2006 News

December 13, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced the selection of eight fellows for the ARL Academy: Careers in Academic and Research Libraries. The 2006–07 ARL Academy fellows are: •  Lyn Batty - J.D., Georgetown University Law School,...
December 13, 2006
Catherine Blake and Cal Lee, both assistant professors at the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support their research for the upcoming year....
December 8, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on digital curation, April 18 - 20, 2007. The event is part of the "Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital...
December 7, 2006
If studying abroad is one of your life goals, take advantage of the School of Information and Library Science's international summer seminars. Registration is now open to anyone interested in being part of the summer seminars in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia; Prague, Czech Republic; or Oxford,...
December 1, 2006
Newly formed group to make recommendations by November 2007 Dec. 1, 2006 - Advances in search-engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources have greatly changed the way libraries do their work. To address those changes, the Library of Congress...
November 29, 2006
The television broadcast, North Carolina People, featured Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science on Friday, December 1, 2006 at 9:00 p.m. on UNC-TV. An encore presentation was broadcast at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday,...
November 29, 2006
The Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP4) is calling for the submission of papers and posters to be presented at its upcoming meeting. EBLIP4 is an international event that has emerged in response to the growing interest among all types of libraries in using the best...
November 21, 2006
Children and adults alike will want to attend the annual Winter Stories on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Through a Frosty Window: Winter Stories 2006" will be presented on Thursday, December 7 at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Room of the Louis Round...
November 17, 2006
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded one of six prestigious National Awards for Museum and Library Service to the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, serving 850,000 county residents in and around...
November 14, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the University's Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. The Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity places special emphasis on the recruitment of underrepresented...
November 13, 2006
“Uncertainty, Risk, Trust, and Digital Persistency” was the subject of the keynote presentation by Seamus Ross, director of the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute at the University of Glasgow and associate director of the United Kingdom's Digital Curation Centre, on October 6...
November 13, 2006
Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Dr. Beth Fitzsimmons, member of SILS Board of Visitors and the Louis Round Wilson Academy, have been appointed to serve on the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Advisory Board. The Advisory Board...
November 9, 2006
November 11, 2006 has been proclaimed Veteran's Day, and the week of November 5 through 11 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 9, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. Medical InformaticsTenure Track Faculty Position  University of North...
November 7, 2006
National experts researching the use of chief complaints in emergency department situations gathered at the "Towards Vocabulary Control for Chief Complaint: A National Symposium" on October 18, 2006. The symposium was held in conjunction with the Fifth Syndromic Surveillance Conference in...
November 7, 2006
Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed by President Erskine Bowles to serve on the University Graduate Council. The University Graduate Council is made up of 16 graduate faculty members who represent various academic disciplines. It...
November 6, 2006
The Maryland Governor's Office of Minority Affairs and the Maryland Daily Record awarded Vesselina Stoytcheva (MSLS '99) one of Maryland 's Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise awards in September. The MBE awards recognize exceptional minority and women business owners in Maryland for their...
November 3, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites candidates for its Carolina Digital Curation Fellowships (CDCF) program. This program is intended to support graduate students interested in research and work in data and digital curation...
November 1, 2006
Dr. Irene Owens (Ph.D. 1995), dean of the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University, will be the guest speaker at the School of Information and Library Science's winter commencement on December 17, 2006. Dr. Owens came to NCCU from the University of Texas at...
November 1, 2006
Nov. 1, 2006 —On Sunday, Dec. 17, 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...
October 24, 2006
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a contract from the National Science Foundation to create user interface prototypes for a digital library of data from the Science and...
October 24, 2006
For Lashonda Watts, becoming an information and library science student was all about options. Watts is the first Duke University medical student to enroll in the MD/master of science in information science (MSIS) dual degree program offered by the Duke University School of Medicine and the...
October 23, 2006
The 2006 Henderson Lecture will feature Dr. David Weinberger who will present, “Everything is Miscellaneous” at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2006 in the Murphey Hall Auditorium (room 116). A reception will follow. Abstract Ever since Aristotle, we have organized knowledge according to some basic...
October 18, 2006
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's fall break began at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18. Classes will resume, Monday, October 23. Have a safe and happy break!
October 13, 2006
Oct. 13, 2006 — Five trailblazers in information and library science and information technology were honored Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 in the first Knowledge TrustSM Honors ceremony. The Knowledge Trust is a commitment made in October 2005 by the School of Information and Library Science at the...
