Boards & Committees

Board of Visitors

The SILS Board of Visitors serve as trusted advisors on educational, research and service programs for the School. The Board assists SILS in enhancing the perception of the School, encouraging the highest quality education, participating in strategic planning, evaluating the School's progress and aiming to increase overall support.


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The Honorable Robert Sidney Martin
Professor Emeritus
School of Library and Information Studies Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 
Previous Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services


Committee Members

Larry AlfordLarry Alford
Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 



Thomas Blanton
Director, National Security Archive at George Washington University
Washington, D.C.



photo of George CoeGeorge Coe
Chief Executive Officer and President, Baker & Taylor
Charlotte, NC



Russ DavidsonRuss Davidson
Curator & Professor Emeritus, University Libraries of the University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM



photo of William GravesWilliam Graves
Senior Vice President, Academic Strategy at Ellucian
Chapel Hill, NC



Tim GunterTim Gunter 
Vice President of North Highland’s Global Expertise Network
for Energy and Utilities
Belmont, NC



Marjorie Hlava
Founder and President, Access Innovations, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM



Charles Lowry
Professor Emeritus, College of Information Studies,
University of Maryland, College Park
Washington, D.C.



Joyce Ogburn
Dean of Libraries & Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor,
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC



Susan Perry
Senior Advisor, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (retired)
South Hadley, MA



Dr. Mae RodmanMae Lipscomb Rodney
Library Director, Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC




photo of Fred RoperFred Roper
Dean Emeritus, School of Library and Information Science,
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC



Daniel M. Russell
Research Scientist, Über Tech Lead,
Search Quality & User Happiness, Google
Mountain View, CA



Cal Shepard
State Librarian, State of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC



David Singleton
Director of Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Charlotte, NC



Bernie Todd Smith
Educational Ethics Consultant
Rochester, NY



Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith
Co-founder, Vice-President, NoveList Division, EBSCO Publishing
Durham, NC



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Sarah Snow
Information Management Consultant
Chapel Hill, NC



Joe Williams
Director of Public Services, UNC Libraries
President of SILS Alumni Association



photo of Leo YakutisLeo Yakutis
Senior Business Analyst, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry
Columbia, MD





SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity Committee  

The purpose of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee is to increase involvement and engagement of SILS minority alumni by strategically advising the Dean and School, developing a smart, sustainable and scalable plan in consultation with the Dean and School, helping to implement the plan and inviting other SILS alumni to join in.


Samira Fazel Creel
IT Manager, Capital One.
Glen Allen, Virginia




Gerald Holmes
Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC



Committee Members

Saianand Balu
Director of Informatics, Lineberger Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Sayan Chakraborty
Manager, Technology Strategy and Architecture practice in Deloitte Consulting.
Pittsburgh, PA



Lewis Church
Principal software developer, SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, NC



Teresa Church
Proprietor, LTC Consulting
Cary, NC




Carla Davis-Castro
SILS student
Chapel Hill, NC



Claudia Gollop
Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor, SILS
Chapel Hill, NC




Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Professor, SILS
Chapel Hill, NC




Irene Owens
Dean and Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC



Marisa Ramirez
Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA



Mae Lipscomb Rodney
Library Director, Winston-Salem State University
Winston Salem, NC





ITAR (Information Trends Advisory Roundtable)

Evan Carroll
Product Manager, Channel Advisor
Raleigh, NC

Cheryl Coyle
Distinguished User Experience Designer, SAS
Cary, NC

Samira Fazel Creel
Technology Manager; Digital Engineering - Bank Innovation, Capital One
Glen Allen, VA

Si Cruse
Director of Strategic Programs for Investment Banking IT Architecture, Credit Suisse
Morrisville, NC

Xin Fu
Director of Data Science, LinkedIn
San Francisco, CA

Scott Hamrick
IT Leader, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Wilmington, NC

Lilyn Hester
Southeast Public Affairs Manager, Google
Chapel Hill, NC

Gina Likins
University Outreach, Open Source & Standards Team, Red Hat
Raleigh, NC

Christie McDaniel
Global Services Executive, Cisco
Charlotte, NC

Lynn Miller
Division Leader, Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics, BCBSNC
Chapel Hill, NC

Donna Reece
Senior Director, Information Technology, Quintiles
Morrisville, NC

Michael Wade
Senior Account Executive, EMC Corporation
Raleigh, NC

Jesse Wilbur
Experience Director, Razorfish
Chicago, IL



Administrative Advisory Board

Timothy Carey
4/1/13 - 3/31/16
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

Mary Grace Flaherty
Assistant Professor
School of Information and Library Science

Diane Kelly
Associate Professor
School of Information and Library Science

Cal Lee
Associate Professor
School of Information and Library Science

Peter Mucha
Department of Applied Physical Sciences

Cathy Packer
4/1/13 - 3/31/16
Horace Carter Distinguished Professor
School of Journalism/Mass Communication




The Knowledge TrustSM

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The Knowledge TrustSM is a commitment by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science to shape a critical role for 21st century knowledge professionals.

The Louis Round Wilson Academy

The central pillar supporting The Knowledge Trust, the Louis Round Wilson Academy, will define and disseminate the primary tenets of 21st century information and library science and service.

Academy Members