2012 News

December 21, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science is pleased to welcome Cliff Missen as clinical associate professor on January 1, 2013. Missen is the director of the WiderNet Project and has previously been an instructor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. The...
December 21, 2012
Registration Now Open!   DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle    May 12-17, 2013 & January 6-7, 2014 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                                                     Visit http://ils.unc...
December 16, 2012
On Sunday, Dec. 16th, 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 10 a.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Louis...
December 13, 2012
“The judge’s ruling is significant not only for Georgia State University (GSU), but for all educational fair use,” said GSU President Mark Becker about the ruling in a GSU copyright case. In 2008, several publishers brought lawsuit against GSU for its use of copyrighted material in higher...
December 12, 2012
NOTE: The Search Committee is currently reviewing applications and hopes to conduct preliminary interviews beginning January 14,2013. The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty...
December 12, 2012
"Across the Divide: On Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Information Science and Communication" will be the topic of the eighth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science on March 25, 2013. Deen Freelon, assistant professor of Public Communication...
December 11, 2012
Dr. Denise Anthony will join the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on January 1, 2013 as lecturer. Anthony joins SILS from the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science where she taught for seven years,...
December 10, 2012
The 2012 School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Staff Excellence awards were presented to Kaitlyn Murphy, student services manager and Mark Snyder, desktop support and help desk manager during the School Retreat on December 6, 2012.  The award is presented to SILS staff members who have...
December 7, 2012
Staff and faculty of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill participated in the University's annual Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 7, 2012.   Kaitlyn Murphy, student services manager, undergraduate and organizer of SILS team; Lara Bailey, student...
December 5, 2012
For those who were unable to attend the "Information Entrepreneurs: SILS Case Studies" event, a video is now available online at http://vimeo.com/54955975.  The panelists featured five of the School's many entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world of information and library science.  ...
December 5, 2012
Haley Walton, a graduate student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been honored with the 2012-2013 Sara Aull Student Award. The award competition is sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association...
December 5, 2012
Samantha Crisp’s creative blog entry into the University of North Carolina Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) “Anything Goes” contest has won her the opportunity to participate in this year’s ALA Student-to-Staff program. The Student-to-Staff program allows 40 graduate...
December 5, 2012
Nicole Lehotsky, a second-year student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded this year’s annual Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant. This $1,500 award gives Lehotsky the opportunity to attend the American...
November 28, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to recognize and honor its donors for their generous support. Much of what SILS is, and what we hope to be in the future, is the result of private support. These gifts help SILS recruit and educate talented student as well as...
November 27, 2012
“Chilly and Charming,” the 20th Annual Winter Stories Program for Children of All Ages, will take place on December 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. (cookie reception) 5:30 (program) to 6:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library. The event if free and open to the public.  ...
November 27, 2012
For the fourth consecutive year, the School of Information and Library Science will partner with UNC’s libraries and other campus departments to collect children’s books for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. The drive will run Nov...
November 26, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Alumni Association has named Karen Ciccone (MSLS '97) as a featured alumna. After graduating with a B.S. in Physics from Rhodes College, Ciccone received her master's degree from SILS in 1997. She now...
November 16, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association (SILSAA) will host a Field Experience Exploration Event on November 28th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Library. Pizza will be served! SILS students are invited to hear from former and current...
November 15, 2012
iConference 2013: Early-bird registration available through Dec. 15, 2012 12-15 February, 2013, Fort Worth, Texashttp://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/ ************************************************************* The iConference planning committee is pleased to announce the opening of...
November 14, 2012
We are seeking an exceptional open-rank candidate to join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with the expectation of directly engaging in and supporting the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP). The candidate will have substantial research and teaching experiences and...
November 13, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) invites you on a journey to the literary, academic and cultural capitals of Prague, Czech Republic and London, England. Set for May 19 to June 1, 2013, the two week seminars offer an opportunity to...
November 13, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce that Katie Meyer will be initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society on Nov. 19, 2012.  Meyer, a senior Bachelor's in Information Science (BSIS) student, will...
November 12, 2012
"Information Entrepreneurs: SILS Case Study" is the topic of a special panel discussion featuring alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have used their degrees in interesting and entrepreneurial ways. Join us in person...
November 9, 2012
The Public Library as Health Information Resource? Please join us for a special presentation by Mary Grace Flaherty, public library director in Sidney, NY on November 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Manning Hall room 208.     Abstract The Public Library as Health Information Resource? Public libraries have...
November 8, 2012
Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadets and midshipmen will assemble in dress uniforms at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to attend the free public...
November 7, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - A new consortium to be formed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and members of the Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization, will work to develop a popular open source data management solution called the integrated Rule-Oriented Data...
November 7, 2012
Dr. Deborah Barreau, an outstanding and beloved professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who passed away February 10, 2012, is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Association for Library and Information Science Education...
November 7, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries announced four professional appointments including two recent graduates of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill. Ellen Coen Boote (MSLS '12), Doug Diesenhaus (MSLS '12), have accepted...
