2010 News

December 21, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science office will be open December 20 through December 23 and closed December 24 and 27. SILS will be open on December 28 and 29 and closed December 30 and 31. The first day of classes for spring semester is January 10, 2011. Have a safe and happy holiday...
December 15, 2010
The 2011 DigCCurr Public Symposium - "Curate Me: Stewardship of Personal Digital Archives" is now open for registration. The event will take place January 7, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room at Wilson Library on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
December 13, 2010
BSIS major Elizabeth Sams was recently awarded an honorable mention in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for 2011. A list of the winners will be published in the January 2011 issue of Computing News. Winners must be nominated by two faculty members and...
December 13, 2010
SILS alumni, Benn P. Joseph (MSLS '06) and M. Nathalie Wheaton (MSLS '06) met at SILS in 2004 when they were just beginning their programs in library science. On February 9, 2010, the couple welcomed an adorable daughter, Sophie Carolina. She weighed 11 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. ...
December 7, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce its summer international programs for 2011. Register now for either the seminar program to London, England or to Prague in the Czech Republic. Registration is open to all...
December 6, 2010
Sponsored annually by the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (NCSLA), the Sara Aull Student Paper Award recognizes the best student paper of publishable quality relating to special libraries.  This year's award winner was SILS Master's student Chris Doty for his paper "...
December 2, 2010
A new book written by School of Information and Library Science (SILS) MSIS student Evan Carroll (BSIS '08), experience designer and researcher, and John Romano, interaction designer and technology researcher, examines the issues surrounding digital files after you are gone. The book, Your Digital...
December 2, 2010
When SILS Master's students in the library science track envision their future careers, most anticipate working in either academic or public library settings. SILS alumna Vesselina Stoytcheva (MSLS 1999) chose instead to look to the world of small business and the opportunities it provides to...
December 1, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking doctoral student applicants interested in Middle Eastern Studies and librarianship. These Fellowships are funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. A 20 hour a week...
November 30, 2010
His goal to run across all 50 U.S. states came one step closer to fruition on November 21st, as SILS director of Information Technology Scott Adams crossed 208 miles of rough Florida terrain that included swamps, boiling asphalt, and, finally, the snow-white sands of Daytona Beach.  In order to...
November 24, 2010
The Carolina Library Community building project is part of the campus-wide UNC Class of 2011 Build a Block project, which is a student-led initiative to build ten houses for families of UNC staff over the 2010-2011 academic school year. SILS faculty, staff students and alumni; Library staff and...
November 23, 2010
Thanksgiving recess begins Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 with no classes held. The School of Information and Library Science will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. Have a safe and happy holiday!
November 22, 2010
Storytellers and musicians will entertain children and adults of all ages at the Friends of the Library’s 18th annual Winter Stories program on Thursday, Dec. 9 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library. This year’s program, which begins at 5 p.m. in the Wilson Library and is...
November 22, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle, in May 2011 and January 2012. The Institute is a two part session consisting of one five-day session...
November 22, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill is happy to announce the launch of its mobile version of the SILS Web site. Visitors will now be able to browse all of the SILS Web site content using an interface tailored to their mobile device. The new mobile version allows...
November 19, 2010
SILS alumnus, Michael Fitzgerald (MSLS ’08), is co-director of the "Map of Jazz Musicians" project, which was recently funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-Up Grant. The grant, which can be up to $50,000, is given to a digital initiative in any area in the humanities,...
November 18, 2010
As a research assistant for the past two years, SILS student Liz Koehler has partnered with Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell on a number of studies targeting school librarians and young adult users. One of them, an examination of school library resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...
November 17, 2010
During his time as a student at SILS, Sayan Chakraborty (MSIS 2006) realized that he loved solving complex questions related to information—particularly those that called for him to pay close attention to the needs of information users.  As a senior consultant at Deloitte, a major international...
November 10, 2010
The result of a recent three-way partnership between The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Cyberinfrastructure for Billions of Electronic Records project (CI-BER) held its official kickoff...
November 8, 2010
The guest speaker for the School of Information and Library Science's (SILS) winter commencement ceremony is SILS alumna (MSLS '97) Deborah Balsamo. Balsamo is the National Program Manager for EPA's National Library Network where she has the responsibility for coordinating the operations of the...