October 5, 2006
Gary Marchionini, Boshamer Professor, has received a prestigious IBM Faculty Research Award for 2006-2007. The award will support work in digital video retrieval with an emphasis on metadata representation. “I am very pleased [to receive the award],” Marchionini said. “This allows me to support...
October 5, 2006
folkstreams.net, a Web site produced jointly by three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill organizations and Folkstreams, Inc., has been awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to continue its mission of archiving, digitizing and streaming...
September 22, 2006
Faculty of the University of North Carolina Schools of Information and Library Science (SILS), Nursing, and Medicine are collaborating to sponsor a national symposium focused on improving how patients’ chief medical complaints are reported in hospital emergency departments across the country. The...
September 22, 2006
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (LACASIS) has selected University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science professor Gary Marchionini to receive its 2006 Contribution to Information Science Award.   According to...
September 19, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) congratulates Cheryl Davis and Carol Perryman on the successful completion of their Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Doctoral Fellowship.   The TRLN Doctoral Fellowship is a collaborative effort between SILS and TRLN to support doctoral...
September 14, 2006
Hampton “Skip” Auld (MSLS ‘80) was appointed director of library services at Durham County Government’s main library and its seven branches on July 10, 2006. Auld, who has been involved in the library profession for more than 25 years, recently served as the assistant library director for...
September 14, 2006
SILS alumna, Patricia R. Harris (MSLS 1970) has won the 2006 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. “The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating to educate practictioners...
September 7, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science is now accepting applications for admission into the major in information science and the minor in information systems for Spring 2007. Students who are in the second semester of their sophomore year and those who are juniors or seniors are eligible to...
September 7, 2006
SILS researchers are teaming up with many professional librarian groups across the country to produce a ground-breaking study about the future of the librarian profession. A major goal of this project is to survey 6,000 special libraries, 6,000 school libraries, and all public and academic...
September 7, 2006
Sept. 7, 2006 — Dr. Nancy Davenport, Louis Round Wilson Academy member, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). “The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body...
August 31, 2006
The third annual National Historical Publications and Records Commission's (NHPRC) Electronic Records Research Fellowship Symposium will be hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) on Oct. 6, 2006. The symposium will focus on...
August 7, 2006
The library and information science world was saddened July 31, 2006 when librarian, inventor, researcher and educator, Dr. Frederick G. Kilgour, passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 92 in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Kilgour revolutionized the way libraries network and store information...
August 7, 2006
Students will have more choices when choosing a laptop for school assignments at the School of Information and Library Science this fall. Several models will now be supported by the school, including two models by Hewlett Packard and two from Toshiba. The costs for the laptops are somewhat lower;...
August 1, 2006
August, 2006 - Internationally acclaimed policy expert, researcher and university administrator, Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, has been appointed to the United States National Science Board. She was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate for a term of six years...
July 14, 2006
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Librarian Rebecca Vargha was recently inaugurated as the Special Libraries Association (SLA) president during the annual conference in June. She is the first person from the state of North Carolina to be chosen for this leadership position. “Becoming...
July 13, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a grant of $562,041 from the Institute of Museum of Library Services. The funded project, “Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation,”...
July 13, 2006
The first annual Lifelong Access Libraries Institute from July 30 – August 4, 2006 will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS).  The event will introduce participants to Lifelong Access, a new framework for...
July 12, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science will launch its 75th anniversary on Monday, September 18, 2006 with the theme, “illuminating the past, imagining the future” as the school celebrates its many accomplishments and looks toward new and exciting opportunities. The launch will take place at...
July 12, 2006
Anthony “Tony” Bull has worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since graduating from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with an MSIS in May 2003. In October 2005, the IAEA and its director were recognized as Nobel Peace Prize laureates when the Norwegian Nobel...
July 6, 2006
President George W. Bush nominated SILS graduate, Dr. Robert S. Martin (Ph.D. '88), to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, an advisory board to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The nomination has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The National Council on the Humanities...
June 19, 2006
Two School of Information and Library Science faculty members were honored with Outstanding Teacher Awards for the 2005-2006 school year during the school's May 15 commencement ceremony. Dr. Stephanie W. Haas, professor, and Lisa Norberg, adjunct assistant professor of practice, were nominated by...
June 8, 2006
Nearly 500 technology experts from more than 25 countries will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week for the sixth annual Association of Computing Machinery/Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Hosted by...
June 7, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes a national expert in school library media, Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, who will join the faculty as associate professor on July 1, 2006. “I'm very excited about Sandra Hughes-Hassell coming here to head our school library media program,”...
