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SILS benefits tremendously from alumni support, connections, and advocacy. We invite graduates to explore the variety of ways they can share their expertise, support students, and participate in our vibrant alumni community. All graduates become members of the SILS Alumni Association (SILSAA) automatically upon graduation.

Stay in Touch
  • If your personal information has changed (name, address, phone number, email address, etc.), update or verify your information by accessing your alumni record on the UNC Carolina Alumni site.
  • For updates on SILS news, events, and alumni e-mails, subscribe by sending a message to with the subject SUBSCRIBEOnce you have subscribed, you can send/receive messages through
  • Follow the UNC School of Information and Library Science on LinkedIn, Instagram, and/or Facebook.
  • Get job opportunities in your inbox by subscribing to the SILS jobs listserv. Send subscribe SILS-Jobs as the body of your mail message to leaving the Subject: blank. To unsubscribe from the list include unsubscribe SILS-Jobs in the body of your message.
Participate in the SILS Alumni Association

The primary mission of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Alumni Association (SILSAA) is to foster positive and productive relationships between SILS alumni and current students. SILSAA provides opportunities for alumni to give back to current students, maintain contact with classmates, develop new contacts within the library and information professions, and draw attention to distinguished achievement within the SILS family.

Request Career Counseling

To review appointment availability and to make an appointment, please visit the Career Services Booking page.

Share Job Opportunities

Share job opportunities in your organization with other alumni and SILS students by emailing them to

Contribute to Our YouTube Channel

Share your expertise on a topic, talk about your position, or tell prospective students what you loved about SILS. Contact Communications Coordinator Casey Fletcher at to plan your video.

Submit an Award Nomination

Each year, the alumni associate presents the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Rising Star Alumni Award. Nominations typically open in the late fall. Learn more about the awards and past recipients.

Sponsor a Student Project
Students value the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom and gain real world experience. You can invite individual students or student teams to complete a project for your organization, and help mentor students as a project supervisor.

To learn about hosting an individual student for a 135-hour project, contact Lori Haight at or 919-622-2226.

To learn about hosting a graduate student team for a semester-long project, contact Courtney Lewis at or 919-962-8366.

Join the Heels Engage Platform
This platform allows Tar Heels to connect professional with other alumni and current students. Join at
Join Carolina Alumni
The University of North Carolina is the oldest public university in the United States. As such, Carolina Alumni is one of the oldest organizations formed to link former students to their university for life. Through their programs, the Carolina Alumni promotes a spirit of fellowship and loyalty among the alumni, provides a continuous flow of information on the progress and needs of the University, and encourages united alumni support for its advancement.
Provide Financial Support
  • The SILS Alumni Engagement Fund, established by the SILS Alumni Association in 2005, underwrites special programming that helps SILS students develop as professionals. Please visit the SILS Giving page to make an online gift to this fund now. To learn more about the fund, please visit the page’s Giving at Work sections.
  • Connect with Ty Cole, associate dean of development, to talk about ways you’d like to make an impact and the variety of ways you can contribute. Email Ty at or call (919) 962-3499.