2013 News

December 19, 2013
Sarah Carrier (MSIS '08) has accepted the position of research services coordinator for the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University. In this position, Carrier will oversee and manage the public services desk and the reading room of the Rubenstein Library to ensure an...
December 19, 2013
  Our world runs on information. The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a variety of degrees and programs, two of which are accredited Master's Programs that are top ranked in the nation by US News & World Report. ...
December 12, 2013
PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE SILS FLICKR SITE. On Sunday, Dec. 15th, 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...
December 11, 2013
Why do you give? Do you give to take advantage of the tax benefit or do something extra for the causes we hold especially dear? Both? Please consider giving to SILS this year. Give online at sils.unc.edu/giving (Click on “make your gift now”) as late as 11:59 PM on December 31 and receive a 2013...
December 11, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Dr. David Gotz who will join the School's faculty as associate professor and assistant director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) on January 1, 2014. Gotz comes to SILS...
December 11, 2013
Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, was recently interviewed during a broadcast of Georgia Tech's rock'n'roll library show on WREK in "Lost in the Stacks". The broadcast took place on November 15, 2013 in episode 184...
December 11, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education for the 13th consecutive time, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Since 1998 Kiplinger’s has periodically ranked public universities based on how they combine...
December 10, 2013
When T. Brian Nielsen completed his master’s degree at the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Albany campus, he sent out dozens of letters, looking for work and also a place to perhaps further his education. He had a keen interest in information retrieval and was involved in computing as well....
December 6, 2013
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. 6, 2013. Shaundria Williams, human resources coordinator, organized the team that included: Lara Bailey, student...
December 5, 2013
Position Title: Tech Support Technician - Journey Working Title Desktop Support & Helpdesk ManagerPosition Number 0060057 Vacancy ID P001311 Budgeted Hiring Range $42,000 - $48,000 Pay Band Information For more information on the pay band for this branch and role, please click here. Hours per...
December 4, 2013
Jennie Rose Halperin, Master’s student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received one of 31 internships offered by the Outreach Program for Women (OPW). The OPW focuses on free and open source software (FOSS). Its Outreach...
December 4, 2013
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Resource Center (MRC) at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the co-chair of the 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR) held in Thessaloniki, Greece from...
December 4, 2013
The Dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named Digital Preservation Pioneer in an article published in the Library of Congress publication, “The Signal.” Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished...
December 4, 2013
Following the success of CurateGear 2012 and 2013, please join us for CurateGear 2014, a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments, and discuss applications in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive event...
December 4, 2013
Bailey Ann Jones, a senior with information science and American studies majors and a dramatic art minor, has been inducted into the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. Jones is one of the 120 students inducted University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as...
December 3, 2013
Need a way to keep perspective during exam week? Come build a gingerbread house or cuddle up with a therapy dog at one of UNC’s libraries. Campus libraries will offer special exam-time diversions to lower your stress level. Extended hours will help you prepare for even the toughest final. Davis...
December 2, 2013
A TRIBUTE TO A GIFTED LIBRARIAN Tribute to Mrs. Ruth Eddy, 1967 Graduate – UNC School of Information and Library Science by Alissa Allen Stribling I grew up in Chapel Hill during a unique time when the University was the main employer and you knew your neighbors.  I became a Tar Heel, at age 6, and...
November 26, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Out of the blue, an archivist gets a call from the husband of a famous scientist who has recently passed away. He wants to donate materials to the archives that can help people to understand and learn about her research. The archivist visits their home and is handed a cardboard...
November 25, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students Sarah Bost, Amber Sherman and Andrea Greene are featured in the photos and Bost is quoted in an article in the November 24, 2013 issue of the News & Observer in an article titled, "UNC's...
November 23, 2013
Oakkar Oakkar, graduate student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, recently won second place and $100,000 at the 2013 Allscripts Open App Challenge at the Allscripts Client Experience in Chicago, IL for his program Keona Health. In Phase 1...
November 22, 2013
One of 12 programs in the country honored at the White House The Pearl Bailey Library’s Youth Program, run by Demetria Tucker (MSLS '78) alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and senior family and youth services librarian at Pearl...
November 20, 2013
Please join us to learn more about the research doctoral students are investigating during “Research Day” on November 22, 2013. Research Day is an event that gathers doctoral students from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) to present their research to the SILS community. This...
November 20, 2013
Storytellers and musicians - students and faculty of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will entertain children of all ages at the Friends of the Library’s 21st annual Winter Stories program on Thursday, Dec. 5th in the...
November 20, 2013
Sara Mannheimer has been appointed curator of the Dryad Digital Repository, a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable and citable. The Dryad Digital Repository is a National Science Foundation funded joint project...
November 18, 2013
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Amy S. Pattee (Ph.D. ‘04) has recently published her second book, Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults.According to its description, this book “features policies that deal expressly with materials that...
November 15, 2013
The Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Group at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill led by Dr. Reagan Moore, professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), and RENCI, (UNC-Chapel Hill’s...
November 15, 2013
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Bachelor’s in Information Science (BSIS) degree program have been awarded to Catherine Ayres and Zach Williams. The scholarships, which are awarded...
November 14, 2013
Homecoming marked the date of the launch of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Alumni Inclusion and Diversity Committee (SAID). Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends celebrated homecoming and the formation of the group during a...
November 14, 2013
New partnership helps patients take ownership of their health records while helping with clinical research http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/Data2Action%20Announcements.pdf Chapel Hill, NC - The national goal of building a Learning Health System, which may lower health...
November 13, 2013
Cairo, Egypt was the location for an exciting workshop bringing together the talents of SILS alumni, faculty and students. “The Global Library Leadership Workshop” that took place late spring 2013, drew participants from all around the Middle East and North Africa. More than 40 middle and senior...
November 13, 2013
Congratulations to the Dewey Decimators Volleyball team whose season was exciting with the team making it to the second round of the playoffs.  Erin Foster will be recruiting Decimator teams for indoor soccer, basketball and softball for Spring 2014. For those interested in signing up for a team,...
November 13, 2013
SILS doctoral student Amanda Click has been selected as one of the Leadership Development Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year in the first cohort offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School. Click’s proposal was to develop a panel discussion with prominent...
November 13, 2013
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center of the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as a 2014 National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Data Fellow by the NCDS Data Science Faculty Fellows...
November 11, 2013
Alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are succeeding at every turn. When we learn of their accomplishments, we applaud and share them. We tell their stories and share their news in the "SILS News" section and on our social...
November 11, 2013
The "Books That Pop: The Art and Value of Pop-Up Books" event held Oct. 29, 2013 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was a resounding success enlightening all who attended. School of Information and Library Science (SILS) ...
November 11, 2013
The 2013 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:...
November 8, 2013
Following the success of CurateGear 2012 and 2013, please join us for CurateGear 2014,  a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments, and discuss applications in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive event...
