Help us celebrate the past and envision the future!

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will be celebrating 90 years of informed impact during the 2021-22 academic year.

We’re planning a variety of events and programs to help commemorate this milestone and initiate engaging discussions about the future of information and library science.

In addition, we’ll be updating our historical timeline and highlighting achievements and memories of the SILS community.

We need your help to create the most vivid and complete record possible.

Please complete this survey to share a special memory you have of SILS, submit a photo from your time here, or suggest the name of another SILS alum who deserves recognition for their achievements. 

Mark your calendars

Join us for the exciting events previewed below and check back regularly for updates.

Alumni Lecture

The Future of UX is Remote

Kate Moran (BSIS 2013, MSIS 2015) will be delivering the November of the alumni lecture. The lecture will be given Thursday, November 11, 2-3pm via zoom webinar, registration is required.  Register Here

Abstract: Traditionally, companies have been reluctant to allow their UX designers and researchers to work remotely. The pandemic forced many industries to experiment with remote work, and UX was no exception. This movement towards total or partial remote work has brought benefits for UX practitioners as well as the users they serve — but it also brought new challenges. Join Kate as she considers some of the major challenges faced by the UX teams she helps, as well as her own team at Nielsen Norman Group.

Bio: Kate Moran is a Senior User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group. She conducts research and leads training seminars to help digital product teams expand and improve their UX practice. Kate has extensive experience conducting user research to guide UX strategy for websites and applications. She provides UX advice to clients from a wide variety of industries, including finance, healthcare, government agencies, ecommerce, B2B, and nonprofit organizations. Kate’s recommendations and research findings are informed by her background in information theory and design, as well as her development experience. Prior to joining NN/g, Kate worked at IBM, first as a Web Content Manager and then later as a Front-End Web Developer. She also worked in UX design for a small web design agency.  Kate holds a Master's degree in Information Science with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kate is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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