2014 News

December 19, 2014
Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85), Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator for University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and co-chair of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee, has been named the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Honoree by the American...
December 19, 2014
Robert Capra, Mary Grace Flaherty, and Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, three assistant professors at the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have received UNC Junior Faculty Development Awards for 2015. “Three awards in one year is unprecedented,” said Gary...
December 10, 2014
SILS will operate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park Library for another five years, serving nearly 2,000 EPA employees who rely on the library to support the Agency’s research and policy decisions  Chapel Hill, N.C. – The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and...
December 8, 2014
National Consortium for Data Science Names 2015 Data Fellows CHAPEL HILL, NC, December 8, 2014 - The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to advance data science and address the challenges and opportunities of big data, today named three faculty members at...
November 24, 2014
‪ UNC School of Information and Library Science graduate student Mea Warren has been honored with the 2014 Sara Aull Student Award. The award, sponsored by the North Carolina Special Libraries Association (NCSLA), was presented to Warren at the NCSLA annual awards celebration, held November 6.  ...
November 19, 2014
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students Vida Djaghouri and Eun Jeong Cheon were recently selected to present their original research at the Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational. The event, held October 17-18, invited master’s students chosen from a competitive applicant pool...
November 10, 2014
 Now in her second year as the school librarian at Chapel Hill’s Northside Elementary School, Kathryn Cole (MSLS ’07) has already crossed one big item off of her professional “bucket list:” designing a school library program and its collection from the ground up. Northside opened to students in...
November 7, 2014
Susan Brown (MSLS ’01), director of Chapel Hill Public Library, has been named a 2014 School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished Alumna. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Brown during the School’s commencement ceremony on December 14.   The award is presented...
November 5, 2014
Dr. Mohammad Jarrahi, assistant professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is this year’s recipient of the Eleanor M. and Frederick G. Kilgour Research Grant Award.  The competitive grant awards were established in  spring 2011 to support pilot projects that include...
October 21, 2014
          Chapel Hill, North Carolina (October 21, 2014) –     How do librarians fight Ebola?  The WiderNet Project and WiderNet@UNC have created the Ebola Emergency Response Library initiative to create a pocket library for people, especially the Liberian and Sierra Leonean health care workers,...
October 21, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has received a grant for $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project that focuses on simplifying and improving access to the contents of disk images in born-digital...
October 6, 2014
Curt Arledge, recent alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named recipient of the 2014 Pratt Severn Award for Best Student Research Paper. The award, established in 1972, is administered by the ASIS&T Information Science Education Committee and sponsored by...
October 3, 2014
As students of all ages settle into another school year, education experts continue to seek ways to make learning more engaging. In one such effort, the White House issued a challenge to help students learn with technology through educational video games. During the weekend of September 6-8, over...
September 29, 2014
Washington DC — The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is pleased to announce the selection of doctoral student Jordan Eschler and master’s student Olivia Dorsey as the 2014 recipients of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for graduate study in library and information sciences. The...
September 25, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The BitCurator project today announced the release of BitCurator 1.0, a free and open-source digital forensics software environment for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) to acquire and process born-digital materials. The BitCurator environment can be installed as a Linux...
September 24, 2014
Dr. Diane Kelly, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been honored with the ASIS&T Award for Best Research in Information Science. According to the award description provided by ASIS&T, “The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual...
September 17, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), for being chosen as the 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research. The award is given annually...
September 15, 2014
  A team of UNC students, including School of Information and Library Science (SILS) student Alison Blaine, has joined in the fight against the Ebola epidemic by helping to create ebolainliberia.org. This site, which launched earlier this month, was commissioned by Liberia’s Ministry of Information...
September 12, 2014
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Tim Dempsey (MSLS ’80) has just released a new book titled No Fear: Tales of a Change Agent or Why I Couldn't Fix Nortel Networks. The book is a business memoir describing the fall of Nortel Networks from Dempsey’s perspective as the...