November 5, 2010
SILS students Chris Cline (MSIS) and Justin Brinegar (BSIS) were members of a student team who won the first ever ASIS&T Student Design Competition at last week’s ASIS&T 2010 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.                 Justin Brinegar                                             Chris...
November 4, 2010
SILS master’s student Casey Rawson is the recipient of the fall semester's Elfreda Chatman Fund Award, which is given to a master’s student who demonstrates creativity and vision in his or her research proposal.  The proposals are submitted each semester as part of the SILS Research Methods course...
November 3, 2010
  When Justin Brinegar, a student in the bachelor of science in information science program at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was considering his research project this spring semester, he began thinking about music and how it was stored and managed. As a lover of music, he...
November 1, 2010
Two $1,000 scholarships awarded for newly admitted undergraduate students have gone to Marla Sullivan and Katherine Meyer. 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...
November 1, 2010
Ashlee Edwards and Elizabeth Sams, students in the bachelor of science in information science program at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have each been awarded a "Dunlevie Honors Undergraduate Research Award." The Dunlevie Honors Awards are administered by the Honors Office of...
October 30, 2010
The Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Group was recently recognized for publishing one of the top 14 papers in the first decade of the Context-aware Business Application Service Co-ordination in Mobile Computing Environments (CASCOM) Conference. The paper, "The San Diego Supercomputer Center...
October 30, 2010
Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto has been awarded the 2011 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation, titled “Mentoring, Collaboration, and Interdisciplinarity: An Evaluation of the Scholarly Development of Information and Library Science Doctoral Students.”  The fellowship, which ...
October 27, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will welcome Dr. Ryan Shaw, who will join the faculty as assistant professor on January 1, 2011. Shaw comes to SILS from the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. in Information Management and Systems with a Designated...
October 26, 2010
On Sunday, Dec. 19th, 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 25, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes Wakefield Harper as student services assistant in the school's Administrative Offices effective Oct. 25, 2010. Wakefield will assist with a number of responsibilities including welcoming visitors and interacting with faculty, students...
October 20, 2010
SILS Ph.D. student Javier Velasco-Martin has been invited by the Information Architecture community of Chile to give two presentations. The first will be held on October 22 at the School of Architecture & Design of the Catholic University of Valparaiso and the second on October 23 at the...
October 19, 2010
Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed Alumni Distinguished Professor. Those selected for this prestigious title must be exceptional faculty who are tenured professors with a record of...
October 18, 2010
Sharalyn Laster, a 2007 alumna of SILS (MSLS), has been appointed to a three-year term on the Federal Depository Library Council (FDLC). The FDLC advises the Public Printer on policy matters relating to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), a government documents initiative involving the...
October 18, 2010
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 for the DigCCurr Ph.D. Fellowships. These Fellowships are funded by the Institute for Museum...
October 12, 2010
Laura Christopherson has been named an ASIS&T New Leaders Award Winner, joining seven other talented recipients from the U.S. and abroad who also received the honor.  Funding from the award will allow Christopherson to attend the next two annual ASIS&T meetings, where she will be partnered...
October 12, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed its Board of Visitors (BOV) to Chapel Hill for its fall meeting on October 4, 2010. Mary Boone, SILS distinguished alumna and director of the State Library of North Carolina, is the...
October 11, 2010
Dr. Barbara Wildemuth, SILS professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs, is the recent recipient of two awards presented by the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T): the Watson Davis Award, as well as the Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior...
October 11, 2010
BSIS student Justin Brinegar will present a poster at the upcoming American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) annual meeting that will be held Oct. 22-27 in Pittsburgh, PA. The poster, which is titled "Understanding Personal Digital Music Collections," presents the...
October 7, 2010
"If we did not have libraries, would anyone invent them?" was the topic of the 2010 annual Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The lecture, which is hosted by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,...
October 6, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science graduate student, Kimberly Hirsh, has been selected as a protégée for the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) new mentoring program. YALSA, a division of the American Library Association, is specifically geared towards providing library...
October 1, 2010
A kick-off meeting that shared information about a joint project for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County between the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the University Libraries was held Sept. 23, 2010 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library. The project,...
October 1, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the appointment of the first Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor on Sept. 17, 2010, in the former home of the school, Wilson Library, on the anniversary of the day library classes were...
September 30, 2010
SILS alumnus Luke Miller (MSIS '10) has been appointed information architect at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in their Online Products department. Miller primarily works with designers, developers and content providers to curate the online presence of a major business source at WSJ. His...
September 30, 2010
Washington and Lee University announced on September 21, 2010 the appointment of SILS alumna Caroline L. Osbourne as director of the Law Library and professor of Legal Research. Osbourne has served as the library's interim director for the past year. Her duties include managing the daily operations...
September 28, 2010
On September 7, 2010, Marian G. Fragola began her new position as North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries director of Program Planning and Outreach.  Fragola's responsibilities include the implementation of programming that strengthens connections and networks between NCSU's many research...
September 28, 2010
    Paul Jones, director of ibiblio and clinical associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has received a 2010 IBM Faculty Award for $29,000. The Faculty Awards are competitive international awards that recognize full-...
September 25, 2010
The American Political Science Association has awarded its "Best Political Science Software Award" to SILS alumnus, Dr. Chirag Shah, for ContextMiner, a software program he created while a doctoral student at SILS. The program was developed as part of the VidArch Project  at SILS, a project funded...
September 24, 2010
Faculty Position Announcement Information and Library Science Assistant Professors (Two positions) The Faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek interdisciplinary colleagues who are interested in joining our sustained and...
September 23, 2010
The Carolinas Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Chapter have been awarded the 2010 Chapter Event of the Year Award for the group's information design workshop. This 2.5 hour workshop on...
September 16, 2010
School of Information and Library Science students and Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor, will participate in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Science Expo, scheduled for Sept. 25, 2010. UNC will host an exciting array of speakers, performers and activities throughout the day...
September 14, 2010
ibiblio, the public’s library and digital archive, has received $50,000 from the Beal Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation on behalf of Lulu.com. Lulu.com is an open publishing resource that helps authors distribute their work for profit and helps buyers find the content they need. The gift...
September 13, 2010
Be part of one of the fastest growing fields in the nation by applying to 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 10, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the newest founding members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). The Library of Congress announced in early August the formation of the NDSA, a partnership of institutions and organizations dedicated to preserving and...
September 10, 2010
Carol Jenkins, an adjunct professor at the School of Information and Library Science and director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Health Sciences Library, will receive the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries’ 2010 Cornerstone Award.  The annual award is given to a...
September 10, 2010
SILS alumna Megan Oakleaf was recently awarded a $280,500 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Oakleaf an assistant professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, who will match the grant with an additional $126,815. The grant will be used to measure...
September 7, 2010
In addition to the enhancements made to Manning Hall this summer, which included new paint throughout the building, new carpeting and new, more comfortable furniture, artist Megan McLeod Brown lent her talents to SILS—covering previously blank Manning Hall walls with her beautiful artwork. A 15’ by...
September 3, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to welcome April Hutchinson to the position of health informatics technology coordinator. In this role, Hutchinson will collaborate with instructors to schedule courses, collect up-to-date syllabi and communicate about course offerings in the...
September 3, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science will be closed Monday, Sept. 6th in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Have a safe and happy weekend!  
August 25, 2010
The Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) has awarded Drs. Barbara Moran and Javed Mostafa a grant in the amount of $891,451 for their project, "Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st Century: ELIME-21." Under Moran's and Mostafa's direction, the School of...
August 25, 2010
The Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) has awarded SILS Alumni Distinguished Professor Joanne Marshall a grant in the amount of $298,385 for her project, "Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 3 (WILIS 3): Sustaining the Career Tracking Model through Data sharing." The ...
August 25, 2010
Rose T. Dawson, SILS alumna (MSLS '86) and director of the Alexandria Library in Virginia, received the prestigious Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award at the National Conference of African American Librarians of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association held in...
August 24, 2010
Dr. Irene Owens, SILS 2006 distinguished alumna (Ph.D. '95) and dean of the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, was awarded the DEMCO/ALA Black Caucus Award for Excellence in Librarianship in Birmingham, AL at the annual Black Caucus of the American...
August 21, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites participants in the information technology and biomedical areas to attend a special summit titled, "Academy Meets the Real World." Dean Gary Marchionini, faculty and students will be on...
August 19, 2010
One of North Carolina’s highest regarded citizens and a distinguished figure in the library world, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Charlesanna Fox, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Aug. 1st, 2010 at the Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, NC.  “We...
August 16, 2010
A contractor with the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Jane Bethel joins the Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC as the electronic resources/reference librarian. For nearly seven years, Bethel was the serials associate at St. Olaf...
August 5, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Stephanie B. Cole to the position of director of development effective July 30, 2010. In this role, she will direct the School's development activities and will be responsible for creating and...
August 5, 2010
On August 2nd, David Woodbury took on a new role as Learning Commons Librarian at North Carolina State University.  Included in his responsibilities will be the planning, management, and delivery of services in NCSU's library learning spaces.  Splitting time between the D.H. Hill Learning Commons,...
August 5, 2010
Dr. Diane Kelly, 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 (2010-2012) effective July 1, 2010.  Named the 2006-2007 SILS Outstanding Teacher of the Year, as well...
July 8, 2010
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, located in Bethesda, Maryland, announced today that Julie Adamo, (MSLS '10) alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been accepted into the NLM...
July 7, 2010
"If we did not have libraries, would anyone invent them?" will be the featured topic of the 2010 Lucile K. Henderson Lecture hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lecture will feature Chris Batt, OBE, director of Chris Batt...
June 21, 2010
Dr. Barbara B. Moran, professor, School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed the first Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor effective July 1, 2010. The professorship is the result of a gift from the estate of the School’s...
June 18, 2010
His most recent goal is to run across Florida this coming November, but Scott Adams, SILS director of Information Technology, plans to go the distance, running across the other 49 states as well. He has already crossed two of them off his list. Adams' most recent run across Georgia, which covered...
June 17, 2010
Join fellow alumni, current students and other professionals for the School of Information and Library Science alumni reunion during the annual DC 2010 Archives & Records Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The reunion will be held on Balcony D of the Washington Marriott Wardman Park...
June 17, 2010
This summer Manning Hall has undergone a significant facelift with the addition of new paint, carpeting and furniture throughout the building. These additions could not have come at a better time, as some of Manning's walls, floors and stairwells were beginning to show their age. The SILS computer...
June 17, 2010
Dr. Diane Kelly, 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 (2010-2012) effective July 1, 2010. Named the 2006-2007 SILS Outstanding Teacher of the Year, as well...
June 7, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science saw a record breaking number of doctoral students graduating in 2009 and 2010. This academic year, a total of 19 have defended their dissertations or will defend within the next few weeks. “The caliber of student who enters our doctoral program is...
June 7, 2010
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) doctoral candidate, Carolyn Hank, has been awarded a 2010 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. The competitive fellowship, awarded annually, was officially...
May 29, 2010
Two SILS faculty members were presented with the 2010 Outstanding Teacher Awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on May 9, 2010.  Dr. Sandra Hughes Hassell, associate professor, and Dr. Susan Rathbun-Grubb, SILS graduate, were nominated by their students for their teaching excellence. The...
May 28, 2010
Join your fellow School of Information and Library Science classmates at the Special Libraries Association alumni reunion on Monday June 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The reunion will take place in the Rhythms Ballroom 3 in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel located at 500 Canal Street, New...
May 28, 2010
Classes will not be held and the SILS administrative office will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Classes resume on Tuesday, June 1st. For more facts about Memorial Day, go to: USA.gov Have a safe and happy weekend!
May 27, 2010
The Sustainable Archives and Leveraging Technologies (SALT) team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) are pleased to announce the enhanced Web site for T-RACES (Testbed for the Redlining Archives of California's...
May 25, 2010
Join us for the School of Information and Library Science reunion in Washington D.C. as we reunite with current and old friends and colleagues, meet our new dean - Dr. Gary Marchionini, remember Dr. Edward Holley and Gillian Debreczeny, sign up for door prizes and enjoy hors d'oeurves. A cash bar...
May 13, 2010
A memorial service for former School of Information and Library Science dean, Dr. Edward G. Holley, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Gerrard Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Hosted by his children, Gailon, Jens, Amy and Beth, the service will honor...
May 12, 2010
Faculty members share best wishes with Dr. Evelyn Daniel during a luncheon held in her honor on May 5, 2010. From left to right, Drs. Claudia Gollop, Deborah Barreau, Joanne Marshall, Evelyn Daniel, Ron Bergquist, Helen Tibbo and Barbara Moran.             Two years after her official retirement,...
May 11, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Director of Development.  The Director of Development will report directly to the Dean and will be a member of the Dean's Office in a senior management...
May 11, 2010
Joyce L. Ogburn, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna, university librarian and director of the University of Utah Marriott Library, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  She will become president-elect...
May 10, 2010
Beginning May 16, SILS faculty and students affiliated with the DigCCurr Professional Institute will lead and take part in a five day workshop (May 16-21) that addresses current trends in digital curation. The workshop is designed to help library and information science professionals stay up-to-...
May 8, 2010
The winner of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's prestigious 2010 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring is Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). Selected from among hundreds of...
May 4, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS), in partnership with Duke University and other partners at UNC at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a grant by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The grant for $865,000 will...
April 30, 2010
The Fall 2009 issue of Library Trends, a quarterly standard in the field of library science scholarship, features "Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science." Edited by Drs. Joanne Gard Marshall, alumni distinguished professor, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the...
April 23, 2010
Lee Dirks, director of Education & Scholarly Communications in Microsoft’s External Research division, presented "The Next Generation Scholarly Communication Ecosystem: Implications for Librarians" at the fifth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science on...
April 23, 2010
SILS student Meghan Gaherty (MSLS) has been named a 2010 IREX Fellow. The International Research & Exchanges Board, or IREX, "is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster...
April 22, 2010
Apr. 22, 2010 – Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center, of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2010 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research by the Library...
April 21, 2010
Blitz participants and organizers, front row from left to right, from SILS, Jane Greenberg, Jacki Sherman, Elisabeth Cribbs, Sojourna Cunningham, and Jewel Ward; back row from left to right, Michele Hayslett, UNC Libraries; Libby Dechman, Ed Summers and Barbara Tillet (all from the Library of...
April 21, 2010
North Carolina State University Libraries recently announced their new fellows for next fall, two of which are SILS students.  Beginning this summer, Adam Rogers and L. Hill Taylor will start their two year term appointments as NCSU Libraries Fellows.  During that time, Rogers and Taylor will be...
April 16, 2010
                  Aaron Brubaker and Hínár Polczer receive their individual Information Technology Awards from Mike Barker, assistant vice chancellor and chief technology officer in ITS, and Bruce Carney, executive vice chancellor and provost at UNC at Chapel Hill.                     Aaron...
April 15, 2010
Join guests from the Library of Congress, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries staff for a celebration that features a blitz on cataloging research. "A Cataloging Research Blitz: Celebrating 2010 as the Year of...
April 14, 2010
Robert Molyneux (Ph.D. '84) has been selected as a 2010 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 2010 spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 9...
April 14, 2010
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, vice president of Yahoo! Research for Europe, Middle East and Latin America, will present "Towards a Distributed Web Search Engine" on Monday, April 26, 2010. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 0105 of Murphey...
April 14, 2010
The Librarians' Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-Chapel Hill) will host the 2010 LAUNC-CH Research Forum on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. The forum will include...
April 11, 2010
The red carpet will not line the way to room 117 of Manning Hall, but the screening of "The Hollywood Librarian" will take place at 5 p.m. on April 26th courtesy of the Information and Library Science Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The Hollywood Librarian” is the first...
April 6, 2010
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) graduate student, Felix Portnoy, is the recipient of a $50,000 award from Google's Research Award program for his proposal, "Modeling the Effect of Habituation on Banner Blindness as a Function of Repetition and Search Type." The award will support...
April 6, 2010
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus, Robert E. Molyneux, will present "...something commensurate to our capacity for wonder" at the 2010 SILS spring commencement ceremony. Molyneux is vice president of Business Development at Equinox Software, Inc., a company that develops and...
March 31, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its Spring Holiday on Friday, April 2nd. Classes will not be held and the School of Information and Library Sciences' administrative offices will be closed. Classes resume on Monday, April 5 and the SILS administrative offices will re-...
March 30, 2010
IBM vice president of Emerging Internet Technologies, Rod Smith, will present "Do-It-Yourself Analytics Meets Library Sciences - New Intelligence and Emerging Applications in DIY Web Analytics" at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 20, 2010. Hosted by the School of Information...
March 30, 2010
Dana Hanson-Baldauf, SILS doctoral candidate, has been awarded first place for her poster presentation in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School's 12th Annual Graduate Student Recognition celebration. Her poster, "Exploring the Everyday Life Information Practices, Needs,...
