Our Mission

SILS educates innovative and responsible thinkers who will lead the information professions; discovers principles and impacts of information; creates systems, techniques, and policies to advance information processes and services; and advances information creation, access, use, management, and stewardship to improve the quality of life for diverse local, national, and global communities.

Above, Tar Heel Talks: "Whose Facts? Misinformation and Disinformation in 2020," SILS Assistant Professor Maggie Melo’s presentation on makerspaces for #cni20f, and MacArthur Foundation profile of SILS Associate Professor and 2020 "Genuis Award" recipient Tressie McMillan Cottom.