November 7, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - Are you increasingly tasked with managing digital collections?  Are you trying to define new processes and workflows to care for digital materials in your institution?  Is leadership in data curation in your future? Digital curation involves many new skills, methods and principles...
November 6, 2012
20th Annual Winter Stories Program for Children of All Ages   Storytellers and musicians will entertain children of all ages at the Friends of the Library’s 20th annual Winter Stories program on Dec. 6th in Wilson Library. This year’s program, with the theme “Chilly and Charming,” will...
November 1, 2012
Memorial service for Dr. Jerry D. Saye   A memorial service and tribute to Dr. Jerry D. Saye, former Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Pleasants Family...
November 1, 2012
The Conyers-Rockdale Library welcomed back Ben Carter (MSLS '06), who began work as the new assistant director on September 4.  Carter had previously served at the Library as head of Youth Services from 2006 – 2007, then worked for Gwinnett Public Library System for five years, most recently as...
October 31, 2012
 Anne Barrett, an MSLS student at the School of Information and Library Science, has won a fellowship to attend and present at the 2013 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) conference.  According to the society's Web site, the Scott Opler Graduate Student Fellowship is given to "support the...
October 31, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been experiencing unprecedented athletic success lately in its intramural sports league, the Dewey Decimators.  “The Dewey Decimators are an open team, meaning anyone in SILS can play,” said...
October 31, 2012
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in SILS’ bachelor’s in information science degree program have been awarded to Keith Morris and Mary Peterson. The scholarships, which are awarded spring and fall semesters to students who meet the criteria of high scholastic...
October 29, 2012
The 2012 SILS Staff Excellence Award Committee is pleased to request your nominations for an outstanding staff member whom you feel is deserving of this recognition.  Please use the “Nomination Form” to address, in as much detail as you can provide, how your nominee meets the four criteria of:...
October 29, 2012
Associate/Full Professor, School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), as an Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) or Full Professor, with the expectation of...
October 28, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - Information Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways, a book that includes the thoughts and ideas of some of the brightest leaders of the information and library science world, is now available in both paper and e-book form at lulu.com . The book is a compilation of...
October 25, 2012
    Join fellow alumni, current students and other professionals for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science alumni reunion during the annual American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD...
October 24, 2012
Join us for CurateGear 2013! a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments and discuss application in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive event focused on digital curation tools and methods. The...
October 24, 2012
Some of the most influential books of this generation are works which were released to a fair amount of controversy and were at times even banned from libraries. "Banned Books Week," which took place September 30th through October 6th, sought to renew appreciation for these challenged works and to...
October 24, 2012
The second bi-annual Health Information Technology (IT) Fair took place on Friday, October 5, 2012 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Approximately 100 students, staff, faculty, professionals and others from the...
October 23, 2012
Dr. Meredith Weiss (Ph.D. '10), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently been appointed associate vice chancellor for business and administration in the University’s Division of Finance and Administration. This is...
October 12, 2012
  Dr. William C. Friday died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92 on October 12, 2012. A memorial service to honor his life is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall. Space is limited. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's News Services has provided the...
October 5, 2012
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is funding fellowships for the project "Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure" or ESOPI2. This project seeks to prepare the next generation of public information stewards by building on the existing dual degree program and...
October 4, 2012
The second bi-annual Health Information Technology (IT) Fair will take place  Friday, October 5th in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil campus.  Learn about the exciting field of health information technology by attending the...
October 3, 2012
The Fall 2012 Town Hall Meeting, previously scheduled for Thursday, October 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., has been postponed. Please watch the SILS Web site and you e-mail for a new date and time. For those who are new to SILS, the Town Hall is an open meeting of SILS students, faculty, and staff...
October 3, 2012
Video captured of the "Building a Digital Public Library of America” presentation by Dr. John G. Palfrey, Jr., head of the Phillips Academy and former Henry n. Ess III professor of Law and vice dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School, is now available on the Vimeo site of...
October 3, 2012
NSF invests nearly $15 million in new big data research projects, and the start of an idea-generating challenge CHAPEL HILL - The National Science Foundation (NSF), with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced nearly $15 million in new Big Data fundamental research...
October 1, 2012
Few would think to go to Portland, Oregon by way of Cairo, but Joan Petit’s (MSLS ‘06) career has taken precisely that path. After graduating from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joan – the SILS Alumni Association Board’s...
September 25, 2012
Members of the Board of Visitors of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were in Chapel Hill for the Fall meeting on September 23 and 24, 2012. During the meeting, the Board voted to send a special proclamation to Chancellor Holden Thorp...
September 22, 2012
Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2012 with interviews beginning in early November for the assistant professor position currently open at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Those interested in the position should apply as...
September 21, 2012
Some quick thinking and a lot of Post-It Notes® notes recently earned University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Ph.D. students Angela Murillo and Sarah Ramdeen a small grant to pursue a project aimed at better understanding what skills are needed...
September 16, 2012
“Building a Digital Public Library of America” is the topic of the talk to be presented by Dr. John G. Palfrey, Jr., head of the Phillips Academy and former Henry n. Ess III professor of Law and vice dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School at the annual Lucile Kelling...
