2007 News

December 18, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed for the winter holidays Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1. The Dean's Office will close Friday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen January 2 at 8:00 a.m. Spring semester opens Friday, January 4 with classes beginning...
December 15, 2007
Sarah Dessen, The New York Times best-selling author of young adult books, will be the featured presenter at the 2008 Steinfirst Lecture on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hosted by the School of Information and Library Science, the lecture will take place on...
December 11, 2007
SILS alumna, Dr. Irene Owens, Ph.D. '95, has received the 2007 North Carolina Library Association's Roundtable for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) Roadbuilders' Award for Library Education. Owens is the dean of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at North Carolina Central...
December 2, 2007
When Joan Petit (MSLS '06) was a little girl, she knew she would probably live overseas someday. After all, her parents were global travelers and her father ran a hospital ship called Project Hope in the 70s that sailed from San Francisco to Tunisia and other parts of Indonesia. But it wasn't until...
December 2, 2007
The following press release was issued by the Library of Congress. The Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control was chaired by Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, dean of the School of Information and Library Science. The Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control has released its draft...
November 29, 2007
Paul Jones, director of ibiblio and clinical associate professor at SILS and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named University Distinguished Lecturer at Kansas State University. Jones was nominated by Thomas Gould,...
November 29, 2007
Register now for the School of Information and Library Science's summer international program for 2008 before registration closes on March 1. Registration is open to anyone interested in being part of the summer seminars in Prague, Czech Republic or Oxford, England. These international summer...
November 28, 2007
Siva Vaidhyanathan will be the featured presenter at the 2008 Henderson Lecture on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hosted by the School of Information and Library Science, the lecture will take place on Feb. 6, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Frank Porter...
November 28, 2007
The Deep Dish Theatre Company will present another of its Side Dish events, "If Only in My Dreams," on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Admission for the evening of readings is a suggested donation of $5 or a non-perishable food item, with proceeds to benefit the Inter-faith Council’s Food Bank. "If...
November 20, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science Administrative Office will close at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21, 2007, for the Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving recess begins tomorrow with no classes held. The University will be closed Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22 and Friday,...
November 14, 2007
When SILS doctoral student Songphan Choemprayong traveled home to Thailand last summer, it was to visit with his family, work and relax. He also had time to take out his camera for a few shots of his homeland. This week, the Center for Global Initiatives at University of North Carolina at Chapel...
November 13, 2007
Registration for the 2nd annual Science Bloggers Conference is now open. This free, collaborative, open conference for those interested in science communication, education and literacy on the Web will be held Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Sigma Xi Center in Research Triangle Park, NC. The North...
November 12, 2007
Turntables, technology and music theory will collide when Paul D. Miller, better known as DJ Spooky "That Subliminal Kid," presents a discussion/demonstration preceding his world premiere performance of "Video Soul: Wattstax to the Avant Garde." The lecture/demo will take place on Friday, February...
November 9, 2007
Dr. Catherine Blake, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has won the 2007 JASIST John Wiley & Sons Best Paper Award. The two-part article, "Collaborative Information Synthesis, Part I" and “Collaborative...
November 9, 2007
Jane Greenberg, a Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Eva Méndez, a professor of librarianship and information science at Spain’s Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and former visiting scholar...
November 8, 2007
Get ready for great storytelling and musical entertainment for children and adults alike. The annual winter story telling and musical extravaganza event will once again be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Holiday Spirits" will be presented on Thursday,...
November 8, 2007
Dr. Laura Gasaway, associate dean and professor at the School of Law and adjunct professor of practice at the School of Information and Library Science, will provide the keynote address at the School's winter commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place in the Pleasants Family Room of the...
November 8, 2007
The ROTC of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will honor veterans during a special tribute on November 9 at the Newman Catholic Student Center Parish at 218 Pittsboro St. Officially, November 11, 2007 has been proclaimed Veteran's Day, and the week of November 11 through November 17...
November 2, 2007
Dr. Barbara Wildemuth, professor at the School of Information and Library Science, has been elected to a three-year term as Director-at-Large for the American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). Wildemuth is part of the ASIS&T Board that governs the organization of...
October 31, 2007
Alan Taylor, coordinator of the State Employees Combined Campaign for all 16 North Carolina campuses; Stephanie Peterson, SILS Student Services assistant manager; Lara Bailey, Student Services manager; and Devan Donaldson, SILS student coordinator of the campus-wide campaign, welcome campus...
