2003 News

December 19, 2003
The following was originally printed in BookWomen magazine, a "Readers' Community for Those Who Love Women's Words," published by the Center for Feminist Reading at Minnesota Women's Press. BookWomen is dedicated to: Building a community of readers, Celebrating the joys...
December 19, 2003
Ever look at the SILS home page and think, "I could do better than that?" Here's your chance: The SILS Website Redesign Committee is seeking new design ideas from SILS students. We'll award $200 to the best submission (as determined by the committee, on the basis...
December 18, 2003
Barry Seaver, Ph.D. '97, will give a reading and signing of his book A True Politician from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. A librarian at the Durham County Public Library, Seaver began research for his book as a SILS student with former Dean Edward...
December 18, 2003
Full text article may be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/18/technology/circuits/18diar.htmland visit The Open Video Project at http://www.open-video.org/ [...] Vini, Vidi, Video Will Internet users eventually integrate digital video into their online conversations as...
December 18, 2003
The annual holiday party for the School of Information and Library Science was held Dec. 12, featuring the Faculty Skit, written by SILS students Lewis Dorman, Kristen Wilson and Jessica Zellers and performed on demand by school faculty. The gingerbread Manning...
December 15, 2003
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting for the Triangle Research Libraries Network Fellows Program, which supports doctoral candidates interested in teaching and research in academic...
December 9, 2003
Dr. Jane Greenberg, a SILS assistant professor, has received a $10,000 contract from the Library of Congress to investigate recommended functionalities for automatic metadata generation applications. The research is part of the Library's Bibliographic Control Action Plan...
December 8, 2003
A program in celebration of the 90th birthday of Professor Frederick G. Kilgour, a Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Information and Library Science and founder of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday...
December 8, 2003
Bobbie Lee Gault Holley, 76, wife of former SILS Dean Edward G. Holley, died on Dec. 4, 2003. The people of the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science will miss her presence in its community. She is survived by her husband; her children, Gailon...
December 8, 2003
ibiblio (http://www.ibiblio.org), the public's library and digital archive, reserves the month of December to highlight the site's extensive resources dedicated to unique, curious and extraordinary people. Published (and unpublished) poets, imaginary (or real?) historical...
December 3, 2003
Dr. Brian Sturm, a SILS assistant professor who specializes in children’s literature, shares his holiday spirit by baking scrumptious treats (and veritable works of art, see left) and reading aloud his favorite holiday stories to young audiences. Below, find a list of his...
December 3, 2003
The annual Holiday Party for the School of Information and Library Science will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Toy Lounge of Dey Hall. The party will feature the Faculty Skit, written by talented first-year students and performed by school faculty. With...
November 6, 2003
by Catherine Lazorko, SILS Communications Director The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $496,370 project grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support doctoral...
November 4, 2003
The UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has selected new leadership for the EPA Library under its contract to provide library services for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park. The new director is April...
November 4, 2003
UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is collaborating with the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), the University of Glasgow, Fondren Library at Rice University and Duke University’s libraries to present “...
November 3, 2003
In the modern landscape of instantaneous information, complaints of oversaturation and chaos are frequent. You get more than you need -- but often still can’t answer your questions. The googles and boogles, blogs and gogs aren’t making us any smarter. Enter the...
November 3, 2003
The UNC at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library will be featured in a segment of the UNC-TV program, North Carolina Now scheduled to be aired at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. In a segment on health literacy, Library Director Carol Jenkins will discuss the library’s role in serving the...
November 3, 2003
Mary L. Boone, a senior adviser to the Office of Information Programs and Services, which oversees the U.S. Department of State's main library, will serve as the winter commencement speaker for the School of Information and Library Science at the University of...
November 3, 2003
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is now taking registrations for a June seminar in the Czech Republic. The two-week program for library science students and professionals runs from May 30 through June 12, 2004. Modeled after the school’s popular Oxford...
November 3, 2003
Participants are being sought for a seminar offering a chance to study the history of librarianship at England’s world-renowned Bodleian Library, one of the greatest research centers in the world. The program is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel...
October 29, 2003
The School of Information and Library Science will host James Shanahan, a senior research scientist at Clairvoyance Corporation of Pittsburgh, in a free and open talk scheduled from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Room 304 of Manning Hall. Shanahan’s lecture is...
October 27, 2003
The UNC chapter of the Special Library Association has organized a panel discussion for students interested in learning more about career opportunities of special librarianship. The discussion, led by librarians in the fields of biomedical sciences, news, pharmaceutical...
