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Cal Lee named IAH Academic Leadership Program Fellow

February 13, 2019

Christopher “Cal” Lee, Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Academic Leadership Program (ALP) for 2019-20. Eight Carolina faculty members are chosen for…Read more

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Sign up for the SILS Project Fair

February 7, 2019

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will host the fifth annual SILS Project Fair on Wednesday, April 17. Visit the project fair’s website for more information and to register by April 10: The f…Read more

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Nominate your favorite SILS teachers for recognition

February 6, 2019

All students, faculty, and staff of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) are invited to submit nominations for the 2019 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. SILS will recognize two outstanding faculty – one full-time fac…Read more

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Information science majors share their experiences in video interviews

February 6, 2019

Prospective students can get a better idea of what it’s like to major in information science at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) by watching a series of videos now available on the SILS YouTube channel. Fourteen current studen…Read more

Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)
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5-Minute Madness with SILS Faculty

February 1, 2019

SILS faculty members gave brief talks on their teaching, research interests, and projects on Sept. 28 as part of SILS’ first 5-Minute Madness event. You can watch the talks on the SILS YouTube channel. Go to and click on the SILS…Read more

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Joyce Ogburn (MSLS’82): Continuing the tradition of innovative information education at Carolina

January 25, 2019

When Joyce Obgurn (MSLS ’82) began graduate study at Carolina in 1980, she embarked on a journey of discovery. Chapel Hill was the perfect place for someone who, as Ogburn puts it, is naturally inquisitive. Couple that curiosity with a cutting-edge e…Read more

Digital Curation
Master of Professional Science in Digital Curation and Management
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ENABLE HiDAV summer program accepting applications

January 17, 2019

ENABLE is now accepting applications for its second Health Informatics Data Analytics and Visualization (HiDAV) summer boot camp, a seven-week program for undergraduate students. The face-to-face boot camp will expose students to Biomedical Health In…Read more

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Community Engaged Disability Informatics lectures open to the public

January 16, 2019

As part of her spring 2019 special topics course “Disability Informatics and Information,” UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor Amelia Gibson has scheduled a series of guest lectures that are open to the public. Se…Read more

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WiderNet lauded for helping Somali universities ‘overcome information famine’

January 14, 2019

A story posted by University World News on Jan. 11 provides a detailed look at the impact made by the WiderNet Project’s eGranary Digital Library on 10 university campuses in Somalia. With internet access still “slow, unreliable, and expensive” for u…Read more

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SILS Campaign Chair leadership transition

January 4, 2019

When Marcia Duncan Lowry and Charles Lowry enthusiastically accepted the Dean’s invitation to co-chair the SILS Campaign, they were equally clear that they’d serve in this role for half the campaign. Being that we are at the campaign’s midpoint, Dunc…Read more