October 30, 2007
As one of the world's first Web sites and largest digital libraries celebrates its 15th anniversary on October 31st this year, a special gift of acknowledgement was delivered to Paul Jones, director of ibiblio.org, from the North Carolina House of Representatives. The "Certificate of...
October 30, 2007
On Sunday, Dec. 16, 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 Assembly Room of the Louis...
October 29, 2007
The 2007/2008 Carolina Digital Curation Fellows from left to right, John Blythe, Samantha Guss, Jennifer Mantooth and Lisa Gregory. Missing from photo, Mark Swails. As a component of the three-year, IMLS-funded project, Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital...
October 17, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began it's fall break at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17th. Classes will resume on Monday, October 22nd. Enjoy your time off... ... and have a safe and happy fall break!  
October 16, 2007
Business Manager The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina seeks applications for a full-time, permanent Business Manager (University Administrative Manager). Position Number: 0004224 Salary Grade/Range: 67 / $32,965-$52,374 Permanent Full Time, 40 hours per...
October 15, 2007
Are you planning to open your own business? Are you an entrepreneur thinking of alternative ways of using your talents? If so, you have an opportunity to participate in a 20-hour workshop hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "...
October 10, 2007
The National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Electronic Records Research Symposium will take place on November 16, 2007 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The keynote presenters are: Richard Marciano and Regan Moore. Marciano is the director of the Sustainable...
October 9, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes Tamika Barnes McCollough, who joined the United States Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park as director in September 2007. Tamika comes to the EPA Library from the F.D. Bluford Library at North Carolina A...
October 4, 2007
On October 31st, ibiblio, one of the world's first online library of libraries, will celebrate its 15th anniversary. As a way to share and support free software, ibiblio has grown to host more than 2,000 non-software related projects. From Project Gutenburg (the famous free book archive) to etree....
September 20, 2007
Hollywood’s Emmy Awards had nothing on a special award ceremony in Chapel Hill, NC Monday evening that honored the best of the best in information and library science and information technology.  The black tie event, the second annual Knowledge TrustSM Honors award program, recognized eight who...
September 6, 2007
The grand finale of the School of Information and Library Science's (SILS) 75th anniversary is set to take place on Sept. 17, 2007, which coincides with the date the school first began teaching classes in 1931. The finale will begin at 3 p.m. in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's...
August 24, 2007
Dr. Jane Greenberg, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named a Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor. The McColl Professorship was established in 1997 to provide a salary supplement and funds for...
August 8, 2007
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded researchers at the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Institute on Aging (IOA) a $566,385 federal grant to continue studying career patterns of library and information science graduates...
August 2, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has named Jeffrey Tibbs as its new associate dean for administration. Tibbs began at the school on July 31. Tibbs comes to SILS with over 25 years of management and leadership experience in industry,...
July 31, 2007
Vice President of Open Source Affairs for Red Hat, Michael Tiemann, has been appointed visiting scholar by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, Tiemann will meet with faculty, staff and students in their fields of...
July 26, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science will partner with the Institute on Aging to host the second annual Lifelong Access Libraries Institute July 29 to August 3. The institute is the second of three to be offered by Americans for Libraries...
July 9, 2007
Two professors and two doctoral students of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have been awarded the 2007 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library...
June 13, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will welcome Dr. Javed Mostafa, who will join the faculty of SILS and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), a multidisciplinary Center at UNC, for a joint appointment as associate professor on August 1, 2007. Javed comes to SILS from...
June 5, 2007
Dr. Catherine Blake, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named a RENCI Faculty Fellow for 2007. Blake, who is already working with the RENCI visualization group, will start the fellowship in July 2007 to...
May 31, 2007
Sarah C. Michalak, university librarian, associate provost for university libraries at UNC and SILS faculty member, has been appointed to the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health. PubMed Central is a free digital archive of journal articles in the...
May 23, 2007
Carolyn Hank, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has won a Society for Scholarly Publishing Travel Grant. The grant supports travel to and attendance at the 2007 SSP Annual Meeting June 6-8 in San Francisco. Hank was...