September 16, 2012
You can be part of one of the fastest growing fields in the nation by applying to the BSIS program today! (See the YouTube video here.) Applications for North Carolina's only BSIS program and the minor in Information Systems is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 semester. The...
September 14, 2012
Three members of the SILS community recently took their expertise in digital curation on the road. Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor; Dr. Cal Lee, associate professor; and Heather Bowden, doctoral student, conducted a workshop entitled “Curating for...
September 13, 2012
  Next month, SILS Master’s student Lisbeth Wells-Pratt will be awarded the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship at a ceremony in New York City. Awarded by the Theater Library Association (TLA), Lisbeth will collect her award at a gala ceremony at one of the world’s most hallowed...
September 13, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science graduate Kelly Wooten (MSLS 2002; BA 1999) recently co-edited the book Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century (Litwin Books, 2012) with Lyz Bly, which addresses the...
September 12, 2012
A memorial service and tribute to Dr. Jerry D. Saye, former Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Library on the UNC at...
September 10, 2012
Two alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS)  have joined the staff of NC LIVE. Sarah Dooley (MSLS '12) and Emily Guhde (MSLS '12) are the newest additions to North Carolina's statewide online library service.   Dooley joins NC LIVE as its first Web and User Experience...
September 9, 2012
The American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) USE has selected Laura Christopherson, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the recipient of the 2012 ASIS&T SIG USE...
September 6, 2012
The prestigious Watson Davis Award, presented each year by the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), will go to K.T. Vaughan (MSLS '01), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, education services...
August 30, 2012
A fatal automobile accident in Peru has claimed the lives of SILS alumnus, adjunct instructor and Board of Visitors member, Lee Dirks (MSLS '90) and his wife Judy Lew on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. According to news reports, the couple were on their way to visit pre-Columbian ruins in Calca while...
August 30, 2012
Dr. Robert M. Losee’s book, Information from Processes, About the Nature of Information Creation, Use, and Representation, is now available. Losee’s book, published by Springer, strives to find a domain-independent information model useful in the many disciplines such as computer science, the...
August 24, 2012
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Office of the Secretary has selected Dr. Kevin Cherry (Ph.D. '10) as the next Deputy/Secretary in the Office of Archives and History effective October 16, 2012. Cherry will succeed Dr. Jeff Crow, who is retiring from the position after 38 years of...
August 24, 2012
Dr. Miles Efron (MSIS ’00, Ph.D. ’03), who has been chosen by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Association Board as their latest featured alumnus, went from SILS to the frontline of some of the most exciting projects in...
August 23, 2012
Jenifer Grady (MSLS '93), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, has been appointed executive director of Tenn-Share, an organization whose mission is to help "Tennessee libraries deliver efficient, effective library services through...
August 22, 2012
Welcome to the School of Information and Library Science and to Chapel Hill. For those of you returning to campus, welcome back. To those who are new to SILS, we’re delighted you have joined us. The faculty, staff and your fellow students are pleased that you have selected SILS for your educational...
August 22, 2012
"The Effects of Aggregated Search Coherence on Search Behavior" is the title of a new research project that will be completed by Dr. Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) through an "Eleanor M. and...
August 22, 2012
Dr. Jane Greenberg launched her first class of the semester with an in-person Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)/National Information Standards Organization (NISO) webinar titled "Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data." Attendees included students in her class, a couple of SILS...
August 22, 2012
Earlier this summer, doctoral student, Elliott Hauser received the 2012 Roger K. Summit Scholarship presented by ProQuest, an information firm central to global research.  The scholarship — named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing online information retrieval...
August 16, 2012
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) position is an exciting career path that students may wish to consider when selecting their course of study. The CIO of an organization is normally responsible for the information technology that supports an enterprise. A CIO oversees the computing systems...
August 14, 2012
  The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes visiting scholars from Korea, China and Australia. They include, Jong Sung Kim from Keimyung University; Fenglin Li from Wuhan University; and Falk Scholer from the Royal...
August 13, 2012
Special Topics Courses are truly SPECIAL! The courses offered at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in this category are normally offered once. The credits received can be used as an elective or just because you want to know more....
August 8, 2012
Megan England, graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). England applied for the scholarship to attend...
August 8, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumnus, James "Jay" Dominick (Ph.D. '05), the top-ranking information technology administrator at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, will become vice president for information technology and chief...
August 8, 2012
Bruce Henson (MSLS ‘97) has been appointed associate dean for Research & Learning Services at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center in Atlanta, GA. As associate dean, Henson is responsible for reference and access services, Library service desks, faculty engagement, Archives and the...
August 8, 2012
Joyce L. Ogburn (MSLS '82), dean, J. Willard Marriott Library University Librarian University of Utah and past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, has received the distinction of being selected as one of 30 women to watch by Utah Business Magazine. The article states...
August 8, 2012
Dr. Barbara Moran, Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been appointed to the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA).  "This is an important position for the...
August 8, 2012
In addition to new student orientation, this year for the first time orientation sessions for second year students will be offered at the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "In an effort to help you get through you second year a little more...
August 8, 2012
Dr. Chirag Shah (Ph.D. '10), SILS alumnus and assistant professor at Rutgers University Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information has a new book published. In Collaborative Information Seeking Shah focuses on "two individually well-understood...
August 8, 2012
Dr. Rosemary Green (MSLS '77), SILS alumna, graduate programs librarian and adjunct associate professor at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA - where she is completing her 30th year with the university - has made the top twenty when it comes to instruction articles.  Green's article "...
August 8, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) regrets to report the sad news of the passing of alumna, Ruth Monroe Eggleston Cannon (BSLS '52) who died Friday, July 27, 2012 at The Colonnades in Charlottesville, VA after a battle with cancer. She...
August 8, 2012
Dr. Meredith R. Evans Raiford (Ph.D. '06) has been appointed associate university librarian for Special Collections at the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She has over 15 years of management experience in both academic and commercial settings and brings...
August 6, 2012
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 creative efforts to advance the scholarship and practice of information and library science. Those with...
July 25, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science has recently appointed honorary faculty including:   Deborah Balsamo (MSLS ‘97), professor of practice. She is the National Program Manager, Environmental Protection Agency National Library Network  ...
July 25, 2012
ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, has awarded the 2012 Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Elliott Hauser, a Ph.D. student studying information science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The scholarship — named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in...
July 19, 2012
Pam Mayer (MSLS '11), a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science has been awarded the 2012 Theodore Calvin Pease Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for her Master’s paper entitled “Like a Box of Chocolates: A Case Study...
July 11, 2012
Tammy Cox, assistant dean of administration at the School of Information and Library Science, has two reasons to celebrate.  She has been elected treasurer of the UNC at Chapel Hill Employee Forum. The Forum is made up of EPA non-faculty and SPA employees who are elected by their peers. The Forum's...
July 11, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall, alumni distinguished professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association (MLA) for the 2013 Janet Doe Lectureship.   The...
July 11, 2012
In the winter of 2007, a few days before she was scheduled to leave for a conference in Seattle (WA), Dr. Claudia Gollop, Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor, had an appointment with her physician during which she mentioned a small, dull pain in her back. It was the startling results of her visit...
July 11, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science celebrated the ending of its 80th anniversary year by taking a forward look at the future of our field and its graduates during the Information Professionals 2050 (IP2050) Symposium and Conference. The result of the conference and symposium are...
July 11, 2012
It was his mother’s and stepfather’s never-ending support and continued belief in him at each step of his educational experience that helped Dr. Fred W. Roper (A.B. ’60 and MSLS ’62) choose librarianship as his profession. And spending much of his work life in medical librarianship led him down a...
July 9, 2012
Catalyzed by a $1.39 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) represents a major university-wide commitment to the digital humanities, underwritten by the Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice Chancellor...
July 2, 2012
There's still time to register for the "IEEE International Symposium on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks (POLICY 2012)" that will be held in just two weeks on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Don't delay! Register today by accessing:  http://ieee2012.web.unc.edu...
June 30, 2012
By Aaron Dodson and Alecia Smith On April 4th, 2005, when the North Carolina men’s basketball team won its first national title since 1993 and fourth overall in university history, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) was proud to call one of its students a champion—six-foot-nine...
June 29, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Ericka Patillo who joins the School's faculty as lecturer effective July 1, 2012. Patillo is a doctoral student at SILS with research interests of organizational behavior, academic...
June 29, 2012
What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students, is a new book co-written by Richard Murray (MSLS ’99), metadata librarian and the Spanish & Portuguese cataloger at the Duke University Libraries and an alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of...
June 29, 2012
Melanie Sturgeon, a library science student who discovered the field while volunteering in a local public library has been awarded a conference travel stipend by the SPIE Digital Library.   The SPIE Digital Library will award a travel stipend enabling a library studies student at the University of...
June 29, 2012
A familiar face will once again be seen in Manning Hall when Dr. Fred Stutzman (Ph.D. '11) returns to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stutzman has been appointed visiting assistant professor effective July 1, 2012. Stutzman ...
June 28, 2012
Dr. Xi Niu (Ph.D. ''12), assistant professor, Indiana University Indianapolis and alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a 2012 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the...
June 28, 2012
Rachel Lerner (M.S.L.S. '11) has been named TraCS Institute Knowledge Management Librarian in the Health Sciences Library. In this one-year position, Lerner assists Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute team members by identifying large, interdisciplinary team grants and providing...
June 28, 2012
Suchi Mohanty (M.S.L.S. '02), an alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, began her duties as the new head of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library at the UNC at Chapel Hill on June 4, 2012. In this role, Mohanty provides...
June 26, 2012
Dr. Ryan Shaw, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a $218,063 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program - Research in Early Careers Development grant from the Institute of Museum and Library...
June 21, 2012
Dr. Claudia Gollop, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed as the next Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor effective July 1, 2012. "The Administrative Board of SILS noted the many contributions...
June 21, 2012
The successful Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr) Professional Institute, traveled to Copenhagen for a week-long engagement on June 4, 2012. Taught by international digital curation experts and led by Drs. Helen Tibbo, alumni distinguished professor and Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate...
June 20, 2012
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Ph.D. student Sumayya Ahmed will study in Morocco this summer because of the aid of a fellowship from the American Institute of Maghreb Studies. The award totaled $3,320 and will be used to help pay for Ahmed’s research which she...
June 15, 2012
The pre-1923 titles in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science Juvenile Historical Collection are now available in digital form.  "Over the past two years, we collaborated extensively with other UNC Library Staff, especially the CDLA Staff in...
June 15, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) doctoral student Laura Christopherson has been awarded a 2012 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. The...
June 13, 2012
The Assembly of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) elected four new member organizations, two of which have an affiliation with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), bringing total membership to more...
June 13, 2012
Professor Michael L. Richmond (MSLS '74), Law Center Professor and alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named "2012 Attorney of the Year" by Broward Lawyers Care, the pro bono project of the Legal Aid Service (...
June 13, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Sarah Powell, who has joined the SILS Library as university library assistant effective June 4, 2012. Powell comes to the SILS Library from the Perkins Library at Duke University where...
June 7, 2012
"It is with great sadness that I share that Dr. Jerry D. Saye, our friend, colleague and former faculty member at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, passed away at his home yesterday, June 7, 2012," said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and...
June 7, 2012
Lori E. Harris, a graduate student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a 2012 Spectrum Scholarship.   The Spectrum Scholarship Program, through the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, ...
May 23, 2012
Dr. Meredith Weiss (Ph.D. '09), associate dean for Administration, Finance and Information Technology UNC School of Law and Dana Hanson-Baldauf, doctoral candidate at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will collaborate on a research...
May 23, 2012
 A SILS 80th Anniversary Celebration - June 5th Information Professional 2050 (IP 2050) Conference Note: The book, Information Professionals 2050:Educational Possibilities and Pathways, edited by Dr. Gary Marchionini and Dr. Barbara B. Moran is available for downloading at: http://sils.unc.edu/...
May 22, 2012
Call For Participation: iConference 2013 Fort Worth, Texas February 12-15, 2013 The iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference participants advance the boundaries of information studies, explore...
May 22, 2012
The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the honor society of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, held its annual dinner meeting and induction ceremony on Tuesday, May 1st, at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant in Durham, N.C.   "Beta Phi Mu...
May 17, 2012
David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States, of Washington, D.C., received a doctor of laws degree during the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's commencement ceremony Sunday morning, May 13, 2012.   Ferriero is the first professional librarian to become archivist of the United...
May 17, 2012
South Carolina's State Library director and a distinguished alumnus and member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed director of library Services at The Citadel. David S. Goble (MSLS '...
May 16, 2012
The Edward G. Holley for the Good of the Order Award is presented sporadically when a person or persons demonstrate an extraordinary ability to put the needs of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill above their own. The award was created in...
May 16, 2012
Dr. Barbara Wildemuth, associate dean of Academic Affairs, presented the Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence to Dr. Stephanie Haas, professor, and to Rebecca Vargha, SILS librarian and adjunct instructor, during the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and...
May 16, 2012
Jodi Berkowitz, alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has been appointed project librarian for the Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Collection Project, Special Collections Research Center, at North Carolina State University Libraries ...
May 16, 2012
Several awards were presented to acknowledge the many achievements by the graduating students at the UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science during the academic year. Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, professor and chair of the SILS Diversity Committee, acknowledged and thanked the...
May 16, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was delighted to welcome a special keynote speaker for the school's 2012 spring commencement. Dr. Cathy Davidson, Ruth E. DeVarney professor of English at Duke University and the John Hope Franklin...
May 15, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host alumni reunions during conferences held over the summer months. Join us for any or all of the SILS alumni reunions as we reunite with current and old friends and colleagues, catch up on news...
May 14, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the 2012 graduates on Sunday, May 13th during the commencement ceremony held in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Grapham Student Union.                                 Beginning with a...
May 2, 2012
It was his mother’s and stepfather’s never-ending support and continued belief in him at each step of his educational experience that helped Dr. Fred W. Roper (A.B. ’60 and M.S.L.S. ’62) choose librarianship as his profession. And spending much of his work life in medical librarianship led him down...
May 2, 2012
The Special Libraries Association/PAM Professional Development Committee and IOP Publishing, Inc. have selected Laurie Hunter (MSLS '11) as a 2012 PAM Travel Stipend winner. Hunter will receive a $1,000 check to support her attendance to the 2012 SLA Annual Conference in Chicago. The presentation...
April 30, 2012
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 Frank Porter Graham Student Union...
April 25, 2012
Shaundria Williams, human resources manager at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been elected president of the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Williams was nominated for the position and was...
April 25, 2012
The fall schedule for the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers special topics courses in the areas of: Building a Personal Digital Library; Data Management; Making the Humanities Digital; Marketing; Mobile App Design and Development;...
April 24, 2012
“Imagine this: it’s your first day of library instruction. You have one hour, one academic library full of millions of resources, one classroom packed with instructional technologies and 25 18-year-old students who want to write their research papers using only Google. Are you ready?” This is the...
April 23, 2012
The School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RENCI have joined a nationwide effort to build an integrated data management infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the complex processes of the planet Earth, from...
April 23, 2012
The School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RENCI have joined a nationwide effort to build an integrated data management infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the complex processes of the planet Earth, from...
April 22, 2012
Memorial Service for Dr. Deborah Barreau A memorial service and tribute to Dr. Deborah Barreau, Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the George Watts...
April 18, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) congratulates Maryellen Tinsley, a Master's of Library Science student, who recently received an award for presenting her research at the 8th annual University Research Day. Tinsley gave an oral...
April 18, 2012
Peter McCracken (MSLS ‘95), co-founder and publisher of ShipIndex.org and co-founder of Serials Solutions, Inc., has been selected as a 2012 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) distinguished alumnus. McCracken, who will receive the award...
April 18, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will have two representatives at the upcoming 2012 E-Records Forum. Dr. Richard Marciano, SILS professor, and Ph.D. candidate Lorraine (Lori) Richards will both speak at the meeting, which is...
April 18, 2012
Three School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students recently presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research. Information Science majors Marla Sullivan, Brittany Hayes and Ching-Ching (Sunshine) Chen presented their studies at the event on Monday, April 16th. Sullivan...
April 16, 2012
The Careers section of the SILS Web site has been completely updated, making resources for students, alumni and employers more usable and easier to access. This is the first significant overhaul of the section since the Web site was migrated to its current version almost two years ago. The update...
April 16, 2012
Service projects in North Carolina and in faraway Uganda and Bosnia received awards from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at an annual awards ceremony Wednesday (March 28). School of Information and Library Science undergraduate student, Kristen Bowen, is one of the recipients of the...
April 16, 2012
Samuel Goldwyn once said, "The harder I work, the luckier I get." This may be the view that doctoral student and ELIME-21 fellow has had since her lucky day began last Friday, April 13th. On Friday, Click presented “Social Movements and Libraries: From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street” to a...
April 12, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce that Master's student Billy Cook is the recipient of the Baker & Taylor Award to Morocco. The $4800 award is intended to cover airfare and other costs associated with the 4-6 week program at Al Akhawayn University (AUI...
April 11, 2012
Marjorie M. K. Hlava, member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chief Executive Officer of Access Innovations is the recipient of the prestigious Ann Marie Cunningham Award from the National Federation of...
April 11, 2012
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in SILS’ bachelor’s in information science degree program have been awarded to Alaina Sajatovic and Anagha Hanumante. The scholarships, which are awarded spring and fall semesters to students who meet the criteria of high...
April 10, 2012
Three students in the bachelor of science in information science program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to participate in the prestigious iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3). The i3 helps foster a culture of creativity, innovation and collaboration across...
April 9, 2012
Susie Heimbach (MSLS ‘03) is a children’s librarian at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library. She is responsible for children’s programming, children’s reference and reader’s advisory and maintenance of the Children’s Room collection.  Heimbach is responsible for some creative...
April 5, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - Jason Priem, a third-year doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Heather Piwowar, a postdoctoral research associate at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, have been awarded...
April 4, 2012
Sara Suiter and Allyson Smally, graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected as winners of the 2012 Baker & Taylor Scholarship for summer seminars in Europe. The awards cover program registration fees...
April 4, 2012
Calling all tech workers and enthusiasts! The Carolina Technology Consultants (CTC) has opened registration for the 2012 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BarCamp Technology Conference on Friday May 18th from 8:00 a.m. until noon in Bondurant Hall. Barcamp is a fun-spirited unconference...
April 3, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - On March 29, 2012 the United States White House announced the “Big Data Research and Development Initiative.” According to news sources quoting Tom Kalil, deputy director for Policy at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, “Six Federal departments and agencies will announce...
April 2, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has completed a report to the Library of Congress (LOC) about the LOC's extensive initiative to support the preservation of digital...
March 30, 2012
Cherie Heiberg and Nick Ring, 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 20th anniversary National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago May 7th - 9th,...
March 30, 2012
Laura (Westmoreland) Gariepy (MSLS '09) has been appointed assistant head of Instructional Services at Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) James Branch Cabell Library. In her new position, Gariepy will lead efforts to create an integrated program that teaches research skills to undergraduates...
March 30, 2012
Zeynep Tufekci on the book she has co-edited titled: Inequality in the Technopolis: Race, Class, Gender, and the Digital Divide in Austin, published by University of Texas Press.   Over the past few decades, Austin, Texas, has made a concerted effort to develop into a "technopolis," becoming home...
March 28, 2012
Two graduate students in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) are using their information science skills in the local community. Amanda Hitson and Caitlin Wilson have become club sponsors of the Lakewood Montessori Middle School podcast...
March 28, 2012
The expertise of The University of Akron's University Libraries' Shari Laster (MSLS '07) in government information access and preservation has been recognized by peers throughout her field. Now she has been selected as chair of the Depository Library Council (DLC) to the Public Printer, beginning...
March 28, 2012
Mark your calendars! A SILS 80th Anniversary Celebration Information Professional 2050 (IP 2050) Conference June 5, 2012 - featuring thought leaders in the information professions at a one-day conference in Chapel Hill. As the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of...
