy dog at one of UNC’s libraries. Campus libraries will offer special exam-time diversions to lower your stress level. Extended hours will help you prepare for even the toughest final....
December 2, 2013
A TRIBUTE TO A GIFTED LIBRARIAN Tribute to Mrs. Ruth Eddy, 1967 Graduate – UNC School of Information and Library Science by Alissa Allen Stribling I grew up in Chapel Hill during a unique time when the University was the main employer and you knew your neighbors.  I became a Tar...
November 26, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Out of the blue, an archivist gets a call from the husband of a famous scientist who has recently passed away. He wants to donate materials to the archives that can help people to understand and learn about her research. The archivist visits their home and is handed a...