March 29, 2010
The School of Information and Library Science and the Department of Information Studies, University College London invite you on a journey to the literary, academic and cultural capital of England! The seminar will be held between May 16th and 29th, 2010. International programs are open to all...
March 24, 2010
Entrepreneur and chief executive officer of iContact, Ryan P. Allis, will present "The Future of Business Communication" at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 8, 2010. Allis, will discuss electronic communication, social media, e-marketing, using data to drive business...
March 23, 2010
On Sunday, May 9, 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 20, 2010
Registration for the WWW2010 Conference is currently underway.  For specific information on how to register, visit the conference’s Web site at: http://www2010.org/www/attendees/register/ This year’s WWW Conference promises to be the most exciting and informative yet—featuring the likes of Internet...
March 17, 2010
Ernie Cox, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and media specialist at St. Timothy's School in Raleigh, has been selected as a "Mover & Shaker" by the Library Journal. The Library Journal published its...
March 17, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library is hosting an open house in honor of Earth Day and National Library Week on Wednesday, April 21st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The open house, which is located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), will feature library demonstrations, a book swap and...
March 17, 2010
Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall, alumni distinguished professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the Medical Library Association's (MLA) Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship. Connie Schardt, current president...
March 15, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce that it is the new home for the Games4Learning Initiative. The Games4Learning Initiative (G4L) was created by UNC at Chapel Hill’s Information Technology Services (ITS)...
March 10, 2010
The critical role of metadata in creating value for users and the particular challenges when dealing with massive volumes of content will be the focus of the presentation by Greg Merkle, vice president of Product Strategy and Design at Dow Jones Corporate Markets. The presentation is hosted by the...
March 5, 2010
Scholarly communication and the changes necessary to keep up with its transformation will be the focus of the fifth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Lee Dirks, SILS alumnus and director of Education & Scholarly...
March 4, 2010
Spring break officially begins Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Classes resume on Monday, March 15th at 8 a.m. Have a safe and happy break!
March 3, 2010
All SILS students are invited to apply for a scholarship to China for an international summer camp that will be hosted by Wuhan University from July 11 to 17, 2010. The Contest of Information Literacy Knowledge and Competency for International Students will be held on July 13, 2010. The theme of...
March 3, 2010
Dr. Susan Dumais, principal researcher and manager of the Context, Learning and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group at Microsoft Research, will present a talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. The...
March 3, 2010
SILS graduate student, Brian D. Leaf, is one of 17 fellows selected to participate in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 2010 Career Enhancement Program. The ARL Career Enhancement Program, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, gives MLIS...
February 26, 2010
Ryan Shaw will be on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Friday, March 19 to present, "Conceptualizing the Past: Historical Events and Knowledge Organization." The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 307 of Manning Hall at 10 a.m. (NOTE:...
February 22, 2010
Congratulations to Dorothy (Dot) Carr Porter (MSLS '02) who on Dec. 8, 2009 gave birth to a son, Andrew Duncan Porter, in Dublin, Ireland. He was 9 lb. 9 oz and 22 inches long. Dot is the Metadata Manager at the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO), a project of the Royal Irish Academy. It serves...
February 21, 2010
Do you want to know what it's like to step out into the world of librarianship and information science after you leave the hallowed halls of Manning behind? Want to network with experienced people in your field? Want to find out more about what it's like to have that dream job?  Come to the SILS...
February 19, 2010
– One of the most outstanding leaders in 20th century American librarianship, Dr. Edward G. Holley, died peacefully Thursday, February 18 in Durham, NC. A highly respected dean and professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from...
February 18, 2010
Oksana Zavalina will be on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Monday, March 1, 2010 to present, "Collection-level Subject Access: Metadata Application and Use." The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 14 of Manning Hall (ground level) at 2...
February 18, 2010
A panel discussion comprised of SILS alumni will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in Manning Hall room 208. The presentation, which is sponsored by the SILS student chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) will feature: Kim Ashley, MSLS ‘00 Knowledge...
February 18, 2010
Doctoral student Fred Stutzman has been awarded the Graduate Mentor Support Grant from the UNC at Chapel Hill's Office for Undergraduate Research for his excellent mentoring skills. "One of the great things about SILS, and UNC in general, is an environment that nourishes meaningful research...