May 21, 2007
The University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science presented staffers Lara Bailey and Susan Thomas with 2007 SILS Staff Excellence Awards. The award recognizes staff members who demonstrate excellence, commitment, teamwork and outstanding service to SILS. Winners receive a...
May 18, 2007
Students considering a summer course may want to strongly consider "The Role of the Book in Information Society," a special course presented by international scholar, Miha Kovač. Kovač will be visiting the School of Information and Library Science to offer this course during the second summer...
May 17, 2007
Patricia R. Harris (’70 MSLS) has been named the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) 2007 Distinguished Alumna. She received the school's alumni award that recognizes those who exhibit a strong commitment to librarianship or information science and demonstrate outstanding professional...
May 16, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated its spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13. There were 77 students who received degrees during the ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union...
May 16, 2007
In 1997 the American Library Association established the Spectrum Scholarship Program to promote diversity in its ranks by supporting exceptional library and information science students from groups traditionally underrepresented in those fields. Ten years later, the program has awarded over 340...
May 16, 2007
Two School of Information and Library Science faculty members were honored with Outstanding Teacher Awards for the 2006-2007 school year during the school's May 13 commencement ceremony. Dr. Diane Kelly, assistant professor, and Dr. Ronald Bergquist, adjunct assistant professor of practice, were...
May 9, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Honor Society has inducted three members of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) community into its ranks. Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor and Senior Associate Dean Paul Solomon, doctoral student Xin Fu (...
May 3, 2007
Michael Peper, a master's student at the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science, has won two travel awards to attend the Special Library Association's 2007 Annual Conference. Peper won both the Inspec Travel Stipend Award from the SLA's Engineering Division and the...
April 20, 2007
Greg Johnson and Rita Johnston, master’s students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded scholarships to attend the Managing Electronic Records Conference (MER) in Chicago May 21-23. The scholarships, funded by MER...
April 17, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sends its heartfelt condolences to students, faculty, staff, friends and family members of those who lost their lives and to those who were injured during the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech yesterday...
April 13, 2007
A new Web site highlighting the activities of The Knowledge TrustSM is now available. The site features information about The Knowledge TrustSM, the Louis Round Wilson Academy and the Knowledge Trust Honors. The Knowledge TrustSM is a commitment by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
April 11, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on Digital Curation, April 18-20, 2007 at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The event is part of a grant-funded program at...
April 11, 2007
The popular Groklaw.net, an Open Source legal news and discussion site, will soon be quicker to access because of a gift from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to ibiblio.org - the public’s library and digital archive located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The two...
April 4, 2007
Entrepreneur and renowned researcher and statistician, Donald W. King, has been appointed Distinguished Research Professor by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS). King was co-founder of Westat, Inc., which is recognized as one of the...
April 4, 2007
Experts on national security, civil liberties and information technology will explore conflicting needs and realities of the post 9-11 world during an April 14 forum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The forum, which is free and open to the public with advance registration, will...
March 30, 2007
The “Community Workshop Series” created by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library’s Instructional Services Department has been chosen to receive the 2007 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award. Sponsored by Lexis-Nexis, the...
March 28, 2007
Fred Stutzman, a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been accepted into the Oxford Internet Institute's Summer Doctoral Program. The Summer Doctoral Program "brings together students from around the world for up to...
March 28, 2007
Mary Wilkins Jordan, a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned top honors at the University's Third Annual University Research Day on March 6. The poster Wilkins Jordan presented at the event, "What the Heck...
March 22, 2007
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer a certificate program in interdisciplinary health communication for graduate students in the 2007 fall semester. The Certificate program is aimed primarily at graduate students interested in developing expertise in communication about...
March 22, 2007
Patricia Harris (MSLS '70) will be the keynote speaker at the spring commencement of the School of Information and Library Science. The commencement ceremony will be held at the Great Hall of the Student Union at 1:00 p.m. on May 13, 2007. While a library school student, Harris worked in the...
March 20, 2007
Teri DeVoe, MSLS student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2007 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Environment and Resource Management Division's (ERMD) Student Award. The award recognizes a student who "is...
March 20, 2007
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 SILS student organizations. For this year's booksale, SCALA is also partnering with the Internationalist Prison Books Collective, a volunteer-...