September 5, 2014
Jennifer Lohmann, accomplished author and alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has just released her newest book Winning Ruby Heart. The book, a romance novel released September 1, tells the story of a champion athlete and the reporter who begins to develop feelings...
September 5, 2014
Congratulations to Kathy Brennan, a Ph.D. student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and SILS professors Dr. Diane Kelly and Dr. Jaime Arguello for winning the Best Paper Award from the 2014 Information Interaction in Context Conference (IIiX 2014) in Regensburg, Germany....
August 29, 2014
Wan-ching Wu, a Ph.D. student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and SILS associate professor Dr. Diane Kelly have been named recipients of the 2014 Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award for their paper “Online Search Stopping Behaviors: An Investigation of...
August 27, 2014
  Leslie Thomson, a Ph.D. student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently been named the recipient of the Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award for her poster, “When PIM Goes Public: A Case Study of OrganizedLikeJen.” The award is given annually by...
July 8, 2014
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is an independent, community-led membership association that will serve as the host and center of administrative, user and community support for the BitCurator environment. Its purpose is to support curation of born-digital materials through the application of open-...
July 3, 2014
The second in a series of children’s books about rescue animals has been published by Kelly Johnson Lee (MSIS ‘05), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The book, Wags to Riches: Emma Lu The True Story of a Dog's Journey...
July 3, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation has reaccredited The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science's (SILS) Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) and Master of Science in Information...
July 3, 2014
Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, was named guest of honor and keynote speaker for the 2014 Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference held in Zadar, Croatia in June 2014. LIDA is a biennial gathering of international library and information science leaders...
July 2, 2014
Thanks to all for helping to make the alumni reception the American Library Association’s Annual Conference a great event! This year’s reception was held at the Satay Thai Bistro in Las Vegas.  Around 25 alumni attending the ALA conference gathered to catch up and enjoy some great food. Keep an eye...
July 1, 2014
SILS PhD student, Emily Vardell, has been selected as a 2014-16 New Leader for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)! The New Leader award is very competitive. Vardell was selected from an applicant pool of highly qualified candidates. The objective of the New Leader...
June 27, 2014
David Woodbury (MSIS '09), associate head of User Experience Department at North Carolina State University's Library System and alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, delivered a workshop entitled, "Creating Engaging...
June 23, 2014
The library system of North Carolina State University currently employs about 30 alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. These graduates are some of SILS' best who are implementing cutting-edge strategies to engage and inform students...
June 23, 2014
Dr. Brian Sturm and the Story Squad will be performing on July 23rd at the 11th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, North Carolina. The Festival will span several weeks throughout the month of July and will feature other storytelling performances in...
June 18, 2014
Michael Fitzgerald (MSLS '08), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializes in the documentation and preservation of jazz music and history. His article, "Researching Washington Jazz History" is featured in the special "...
June 18, 2014
Megan England (MSLS '13), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is leading a Makerspace initiative for the Atlantic City Free Public Library (ACFPL), where she recently spearheaded and won a contract award from the New...
June 18, 2014
The School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington has announced the appointment of Dr. Pnina Fichman (Ph.D. ’03) as the new chair of the Department of Information and Library Science (formerly the School of Library and Information Science). She takes over the position from...
June 18, 2014
While many members of the SILS family are working to improve global connectivity and information access, others are developing solutions for problems associated with too much connectivity. School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus,...
June 16, 2014
Entrepreneur and librarian Jason Griffey (MSLS'04) has made a number of significant career moves over the past several years, and he has always been in the forefront on new and innovative processes to help libraries and their patrons. Selected in 2009 by the Library Journal for the "Trendspotters"...
June 16, 2014
James (Jamie) Roth (MSLS '01), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Society of American Archivists...
June 15, 2014
Guests from Oromia State, the largest of nine regions of Ethiopia, visited the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 to learn more about the WiderNet @ UNC and SILS. The visitors included Mr. Daba Debele, the...
