2005 News

December 13, 2005
Dr. Diane Kelly, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the Eugene Garfield-ALISE Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2006. The competitive award is provided by the Association for Library and Information Science...
December 13, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed for the winter holidays Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27, and Monday, January 2. The Dean's Office will be open December 28, 29 and 30. Spring semester opens January 6 with classes beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2006....
December 12, 2005
Dr. Jeffrey Pomerantz, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded an OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant for 2006. The award is provided by the OCLC Online Computer Library Center...
December 11, 2005
Student organizers pose with Leslie Burger, president-elect of the American Library Association. From left to right, Michael Habib, Valerie Gillispie, Leslie Burger, Stefanie Warlick, Amanda Allgood, and Rebecca Pappert. Photo by Brad Burrow         Leslie Burger, president-elect of the American...
December 7, 2005
Jeffrey Pomerantz and Diane Kelly, assistant professors at the School of Information and Library Science, have each received a Junior Faculty Development Award to continue their research in the field of library and information science. Pomerantz will be using the funding to launch a project to...
December 7, 2005
Emily Weiss, a School of Information and Library Science (MSLS ’05) graduate, has joined the Darien Library as the first Louise Parker Berry Fellow. As the recipient of what is believed to be the only fellowship in public libraries in the country, Weiss will work for two years with Library Director...
December 5, 2005
Storytelling, dance and music – age-old alternatives to today's prevalence of visual entertainment – will combine in this year's "Winter Stories" program, at 5 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 8) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Fireside Tales" will be the theme of this 13th annual "Winter...
November 16, 2005
SILS Interactionary Design Team members ponder the design challenge. From left to right, Anuj Sharma, Sam Kome, Sayan Chakraborty and Ric Simmons. Photo by Cindy McCracken.         Students from the School of Information and Library Science were awarded for their on-the-spot creativity, as they...
November 11, 2005
On Sunday, Dec. 18, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its winter commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Pleasants Family Room of the Louis Round Wilson...
November 11, 2005
November 11, 2005 has been proclaimed Veteran's Day, and the week of November 6 through 12 has been set aside as National Veterans Awareness Week. These are days devoted to honor those who serve or who have served our country in uniform. For more details about Veteran's Day, including the "Veterans...
November 11, 2005
Noted leadership and diversity scholar, Mark Winston, will join the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as associate professor on January 1, 2006. Mark comes to SILS from Rutgers University where, for the last seven years, he has taught undergraduate and graduate...
November 10, 2005
David Goble, dean of libraries at Central Piedmont Community College, has accepted the role of vice-chair/chair-elect of the School of Information and Library Sciences' Board of Visitors. He joins Sarah Snow, the current chair, as they work to advance the efforts and activities of the Board. Goble'...
November 9, 2005
Mary Gabehart has received the Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award offered by the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The award was presented in Charlotte, NC during the awards ceremony of the annual international conference. Gabehart also presented her...
November 8, 2005
Mary Boone, School of Information and Library Science alum (MSLS '73) and recipient of the 2003 SILS' Distinguished Alumni Award, has been named North Carolina's State Librarian. Secretary Lisbeth C. Evans of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources recently announced the appointment...
November 8, 2005
Abe Crystal, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the "Doctoral Students to ALISE Award." He is one of only two students selected to receive the competitive award for the international...
November 7, 2005
Susan Perry, senior advisor to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, director of Programs for the Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) and SILS alum (MSLS '66) will speak at the School of Information and Library Science winter commencement ceremony. The event will be held at 10 a.m....
November 4, 2005
“eDemocracy: Can the Internet challenge politics as usual - or will it simply be unusual politics?” is the title of a brownbag lecture featuring Ronald Gdovic, executive director of the Institute for the study of IT and Society at Carnegie Mellon. The lecture takes place on Nov. 14 from 12:30 - 1:...