March 19, 2007
On Friday March 23rd, Sharon Anthony and Gary Joyner from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Library will visit SILS to interview students who may be interested in working in the CIA Library. A presentation about the CIA and about the available positions will take place at 9:00 a.m. in room 3503...
March 19, 2007
On Sunday, May 13, 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...
March 15, 2007
A special presentation by Arthur Lipper III, investment banker, financier, management consultant, author and lecturer is scheduled for April 20, 2007 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will present “Royalties, the better way to finance and invest in companies...
March 15, 2007
ibiblio.org, one of the oldest World Wide Web Internet sites and one of the largest digital libraries used by millions of people, is now being served to the world through the N.C. Research and Education Network (NCREN) Data Center at MCNC. The move, which began last fall, from the University of...
March 14, 2007
David Goble, SILS alum (MSLS '89) and chair of the Board of Visitors and the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee, has been named State Librarian of South Carolina. His appointment begins on March 19, 2007 in Columbia, SC. According to the South Carolina Legislative Manual, Goble will be responsible...
March 14, 2007
SILS graduate, Aaron Brubaker (MSIS '06), has joined the School of Information and Library Science as director of Instructional Technology. Brubaker is well qualified for his new position. As a student, he worked first as an assistant and then as a student manager in the Information Technology...
March 2, 2007
The fourth Annual Aging Exchange: Education, Research and Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus will be held on March 27, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. at Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Stadium Drive at Ridge Road, Chapel Hill. The event features a...
February 28, 2007
Pete Ramsey, a first-year Master’s of library science student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been chosen to receive the Baker & Taylor Scholarship. The scholarship covers the registration costs for one SILS student per...
February 28, 2007
Illuminating the Past, Imagining the Future! Mark your calendar for the grand finale of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) 75th anniversary. The date is scheduled for September 17, 2007, which coincides with the date the school first began teaching classes in 1931. Our...
February 23, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded degrees to 46 students at its Winter Commencement held in the Wilson Library on Dec. 17. Degrees were given to SILS students who completed their studies during either the summer or fall...
February 23, 2007
Dr. Paul Solomon, associate professor and associate dean at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named a Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor for 2007. Solomon began his two-year McColl Term Professorship in January. “It is...
February 21, 2007
Registration is now open for the "Transforming the Profession: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice" Fourth International Conference (EBLIP4) on May 6-11 in Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C. The conference portion of EBLIP4 will run from May 6-9 and feature themed sessions on evidence-based...
February 21, 2007
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 Fall 2007. Students who are in the second semester of their sophomore year and those who are juniors or seniors are eligible to...
February 14, 2007
Three students at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were elected officers of the Triangle Usability Professionals Association (TriUPA). Abe Crystal (Ph.D. student) will serve as TriUPA president in 2007. Jackson Fox (Ph.D....
February 14, 2007
Dr. Irene Owens (Ph.D. 1995), dean of the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University, is the recipient of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was presented...
February 5, 2007
A special day-long forum highlighting the theme, “A Legacy of Sharing Knowledge” and "The Future of Information and Library Science Professionals" will take place on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus on February 20, 2007. The event will include the OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour...
February 2, 2007
Science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist, Cory Doctorow will be on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 2 p.m. He will be speaking in the Pleasants Family Room of the Wilson Library.  Doctorow is the co-editor of the...
January 26, 2007
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (LACASIS) selected Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, at the School of Information and Library Science to receive its 2006 Contribution to Information Science Award. “I feel honored to...
January 22, 2007
The New York Times has named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumna Jennifer Duvernay (MSLS ’96) as one of 25 winners of the 2006 New York Times Librarian Awards. Duvernay works as the coordinator of Instruction, Outreach and Marketing at...
January 22, 2007
Mark your calendars for a special day-long forum highlighting the OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2007 and will feature Michael Tiemann, vice president, Open Source Affairs for Red Hat who will present, "Sharing...
January 19, 2007
The School of Information and Library Science will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on digital curation, April 18 - 20, 2007 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The event is part of the "Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital...
January 5, 2007
A new Web page announcing internship, assistantship and fellowship opportunities for SILS students is now available. The list includes the project title, contact information and stipend amounts (provided a stipend is offered). Watch the site frequently for updated information.
January 4, 2007
A free, open conference for those interested in science communication, education and literacy on the Web will be held Saturday, January 20 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Science Bloggers Conference is a public event for scientists, educators,...