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Student Recognized by Society of American Archivists 

June 13, 2024

Second-year master’s in library science student Ashley Rockenbach has been named the 2024 recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ F. Gerald Ham and Elsie Ham Scholarship. The scholarship includes $10,000 and complimentary registration for th…Read more

Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS)

Curating a Life

May 29, 2024

After her third year in art school in New York City, Callie Beattie (MSLS ’24) was feeling overwhelmed and unsure. She had been passionate about a future in photography, but that life was starting to feel like the wrong fit. So, she dropped out and m…Read more

Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS)
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Satvik Chethan is Bringing People Together

May 20, 2024

Satvik Chethan is a community builder. He grew up in Mysore, India, and, for most of his secondary school years, intended to go to university in India. In 2020, he was accepted to several universities in Delhi but was unable to attend due to the coun…Read more

Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)
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Kelly Returns to UNC for Distinguished Professorship

May 13, 2024

This fall, the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will welcome back Diane Kelly as the new Wilson Distinguished Professor. This tenured, full professor appointment honors the legacy of Dr. Wilson, the first librarian at the Universi…Read more

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In Memoriam: Fred Roper

May 9, 2024

The School of Information and Library Science community is mourning the loss of a distinguished alumnus and passionate supporter, Fred Roper (AB ’60 and MSLS ’62). Roper grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and became an avid library user in se…Read more

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Spring 2024 SILS Commencement

May 2, 2024

Click to view the commencement program About the Event May 10, 2024 | 7:00-8:30 p.m. Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill This is a ticketed event. You must have a ticket from a graduating student to attend. Please complete this form to request accessibili…Read more

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Beyond the AI Hype

April 30, 2024

Over the past year or so, conversations about artificial intelligence (AI) have ranged from doomsday prophecies to predictions of a miraculous new way of working. Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi is somewhat frustrated with both. He has spent his career rese…Read more

Information Interaction and Retrieval
Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS)
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Media and January 6th

April 24, 2024

Recap & Highlights by Felicity Gancedo and Katherine Furl On April 12, the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life hosted an event entitled Media and January 6th. Many contributors and co-editors of the Media and January 6th volume ga…Read more

Rising Star: Xavier Nonez

April 22, 2024

Xavier Nonez (left) receives the Rising Star Alumni Award from SILSAA president Jamin Friday. Xavier Nonez (’21) was born and raised in Durham. He grew up playing almost every sport except baseball. Through sports, he developed a passion for teamwork…Read more

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Rising Star: Alena Manjuck

April 16, 2024

Alena (Principato) Manjuck (MSLS ’17) has loved libraries since childhood. As a library page in her teen years, she realized that working in a library could be a career—and her path was set. Her interest in working in libraries took her first to Lafa…Read more

Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS)