2009 News

December 23, 2009
In addition to storytelling and music of the season, the 17th Annual Winter Stories program kicked off the evening of Dec. 10th with a special announcement. The highlight of this year's event was the conclusion of a very successful children' book drive. The 2009 UNC Book Drive was sponsored by the...
December 19, 2009
The commencement ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. today will take place. Chapel Hill police have confirmed that roads are wet, but in good driving condition. Please continue to use caution, however. Graduates, their families and friends, faculty, staff and students, and alumni are invited to join us...
December 15, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24; Friday, Dec. 25; Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009; and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. The SILS administrative offices will be open on Dec. 21 - 23 and Dec. 28 - 30. The office will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4 at 8:00 a.m. Spring semester...
December 14, 2009
SILS Jingle Bell Joggers from left to right, Claudia Gollop, Stephanie Peterson, Michael Penny, Susan Sylvester, Kay Lackey and Shaundria Williams. SILS office staff and faculty participated in the University's annual Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 11, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. Claudia Gollop, associate...
December 11, 2009
Morgan Stoddard is the first graduate of the MSLS/JD Dual Degree Program offered by SILS and the UNC School of Law. The degree offers students the opportunity to explore issues such as public access to information, ownership of information, an individual’s control over personal information or an...
December 11, 2009
On Thursday evening, Dec. 3, Tamika Barnes, director of the Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park, NC, received the North Carolina Special Libraries Association (SLA) Chapter Meritorious Achievement Award at the NCSLA Gala and Awards Ceremony. The event took place at...
December 10, 2009
Ronald Bergquist, adjunct professor at SILS, has received recognition for his participation in the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) at UNC. The Commuter Alternative Program is a regionally and nationally-recognized program designed to encourage and reward UNC students, faculty and staff who...
December 9, 2009
Gary F. Barefoot, director emeritus of Library Services at Mount Olive College, received the 2009 Distinguished Service Award at Mount Olive College during its Homecoming Weekend. The Distinguished Service Award is given to an alumnus for dedicated service and achievement as a leader in the...
December 9, 2009
HASTAC is playing a major role in the new White House campaign to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The third-annual Digital Media and Learning Competition will award $2 million in support of participatory learning experiences that incorporate STEM...
December 9, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to announce its 2010 summer international program to Prague in the Czech Republic. Registration is open to anyone interested in being part of the seminar in Prague. This international summer seminar can either be taken for academic credit or...
December 9, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and School of Government (SOG) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC at CH) will hold “Preparing Stewards of Public Information in a Digital World” a day-long symposium on Jan. 15, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Warren Jake...
December 3, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is seeking applicants for fellowships for a new program called "Educating Stewards of Public Information in the Twenty-First Century" or ESOPI-21. These Fellowships are funded through a grant...
December 2, 2009
On Saturday, DECEMBER 5, the School of Information and Library Science will begin participating with iSchools across the nation as we ask our friends and family to help us find 10 moored red balloons, located throughout the continental United States as part of the DARPA Network Challenge. The...
December 2, 2009
On December 10th, associate professor Brian Sturm and SILS students Katherine Lukmire, Jane McMahon and Vickie Shore will tell stories as part of the 17th Annual Winter Stories Program for Children of All Ages.  They will recount tales representing every season from Germany, West Africa, England...
November 16, 2009
Hampton "Skip" Auld (MSLS ‘79) has been named a 2009 Distinguished Alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). He will receive the School's highest honor bestowed to its alumni, the Distinguished Alumni Award, during the school’s fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 19, 2009...
November 16, 2009
Dr. Helen Tibbo, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) professor, and Dr. Christopher "Cal" Lee, SILS assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have received an $803,258 grant from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) for a program called "...
November 13, 2009
A call for participation has been issued by planners for the fifth annual iConference that will be held Feb. 3-6, 2010, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The iConference brings together scholars, professionals and students who come from diverse backgrounds and share interests in...
November 12, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is seeking applicants interested in Digital Archiving and Curation and in earning a Doctoral Degree. These Fellowships are funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The two-year...
November 9, 2009
In recognition of her stellar teaching as both a SILS professor and yoga instructor, Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall, SILS Alumni Distinguished Professor, has been featured in the October 28th edition of the University Gazette.  Click here to access the article on page 12.                   Photo by Dan...
November 9, 2009
On Saturday, Dec. 19, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its Fall commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Louis...
November 9, 2009
Children undergoing cancer treatment will find comfort in new books thanks to a book drive on the UNC campus Nov. 9 – Dec. 10. Several UNC departments and organizations are sponsoring the drive on behalf of the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children's books to the Pediatric Oncology...