June 7, 2006
Innovative software that will create two or many thousands of blogs - Web logs - with just one installation is being developed by staff and students of ibiblio at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Called Lyceum, the software will allow individual communication exchange as well as...
June 1, 2006
Dr. David Carr, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published his second collection of essays, A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries. The compilation becomes a journey for...
May 31, 2006
Dr. Robert S. Martin, the first librarian selected by President George W. Bush to head the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), was awarded an honorary doctoral degree of humane letters from Dominican University where he also presented the commencement address on May 6, 2006....
May 31, 2006
Scott Adams, SILS director of information technology, was one of 23,000 participants in the 7th annual “Country Music Marathon” in Nashville, TN on Saturday, April 29. Scott placed 26th in his division and 159th overall in the marathon category with a chip time of 3:27:39. Country, jazz, swing and...
May 24, 2006
The National Library of Medicine has awarded School of Information and Library Science doctoral student John MacMullen a multi-year biomedical informatics fellowship, which will begin this spring. The award will fund MacMullen's dissertation research which will be a collaborative effort between...
May 19, 2006
Constance Carter (MSLS '65) was among three Library of Congress staff members to receive a first-ever Madisonian Award, given by the Library's James Madison Council. Carter has served as the head of Science Reference Services in the Science, Technology and Business Division for the last 35 years. “...
May 18, 2006
School of Information and Library Science Associate Professor Mark Winston received a 2006 Award of Excellence from the editorial board of the New Library World journal. The article, “Leadership in Times of Crisis and Change” was co-authored by Susan Quinn a librarian with Ocean County Library in...
May 16, 2006
The first School of Information and Library Science Staff Excellence Award Ceremony was held on May 12 in Manning Hall during the State’s Employee Appreciation Week.  Beth Dye and Marcia Tauber were recognized by Dean José-Marie Griffiths for their excellence, commitment, teamwork and outstanding...
May 15, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Administration. Associate Dean for Administration The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and...
May 12, 2006
International leaders met at the crossroads of culture and tradition in Granada, Spain, on April 27 and 28 to discuss the future of library and information science education, which are facing a crossroads of their own. Adopting Thomas Jefferson's pledge of “Eternal hostility against every form of...
May 9, 2006
Joanne Gard Marshall (third from left), organizer for the 2007 conference, with 2005 meeting organizers in Brisbane, Australia. From left to right, Andrew Booth, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; Helen Partridge, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Marshall, School of...
April 24, 2006
Building community relationships and making information accessible to the people that need it are common goals of the four School of Information and Library Science alumni, named by the “Movers and Shakers” in Library Journal.  Jill Stover (MSLS ’04), Jeannie Dilger-Hill (MSLS ’93) and Tim...
April 21, 2006
"Opening Information Horizons" Advance registration is available through 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, May 15, 2006. To qualify for discounted registration rates, include your current Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Life Member...
April 21, 2006
Evelyn M. Poole-Kober is the 2006 School of Information and Library Science Distinguished Alumna. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Poole-Kober during the School's commencement ceremony on May 14 where she will be recognized for her professional and personal contributions to...
April 19, 2006
“So I finish a jog along the Blue Nile and climb into my truck. It's dusk and I can get the BBC on the AM dial at night so I give it a try. Who is that? I know that voice. Why is Paul on my radio in Khartoum? Am I going mad?” This was Mark McCarthy's April 3 posting, which he wrote all the way...
April 14, 2006
Get your peanuts and cracker jacks ready, buy your tickets, and save the date! SILS Night at the Ball Game is set for Friday, May 26. Bring the kids and significant others to spend some time with SILS, cheering on the Durham Bulls as they play the Richmond Braves. Tickets are on sale now for $7...
April 4, 2006
On Sunday, May 14, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Student Union. All members of...
April 4, 2006
Brewster Kahle, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive and digital librarian, will be the guest speaker at the School of Information and Library Science's spring commencement on May 14, 2006. The title of his presentation is "Universal Access to All Knowledge." Since the mid-1980s,...
April 3, 2006
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to a four year term on the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee of the National Library of...
March 31, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine's 2007 edition of “ America 's Best Graduate Schools.” The School tied for first with University of Illinois-Urbana-...
March 31, 2006
Preservation of access to digital assets stands as one of the grand challenges of the early 21st century. A decade of work in digital preservation and access has led to the creation of digital repositories, but has also brought about questions of what a “successful” and “trustworthy” repository...
