The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library recently hosted a reception in Orlando, Fla., to coincide with the 2016 American Library Association Conference. Alumni, friends, faculty, and staff gathered at the Copper Canyon Grill on June 26 to catch up with one another and hear the latest news from Chapel Hill. SILS Dean Gary Marchionini and University Librarian and Associate Provost Sarah C. Michalak provided updates on recent developments.
This year, SILS and the Library partnered with the UNC General Alumni Association to bring together even more Carolina alumni from the surrounding area. Among the guests were Beth Holley, leader of the Jacksonville Carolina Club and daughter of former SILS Dean Edward G. Holley, and B.J. Price, who received the Carolina Club Ambassador Corps Award at the event for her leadership of the Orlando Carolina Club.
“It was great to see so many SILS alumni from around the nation,” said Dean Marchionini. “There were terrific anecdotes about Manning Hall ranging from the days of the ‘block’ to more recent experiences with our curriculum, wonderful stories of professors past and present, and even some good recruiting for open library positions. I look forward to another great event at next year’s ALA in Chicago.”
For more photos of the event, visit the SILS Flickr album. (Special thanks to SILS doctoral student Emily Vardell for taking the photos).