November 6, 2009
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 has been proclaimed Veteran's Day by President Obama. This is a day devoted to honoring those who serve or who have served our country in uniform. The ROTC of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will honor veterans during a special tribute on Nov. 11 at the...
November 3, 2009
An initiative that will determine how Triangle area universities access, manage and share ever-growing stores of digital data has launched with funding from the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies, Inc. (TUCASI). The two-year TUCASI data-Infrastructure Project (TIP) will deploy a...
October 31, 2009
SILS doctoral students planned and participated in the second annual Doctoral Students Association (DSA) Research Symposium on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. Students presented short talks about their diverse research projects, which are in various stages, and hosted a poster session during the day-long...
October 28, 2009
Two $1,000 scholarships awarded for newly admitted undergraduate students have gone to Brittany Hayes and Grant Harrison. The students are entering the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at...
October 28, 2009
Michael Penny, departmental assistant, has received the 2009 SILS Staff Excellence Award. Penny was selected for his excellence, commitment, teamwork and outstanding service to the School. One of his nominators said, “Michael is always willing to help, no matter how large or small the task. He...
October 28, 2009
Laurance R. Mitlin, SILS alumnus, retired from his position as associate dean of library services at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  During 38 years of work at Winthrop University’s Dacus Library, Mitlin held a variety of positions.  Beginning his career as a documents...
October 27, 2009
Dr. Camilla Alire, president of the American Library Association, will make presentations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University campuses on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Dr. Alire will present, "Advancing your career through service, leadership,...
October 26, 2009
Urban Teens in the Library: Research and Practice is the title of a new book co-edited by Dr. Hughes-Hassell, SILS associate professor and Denise E. Agosto, associate professor at Drexel University. The book, published by ALA Editions, explores the ways in which librarians in urban contexts can...
October 18, 2009
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will observe fall break beginning 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21st. Classes will resume on Monday, October 26th at 8 a.m. Enjoy your time off... ... and have a safe and happy fall break!
October 14, 2009
The 2009 Thomson Reuters Citation Analysis Research Grant from the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) has been awarded to Cassidy Sugimoto, SILS doctoral student, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her project, "Measuring interdisciplinarity: an...
October 12, 2009
As students prepare for spring term 2010 this week, the School of Information and Library Science is pleased to share that several special topics courses have been added to the schedule. Special topics course offerings include: INLS 490-01W: PHP Programming INLS 490-078: Personal Information...
October 12, 2009
On Monday, Oct. 12, SILS faculty took part in the University’s 216th birthday celebration—which included an 11 a.m. address by Governor Perdue in Memorial Hall.  Dressed in full regalia for the University Day celebration, the faculty were joined in their procession by SILS staff members Stephanie...
October 6, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce that the contract that extends the 35 year relationship between the School and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library has been signed. The library...
October 6, 2009
Growing up in rural Virginia, Timothy Diggs and his brothers immersed themselves in books at an early age. The family put a high value on reading, and Diggs had access to thousands of books at home and at the library where his mother was librarian. A self-professed bibliophile, he was reading Edgar...
October 2, 2009
WWW2010 , the 19th International World Wide Web conference is coming April 26-30, 2010, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. The Organizing Committee welcomes the participation of researchers from around the world to submit original and pioneering research related to the Web for...
September 30, 2009
Dr. Diane Kelly, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the American Society of Information Science & Technology's (ASIS&T) 2009 Thomas Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher...
September 30, 2009
Dr. Claudia Gollop, associate professor at SILS, has been named the winner of the 2009 North Carolina Library Association’s (NCLA) Roundtable for Ethnic and Minority Concerns (REMCo) Roadbuilders' Award in library education. The REMCo Roadbuilders’ Award recognizes ethnic minority librarians and...
September 28, 2009
SILS students, Laura Christopherson, Adam Rogers, Matthew Wood and Mike Nutt have been named 2009-2010 HASTAC Scholars.  The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC), pronounced “haystack”) was founded by researchers committed to inter-disciplinary information...
September 28, 2009
It was by no means easy—but he did it. Last spring, Garnett Matney, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) undergraduate student, had to take off more than 30 articles of clothing while sprinting wildly alongside other contestants in the first ever “Chancellor’s Chase” in order to claim...
September 25, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Dean Search Committee is pleased to announce that it has invited three highly qualified candidates for the SILS deanship to visit the UNC at Chapel Hill campus during the month of October.  The candidates, their CVs and dates and times of their...