March 31, 2006
Three School of Information and Library Science Master's students, Ashley Rogers Brown, Sally F. Quiroz and Cassidy R. Sugimoto, were inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society on March 21. The SILS students were three of ten recipients honored during the 2006 ceremony. The Society was...
March 22, 2006
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) announces its annual book sale! The book sale is an annual event that helps raise money for all SILS student organizations. It will take place Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, weather...
March 9, 2006
Rebecca Miller, a first-year library science student at the School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2006 Baker & Taylor award. The award covers housing, food and instruction at Oxford University in Oxford, England May 14 to 27. "I am thrilled to receive the opportunity to study...
March 9, 2006
Spring break officially begins Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Classes resume on March 20. Have a safe and happy break!
March 7, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science will celebrate its 75 th anniversary beginning fall 2006. To prepare for the year-long celebration, a planning committee has been formed. At the initial meeting, members of the group discussed ideas for activities and events for the celebration. In...
March 6, 2006
SILS master's student, Chelcy Boyer, has received the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Grant to study the politics of presidential libraries. Boyer conducted her research at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Cambridge, MA in December. Her findings will be the basis of her masters thesis,...
March 1, 2006
Abe Crystal (left) and Gershom Rogers, Ph.D. students in the School of Information and Library Science, were elected as officers for the Triangle’s new chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Organization. Crystal was named vice-president and will be overseeing the Web site and blog. Rogers will...
February 28, 2006
Dr. Barbara B. Moran, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists project at the Institute for Library and Information Studies at Charles University in Prague during 2006,...
February 21, 2006
Alumni of UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, Lokman Meho (Ph.D. ’01) and Kiduk Yang (Ph.D. ’02) were awarded a $15,000 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant (LISRG) for their proposal “Citation Analysis of Library and Information Science Faculty Publications: ISI...
February 20, 2006
Members of the Electronic Theses and Dissertations committee include, from left to right: Brad Hemminger, Pat Mullin, Cheryl Thomas, Brandon Bowman, Timothy Shearer. Not pictured, Kathy Thomas and Elizabeth Evans. Feb. 20, 2006 - The days of last minute trips to copy centers to print copies of...
February 7, 2006
The 2006 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) will take place June 11 - 15, 2006 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a theme of "Opening Information Horizons," the international event encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries,” including new forms of...
February 6, 2006
The University Library and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have joined the Open Content Alliance (OCA). The Open Content Alliance is a group of organizations from around the world that are building a permanent archive of...
January 31, 2006
He goes by Avi, a name given to him by his twin sister at the age of one. The award-winning author will be delivering the keynote address, “My name is Avi,” at the 2006 Steinfirst Lecture held by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS). Avi...
January 30, 2006
A program to fund training for librarians in environmental bioinformatics has been created through the recently established Carolina Environmental Bioinformatics Research Center (CEBRC). The Center, housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was funded through a $4.5 million grant...
January 26, 2006
Lorcan Dempsey, vice president of Research and chief strategist for OCLC Online Computer Library Center will present, “Libraries, Logistics and the Long Tail” at the 2006 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science. The lecture is hosted by the School of Information and...
January 20, 2006
Dr. Jane Greenberg, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). The Advisory Board is comprised of global experts in the field of metadata...
January 13, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for the following two faculty positions: Faculty Position #1 Tenure-Track Faculty Position Information and Library Science The School of Information and Library...
January 13, 2006
Applications for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science's Bachelor of Science in Information Science undergraduate major and the minor in Information Systems are now being accepted for the 2006 fall term. The information science major (BSIS) is...
January 10, 2006
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of over a half million dollars to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to develop a digital library curriculum. The project is entitled "Collaborative...
January 10, 2006
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks first – for the fifth consecutive time – among the best values at the top 100 U.S. public university campuses, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. UNC at Chapel Hill has been listed at the top of Kiplinger's periodic ranking of...
January 10, 2006
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will play a part in a new $4.5 million research center funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Carolina Environmental Bioinformatics Research Center (CEBRC) has...
January 6, 2006
If studying abroad is one of your life goals, take advantage of the School of Information and Library Science's international summer seminars. Registration is now open to anyone interested in being part of the summer seminars in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia; Prague, Czech Republic; or Oxford,...
January 4, 2006
Nikki Giovanni, a nationally recognized poet and University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, will deliver the keynote address for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week, Jan.15-20. Giovanni will speak at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Memorial...
January 4, 2006
The Third Annual Aging Exchange: Education, Research and Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus will be held on January 24, 2006 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. at The Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. The event features a...