SILS News

Friday, April 20, 2018
Megan Threats, a doctoral student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2018 Clarivate Analytics/MLA Doctoral Fellowship from the Medical Library Association (MLA). Previously known as the Thomson Reuters/MLA Doctoral Fellowship, the award supports research...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jaime Teevan, Technical Advisor to Microsoft‘s CEO, will deliver the address at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) spring commencement ceremony on May 13.  Jaime Teevan. Photo by Dan DeLong. Teevan is responsible for helping Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella formulate technical...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted the 2018 Susan Steinfirst Community Lecture in Children’s Literature on Sunday, April 8. Award-winning Latina author Meg Medina delivered a talk titled titled “Writing La Vida Loca: How Your Nutty Life Can Help You Become a Writer,” to...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci has spent years researching and discussing the impact of social networks on social change and the threat of unchecked data collection and exploitation by those in power. With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Project READY: Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth, led by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Research Associate Casey Rawson, received the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award on April 9. UNC Chancellor...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Sangeeta Desai and Erin Gallagher, Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) students at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have received scholarships to attend the Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference in Chicago, May 7-9. Sangeeta Desai and Erin Gallagher The...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Lukasz Mazur, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC School of Medicine (SOM), has been awarded a $785,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to support a three-year project titled “Simulation-Based Research to Enhance...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Author, activist, and journalist Cory Doctorow will deliver the 2018 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture on April 27 at 10 am in the CURRENT ArtSpace. In his talk, titled “The Internet, Peak Indifference, and the Point of No Return,” Doctorow will argue that now is the time to permanently install...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) tied for the #1 spot on the 2018 QS World University Rankings for library and information management programs. SILS and the University of Sheffield in the U.K. had the same overall score on the QS list, which evaluated programs based on...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and regular New York Times contributor, authored the op-ed “Facebook’s Surveillance Machine” just days after Cambridge Analytica’s data siphoning became front-page news. Tufekci breaks down how the voter...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Larry P. Alford, chief librarian at the University of Toronto, has been named the 2018 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. He will receive a cash award and citation during the ACRL President’s Program on June 23 at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Larry P. Alford (MSLS '77)...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Marian Fragola (MSLS '08), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and current Director of Program Planning and Outreach at NC State University Libraries, has been named a 2018 “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal. Marian Fragola. Photo courtesy of NCSU Libraries....
Monday, March 12, 2018
Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and regular New York Times contributor, recently authored an op-ed titled, “YouTube, the Great Radicalizer.” Tufekci analyzes the impact of the website’s recommendation algorithm, which suggests content...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Samantha Kaplan, a PhD candidate at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently won the doctoral student research poster competition at the 2018 ALISE Annual Conference. Her poster, “The everyday life and health information practices of a natural immunity advocate," relates...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Erik T. Mitchell, a 2010 graduate of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) doctoral program, has been appointed university librarian at the University of California San Diego effective April 16, 2018. Mitchell currently serves as associate university librarian of Digital...

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