March 28, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna, Monica McCormick (MSLS 2006), is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education about her job at the New York University Library and New York University Press in the "Prof Hacker" blog. The article...
March 28, 2012
Students met professionals who just happened to be SILS alumni, during a speed networking event on Wednesday, March 21st. Similar to speed dating, the speed networking offered both professionals in the field of information and library science and students an opportunity to briefly meet and learn a...
March 28, 2012
On April 4, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) graduate student, Emily Roscoe, will receive a Graduate School Impact Award for her research. The Impact Award honors students whose research has been of benefit to North Carolina and beyond. Roscoe is one of 22 University of North...
March 21, 2012
Baker & Taylor, a leading worldwide distributor of books, video, music and games, has graciously offered scholarships for our international summer seminars to London and Prague, and this summer will be offering funding for a summer internship at the Mohammed VI Library at the Al Akhawayn...
March 19, 2012
Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was interviewed Thursday, March 15, 2012 on National Public Radio's The World. She spoke to host Marco Werman about the news released in the United Kingdom...
March 14, 2012
Have you asked yourself, “What did I do with that report I presented as a UNC student? Did I save it on my laptop, a CD, my phone or on a computer I no longer have?” Or after graduating, did you realize that you saved a special photo on a UNC server, and it's now gone forever? A new service offered...
March 13, 2012
An extravaganza featuring health information technology will take place throughout the day this Friday, March 16th beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 4:30 p.m. at the School of Information and Library Science on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Learn more about the...
March 13, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce that Aaron Brubaker (MSIS ’06) has been appointed SILS director of Information Technology.  "I am very excited about this new position and happy for the opportunity to serve the School in this new leadership role," said...
March 13, 2012
The latest rankings for "America's Best Graduate Schools" were released today by US News & World Report. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2012 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2013...
March 12, 2012
Great jobs, an interesting and engaging program and $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to two lucky students are all part of the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  ...
March 8, 2012
Secretary Linda A. Carlisle of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announced the appointment of Caroline (Cal) Shepard (MSLS '77) as the new State Librarian of North Carolina replacing former State Librarian Mary Boone (MSLS '73), also a SILS alumna, who retired in January. Shepard...
March 5, 2012
Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and visiting scholar at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was featured in the March 3, 2012 issue of the New York Times. The article refers to Kahle as a "latter-day Noah" whose goal is ...
March 2, 2012
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) graduate student, Sofia Becerra-Licha, is one of five selected to receive a travel grant to attend the 2012 Music Library Association  Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. MLA awards the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant to students, recent graduates or other...
March 2, 2012
Joshua Boyer (MSLS ‘99) has been named the head of the newly established User Experience Department at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries. The establishment of the User Experience Department is a part of the wider transition to the new Hunt Library on NCSU's Centennial Campus in...
March 1, 2012
iContact began as an idea for an e-mail and social media marketing company that grew from a conversation among entrepreneurs. Aaron Houghton and Ryan Allis, both then Carolina undergraduates, co-founded iContact in 2003, spending late nights working from storefront space above a Franklin Street...
February 29, 2012
Elizabeth Morris (MSLS ’10) has been named assistant librarian at the Yale Center for British Art, a public art museum and research institute in New Haven, Connecticut.  Morris's new position has kept her quite busy since she began at this prestigious art museum library last November. In addition...
February 29, 2012
This semester, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes at least two visiting scholars to the community. Dr. David Nichols is visiting from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Dr. Jong Sung Kim hails from South Korea. Nichols is a senior lecturer in the Department of...
February 29, 2012
All students, faculty and staff of the School of Information and Library Science are invited to submit nominations for the 2012 “Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence.” SILS will recognize two outstanding faculty–one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member who have...
February 29, 2012
As anyone who attended her classes will attest, Dr. Deborah Barreau was a masterful teacher, winning the "SILS Award for Teaching Excellence" in both 2004 and 2008, and the Outstanding Information Science Teacher international award from the American and Society for Information Science &...
February 28, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumnus, Adam Rogers (MSLS '10), and two of his colleagues at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries - Anne Burke and Adrienne Lai, have been named the 2012 recipients of the Association of College and...
February 28, 2012
Joshua Vossler (MSLS '07), information literacy and reference librarian at Coastal Carolina University and alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his colleague John Watts, instruction and liaison services librarian at...
February 27, 2012
DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 24 February 2012—Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke at OCLC on 21 February 2012. In this presentation, Dean Marchionini talks about the blurring of...
February 27, 2012
Casey H. Rawson, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is a winner of the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) annual writing competition. The purpose of the writing competition is to honor the writers of...
February 23, 2012
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has announced that Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its...
February 22, 2012
The event featured Barbara M. Jones, director of the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, and a panel discussion moderated by SILS Dean Gary Marchionini, which included panelists: Anne Klinefelter, associate professor of Law and director of the UNC at Chapel Hill Law...
February 22, 2012
North Carolina teachers are bringing foreign cultures to life for their students thanks to UNC at Chapel Hill and federal grants. The outreach program has produced more than 50 culture kits for loan to teachers, who use the kits to introduce school children to the toys, games and clothes that...