September 20, 2009
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, national expert in school library media and associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will co-present with Duke University Ph.D. candidate Heather Mitchell, a talk entitled “From Forever to...
September 18, 2009
When the American Heart Association (AHA) holds its annual Heart Walk in Raleigh this month, Dr. Claudia Gollop, associate professor, will be among the participants. Gollop recently received "The Golden Sneaker Award," which is presented to individuals who set special examples for others in the...
September 18, 2009
James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will give a free, public lecture on the public domain, its erosion by copyright, and the controversial Google Books project at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in Gerrard Hall at UNC at Chapel Hill.  His talk is entitled “The Crime of the (...
September 17, 2009
Scooter riders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began paying $24 for one-year parking permits, but broader questions about scooter parking and how scooter riding might be encouraged will likely undergo further study. Earlier this summer, the Board of Trustees agreed to the $24 fee...
September 16, 2009
Be part of one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Apply for the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today! Applications for North Carolina's only BSIS program and the...
September 11, 2009
Please join us for a special brownbag presentation on Tuesday, September 22nd that will feature Dr. David Penniman, executive director of Nylink. Dr. Penniman will lead a discussion entitled, "Organizational Change - A Discussion Based on Real Life Examples." During this talk, Dr. Penniman will...
September 4, 2009
 The School of Information and Library Science will be closed Monday, Sept. 7th in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8th. Have a safe and happy weekend!             Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development
September 4, 2009
Data Sharing and Preservation with iRODS for Multi-Agency NITRD Committee Dr. Reagan Moore, SILS professor and director of the DICE group, describes the iRODS technology as Chien-Yi, research associate, sets up the demonstration for the NITRD Committee. With the size of digital data collections...
September 3, 2009
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported a record-breaking rise in research funding from 2008 to 2009 totaling $716 million for fiscal year 2009. Contributing as one of the top performers, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) saw a 572 percent jump in funding it...
September 2, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science welcomes Tammy L. Cox to the position of director of business operations. In this role, she will manage the School’s business operations including overseeing multiple business components in the areas of budget management, financial planning, accounting...
September 2, 2009
Kathryn (Kay) Lackey was welcomed by the School of Information and Library Science as its contracts and grants specialist on Aug. 31, 2009. In this position, she will work closely with faculty and staff to initiate and monitor research proposals, reports and contracts while interpreting rules,...
August 31, 2009
Country Music stars Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley, and moderator Jay Orr, take questions about their work as part of the White House music series celebrating country music in the State Dining Room at The White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) When we think of...
August 31, 2009
In the summer issue of TechJournal South, readers will find Paul Jones on the cover next to others from the southeast "who have played roles in shaping today’s Internet cyberscape or are making it more effective, easier to use or commercially viable." Those featured in the article are considered...
August 27, 2009
Children’s book illustrator and author, Brian Pinkney, will read from his works, share his illustrations and interact with his audience at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 during the North Carolina Literary Festival. Pinkney's visit to Chapel Hill is sponsored by the Susan Steinfirst Memorial...
August 26, 2009
Photo by Stephen McIntyre Eighteen students from the local community participated in BotCamp 2009 on July 24 and 25 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. BotCamp, part of BOT 2.0, is an innovative program featuring a curriculum that weaves together botany,...
August 20, 2009
Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, will present "The Secrecy Hangover" at the annual Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009. Blanton will talk about...
August 19, 2009
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer distinguished professor, has been appointed chair of the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for the July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 period.  The Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee...
August 17, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to welcome Shaundria Williams to the role of human resources manager. Williams comes to SILS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Nursing where she has worked as an SPA facilitator since 2007. During her...
August 10, 2009
A portrait of an alumna who left the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) over $1 million for student scholarships is now hanging in the SILS Library. Jane Iris Crutchfield spent her career as a teacher and school librarian teaching in the Danville, Va Public Schools and later at the...
August 10, 2009
Charles Seger Jakobsen, a visiting scholar from Denmark, has spent the last few weeks working with faculty and students at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jakobsen is a doctoral student visiting SILS from the Royal School of...
August 10, 2009
Traveling from Madrid, Spain, José Ramón Pérez Agüera has arrived at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he will be working for the next two and half to three years in the Metadata Research Center. Agüera is a lecturer...
August 7, 2009
Welcome to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS)! Orientation for new students to SILS will be held on Monday, Aug. 24th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Manning Hall. The day will consist of presentations, information sessions, workshops and discussion panels. New students are...
