FREE Webinar! "Information Entrepreneurs: SILS Case Study"

November 12, 2012

"Information Entrepreneurs: SILS Case Study" is the topic of a special panel discussion featuring alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have used their degrees in interesting and entrepreneurial ways.

Join us in person in room 307 of Manning Hall or via webinar on November 28th at 4 p.m. for a glimpse into the thoughts and successes of five of SILS brightest entrepreneurs who have and continue to think outside of the box.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor.

Panelists include:

  • David Iberkleid (MSIS '10), managing partner at WhyEquals, LLC where he and his team develop tools that give community members community-wide reach. WhyEquals is best known for "PaseLaVoz", a Spanish-only mobile alert network with 125,000 subscribers and growing.
  • Oakkar Oakkar (MSIS '13) president and co-founder of Keona Health while completing his Masters in Clinical Informatics at UNC at Chapel Hill. He is a software developer with nine years of industry experience in software development, including Web, mobile and enterprise applications. He also co-founded Recopia, which developed mobile and Web 2.0 applications.
  • Duncan Smith (MSLS '80), creator and founder of NoveList, EBSCO's electronic readers' advisory service. Vice president of the division whose products include NoveList Plus, NextReads, NoveList Select and LibraryAware.
  • Ann Stringfield (MSLS '80), owner of InfoCrofters, "Harvesting your Organization's Information" as an authorized partner, reseller, trainer and consultant using Inmagic, BookWhere and Homestead software.
  • Fred Stutzman (Ph.D. '11), visiting assistant professor at SILS. He is also the founder of Eighty Percent Solutions, which distributes the productivity software Freedom and Anti-Social.

Those who will be joining the meeting via the webinar, please link to the session five or ten minutes prior to the meeting to install the needed plugin and to adjust your audio settings at:

Follow the instructions on the screen to…

1) "Get Required Software" and
2) "Start Session"

Type in your first name to join the session.
Once you have joined, you can drag and resize the video window to increase its size. If you have trouble hearing the audio, pull down the “Tools” menu, select “Audio” and run the “Audio Setup Wizard.”

Those participating via the Internet may submit questions or comments via e-mail to:

If you'll be attending in person, please let us know since space is limited. Send your R.S.V.P. to