November 8, 2013
Karl Humphries loved books. For the three years he battled a brain tumor, they were his mental departure from the waiting room at N.C. Children’s Hospital’s pediatric cancer clinic, his imaginary getaway from tests and treatments and diagnoses. When he passed away in 2007, at age 13, his mom made...
November 6, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus, Chirag Shah (Ph.D. ’10) is the recipient of the James Crestos Leadership Award and the Information Needs, Seeking and USE award for Best Information Conference Poster. The awards are presented by...
November 6, 2013
While many people have been pulling out their fall clothes and looking forward to lazy nights by the fireplace, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor Christopher (Cal) Lee has been dressing up in exercise gear and getting active. On November 3rd...
November 6, 2013
The team of Sara Mannheimer, interim curator at the Dryad Digital Repository, and Ayoung Yoon, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill who works on the Dryad Project in the SILS Metadata Research Center, received a "Best Poster Prize" at the...
November 6, 2013
  SILS doctoral students solved the "who done it" mystery while playing Clue at the Wilson Library. From left to right, Sarah Ramdeen, Gabriele Patsch, Angela Murillo, Ashlee Edwards, Emily Vardell and in front on the floor is Brenda Linares, who was the character/culprit in the game. UNC at...
November 6, 2013
The winner of the First Annual Library Juice Paper Contest is Dr. Ryan Shaw, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shaw’s paper, titled, “Information Organization and the Philosophy of History,” was judged by the...
November 6, 2013
The Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) is taking orders for the popular Dewey Decimators T-Shirts. You do not have to be an official Dewey Decimator in order to rock the shirt and generally decimate things in awesome librarian ways! The shirts feature a ram shushing loud...
November 6, 2013
Congratulations to Chad Morgan for successfully defending his dissertation on November 4, 2013. The title of his dissertation is, "Job Satisfaction Among Graduates of North Carolina Library and Information Science Programs." ABSTRACT This dissertation examines the sources of job satisfaction among...
November 4, 2013
UNC Libraries and campus partners are now collecting children's books for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at the North Carolina Children's Hospital.  During this fifth anniversary year of the cooperative effort, organizers expect the five-year...
November 4, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Larisa Rodgers as health informatics coordinator for the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP). Rodgers will begin her appointment on November 11, 2013. In her new position, Rodgers...
November 4, 2013
A special lecture titled, "The Emergence of Web Science" by America's first Web master, Bebo White, took place October 28, 2013 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall on the University of North Caroilina at Chapel Hill campus.  The video is now available for viewing at: http://www....
November 1, 2013
  The UNC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11:11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to attend the free event at the Carolina Alumni Memorial on Cameron Avenue.   A color guard representing all...
November 1, 2013
  The theme of the fall issue of the School of Information and Library Science @ Carolina newsletter is giving back to the communities we serve. It is now available online at: http://sils.unc.edu/sites/default/files/news/Fall2013SILSnewsletter_2.pdf Watch for the printed copy soon. In...
November 1, 2013
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) in Wilson Library will be the state hub and conduit to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) — an organization that provides a single point of access for millions of books, photographs, documents, sound recordings and moving images from some...
October 30, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science will be well represented at the 76th annual meeting of the Association of Information Science & Technology, “Beyond the Cloud - Rethinking Information Boundaries.” Faculty, students and alumni are...
October 25, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library in Research Triangle Park (RTP) welcomes Anthony Holderied as assistant director effective, November 4, 2013. In his new position,...
October 23, 2013
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Rita Van Duinen (MSLS '04), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to the newly created position of Curriculum and Research Strategist. Van Duinen will be...
October 23, 2013
Angela Murillo, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented a poster about her research at the U.S. DataONE Datanet all hands meeting held Oct. 22, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The title of the poster was...
October 23, 2013
A program titled, "Pipelines to the Library and Information World: UNC-Greensboro and UNC-Chapel Hill, featuring librarians, library educators and students from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University Libraries and the School of Information and Library Science from the...
October 21, 2013
October 18, 2013
Lara Handler (MSLS '07), a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has had a paper accepted for publication by the British Medical Journal. Handler and her co-author began research on the project in March 2012 and completed it ...
October 17, 2013
Pop-up or movable books combine art, paper engineering and storytelling in an intricately crafted object in a way that engages readers of all ages. Everyone loves the surprise of the “pop” or the action on the next page. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 a discussion on the art and educational value of pop...
October 16, 2013
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Olivia Miller (MSLS ’13) has been selected to present results of her master’s paper research at the Greensboro College Colloquium Series in November. Miller’s presentation is titled “Video Game Design: A Librarian’s...
October 15, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s student John Mark Bojanski presented a poster at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association's (MAC/MLA) annual meeting in Pittsburgh from Oct. 13-15. The poster, which he co-...
October 15, 2013
The hours of operation for the Library at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science during the upcoming Fall break are:   Wednesday Oct.16th          7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Thursday, Oct. 17th           8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Friday, Oct. 18th                 8:00 a.m. - 5...
October 15, 2013
Joyce L. Ogburn (MSLS ‘82), dean of Libraries and Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor at Appalachian State University, will receive the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished Alumna Award for 2013 at the School’s Fall...
October 15, 2013
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Adam Dodd (MSIS ‘06) has been appointed head of the Web Developer Group at the Health Sciences Library. In this position, Dodd implements applications that provide access to resources, services and information for library...
October 15, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Dawne Lucas (MSLS ‘06) has accepted a new position as Special Collections Librarian at the UNC Health Sciences Library. In her new position, Lucas leads and manages the Health Sciences Library’s...
October 9, 2013
CELEBRATE THE UNIVERSITY'S BIRTHDAY AND THE INSTALLATION OF CHANCELLOR FOLTAcademic panels are part of the installation festivities - including SILS faculty member Dr. Zeynep Tufekci This Saturday, October 12th, is University Day, a day that "marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the...
October 8, 2013
On University Day, Saturday, Carol L. Folt will take the oath of office as the 11th chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill with her left hand placed on the oldest Bible associated with a North Carolina family in the state, the George Durant Bible. She will be the first woman to lead the University as she...
October 2, 2013
  Date: October 3, 2013 - Start Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Location: Student Union, room 2420 This Thursday, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will present a screening of "Terms and Conditions May Apply," a documentary about what may be included included in the...
October 1, 2013
        Carolina faculty, including School of Information and Library Science faculty member, Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, will participate in three academic panel discussions as part of the festivities around the installation of Carol Folt as chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill.     The panel topics include...
October 1, 2013
Jason Priem, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, and his colleague Heather Piwowar, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation for nearly $300 thousand for their ImpactStory program. "We’re thrilled to...
September 27, 2013
Michael Shoffner, adjunct faculty member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and senior research software architect in the Data Sciences Group at Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), is sharing Big Data research results through...