August 7, 2009
Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published, Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science (publisher: Libraries Unlimited), a book that is...
August 6, 2009
SILS Alumni Association Board members from left to right, Emily King, president; Angela Bardeen, treasurer; David Woodbury, vice president/president-elect; Libby Gorman, secretary; Cassidy Sugimoto, immediate past president.       The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Alumni...
August 6, 2009
SILS library has been one of the favorite stops on campus for rising first graders who are participating in an eight week long summer program called Carolina Kids Camp. Monica Jochum, camp counselor and public school teacher in Burlington, NC, reads from a story book to the campers. Two...
August 5, 2009
Bryna Coonin, associate professor and reference librarian at the Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and SILS alumna (MSLS '86) has received a 2009 Emerald Research Award. The award, administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User...
July 31, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to welcome Susan Sylvester to the position of executive assistant effective Aug. 3, 2009. Sylvester is a familiar face at SILS where she has worked in the dean’s office as a temporary employee since August of 2006. She is also a SILS...
July 29, 2009
President Obama announced yesterday his intent to nominate former School of Information and Library Science Board of Visitors member, David Ferriero, as Archivist of the United States. As Archivist, Ferriero will oversee the National Archives and Records Administration, "the nation's record...
July 22, 2009
ibiblio, a conservancy of freely available information on the Internet based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a founding member of a new group aiming to promote use of open-source technology by the federal government. The new group announced today, Open Source for...
July 21, 2009
Please join SILS for an alumni reunion at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists and the Council of State Archivists in Austin, Texas on Thursday, August 13th from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Faculty, students, alumni and friends are welcome! Along with good company, there...
July 16, 2009
For those who attended, and for those who were unable to attend the successful digital curation curriculum symposium, "DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects," hosted last spring by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at...
June 30, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed Friday, July 3rd in honor of the July 4th holiday. A special celebration will take place on Saturday, July 4th at the Kenan Memorial Stadium. Hosted by the Town of Chapel Hill, in cooperation with UNC at Chapel Hill, 1360 WCHL and...
June 28, 2009
Join fellow School of Information and Library Science classmates, current students, faculty and colleagues from other Universities at the Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion hosted by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) during the...
June 1, 2009
Join your fellow School of Information and Library Science classmates at the Special Libraries Association alumni reunion on Monday, June 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom North in the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. The alumni reunion will be part of the activities...
May 28, 2009
SILS doctoral student, Hollie C. White, has been awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) 2009 A.R. Zipf Fellowship. The award was established by the CLIR in honor of A. R. Zipf, "a pioneer in information management systems." The prestigious fellowship is awarded...
May 27, 2009
Two faculty members from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) received the 2009 Outstanding Teacher Awards, which were presented during the School’s commencement ceremony on May 10, 2009.  Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, and Dr. Evelyn Daniel,...
May 22, 2009
Classes will not be held and the SILS administrative office will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Classes resume on Tuesday, May 26. For more on Memorial Day, go to: USA.gov Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
May 22, 2009
The results of a workshop devoted to stimulating progress toward better systems that support information seeking beyond the single-session, known-item searches supported by today’s search engines is now available in a report titled, "Information Seeking Support Systems, An invitational...
May 20, 2009
The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center has announced five awards for public health preparedness efforts, including the response to the current H1N1 influenza outbreak. The center, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global...
May 15, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded degrees to nearly 100 students at its spring commencement ceremony held in the Great Hall of the Frank Graham Porter Student Union on May 10, 2009. Degrees were given to SILS students...
May 12, 2009
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) adjunct professor of practice, Lisa Norberg, has been inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society (FPGHS). The special presentation occurred during the annual ceremony in April. "The Frank Porter Graham Honor Society recognizes faculty,...
May 11, 2009
Connie Schardt, MLA, AHIP and adjunct professor of practice at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and associate director for Public Services at the Duke University Medical Center Library, is the new president of the Medical library...
May 8, 2009
A digital data repository that researchers agree has the potential to transform how scientific research is pursued will be expanded with a $2.18 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The repository, called Dryad, is designed to archive data that underlie published findings in...
April 28, 2009
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have launched a center that will bring together scholars and technical experts to solve the pressing problems of managing and sharing today’s deluge of digital data.  In addition to building shared collections, the Data...
April 28, 2009
Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected vice president/president elect of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Tibbo will begin a one-year term as vice president of the SAA in...
