SILS News

March 26, 2014
Kyle Shaffer, a first-year MSIS student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will spend his summer putting skills learned at SILS in practice. Shaffer recently accepted a fellowship to the “Data Science for Social Good...
March 26, 2014
Caroline Simpson and Haley Walton, Master’s 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 2014 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, IL. The...
March 26, 2014
What do a musical stuffed animal, a rocket ship cape, a shooting star dress and a singing bag have in common? All of these projects – and 11 more equally imaginative ones – were created this semester by students in Casey H. Rawson's class, "Youth and Technology in Libraries...
March 26, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Van Dyke Technology Group has named Leo Yakutis (MSIS ‘91), an alumnus and member of the Board of Visitors of theSchool of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, senior cyber consultant of its Commercial Cyber Innovations Group. The Cyber...
March 26, 2014
The Board of Trustees of the Conyers-Rockdale Library System has appointed Ben Carter (MSLS '06), interim director and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), as director of the Library System during...
March 24, 2014
Admissions policies and a data mining tool that provides preference free diversity were the subjects of the 2013 annual Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture hosted by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lecture, which was...
March 21, 2014
For those who were unable to attend the special talk by Dr. Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, that took place at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 5, 2014, photos taken during the event and a video...
March 21, 2014
Currently, only one-third of the people on this planet have adequate access to the Internet. In many developing countries, universities may have an Internet connection, but not enough bandwidth to sufficiently serve its users. Only a small portion of students and professors worldwide have access to...
March 19, 2014
American Libraries, a magazine of the American Library Association (ALA), has named Sojourna Cunningham (MSLS ‘10), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as one of its 2014 Emerging Leaders (EL). Cunningham was selected...
March 17, 2014
"Beyond Usability and Economics: Translucent Security" will be the topic of the ninth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science. The special lecturer will be Dr. L. Jean Camp, director of the Security Informatics Program and professor of...
March 17, 2014
Adverse Weather Alert - Winter Weather News 3/17/14, 7:02 p.m. With a winter weather advisory in effect for the area for Monday, March 17 until 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, including possible freezing precipitation, following are some reminders about the University’s adverse weather...
March 12, 2014
Happy 25 birthday, World Wide Web! Did you know UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paul Jones, clinical professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Journalism, has a special connection to the celebration? Last year, Jones helped “find”...
March 11, 2014
Multiple UNC graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best...
March 10, 2014
On April 8, 2014, the Library of Congress, Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Library of Medicine will host a free symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine. The symposium will consist of...
March 10, 2014
Join us for one of these terrific international seminars for a once in a lifetime experience! Spaces are filling quickly. The deadline to apply is April 1st! Paul Jones and Barbara Wildemuth, faculty members at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of...