September 26, 2013
The Chapel Hill Public Library, in conjunction with the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill through its Educating Librarians in the Middle East (ELIME) project, is pleased to offer "Muslim Journeys," a fall program series that seeks to further community...
September 24, 2013
Tammi Owens (MSLS ’12), emerging services and liaison librarian and assistant professor at Winona State University in Winona, MN and UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna, has recently been published in Internet Reference Services Quarterly for her article “...
September 24, 2013
Jason Priem, Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently given the opportunity to take his work all the way to the White House. Priem was invited as one of 13 selected to present his research at the White House’s “...
September 23, 2013
According to Dr. G. Reid Lyon, former chief of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, 70 percent of American children will face some difficulty in learning to read.  Story Squad, a program created by Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at...
September 23, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is launching a new and exciting diversity initiative in conjunction with 2013 Homecoming activities on Nov. 9. The SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity Committee (SAID) brings together a dynamic and...
September 23, 2013
Dr. Arcot Rajasekar, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his colleagues were pleasantly surprised when their paper won best paper award at the Academy of Science and Engineering/Institute of Electrical and Electronics...
September 20, 2013
Lisa Gregory (MSLS '09), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed as Digital Projects Librarian for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, based in the North Carolina Collection at the UNC at Chapel...
September 20, 2013
Next week is our favorite week of the year, Banned Books Week! From September 22-28, we celebrate our freedom to read and discuss the issue of censorship in libraries, schools and bookstores everywhere. (For more information, visit bannedbooksweek.org.) The SILS Coalition of Youth Librarians (COYL...
September 18, 2013
Award winning author and illustrator of children’s books, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, will be the featured speaker for the 2013 Susan Steinfirst Memorial Lecture in Children's Literature on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hosted by the School of Information and Library...
September 18, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Hilary Zelko (MSLS ’13) is the recipient of the 2013 Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award offered by the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).  Her master's...
September 18, 2013
Dr. Barbara B. Moran, Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA) for a one year term. Moran...
September 18, 2013
If you've not yet developed your Vine video to enter into the contest sponsored by the School of Information and Library Science, begin creating! It's easy to do. Just use your video camera or your cell phone's video capability, or borrow the SILS Lab camera and: 1. Create a Vine loop that promotes...
September 17, 2013
Kaitlin Costello, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for the 2013 Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award. Awarded annually by the American Society of Information Science and...
September 11, 2013
Thanks to the efforts of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumni Sarah Kahn (MSLS ‘08) and Autumn Winters (MSLS '01), Teen and Adult Services librarian at Southwest Durham Regional Library, and their  colleague Julia Elman, 17 local teens...
September 11, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and ibiblio.org are pleased to welcome Cristóbal Palmer (BSIS '07, MSIS '10) as the new technical director of ibiblio.org. Palmer’s new position will mark his return to SILS, as he received his Bachelor...
September 11, 2013
  iConference 2014: Breaking Down Walls: Culture-Context-Computing Berlin, Germany, 4-7 March, 2014 Conference Site: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/ Conference Submission System: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2014/ Pending Deadlines (all times 23:00 GMT):   Notes due Sept. 18: http://...
September 10, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Amber L. Cushing (Ph.D. ’12) was recently published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).  Cushing’s article is titled “’It's stuff that speaks...
September 4, 2013
From Brazil, to Cairo, to Raleigh protesters are making their voices heard and many (especially in Egypt) are paying a heavy price. Why has a wave of protest been sweeping the globe? What do these protests have in common and how do they differ? What can they tell us about the state of the world and...
September 4, 2013
Win $5,000 for the most innovative ideas. This fall, your skills could really start paying off. Form a team, solve realworld technology and business challenges, and you could each win $5,000. You’ll even get support from Bank of America employees along the way. Join us for the Campus Challenge...
September 3, 2013
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career written by Tiffany Eatman Allen (MSLS '00), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumna and director of Library Human Resources at University Libraries on the UNC at Chapel Hill...
September 3, 2013
Dr. Lynn W. Zimmerman (MSLS '96), an alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and professor of Education at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana and of Applied Linguistics, Tischner European University, Krakow, Poland, has...
September 3, 2013
Admissions policies and a data mining tool that provides preference free diversity will be the subjects of the 2013 annual Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture hosted by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lecture, which is titled...
September 1, 2013
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...
August 30, 2013
Elnora K. Tayag, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, is the recipient of a new Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship. The Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program: Building Change, is a diversity recruitment program funded by the...
August 30, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna K.T. Vaughan (MSLS '01) is the new director of the Rose Library at James Madison University in Harrison, VA. The Rose Library is one of two main libraries on campus. It houses the STEM-H (Science,...
August 29, 2013
Timothy W. Maas (MSIS ‘95), alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has been appointed assistant director in the Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems (RBOPS) at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in...
August 28, 2013
Barrye Brown, Kristen Bowen and Rhonda Jones, graduate students at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to receive 2013 Spectrum Scholarships. The Spectrum Scholarship Program is offered through the American...
August 28, 2013
A new position for a Dryad Librarian is now available at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please share the following announcement with those who may be interested and qualified. Position title: Dryad LibrarianHiring Range: $45, 000...
August 28, 2013
New faculty member, Dr. Mary Grace Flaherty, is this year's recipient of an Eleanor M. and Frederick G. Kilgour Research Grant Award offered by the Universtiy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library (SILS). The competitive grant awards were established in spring 2011 to...
August 26, 2013
Dr. Pam Lach (MSIS ’12), an alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the project manager of a new software tool called the Digital Humanities Toolkit, or DH Press, which helps researchers, teachers and community groups...
August 21, 2013
Students at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) are often presented with opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge in a community setting. Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) student Keith Morris is an excellent example. For a little over a...
August 20, 2013
What began as an effort to capture photographs of the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library at the North Carolina State University Libraries for its grand opening earlier this year, has resulted in an innovative and popular way for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors to incorporate their views of...
August 19, 2013
  The new documentary Terms & Conditions May Apply,  is coming to the AMC Southpoint 17 Theater, in Durham, North Carolina on September 4th at 7:00 p.m. The movie discusses what may be included in the terms and conditions users agree to when signing in to social media sites. Dr. Zeynep Tufekci...
August 14, 2013
Lindsay Conway, Master's student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of information and Library Science (SILS), is the recipient of the fall 2013 SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award for her student research proposal entitled: Comparing Delivery Timing of Information Literacy...
August 14, 2013
There have been many positive changes in Manning Hall over the summer months with newly acquired spaces on the garden level of the building. The Odum Institute moved to its new renovated space in the Davis Library the end of July. The School of Information and Library Science now has much needed...
August 14, 2013
Alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, Jennifer Goforth (MSLS '10), has been appointed Research and Design Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, effective July 1. Working with a team of librarians at the R.B. House...