October 23, 2003
Dr. Olivier Bodenreider of the National Library of Medicine will deliver the talk “From Terminology Integration to Information Integration” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Room 214 of Manning Hall. Bodenreider is visiting the School of Information and Library Science...
October 23, 2003
On Nov. 21, 1789, North Carolina adopted the U.S. Constitution, becoming the 12th state to enter the federal union. Ibiblio (http://www.ibiblio.org), the public's library and digital archive, reserves the month of November to celebrate its home state, and the extensive...
October 23, 2003
Imagine hearing a song on the radio, and wanting to know more. Its melody is ringing incessantly in your ears, but you don't know the title, the artist or who wrote it. Now imagine being able to sing or hum that song to a computer that can recognize melodies and instantly...
October 20, 2003
The Open Video Project http://www.open-video.org/ was featured as "the site of the day" in the Oct. 17, 2003, edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. A link to its redesigned web site appeared in the Chronicle's Information Technology section. The...
October 13, 2003
Aletha Green, a senior majoring in information science, was chosen as captain of this year's varsity volleyball team. She is ranked second in the ACC with a hitting percentage of .355 and sixth in the ACC with 1.11 blocks per game in her junior year. Read more...
October 6, 2003
Janice Lachance, the executive director of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), visited with the SILS community on Oct. 1 before a meeting with the NC/SLA. At an informal breakfast reception, Lachance (far right) inquired about how the SLA can better...
October 2, 2003
Professor Gary Marchionini of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill has received the John Wiley & Sons Best Paper Award from the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). The award...
September 29, 2003
What is Humanities Computing? How does it differ from straight knowledge representation? Is it an academic discipline? Is it useful to think of Humanities Computing as "applied humanities research?" How does one become a "computing humanist?" If you are interested in...
September 29, 2003
ibiblio (http://www.ibiblio.org), the public's library and digital archive, celebrates its 11th birthday in the month of October. ibiblio, a collaboration between the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Center for the Public Domain, has served as a vehicle...
September 29, 2003
Paul Jones, director of ibiblio and clinical associate professor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science, participated in a Sept. 22 panel discussion titled "The Day the Music Died: File Sharing, MP3's, Law and Ethics" as part of Honor Carolina week...
September 29, 2003
SILS will make its annual trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Library of Congress and other sites during the weekend of Oct 23-25. This year the event will be expanded to include tours of other organizations in the area that serve the interests of the SILS student body. A...
September 17, 2003
Professor Joanne Gard Marshall, who joined the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in January 1999 as dean and professor, will step down from the dean’s post effective June 30, 2004. She will continue to serve as a member...
September 17, 2003
A memorial service was held on Sept. 14 for SILS alumna Dr. April Bohannan (Ph.D. Library Science, 1995), a former assistant professor of the School of Library and Information Studies of Texas Woman's University. Known for her deep understanding of information...
September 17, 2003
A library science student of the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) was one of five award winners nationally to win a scholarship to attend the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) annual conference in Portland held in June....
September 17, 2003
Martha Preddie, a graduate student in library science at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has won two prestigious national scholarships from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM...
September 17, 2003
The evolution of shared information resources will be discussed by the pioneer of the interlibrary loan system and an information scientist who is leading the next wave of digital sharing at the Henderson Lecture, a free and open program...
September 15, 2003
Susan Huffman Brown, a 2001 alumna from the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, is a readers' advisor at the Cameron Village Library in Raleigh. Read about how she is helping local book reading groups: September 14, 2003 The News & Observer...
September 12, 2003
The GovStat Project (http://ils.unc.edu/govstat), an NSF-funded project housed at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, will host a statistical metadata symposium Sept. 19-20. Guests will include Dan Gillman from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Carol...
September 11, 2003
Learn more during a presentation and brown bag lunch to be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Manning 214. Interviews will be conducted from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to p.m. in Manning 214 and 215. Sign up for an appointment with Student Services Manager...
September 11, 2003
UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has awarded a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship Grant to Niamh McGuigan, a new student this fall to the master of library science program. “My interest in a library career began in high...
September 2, 2003
ibiblio.org, the public's library and digital archive, announces the designation of September as "Linux Month,” in celebration of the 12th anniversary of the birth of the Linux software created by developer Linus Torvalds. ibiblio, a collaboration of the Center...