February 10, 2012
“I am not very good at multitasking,” Pam Lach insists, even as she prepares for her interview by pulling out her laptop and cell phone to await the next ping. The emails and text messages never stop, and she knows neither can she. It is 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 24, and the deadline to submit an...
February 10, 2012
On February 10, 2012, the School of Information and Library Science lost Dr. Deborah Barreau, a dear friend, colleague and beautiful spirit. "Over the past 25 years it was my good fortune to know, work with, and learn from Deborah Barreau," said Gary Marchionini, SILS dean and Cary C. Boshamer...
February 9, 2012
The University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has appointed Emily Jack (MSLS '07) as Digital Projects and Outreach Librarian in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of the Wilson Special Collections Library. She began Feb. 1. Jack works under the supervision of the...
February 9, 2012
Prague Summer Seminar in Libraries and LibrarianshipMay 20th - June 2nd, 2012 Prague, the magical city of cathedrals, gold-tipped towers, and church domes, is one of the most popular destinations in East Central Europe.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and...
February 8, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce that Cathy N. Davidson, Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, will...
February 8, 2012
Chelcie Rowell, an MSLS candidate at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently been chosen as the winner of an essay contest for the Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA). As a winner, Chelcie will have the opportunity to participate in the student to...
February 8, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and School of Government (SOG) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) will hold a day-long symposium called “Government Bits: Stewardship of Public Information in a Changing Digital Landscape” on March 16, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4...
February 8, 2012
Ed Sheary (MSLS ‘77), an alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently named Library Director of the Year for 2011 by the North Carolina Public Libraries Directors Association (NCPLDA). Sheary is the director of public libraries in Buncombe County in western North...
February 1, 2012
Amanda Click, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently named as one of the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders by the American Library Association (ALA). According to the ALA’s press release, "the Emerging Leaders program is designed to enable library staff...
February 1, 2012
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is proud to announce that one of its alumni, Valerie Gillispie (MSLS ’05), has been named University Archivist at Duke University. Gillispie returns to North Carolina after having worked for the last five years as assistant university archivist...
January 26, 2012
Adam Rogers (MSLS '10), UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumnus, has been appointed emerging technology services librarian at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries effective Feb. 1, 2012. "Rogers will develop and provide services for the NCSU Libraries’...
January 25, 2012
To start 2012 with a bang, the School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association (SILSAA) has chosen not one, but two alumni to feature: Anna van Scoyoc (MSLS '01) and her husband, James Damron (MSLS '01). James is branch manager of the Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, a part of the...
January 25, 2012
Five members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) community, past and present, have received research awards from the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). Alumni Carolyn Hank (Ph.D. ’11), assistant...
January 23, 2012
Lori Haight has joined the School of Information and Library Science as the School’s first career services coordinator effective January 23, 2012. Haight will be responsible for educating students on employment issues and fellowships and will counsel them on all aspects of internships and the job...
January 23, 2012
An achievement award acknowledging contributions to the 2011 North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (NCSECC) was presented to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as a participant in UNC at Chapel Hill’s campaign team. The award was presented to divisions within the...
January 23, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) invites you on a journey to the literary, academic and cultural capitols of London, England and Prague, Czech Republic by attending one of these international summer seminars for 2012. The two-week...
January 20, 2012
CHAPEL HILL - A recent partnership between the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International's Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology (CAHIT) has been strengthened with the joint appointment of Tom...
January 18, 2012
Dr. Gary Marchionini, SILS dean and Cary C. Boshamer distinguished professor, was the featured guest on the January 13, 2012 "North Carolina People" broadcast. The interview with former UNC System President Bill Friday, is now available via video stream on the UNC-TV Web site at: http://video.unctv...
January 17, 2012
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Award for Teaching Excellence. The competitive award...
January 12, 2012
A program intended to enable Information Science majors to obtain both bachelor's and master's degree in an accelerated timeframe is now available through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The dual bachelor's and master's program...
January 12, 2012
School of Information and Library Science alumnus, David Iberkleid (MSIS '10), has received a "Power Player of the Year" award with an additional distinction of "Innovator of the Year" from the El Club de Comerciantes and Black Latino Council of Atlanta, Georgia. The award recognizes Iberkleid's...
January 12, 2012
Every minute of every day someone around our world is literally dying for a lack of information – in many cases, actually starving for new ideas. Two-thirds of the world’s population does not have access to the Internet, let alone to a library. Since 2001, the WiderNet Project, a service program...
January 11, 2012
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) staff members Aaron Brubaker, interim director of information technology (IT), and Susan Sylvester, executive assistant to the dean, have received 2011 SILS Staff Excellence Awards. The award is presented to SILS staff members who have demonstrated...
January 10, 2012
Civil rights activist and statesman Andrew Young will give the 31th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Young, who was an aide to King, a Congressman and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations – will speak at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in...
January 9, 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Richard Marciano is on one of the 14 research teams that won the second Digging Into Data challenge – a prestigious international competition promoting innovative humanities and social sciences research using large-scale analysis. Eight...