February 17, 2010
Dr. Rick Wash will be on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Monday, February 22 to present, "Socio-Technical Influences on Behavior in Social Media." The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 14 of Manning Hall (ground level) at 2 p.m. (NOTE...
February 12, 2010
 WWW2010, the 19th International World Wide Web conference is fast approaching. Early registration for the conference will end next week on February 18. Register now for discounts! The WWW2010 local organizing committee has worked diligently to keep the Raleigh conference costs low. Registration...
February 12, 2010
Disestablishmentarianism is the title of SILS graduate student Mike Nutt’s visual memoir project, which was selected by a jury for this year’s CHAT Festival Student Media Gallery. CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology) is a festival celebrating innovation in the digital arts and...
February 11, 2010
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH), part of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology), a digital arts and humanities festival open to the public Feb. 16-20, 2010 on the UNC campus. The School of Information and Library...
February 11, 2010
Chancellor Holden Thorp, President Emeritus William C. Friday and other special guests will celebrate 50 years of Carolina computing on March 18, 2010 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at...
February 10, 2010
For all of the latest information on awards, events, research, and news associated with the School of Information and Library Science, become a follower of SILS on Twitter. Joining is easy, and following is even easier. Simply create your own Twitter account and start following SILS at uncsils...
February 10, 2010
All students, faculty and staff of the School of Information and Library Science are invited to submit nominations for the 2010 “Outstanding Teacher Award.” SILS will recognize two outstanding faculty–one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member who have demonstrated excellence in...
February 8, 2010
Feb. 8, 2010 — 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...
February 5, 2010
Isaac Gerstenzang, corporate director of E-Commerce at Destination Hotels & Resorts will present, "Use of Web Site Presence and Social Media for Integrated Marketing Strategy in the Enterprise," on Thursday, February 18 at 4:45 p.m. in room 208 of Manning Hall. Presentation Overview See how...
February 3, 2010
Dr. Jamshid Beheshti, principal investigator of "A Virtual Reality interface for children's Web portals" will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday, Feb. 18 to present "Search Log Analysis of a Children's Portal." The presentation will take place from 10:30-12:00 in...
February 2, 2010
Dr. Cecilia Aragon will be on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Thursday, Feb. 11th to present, "A Tale of Two Online Communities: Fostering Collaboration and Creativity in Scientists and Children." The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the...
January 29, 2010
This year’s E.J. Josey Scholarship Committee selected SILS doctoral student Alice Etim’s essay, “Following in the footsteps of Dr. E. J. Josey: LIS Professionals Collaborating to Fix the Digital Divide in Modern Society" as one of the winners of its annual essay-based scholarship competition. Etim'...
January 28, 2010
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed dean of the School of Information and Library Science. The University’s Board of Trustees today (Jan. 28) approved the appointment, effective April 1. “Gary Marchionini is a...
January 22, 2010
Two SILS master’s students are the recipients of the Elfreda Chatman Fund Award, an award given to master’s students who demonstrate creative and scholarly vision in their research proposals. This year’s winners are Adam Mack, whose proposal is entitled “Real-time query expansion and search query...
January 19, 2010
Among those attending the DigCCurr II Winter Institute, were, clockwise from top, Jake Carlson, Data Research Scientist at Purdue University; Dianne Dietrich, Research Data & Metadata Librarian at Cornell University; Brian Westra, Science Data Services Librarian at University of Oregon; and...
January 19, 2010
Patrick Herron, SILS alumnus (MSIS 2006) and research analyst and technologist for the Jenkins Chair for New Technologies in Society at Duke University, has been published in a wide variety of places recently. Herron published a book, which he describes as “a descendant of my SILS master’s thesis...
January 15, 2010
Ruth Palmquist, long-time SILS adjunct faculty member, has received a Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Online Education in 2009! The award is given to faculty nominated by students from institutions other than the faculty member's home...
January 14, 2010
Keynote presenter, John Palfrey, vice dean, Library and Information Resources and Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center on the Internet & Society at Harvard University.  When you curl up with a book - even one from the library,...
January 13, 2010
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, UNC will hold a celebration comprised of events designed to commemorate the ideas and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. The highlight of the celebration will be the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture on Thursday, January 21st, given by...