August 14, 2013
Josiah Drewry (MSLS '07), alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has been appointed Social Sciences Librarian at UNC's University Libraries, effective August 1. As social sciences librarian, Drewry joined the Davis Library Research and...
August 14, 2013
The Research Data Alliance international council has endorsed the Metadata Standards Directory (MASDIR) Working Group. MASDIR is co-chaired by Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North...
August 7, 2013
Those who work with digital materials and understand the associated policies and technologies of data curation are in demand and assuming leadership positions in libraries, archives and corporations. The need for talented leaders in data curation is well recognized by business, government...
August 6, 2013
Dr. Meredith Evans - formerly Evans Raiford (Ph.D. '06) - is one of 26 selected to participate in the 2013–2015 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows program—formerly the Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program. This executive leadership program meets the increasing...
August 5, 2013
Call for Student Volunteer at the 2nd RDA (Research Data Alliance) Plenary September 16-18, 2013, Washington, DC, National Academy of Sciences The program committee for the 2nd Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) seeks student volunteer note takers for the RDA working group and...
August 5, 2013
Oakkar Oakkar (MSIS '13), was featured in two news sources recently about his innovative program through his company, Keona Health. The Wall Street Journal and WRAL-FM - Chapelboro.com have featured the work Oakkar is doing to help the medical profession. In today's broadcast on WRAL-FM in Chapel...
July 31, 2013
Demetria Tucker (MSLS '78), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science and librarian with the Newport News Public Library System was presented with a national lifetime achievement award at the City Council meeting of Newport News, VA on July...
July 29, 2013
Mark your calendar for a special lecture by America's first Web master, Bebo White, who will present "The Emergence of Web Science." The event will take place October 28, 2013 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Freedom Forum (3rd floor) of Carroll Hall on the University of North Caroilina at Chapel Hill...
July 26, 2013
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna, Dr. Carol Ritzen Kem (MSLS ’71), has begun a one year term as chair of the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) on July 2, 2013. With over 2,000 members IRRT is currently the largest round...
July 25, 2013
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Megan Slemons (MSLS ’13) has received a Research Library Fellowship at Emory University in the area of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data services in the Library’s Electronic Data Center in the Services Division. The two-year...
July 25, 2013
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus, Joe M. Williams (MSLS '01), has been appointed director of Public Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective July 1. Williams has primary responsibility for developing library policy and implementation affecting...
July 23, 2013
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus, Jim Curtis (MSLS '80), has been appointed interim director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Health Sciences Library (HSL). Curtis, who received a Masters’ of Library Science in 1980 from the School of Information and...
July 23, 2013
The deadline for submitting "Big Humanities Data" workshop papers has been extended to Aug. 6, 2013. We are also encouraging submission of short papers (up to 4 pages) reporting work in progress. Please see:  http://bighumanities.net/ Program Chairs: • Dr. Mark Hedges, Centre for e-Research,...
July 17, 2013
Chris Holden (MSLS ’13), has been appointed assistant music librarian at East Carolina University. Holden was most recently employed at the Davis Library in Music Cataloging and Preservation. Some of his previous jobs held included: adjunct humanities instructor at Florida State University,...
July 12, 2013
UPDATE: It is with great sadness that we share that our alumna Lynn Holdzkom, who we reported just last Friday had received the honor of SAA Fellow, has passed away. (Click here for her obituary.) Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and those closest with her. Lynn Holdzkom (MSLS ’89),...
July 11, 2013
Dr. Claudia Gollop, Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor and director of the Summer School program at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will serve on the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences Board of...
July 11, 2013
It’s no secret that University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus, Billy Cook (MSLS ’12), has been involved with the Special Library Association (SLA) since he began his Master’s program. Over the years, he has received several awards and most...
July 8, 2013
A lively Irish pub with a beautiful view of the river on a summer evening in one of the nation’s most vibrant cities was the setting for the 2013 Alumni Reunion of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dean Gary Marchionini and the...
July 5, 2013
Digital preservation professionals from the United States and Europe gathered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from June 3 to June 5 for the 2013 a hackathon called ”Tackling Real-World Collection Challenges with Digital Forensics Tools and Methods.”  The event was hosted by the University of North...
July 2, 2013
Dr. L. Teresa Church (Ph.D. ’08) has always enjoyed history and preserving her own and other’s historical records. In fact, she enjoys it so much she focused her doctoral studies and dissertation on how the heritage and memories of the African American community are documented and archived. Her...
July 1, 2013
The Youth programs of the Pearl Bailey Library, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna, Demetria Tucker (MSLS ’78), have been chosen as a 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) finalist by the President’s...
June 28, 2013
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library in Research Triangle Park (RTP) has a new director. Susan Forbes, who has served as the assistant director at the EPA Library in RTP since July 2005, has been appointed director effective June 21, 2013. She replaces Tamika Barnes who...
June 26, 2013
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will host a National Digital Stewardship Resident to develop a thematic Web archive collection. This project builds on a pilot Web archive collection completed by...
June 26, 2013
Angela Murillo and Sarah Ramdeen, both doctoral students at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have won the best poster award at the 2013 Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI 2013) conference held June 17 -21 this year at the...
June 26, 2013
A lively Irish pub with a beautiful view of the river on a summer evening in one of the nation’s most vibrant cities is the setting for the Alumni Reunion of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dean Gary Marchionini and the SILS...
June 26, 2013
Susan Brown (MSLS ’01), director of the Chapel Hill Public Library and alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be in the spotlight at this weekend’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.  On behalf...
June 25, 2013
Alex H. Poole, doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), is the recipient of the Theodore Calvin Pease Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the...
June 25, 2013
CHAPEL HILL – The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to ImpactStory, a nonprofit startup founded by Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) for their continued work...
June 24, 2013
Assistant Director EPA Library The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) holds the contract to provide library services for the US Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park. The Assistant Director works closely with the EPA...
June 20, 2013
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) will award three scholarships to graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the organization’s annual meeting in August. SILS Master’s student, Lori Harris, will receive the...
June 20, 2013
The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the honor society of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, held its annual dinner meeting and induction ceremony on May 9th, at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant in Durham, N.C.  "Beta Phi Mu was...
June 20, 2013
Martin Gengenbach, alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as one of four recipients of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group Innovation Awards for work he completed with Dr....
June 20, 2013
Dr. Javed Mostafa, professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project titled, “Meeting Clinicians' Information Needs with Highly Tailored Knowledge...
June 20, 2013
Joyce L. Ogburn (MSLS '82), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named dean of libraries and the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies at Appalachian State University. She...
June 19, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes scholar Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi who will join the School's faculty as assistant professor on July 1, 2013. “We are excited to welcome Mahammad to our faculty,” said Dr. Gary...
June 19, 2013
Mary L. Boone (MSLS '73), distinguished alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been appointed by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees to serve on the UNC Board of Visitors, one of the most active volunteer groups at the University. The new...