September 2, 2003
John MacMullen, a doctoral student in the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2003 Student Travel Award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Special Interest Group on Scientific and Technical...
September 2, 2003
All students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Information and Library Science are cordially invited to a reception in honor of new students hosted by the SILS Alumni Association from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the lobby of Manning Hall. The annual...
September 2, 2003
Drawing on shared interests with art historians -- including the preservation and documentation of created works -- the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill will offer dual degrees with the UNC Department of Art starting this fall. The...
August 29, 2003
CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sponsored research funding jumped 10 percent in fiscal 2003 to $537.4 million – up from $488.3 million in 2002. The new totals, finalized recently by the university’s Office of Sponsored Research,...
August 28, 2003
“The Information Schools Movement: A Panel Discussion by the Deans,” a public forum on new directions in information and library science education, will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in the Pleasants Room of Wilson Library on the UNC at Chapel...
August 25, 2003
A great first week of school stress release and longstanding semiannual SILS tradition, Durham Bulls baseball games promises to be great outdoor fun for the entire SILS community and their families. Meet new friends and get reacquainted with old SILS students, faculty...
August 18, 2003
ORIENTATION INFORMATION For additional information on the following schedule, please contact Student Services Manager Lucia Zonn at 919-962-7601 or zonn@ils.unc.edu MONDAY, AUGUST 25 Part 1--Graduate School Orientation 7:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Student Film...
August 14, 2003
As part of a nationwide effort to improve health literacy, www.unchealthcare.org, UNC’s Health Sciences Library and the School of Information and Library Science will host the Medical Library Association's satellite teleconference, "Reading Between the Lines:...
August 1, 2003
Overscheduled and plenty stressed, Dr. David Carr almost didn't take his scheduled trip one afternoon in the mid-1980s to the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City that documents the art and architecture of medieval Europe. But he made...
July 28, 2003
Dr. Helen Tibbo, a faculty member at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) since 1989, has been promoted to full professor. Dr. Tibbo, who served as associate dean from 1996 to 2000, recently completed a term as Frances Carroll McColl...
July 28, 2003
The UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Pomerantz has joined its faculty and will begin teaching a course on retrieving and analyzing information this fall. His interest areas are the integration of digital...
June 11, 2003
For their study of how people view digital video, a faculty-student team from the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science has won the Vannevar Bush Award from the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. “How fast is too fast? Evaluating fast...
June 11, 2003
CHAPEL HILL – “The Art of Reading: Images of Booklovers,” through Aug. 17 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum, combines what many consider the best of summertime leisure: reading books and viewing art. The teaching gallery showcases...
May 27, 2003
Carolina blue was added to the usual assembly of black commencement gowns this spring when the top-ranked School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill recognized the first graduates of its undergraduate program in information science. The bachelor’s...
April 23, 2003
Janet Jackson, an undergraduate student who will receive a minor in information systems from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, received the 2003 McNally Award for Excellence in Geography. Jackson is majoring in geography and will graduate from the...
April 21, 2003
Dr. Seamus Ross, director of Humanities Computing and Information Management at the University of Glasgow, has been selected as the commencement speaker for the 2003 spring ceremony at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The ceremony will be...
April 21, 2003
UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is collaborating with the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), the University of Glasgow, Fondren Library at Rice University and Duke University’s libraries to present “...
April 9, 2003
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Information Management Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (NC/SLA). SILS, as well as several SILS alumni,...
April 9, 2003
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Information Management Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (NC/SLA). SILS, as well as several SILS alumni,...
March 27, 2003
Joanne Gard Marshall, professor and dean of SILS, has been named president-elect of the Medical Library Association (MLA) for 2003-2004. She will serve as president of the association from 2004-2005. Marshall's term as president-elect will officially begin this May at...
March 6, 2003
UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) had four faculty members and 10 students to attend the 2003 annual meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). The conference was held January 21-24 in Philadelphia...
March 6, 2003
Jane Greenberg, an assistant professor at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a $4,000 grant for a research project titled “Scalable, Human-Centered Search: Improving Information Retrieval Using Author-Generated Metadata...
January 28, 2003
UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has received a project support grant in the amount of $6,024 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will provide one-time funding for two full-time students ($3,012 for each student)...
January 24, 2003
The SILS community is once again invited to enjoy an evening of fun, food, fellowship and exciting basketball action as the school returns to Carmichael Auditorium this spring for its annual trip to a UNC Women's Basketball Game. This year's outing will...