October 31, 2005
Paul Jones, a clinical associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and director of the ibiblio online library and archive, will serve as judge for a newly created annual award for bloggers-turned-published authors. Lulu.com has set up the Blooker Prize for authors...
October 31, 2005
Leslie Burger, president-elect of the American Library Association, will be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the keynote speaker at the Today's Leaders/Tomorrow's Libraries evening event on Monday, Nov. 7. Burger's lecture, “Transforming Libraries for the 21 st Century: A...
October 28, 2005
Dr. William H. and Vonna K. Graves have pledged a gift of $1.5 million to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The bequest, SILS' largest to date, is intended to enhance the School's technology programs and services. “The idea is...
October 28, 2005
Provosts from Triangle universities include, from left to right, Peter Lange, provost, Duke University; Beverly Jones, provost and vice chancellor, chief academic officer, NCCU; Larry A. Nielsen, provost and executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, NCSU; and Robert Shelton, executive vice...
October 28, 2005
K.T. Vaughan has been busy since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with a master’s in library science. In addition to being appointed as an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the UNC School of Pharmacy, Vaughan recently was awarded the American Society for...
October 24, 2005
The complete set of NASA videos and a set of juried Association for Computing Machinery videos are slated to be digitized and made available to the general public through a grant awarded to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. SILS...
October 11, 2005
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Electronic Records Research Fellowships Symposium, a joint project of the School of Information and Library Science and the Academic Affairs Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Duke University...
October 11, 2005
Chapel Hill — Are you one of the many thousands who search for information on the Web only to receive 150,000 responses to your keyword? What about the information you receive? Can you trust it? Is it legitimate? Is what you find really what you need? With so much information delivered to our...
September 27, 2005
Jimmy "Jimbo' Wales will present a talk about the world's most popular encyclopedia and news source, Wikipedia and Wikinews, on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The talk will take place at the School of Information and Library Science in room 209 of Manning Hall. Wales invented...
September 23, 2005
Craig Breaden, a 2005 master’s graduate from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the Theodore Calvin Pease Award by the Society of American Archivists. The ceremony took place on August 19 at SAA’s 69 th Annual Meeting...
September 16, 2005
Two of the School of Information and Library Science's professors are helping to uncover secrets buried deep inside of libraries past and present by contributing to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's fall 2005 “Adventures in Ideas” lecture series. Dr. David Carr, associate professor...
September 15, 2005
Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. The prestigious award was presented on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, during a special awards ceremony...
September 13, 2005
Opening Information Horizons September 13, 2005 – If you have ideas about digital information that you would like to share with those with like interests from around the world, now is your opportunity! Organizers of the 6th annual ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) have...
September 10, 2005
“Books on Trial: Witch Hunt in the Heartland and a Nation's Response” is the title of this fall's Henderson Lecture by husband and wife team Professors Wayne and Shirley Wiegand. The lecture takes place on Sept. 26 during Banned Books Week—a celebration of our freedom to read—in the Pleasants...
September 9, 2005
Dr. David Carr recently presented a series of training sessions on “Project Orientation” for the “Durham Reads Together” program. The training benefited those interested in learning how to be book discussion facilitators. September 9, 2005 – Dr. David Carr, associate professor at the School of...
September 1, 2005
Once consigned to dusty film canisters and dark library shelves, some rare American films are seeing new life through a joint project between three University of North Carolina organizations and Folkstreams, Inc. The groups have collaborated to create folkstreams.net, a video streaming Web site...
August 21, 2005
Drs. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor; Paul Solomon, Associate Professor and Associate Dean; and Cathy Blake Assistant Professor of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been awarded a $150,000 unrestricted research gift from the Microsoft Corporation....
August 18, 2005
The SILS Alumni Association cordially invites all SILS students, faculty, staff and alumni to a reception in honor of the new SILS students on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Manning Hall. Please join us for this annual event and fun opportunity to meet new classmates, chat...
August 17, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) library directors have selected four participants for the 2005 TRLN Doctoral Fellows Program. The program supports doctoral candidates interested in teaching and research in academic librarianship. It...