June 3, 2013
Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been appointed Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor effective July 1, 2013. "I'm delighted that the members of the Administrative Advisory Board...
June 3, 2013
Dr. Heather McCullough (MSIS '07), professor and head of Digital Scholarship at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, has been selected to participate in this year’s Leading Change Institute. The leadership...
June 3, 2013
It was 1990. The Internet had been born and scientists and researchers were using it to share ideas and results of their research among themselves. At the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), a laboratory in Switzerland, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee was working on a way...
May 29, 2013
Kenny Jones joined the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 20, 2013 as university library assistant. Jones comes to the SILS Library from Interlibrary Loan Office in Davis Library where he has served as an interlibrary...
May 24, 2013
In the world of academia, the phrase “publish or perish” is used to describe the expectation of faculty members to write books, book chapters, whitepapers and to submit and publish articles in scholarly journals that communicate their research findings. The publication process serves to validate...
May 22, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the 2013 graduates on Sunday, May 12th during the commencement ceremony held in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Beginning with a class photo on the steps of Manning...
May 22, 2013
Preeminently ranked by U.S. News & World Report, SILS is rooted in the values of library science: universal access, collaboration, intellectual freedom, learning, organization, and stewardship. We educate leaders who shape the future of information. The work of SILS and our alumni leads the...
May 22, 2013
Demetria Tucker (MSLS ’78), senior family and youth services librarian for the Pearl Bailey Library, and alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, is the recipient of the 2013 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime...
May 22, 2013
Drs. L. Teresa Church (Ph.D. ’08, MSLS ‘98), Robin Boltz (Ph.D. ‘10), and Rev. Janice Hodges (MSLS ‘07) and Cal Shepard (MSLS '77), alumnae from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, joined more than 350 librarians and library supporters from...
May 22, 2013
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has selected the new fellows for next fall, one of which is an alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beginning this summer, Brendan O'Connell (MSLS '12) will start a two-...
May 21, 2013
Recent School of Information and Library Science graduate Nicole Lehotsky (MSLS ’13) has been selected for the Associate Fellowship Program at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. The one-year training program offers fellows the opportunity to learn more about health sciences...
May 21, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the massive tornados that have devastated Moore, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas.  For any of our students and/or alumni who are in this area of Oklahoma, please be safe and know that we are thinking of you. Those who wish to contribute to the...
May 20, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the SILS Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commend Jeffrey Beall, our alumnus and colleague, in his courageous and vigorous efforts to advance fair and equitable scholarly publishing.  Scholars, publishers...
May 17, 2013
Our world runs on information. The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has a variety of degrees and programs, two of which are accredited Master's Programs that are top ranked in the nation by US News & World Report. A new video that highlights the Master's of Science in ...
May 16, 2013
Who can participate? Anyone from SILS who has a passion to read and share! How do we get started? Pick the Summer Reading program you want to participate in on our Web site: http://silssummerreading.weebly.com/index.html What do we have to read??? You may read anything of your choice for the "Post...
May 14, 2013
During Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) annual faculty and staff recognition awards programs held May 2 and 3, 2013 on the WSSU campus, a librarian and a faculty member were recognized for their efforts to introduce information literacy into the general education curriculum. Michael Frye (...
May 13, 2013
Amber Cushing (Ph.D. “12) had a chance to become a millionaire when chosen as a contestant on the television game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” She chose to walk away with $25,250 after answering six questions accurately. Out of lifelines and unsure of the answer, Cushing decided to walk...
May 10, 2013
The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, welcomes its newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) for the 2013-2014 academic year. The new CALAs are entering students of the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). Alison...
May 8, 2013
On Sunday, May 12, 2013 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...
May 8, 2013
The Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) has awarded Dr. Helen Tibbo a 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant of nearly $500,000 for her project, “CRADLE: Curating Research Assets and Data using Lifecycle Education Data Management Education Tools for Content Creators,...
May 8, 2013
Dr. Jennifer Weil Arns (Ph.D. '02), assistant professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of South Carolina, and alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected vice-chair/chair-elect of the American...
May 8, 2013
M. Cristina Pattuelli (Ph.D. '07), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and associate professor in Information and Science at the Pratt Institute, and her colleague Irene Lopatovska are the winners of the 2013 American Library...
May 8, 2013
Students, faculty and staff were treasted with a visit by Othello the Therapy Dog on May 1st, 2013 in the Library of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Therapy dogs are used to reduce stress and bring cheer and happiness to those who...
May 8, 2013
Anne Less (MSLS '08), Google Green Team consultant, and a 2008 alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, collaborated with Beth Filar Williams and Sarah Dorsey of UNC-Greensboro last fall to publish a paper titled, "Librarians as...
May 1, 2013
Work, research and studying at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) means that we all spend most of our time parked in front of computers, the beautiful campus and spring weather tantalizing us from just beyond the window. But recently a sizable number of SILSters got out of...
April 29, 2013
Jacob Hill, a Ph.D. student and a Fellow in the Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st Century (ELIME-21) program in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, has been accepted to participate in the Carolina Digital Humanities...
April 26, 2013
The need for quality literacy education is strong, particularly for certain underserved populations. One group in critical need of improved literacy instruction is African American males. According to the National Association for Educational Progress 2011 Report Card, only 14 percent of African...
April 25, 2013
For students with 60 credits who may be graduating, expecting to graduate in the future or alumni who have already graduated, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill class ring to symbolize the completion of your degree may be on your wish list. The rings, which are available each semester,...
April 24, 2013
The annual meeting of the Medical Library Association will take place from May 3rd to May 8th, 2013 in Boston, MA. A special library school reunion is planned for alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science at 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday May...
April 23, 2013
A few years ago, you would have been forgiven for not expecting that Jane Smith (MSIS '13) would now be serving on a bibliographic control working group of the Music Library Association (MLA). With a Master's degree in music and a number of opera performances and competitions under her belt, you...
April 23, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is switching to a new voice over IP (VoIP) phone system. Members of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Telecom team have delivered the new VoIP telephone instruments to offices in Manning Hall, and activation is scheduled for Wednesday morning...
April 23, 2013
Leslie Sult (MSLS '02), has been selected as the latest featured alumna by the School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association (SILSAA). Sult received her Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in 2002,...
April 22, 2013
A day-long symposium, a poster session featuring the research of doctoral students and a two-day Digital Curation Education Experts meeting marked the closing of almost seven years of funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr)...
April 19, 2013
Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society on April, 18, 2013 during a special ceremony held in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson...
April 17, 2013
Thomas Jones (BSIS ‘09 ), an alumnus of the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Executive Vice President of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association of North Carolina (AFCEA-NC), is responsible for organizing a charity event called the...
April 17, 2013
A workshop on Big Data and the Humanities will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2013), which takes place between 6-9 October 2013 in Silicon Valley, California, USA. The workshop will address applications of “big data” in the humanities, arts...
