SILS students share work and research at 2019 Project Fair

April 23, 2019

Yukun Yang points to information on his research poster.
Yukun Yang explains his research.

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its fifth annual Project Fair, showcasing the work of graduate and undergraduate students April 17 in Manning Hall.

Students shared their poster presentations and demonstrations with other students, faculty, guests, and judges. Projects covered a variety of topics including open access initiatives at UNC, archivists’ roles in relation to Confederate monuments, mobile workers, and outcomes for U.S. animal shelters, presented as a visualization.

Four projects received special recognition:

  • The Best Project Award, chosen by a faculty panel of judges, was presented to Yukun Yang for his project titled “Dumping the Closet Skeletons Online: Guilty Information Disclosure Behavior on Social Media.”
  • The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by LAUNC-CH and chosen by project fair attendees, was presented to Caleece Nash for her project titled "Is Mobile Work Really Location-Independent? The Role of Space in the Work of Digital Nomads."
  • The Community Impact Award, chosen by a faculty panel of judges, was presented to Rachel-Anne Spencer for her project titled “Creating Friendly Handouts: Towards More Accessible Materials in Digital Literacy Instruction” and Nadia Clifton for her project titled “Special Tours for Special Collections: 360-Degree Virtual Tours for Library Accessibility.”

SILS Professor Cal Lee praised participants at the end of the fair. “Not only were the projects and research really impressive, your ability to articulate your work and findings were excellent,” he said. “That’s not something you always encounter, even at professional conferences.”

For more photos, visit the Facebook photo album.

Student project fair participants, faculty, and guests pose for a group photo.
Student participants, project fair winners, faculty, and guests pose together at the end of the event.