August 5, 2005
In spite of periods of hot sun, intense fog, rain, uneven roads and a strained achilles tendon, Scott Adams, director of Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), ran 200 miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway in...
July 20, 2005
SILS staff member Lara Bailey, a familiar face in the dean’s office, will now be working with undergraduate students in her new position as Undergraduate Student Services assistant manager. For the past two years, Lara has been the friendly face that has greeted prospective and current students,...
July 18, 2005
The situation is all too familiar: e-mail gradually piles up, until one day your inbox holds 1,342 messages. Files nest deep inside the office computer network, never to be seen again. Or you spend hours editing a document, only to find that you've been working on the wrong copy and must start over...
July 18, 2005
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been awarded two federal grants with a combined total of over $1 million from the national Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). More than $21 million was awarded to 37 universities,...
July 13, 2005
Patrick Herron, a master’s candidate in information science at SILS, has been awarded a Triangle Arts Award by The Independent Weekly. Awarded annually by the Triangle newspaper, the awards honor people and projects that illustrate the creative spirit of the Triangle’s arts communities. Herron, a...
July 12, 2005
Paul Jones, director of ibiblio.org and Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science, has been named the North Carolina Arts Council's "Poet of the Week." Called "a Renaissance man - master of the universe of cyberspace and poet of the material world," Paul is the...
July 12, 2005
Students from the School of Information and Library Science haven’t just been sitting around this summer – some have been traveling to England, the Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovenia, learning about different cultures and library systems. This May and June, SILS sponsored three two-week...
June 29, 2005
Christopher (Cal) Lee will join the faculty at the School of Information and Library Science on July 1, 2005. Cal comes to SILS from the University of Michigan where he recently received two outstanding teaching awards. He specializes in archives and records management, and he will initially be...
June 29, 2005
Scott Adams, director of Information Technology at the School of Information and Library Science, plans to run 200 miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway in memory of friend Jay Clark, who died of cancer in May. Adams hopes to raise awareness – as well as cancer research money – by running the distance...
June 28, 2005
Dr. Brian Sturm has been selected as the featured expert on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill News Services "Experts" Web site. Sturm specializes in children's and young adults literature and storytelling. His current research projects include a content analysis of Harry Potter...
June 27, 2005
Dr. Stephanie W. Haas has been named Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor for 2005 through 2007. Haas was selected for the professorship based on her contributions to research, teaching, and service to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). She has previously been honored with a...
June 22, 2005
Two of the children at Homestart read a book from the new lending library during the unveiling event. The lending library created by four students for a homeless shelter in Chapel Hill not only is a hit with the children and mothers living there: the student project also captured the attention of...
June 20, 2005
Join the School of Information and Library Science alumni reunion at the summer American Libraries Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The reunion will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom B/D North of the Hyatt Regency. In addition to the great...
June 20, 2005
Prof. Jerry D. Saye receives the SILS Oustanding Teaching Award from Prof. Deborah Barreau, last year's recipient.           On May 15, 2005, Professor Jerry D. Saye received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the School of Information and Library Science. The award, presented at the SILS...
June 1, 2005
Thomas Jefferson once said “information is the currency of democracy.” But in these tight economic times, what is the best way to get that currency to the people? A comprehensive study released by the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida shows that public libraries are...
May 30, 2005
Professor Joanne Marshall (right),Dean of SILS from 1999-2004, accepts her honorary doctorate of letters from McGill University Chancellor Richard Pound. Professor Joanne Marshall of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science was awarded an...
May 20, 2005
On May 15, 2005, the School of Information and Library Science held its spring commencement ceremony. There were 98 students who received their doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees. The event featured special guest speaker Paul Horn, senior vice-president and director of IBM Research, who...
May 20, 2005
Researchers conducting a national study on the future of librarians and other information professionals in the workforce will be collecting data by creating and sending out surveys to libraries; information industry employers; library and information science professionals and other library...