April 17, 2013
The technical report, "Digital Curation Preparation: A Survey of Contributors to International Professional, Educational and Research Venues" is now available in the "Research" section of the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Web site. Technical Report 2013-01 by...
April 17, 2013
Caroline (Cal) Shepard (MSLS '77), State Librarian of North Carolina, has been selected as the 2013 School of Information and Library Science Distinguished Alumna at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Shepard during the School's...
April 17, 2013
The UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) now has customized diploma frames for SILS students and alumni. The frame is made from Italian hardwoods and features a cherry finish and a black and Carolina blue double mat. The bottom of the frame reads “The University of...
April 17, 2013
Construction to repair and restore the cupola that is on top of the roof of Manning Hall is now underway. The construction, which began earlier this week, will continue for the next two months or so. As reported in early March, the 30 foot tall cupola, with its decorative columns, ornamental finials...
April 17, 2013
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science graduate student, Amanda MacDonald, is the recipient of a Baker & Taylor award to Egypt. The $5000 award will cover airfare, the cost of subsistence, ground transportation and in-country travel during the 4-6 week program at the...
April 16, 2013
Call for Participation: iConference 2014 | Breaking Down Walls: Culture-Context-Computing Berlin, Germany 4-7 March, 2014http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/2014index/ The ninth annual iConference will take place 4-7 March, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. The four days will include peer-...
April 13, 2013
  Congratulations to Billy Cook (MSLS '12), library management intern and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), who has been appointed Business Project Senior Specialist at CIGNA. Cook begins his new job in May and will be...
April 12, 2013
Carol L. Folt, interim president of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, has been elected the 11th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed...
April 12, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries will honor "Snapshot Day" with photo sharing, storytelling, a photo booth, donuts and lots of fun on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  Join Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and students...
April 11, 2013
Jason Priem, a doctoral student and Royster Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been busy with the press these days. In addition to being published in the March 28, 2013 issue of Nature magazine, he was part of a broadcast...
April 10, 2013
Jennifer Lohmann (MSLS '06), 2010 Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumna and Durham County Library librarian, has released her second novel, The First Move. The novel tells the story of Miles Brislenn who is reunited at...
April 10, 2013
Tammy Ivins (MSLS '11), reference librarian at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, and alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has seen her first peer-reviewed research article published. "A Case Study of Periodical Use by Library...
April 10, 2013
"Celebrating the Art and Design of Pop-Up; Books" lecture and demonstration took place in Manning Hall on April 8, 2013. SILS Librarian, Rebecca Vargha, discussed the history of the pop-up books and demonstrated the complexity of the beautiful books that literally pop-up off the pages. SILS...
April 9, 2013
The video captured during the eighth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture on Information and Library Science hosted by the School of Information  and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 25, 2013, is now available at: http://vimeo.com/63649104 “Across the...
April 8, 2013
CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has received a $456,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the second phase of the BitCurator project, to develop, distribute and integrate open source forensic...
April 5, 2013
In a competitive application process consisting of nearly 100 candidates, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumnus, Benn Joseph (MSLS '06) has been selected as a participant in the 2013 Archives Leadership Institute.  The program is funded by the National Historical...
April 3, 2013
If you’re finalizing travel plans for your summer vacation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) may have the answer for you! We have only two seats left for the popular summer seminar to London and just a few more available for the...
April 3, 2013
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) bachelor’s in information science (BSIS) degree program have been awarded to Krista Katzenmeyer and Libby Livingston. The scholarships, which are awarded spring and fall...
March 27, 2013
Leslie Sult (MSLS '02), instructional services librarian at the University of Arizona Libraries and alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and her colleague Gregory (Mike) Hagedon, senior applications systems analyst/developer,...
March 27, 2013
Marla Sullivan (BSIS ’12), a recent alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be honored next month for completing the Carolina Research Scholar Program (CRSP) during her time as an undergraduate. In addition to being recognized...
March 26, 2013
The University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science and School of Government invite you to attend the annual public symposium held on April 19, 2013 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The event is titled, “Information Stewardship in Public-Private Partnerships:  Managing Vendor...
March 26, 2013
American Libraries, a magazine of the American Library Association (ALA), has named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus, Tyler Dzuba (MSLS '11) as one of its 2013 Emerging Leaders (ELs). Dzuba is one of only 55 new library...
March 22, 2013
This year's "Movers & Shakers" list, published in the March issue of the Library Journal, features three alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ben Hunter (MSLS '05) and Krista Schmidt (MSLS ’02) were selected in the “...
March 20, 2013
Doctoral students conducting or planning to conduct research on digital curation and those who are pursuing a career direction that focuses on digital curation participated in a special poster session and meeting on March 17th, 2013. The group came to share ideas, strategies and advice about...
March 20, 2013
Olivia Miller, a current MSLS student at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded the 2013 ARLIS/SE Professional Development Travel Award, which will allow her to travel to Pasadena, California in April to give a presentation at the 41st annual...
March 20, 2013
Thirty experts in interactive information retrieval, from seven countries, gathered on the UNC at Chapel Hill campus for a special workshop to discuss the research and challenges taking place with task-based search engines. On March 14 and 15, 2013, the UNC's School of Information and Library...
March 20, 2013
By 2015, it is projected that there will be approximately 51,000 unfilled health information technology (health IT) jobs in need of qualified workers. To prepare students to enter this market, the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is currently accepting applications for the Graduate...
March 20, 2013
UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Tim Cook  (MSLS ’12) has been training and raising funds for a great cause. Cook plans to run in the 2013 Boston Marathon to support the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, an organization that provides summer camps, hospital...
March 18, 2013
After conducting a nationwide search, Chapel Hill Town manager Roger Stancil announced today his appointment of Susan Brown (MSLS '01) as Chapel Hill Public Library director to be effective May 20. Brown is an alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North...
March 18, 2013
Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Affairs for Red Hat, will be the 2013 spring commencement speaker for the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1989, Tiemann's technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit led him to...
March 14, 2013
Bored with your bookshelves? In need of new treasures? Add to your collection at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Annual Used Book Sale! From Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28, the Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) will...
March 13, 2013
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus and chair of the School’s Board of Visitors, Charles B. Lowry (MSLS, ‘74), retired in December 2012 as the executive director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Dr. Lowry has an...
March 13, 2013
Evan Carroll (BSIS ‘08, MSIS ’12) was featured on the PBS Newshour on March 11, 2013 during a broadcast titled, "What Happens to Our Digital Lives When We Die?” The show spoke about the struggles people are having to gain access to online files and accounts when their loved ones pass away. "The...
March 13, 2013
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and doctoral student, Casey Rawson, have been selected for the 2013 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award Honor Citation for their article, "Rethinking the Tests...
March 12, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received the nation's number two ranking of best "Library and Information Studies" graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine's 2014 edition of “America's Best Graduate...