June 15, 2014
As director of the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) at The New York Public Library (NYPL), School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna, Kristin McDonough (MSLS '70) spearheaded NYPL's partnership with the Brooklyn and...
June 13, 2014
Carolina students say thanks to SILS donors. Thank you from the School of Information and Library Science! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvhudTNIe_4      
June 12, 2014
Recent graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Courtney Bailey (MSLS ’13), has had an exceptional spring with winning awards and now capturing a dream job for an archivist. In April 2014, Bailey was honored with the Gene J....
June 12, 2014
For 20 years, David Bickford (MSLS '87), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has worked to deliver library services for the University of Phoenix for several years. His stellar performance earned him a series of...
June 11, 2014
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) recent graduate Simon O'Riordan (MSLS'14) has been selected to be the 2014-2016 Research Library Fellow at Emory University in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS). The Fellows position is...
June 9, 2014
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna, Amelia K. Mitchell (MSLS '99), has plenty of exciting news to share. She has recently moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her new husband, Tim Swenby. Following a 14 year career as a high school...
June 4, 2014
A Thai Bistro and Bar in the nation's most electrifying city is the setting for the annual American Library Association Conference Alumni Reunion of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dean Gary Marchionini invite you to join him...
June 4, 2014
Two recent University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) graduates, Erin Foster (MSLS ’14) and Lori Harris (MSLS ’13) have been selected for the Associate Fellowship Program at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. The one-year training...
June 4, 2014
Jennifer Lohmann (MSLS '06), 2010 Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna and Durham County Library librarian, has released two new novels, Weekends in Carolina and A Promise for the Baby. Weekends in Carolina...
June 4, 2014
Former UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science faculty member, Dr. Marilyn Lea Miller, 83, Professor Emeritus, Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, passed away quietly on May 22nd at Beacon Place Hospice.   Miller’s...
June 4, 2014
  Rachael Posey (MSLS '10) has been appointed pharmacy librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, effective June 1, 2014. Rachael will identify information needs and provide proactive, client-centered education and research services for the faculty,...
June 2, 2014
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has selected its newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) for the 2014/2015 academic year.  The Library introduced the CALA program in 2000 to help prepare graduate students at UNC’s School of Information and Library...
May 20, 2014
Two incoming students to the undergraduate program of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded $1,000 merit-based scholarships. Kimberly Hii and Melissa Ferens will enter the Bachelor of Science in Information Science...
May 20, 2014
Deb Morley (MSLS 1993), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to the position of head of the Reference and Instructional Services Department at the University of Delaware Library effective August 2014.  Morley...
May 20, 2014
Dr. Fred Stutzman (Ph.D. '11) and Oakkar Oakkar (MSIS '13), entrepreneurs and alumni of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, participated in the annual Emerging Company Showcase 2014 on April 28, 2014 at the William and Ida Friday Center...
May 15, 2014
The Library and Information Studies Honor Society, Beta-Phi-Mu Epsilon Chapter held its initiation and annual meeting on May 8, 2014 at the Mediterranean Deli in Chapel Hill, N.C. Those in attendance were welcomed by Emily Jack (MSLS ‘07) who introduced the "Lighting of the Lamp" session that...
May 15, 2014
On June 3, 2014 from 1:30-4:00, the 20th National Health Equity Research Webcast will be streamed live from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This full audience webcast, hosted on UNC’s campus, is an annual interactive, live-streamed symposium that explores the intersection of health...
May 14, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the 2014 graduates on Sunday, May 11th 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 14, 2014
Gene R. Springs (MSLS ‘06), an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has co-edited the book titled Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources. According to the book’s description, “As the baby...
May 13, 2014
Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85), alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-chair of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee and reference librarian and Diversity coordinator at the University of North Carolina...
May 12, 2014
Dr. Alice S. Etim (Ph.D. ‘10), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and assistant professor of Management Information Systems in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems in the School of Business...