May 15, 2005
On Sunday, May 15, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for those students who have completed their degree requirements in May 2005. This page contains all the information you will need for scheduling, photography,...
April 29, 2005
Trends in health care and health information that provide new opportunities for partnerships between information and library sciences and those in public health will be the focus of the annual Henderson Lecture on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, newly appointed dean of the School of...
April 25, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association has selected Larry Alford to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award will be presented at the school’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2005. Alford (MSLS ’77) was the former deputy university librarian at the...
April 22, 2005
Dr. Paul M. Horn, senior vice-president and director of IBM Research, will be speaking at the school’s spring commencement held at 1 p.m. May 15 in the Great Hall of the Student Union. His talk, "Beyond Technotoys and Hype: What Will Really Succeed the Industrial Age," will focus on the many forces...
April 21, 2005
On Friday, April 22, SILS will host two presentations by members of Virginia Tech's Department of Computer Science. The talks are free and open to the public. Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quiones will present a talk titled "Task Continuity Across Multiple Devices: Examples from Calendar Management" from 10:...
April 4, 2005
From left, Dan Morrow, director of the Computerworld Honors Program; Paul Jones, director of ibiblio; and Bob Carrigan, President and CEO of Computerworld, at the April 3 medal ceremony for laureates. ibiblio and The Open Video Digital Library have been named finalists for the coveted 21st Century...
March 30, 2005
Rebecca Vargha, librarian at the School of Information and Library Science, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). She is the first person from the state of North Carolina to be chosen for this position. Vargha will be installed on the SLA Board of...
March 19, 2005
A reunion celebrating the 30 year relationship between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drew a crowd of more than 70 on Saturday, March 19, at the new EPA building in Research Triangle Park...
March 17, 2005
Dr. Louis Round Wilson In his lifetime, Dr. Louis Round Wilson contributed his time, energy, funds and extraordinary vision to the development of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . Among his many accomplishments, Wilson is credited with creating UNC's outstanding research collection...
March 17, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science has received a $25,000 gift from Sarah and Claude Snow to establish the Metadata Research Center (MRC). The gift will help continue current research activities and fund the official launch of the center, set for spring 2006. “I am very excited about the...
March 16, 2005
Frederick G. Kilgour, the inventor of the WorldCat database and founder of the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, has received the Columbus Technology Council’s “Top Contributors to the Advancement of Technology” (TopCAT) Hall of Fame Award. Kilgour, a distinguished research professor emeritus at...
March 7, 2005
Sarah Fass, a first-year library science student at the School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2005 Baker & Taylor award. The award covers housing, food and instruction at Oxford University from May 15-28. Fass has been a graduate assistant in Wilson Library's Rare Book...
February 7, 2005
Susan Tarr (MSLS ’74) was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association at the school’s commencement ceremony Dec. 17, 2004. Tarr recently retired after serving since 1994 as executive director of the Federal Library and...
February 7, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science has announced the appointment of Kathleen J. McClatchey as a senior research associate in the dean's office. Her major responsibilities include supporting Dean José-Marie Griffiths in research projects and strategic planning. McClatchey has more than 20...
February 7, 2005
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Wanda Monroe as the new director of communications. Monroe will join the school Feb. 7, 2005. “We are delighted that Wanda is joining us at SILS,” said Dean José-Marie Griffiths. “She has developed and...
January 24, 2005
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through a contract with SILS, has hired graduate-level library students from local universities as interns at the EPA library since 1975 and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) library since 1985. The internship program has...
January 21, 2005
Photographs feature scenes from the Dec. 17, 2004, winter 2004 commencement of the School of Information and Library Science. The event was held in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library. Congratulations to our graduates! More pictures of individual students are available. E-mail the...
January 14, 2005
Mark your calendars for the 2005 Library Science Career Fair, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union. SILS graduate students and alumni are invited to learn about employment opportunities in the field of library science. Attendees should...