March 12, 2013
Congratulations to UNC at Chapel Hill School of information and Library Science (SILS) graduate student, Danielle Lois Fasig, who has won the SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award for the spring of 2013 for her research proposal: "Usability Evaluation of Finding Aids for Archives." Comments from the...
March 12, 2013
The Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to Special Interest Group - Digital Libraries (SIG-DL) has been established in memory of Dr. Deborah Barreau, a leader in ASIS&T for many years including SIG-DL Cabinet Representative (2006), SIG-DL Chair (2008), Leadership...
March 12, 2013
   "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...
March 8, 2013
If you’re making plans for your summer vacation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) may have the answer for you! The popular summer seminars to Prague, Czech Republic and London, England offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit...
March 6, 2013
Mary Mellon and Peter Shirts, 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 2013 Baker & Taylor Scholarships for summer seminars in Europe. Shirts will travel to London for his...
March 6, 2013
Dr. Barbara B. Moran, Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), participated in a panel discussion about the role of technology in the future of libraries on WUNC 91.5 National Public Radio’s broadcast, “The State of...
March 6, 2013
Carol Jenkins, professor of practice at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and director of UNC’s Health Sciences Library, has announced her retirement after 26 years at the helm of one of the nation’s leading health and medical libraries. Her final day on the...
March 4, 2013
By Brandon F. Thompson, UNC at Chapel Hill Facilities Services A unique carpentry project will be taking place on campus in the coming days. At first, it might just sound like a typical job for Facilities Services’ Carpentry Shop – repair a section of one of the campus’ historic buildings.  But the...
March 4, 2013
On Tuesday, "The 2013 Emerging Trends in Information Professions Showcase" took place at Motorco Music Hall in Durham. This lively event included lightening talks by SILS faculty, alumnus and student and a panel discussion by some local IT/IS companies. Lightening Presentations featured:   Zeynep...
March 4, 2013
For those who missed it, on Friday, March 1, 2013, Dr. Charles F. Friedman, director of the Health Informatics Program, Schools of Information and Public Health; professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health; and professor, School of Information at the University of...
February 27, 2013
Registration now open: http://tinyurl.com/acgdjmv Over the past decade, a significant gap has emerged between the research and development in digital curation, on the one hand, and professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators, on the other. There are now many viable...
February 27, 2013
Rebecca Vargha, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) librarian and adjunct faculty member, has been named a Fellow by the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the "nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and...
February 27, 2013
Ashley Brown and Lori Neumeier, 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 annual National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, IL. The scholarships,...
February 27, 2013
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has announced that Jennifer Castaldo (MSLS 2008), SILS alumna and electronic resources manager/distance education librarian at the Johns Hopkins University, is the recipient of the 2013 First Step Award-A Wiley Professional...
February 25, 2013
The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has welcomed two new affiliate organizations to its membership: Portico, a digital preservation service, and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a number one ranked school in the United States....
February 25, 2013
All students, faculty and staff of the School of Information and Library Science are invited to submit nominations for the 2013 “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 22, 2013
The Center for Children's Books will host the annual Gryphon Lecture on March 1, 2013 at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School...
February 22, 2013
Dr. Diane Kelly, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected to receive the prestigious British Computer Society (BCS) BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG) Karen Spärck-Jones Award 2012...
February 21, 2013
The Carolina faculty’s expertise will be available to online learners around the world as part of a new partnership. Under an agreement announced today (Feb. 21), the University will partner with Coursera, an online education provider, to offer non-credit courses online at no cost. The University...
February 21, 2013
Jennifer Lohmann (MSLS '06), 2010 Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science alumna and Durham County Library librarian, will share a reading from her first novel: Reservations for Two on Saturday, February 23, 2013.  The novel...
February 20, 2013
Four students of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to attend the tenth Computer Research Association on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) Graduate Cohort Workshop http://cra.org/for-students/....
February 20, 2013
Are you a student who is starting to think about the job market or looking for a field experience site? Interested in meeting potential contacts? Too busy to network and keep up with coursework or your master's paper? Hungry for pizza? The SILS Alumni Association (SILSAA) and Information and...
February 19, 2013
Board members pose for a photo. From left to right are Graham Lombardi, Kristen Brews, Pooja Chandramouleeswaran, Andrew Stowe, Jacob Massey, Edwin Yun and Sharona Yen. Not included in the photo is new board member Alaina Sajatovic. Many undergraduates in SILS' BSIS program have an...
February 19, 2013
  Dr. Christopher "Cal" Lee recently worked with a team of individuals from 11 countries (four continents) to organize and run a planning and strategy session about the international alignment of digital preservation approaches.    Held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on January 14, 2013, "Aligning...
February 18, 2013
  Calling all doctoral students!  Are you conducting or planning to conduct research on digital curation?  Do you hope to pursue a career direction that focuses on digital curation?  Then we have an event for you. Come to Chapel Hill to share ideas, strategies and advice about research and academic...
February 14, 2013
A research project completed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor, Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee, has been named one of the Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2012 by the Library of Congress (LOC). Lee’s report “...
February 13, 2013
The Librarians' Association at UNC-Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) invites you to attend the LAUNC-CH 2013 Annual Conference: TRUE Collaborations: Creating New Structures, Services and Breakthroughs" on Monday, March 11th, 2013. Please join in for an engaging discussion about how libraries can create "new...
February 13, 2013
Julia Khanova, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, has received one of the prestigious Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Excellence in Online Teaching Awards for 2012 from the WISE organization. Khanova was...
February 13, 2013
This Thursday, February 14th, UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Jason Griffey (MSLS'04) will host an episode of his new broadcast American Libraries Live (AL Live) titled “Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket.” Griffey’s broadcast premiered in...
February 13, 2013
Dani Brecher, a graduate student at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has received one of two LOEX Minority Scholarships. The award is given to a student “who is a member of an under-represented minority group and/or has done significant work to bring library...
February 13, 2013
Got Books? Donate to the Annual SILS Used Book Sale! The Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) invites you to share donations for the annual SILS Used Book Sale. The event benefits the Prison Books Collective, as well as SILS student organizations, including ILSSA, SLA, COYL,...
February 13, 2013
Sofia Becerra-Licha (MSLS ’12), SILS alumna and project archivist at the  Berklee College of Music’s Stan Getz Library, is the featured guest on the INALJ (I Need a Library Job). The article covers her recent success in acquiring a job and the reporter asks Becerra-Licha a number of questions...
February 13, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes Mary Grace Flaherty, who will join the faculty as assistant professor on July 1, 2013. Flaherty comes to SILS from Syracuse University where she is a doctoral candidate and an Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) fellow at the...
February 12, 2013
Please join us for a special lecture by Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D., director, Health Informatics Program, Schools of Information and Public Health; professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health; and professor, School of Information at the University of Michigan, who...
