ALA Reception Brings Together SILS and UNC Library Friends

July 2, 2015

The reception hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference was a huge success. About 80 people stopped by Bar Norcini at the Villa Florence Hotel in San Francisco the evening of June 28.

SILS Dean Gary Marchionini and Deputy University Librarian Carol Hunter updated alumni and friends on the latest happenings at UNC, and current MSLS student and Carolina Academic Library Associate (CALA) Abigail Flanigan shared her experiences with the group.

Thanks to everyone who came out for this fun event. At right are some photos from the evening and more can be found on the SILS Flickr page.

While the ALA reception may have been the largest SILS alumni gathering at a professional conference this year, it was not the only one. Alumni and friends also met up at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Portland, Ore., in March, and at the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Austin, Tex., in May. If you have photos you’d like to share from any of these gatherings, please send them to

Alumni attending the upcoming Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting in Cleveland are invited to attend a reception on Friday, August 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Westin Cleveland Downtown. Click here for more details.