April 27, 2009
Ray English (MSLS ‘77) has been named a 2009 Distinguished Alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). He will receive the School's highest honor bestowed to its alumni, the Distinguished Alumni Award, during the school’s spring commencement ceremony on May 10, 2009....
April 24, 2009
While the search for a new dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) continues, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little has announced that Dr. Barbara Moran has agreed to serve as interim dean effective...
April 24, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has once again been ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine's 2010 edition of “America 's Best Graduate Schools.” The School tied for first with University of...
April 23, 2009
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman ’74 Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California at Berkeley and director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, presented a talk on the Google Booksearch settlement at the annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour...
April 22, 2009
School of Information and Library Science alumna and adjunct professor of practice, Selden Lamoureux (MSLS ‘98), has received the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management from the Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) of the Association for Library...
April 22, 2009
Allison Long, 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 awarded the Baker & Taylor Scholarship. The $4550 scholarship covers the registration costs and fees for one SILS...
March 31, 2009
Community Builders, Trendspotters and Advocates are the categories represented by three School of Information and Library Science alumni included as “Movers & Shakers” in the March 15, 2009 issue of the Library Journal.  Kim Duckett (MSLS ’01), Jason Griffey (MSLS ’04) and Pam Sessoms (MSLS ’...
March 31, 2009
Barbara P. Semonche, a UNC at Chapel Hill SILS distinguished alumna and recent library director at the UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present, "History, Mystery and Info To Go" at the 2009 School of Information and Library Science commencement ceremony...
March 27, 2009
On Sunday, May 10, 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 Frank Porter Graham Student...
March 27, 2009
SILS graduate students Stephen Chan, Joyce Chapman and David Woodbury have been selected North Carolina State University Libraries fellows for 2009 - 2011. Their appointments, which begin this summer, are for a two-year term. "The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program develops future leaders for academic...
March 23, 2009
Registration for a new institute designed for practitioners or would be practitioners of digital curation is now open at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object...
March 6, 2009
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) announces its annual book sale! The book sale is an event that helps raise money for SILS student organizations. The sale will take place Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beneath the Davis Library...
March 6, 2009
During the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) annual conference poster session, Katherine M. Wisser, director of Instructional Services at SILS, was pleased to learn that she was the recipient of the third place prize for her poster entitled, "The organization of...
March 5, 2009
Dr. Javed Mostafa, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed a Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor. The McColl Professorship was established in 1997 to recognize faculty who have made notable...
March 4, 2009
Spring break officially begins Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Classes resume on Monday, March 16. Have a safe and happy break!
February 23, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Ray English (MSLS '77) has won the 2009 Hugh C. Atkinson award. English will receive a cash award and a citation during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, at the Library Leadership and Management...
February 23, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) graduate Xin Fu (Ph.D. '08) has been awarded the 2008 Emerald and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for his dissertation, “Evaluating sources of implicit feedback for Web search.” The...
February 23, 2009
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the second digital curation curriculum symposium April 1 to 3, 2009 in Chapel Hill, NC. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects is part of the Preserving Access to Our...
February 23, 2009
The legal settlement between authors and book publishers and Google regarding the company's indexing and book scanning project will be the focus of the fourth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Pamela Samuelson, the Richard M....
February 23, 2009
Students, are you interested in meeting and networking with professionals in the area? If so the SILSAA Speed Networking Event is just for you! ILSSA (Information and Library Science Student Association) and SILSAA (School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association) are pleased to invite...
February 20, 2009
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for the dean of the School of Information and Library Science. The dean, a senior level administrator, reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost. The position is a tenured academic appointment. The dean is...
February 20, 2009
A search committee has been formed to identify potential candidates for the position of dean for the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Search Committee includes: John Stamm, professor, Dental Ecology Chair of the Search Committee...
February 19, 2009
The deadline to register for a summer seminar in Prague, Czech Republic or Oxford, England, sponsored by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina has been extended to March 25, 2009. There are still a few spots available for anyone interested in being...
February 17, 2009
Children’s book illustrator and author Brian Pinkney is the first writer announced for the 2009 North Carolina Literary Festival, set for Sept. 10-13, 2009. With the theme “A Celebration of Reading and Writing,” the free public festival at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will...
February 17, 2009
How will our grandchildren understand the dramatic events of the 2008 U.S. presidential election if they can’t access the rich digital information that documented and, arguably, influenced the process? To create a “memory” to deliver today’s digital information reliably to future generations, the...
February 13, 2009
If you're interested in connecting information, people and technology, then the Bachelor of Science in Information Science program at the School of Information and Library Science may be for you! We are now accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) and the...