February 6, 2013
Jacqueline Dunlap, a 2012 graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, is the new teen librarian at East Regional Library, one of the libraries in the Wake County Public Library system. As teen librarian, Dunlap will provide services to the library’s teen patrons and...
February 6, 2013
Keith Morris, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science BSIS student, will be one of the featured presenters on February 20th at Ignite Raleigh. Held in Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, N.C., the event is expected to host between 500 and 650 attendees. Morris' presentation is titled,...
February 6, 2013
Dr. Carolyn Hank, alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been appointed assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's School of Information Sciences.  She joins the UT faculty from McGill University...
February 6, 2013
For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the slides and audio from the "Careers in Federal Libraries Webinar" hosted at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 is now available. Sponsored by Careers in Federal Libraries...
February 1, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the School of Information and Library Science celebrates February as the 2013 Black History Month. Please join in on the various events taking place on campus in honor of those who have made a difference to our world.  
January 31, 2013
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...
January 30, 2013
CHAPEL HILL – A new program that will assist those who wish to enhance their leadership skills in data curation is now available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. The new program is geared toward practicing professionals who are...
January 30, 2013
  Digital Authoring Tools Incubator Group (DATIG) is a series of short (un)workshops that will address the use and integration of digital authoring tools into academic life. The group will cover some digital authoring basics of digital authoring. All those interested are invited to join in the...
January 29, 2013
Beyond e-mail: the constantly changing realm of communication   If you e-mail Paul Jones, you’ll receive a swan song to the electronic communication he helped bring to Carolina: “Good-bye E-mail, I’m divesting.” Jones, who gave up e-mail June 1, 2011, insists he isn’t being elusive. The body of the...
January 28, 2013
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes Tiffany Harris as administrative office support in the School's Administrative Offices effective Jan. 22, 2013. Harris will assist with a number of office responsibilities including welcoming visitors and interacting with faculty,...
January 28, 2013
Sean Gartland, an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is owner and founder of a business that has recently opened on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC. The business, a shop called iCan Fix It, opened for...
January 28, 2013
  Amanda Click, a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has recently hosted a series of webinars as a part of a collaboration between the Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st...
January 28, 2013
Meg Tuomala (MSLS 2010) began as electronic records archivist in the University Archives and Records Management Services of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries on Dec. 1, 2012. In her new position, Tuomala will lead efforts within the Archives to manage and preserve born-...
January 25, 2013
Jessica Yankowski was welcomed by staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as interLibrary library loan assistant on January 7, 2013.   In her position, Yankowski is responsible for the receipt of requests from EPA...
January 25, 2013
Remember to register for: THE 2013 EMERGING TRENDS IN INFORMATION PROFESSIONS SHOWCASE    Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST) Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC      Attend Event You are invited to the 2013 Emerging...
January 25, 2013
Jane Bethel, Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library, was a member of a panel discussion at the 32nd Charleston Conference on November 8, 2012. The session was titled "A Conversation with Technical Services Librarians and Publishers: A Workshop...
January 23, 2013
Dr. Felix Portnoy, a 2012 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2012 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Research Doctoral Award in Information Science for his dissertation titled, “Avoiding Ad Avoidance: Factors...
January 22, 2013
Lisa C. Wemett (MSLS ’75) coordinated the application that was selected to host the 2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture in Rochester, New York. Wemett, a long-time volunteer with the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association (YSS/NYLA), spearheaded the effort for YSS/NYLA to partner with...
January 22, 2013
iConference 2013: Regular registration ends Jan 27, 2013 12-15 February, 2013, Fort Worth, Texashttp://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/ Regular registration rates for iConference 2013 run through Jan. 27, 2013. Late fees apply thereafter. Register today at http://www.ischools.org/...
January 18, 2013
Activist, writer and entrepreneur Kevin Powell will give the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Student Union.   The event, which is free, will begin with a scholarship presentation....
January 18, 2013
Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa The ELIME-21 fellows in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill plan to edit a volume on library and information science (LIS) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)....
January 17, 2013
 The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf – a collection of books, films and other resources featuring Muslim culture in the United States and around the world – is now available at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The Chapel Hill Public Library, in partnership with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information...
January 16, 2013
An exciting project to develop content and tools for a new service that supports collaborative environmental problem solving is now in beta test mode. The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have initiated a social media hub...
January 16, 2013
The spring issue of the School of Information and Library Science @ Carolina newsletter features an international focus. It is now available online at: http://sils.unc.edu/sites/default/files/publications/newsletter/12-newsletter-fall.pdf Watch for the printed copy soon. In the meantime, happy...
January 16, 2013
A new five-year Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) to “establish a cooperative relationship in the field of scientific and...
January 16, 2013
Elizabeth Hille Cribbs, an alumna of UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be using the knowledge she learned from SILS in a new position she has recently accepted in a university library in Illinois. On January 16, Cribbs began working as the new Catalog (Music) Librarian at...
January 16, 2013
  Students and graduates (or soon to be graduates) who are seeking a job or internship in health related fields are invited to attend a special Health Affairs Job and Internship Expo. An excellent opportunity to meet with potential employers who are interested in YOU, the special event will...
January 16, 2013
Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa The ELIME-21 fellows in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill plan to edit a volume on library and information science (LIS) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)....
January 11, 2013
Marjorie M. K. Hlava, Board of Visitors member of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and founder and chair of Access Innovations, Inc. of Albuquerque, is among 32 New Mexicans honored as 2013 “Women of Influence” by Albuquerque Business...
January 9, 2013
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been honored with the opportunity to be the "Call-to-Action" speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the American Library...
January 9, 2013
GREAT NEWS! Baker & Taylor, a leading worldwide distributor of books, video, music and games, will offer scholarships for the School of Information and Library Science International Summer Seminars to London, England and Prague, Czech Republic. Two lucky SILS graduate students will be selected...
January 8, 2013
Lee Dirks (MSLS ‘93), former director for Portfolio Strategy at Microsoft who died tragically in an automobile accident along with his wife Judy Lew last August, has been selected as a 2012 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished...
January 7, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education because it offers students “stellar academics” at a bargain price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. For the 12th time in a row, UNC-Chapel Hill ranked first on...
January 2, 2013
Does Facebook cause loneliness? What does Twitter have to do with revolution? Who acquires friends through social media and why? What can we learn about social networking sites from non-users? Did technology have an impact on recent presidential elections? How did the use of social media impact the...
January 2, 2013
By Matthew Poland (MSLS '13) As information professionals, we spend most of our work lives behind desks, usually staring at computer screens. But, every once in awhile, an opportunity comes along for something a little out of the ordinary. Last year, Dr. Jane Greenberg, SILS professor and director...
January 2, 2013
By Matthew Poland (MSIS '13) Last May, like a caravan headed east, several SILS graduate students and faculty members set off for Morocco with all their enthusiasm and expertise in tow. While their explicit purpose was to hold a workshop on metadata and knowledge management, their less tangible...