May 12, 2014
Doctoral student, Alex Poole, has been awarded the Thomas F. Ferdinand Digital Humanities Summer Research Fellowship offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School. The non-service award is presented to students who are working on research projects in order to enable...
May 9, 2014
Doctoral student and teaching fellow, Angela Murillo, has been selected the winner of one of the Best Poster Awards for her poster, "Infrastructure, Data Sharing, and Data Reuse in the Sciences: The Case of DataONE" by the selection committee for the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Data...
May 9, 2014
Heather Ann Gunter, an undergraduate student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. The honor society recently inducted 176 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as...
May 9, 2014
Julie White Walker (MSLS '82), an alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina and former deputy state librarian of Georgia, has been selected State Librarian of the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS). She will replace Dr. Lamar Veatch, who...
May 8, 2014
  The Wilson Special Collections Library will open its doors to reunion and commencement visitors during a special open house on Saturday, May 10. Yearbooks from the reunion classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2004 will be on view, along with other items from...
May 8, 2014
The National Consortium For Data Science (NCDS) data science faculty fellows at a glance, features Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, director of the Metadata Research Center and NCDS Fellow in a...
May 8, 2014
Dr. Sandra Hughes Hassell (Ph.D. '98), professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor effective July 1, 2014. “Sandra is a national expert in school library media whose current...
May 8, 2014
Alumni Ashraf Farrag (MSIS '10 & CHIP Certificate '11) and Robert Bradford (CHIP Certificate '13), won 1st place for their poster at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Research Day in the Computer Science category. The "symposium of posters and presentations showcasing research...
May 7, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will welcome Dr. Amelia N. Gibson to the School's faculty as assistant professor on July 1, 2014. “We are delighted to welcome Amelia to the SILS faculty,” said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS...
May 7, 2014
Tom Caruso, Health Information Liaison Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science and RTI-Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology, was caught on film in front of the White House last May speaking about the...
May 6, 2014
Amazing things are afoot at SILS!  This year, our undergraduate students:   •  Attended networking events and met with working professionals from the field,    •  Had exclusive access to companies in the Research Triangle Park and across the nation, and    •  Met with recent alums to discuss how...
May 5, 2014
Demetria Tucker (MSLS '78), senior family and youth librarian at the Pearl Bailey Branch Library in Newport News, Virginia, will receive the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished Alumna Award for 2014 at the School’s commencement...
May 5, 2014
On Sunday, May 11, 2014 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...
May 1, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, NC - A new degree program that focuses on biomedical and health informatics at the master’s level is now available through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Graduate School. The Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics is interdisciplinary,...
April 30, 2014
You voted and the nominations are in for your favorite teachers. Based on the judging criteria of teaching excellence, innovation, classroom instruction and mentoring skills, you have nominated the following faculty members for the 2014 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. Jaime Arguello...
April 30, 2014
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is seeking student applicants interested in contemporary art, archives and preservation to identify, organize and care for the complex records of visual artists in North Carolina. “Learning from Artists’ Archives: Preparing Next Generation...
April 29, 2014
The first in a series of children’s books about rescue animals has been published by Kelly Johnson Lee (ABJM '03, MSIS ‘05), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The book,...
April 28, 2014
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has selected Virgina Ferris as one of three new fellows for the NCSU Libraries Fellowship program. Ferris, a graduate student of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will begin a two...
April 25, 2014
The founder and moderator of the popular JESSE listserv, Gretchen Whitney (MSLS ‘75), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSchool of Information and Library Science (SILS) and retired professor of the University of Tennessee Knoxville School of Information Sciences, passed away...
April 24, 2014
A graduate student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship. Kathryn McNamara, a student in the Master of Science in Library Science graduate program has...
April 24, 2014
The iRODS Consortium announced the release of iRODS 4.0, a sustainable and production-oriented version of the iRODS (integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) data management platform. iRODS is a popular, highly configurable, open source technology used in high-demand production sites around the world...
April 23, 2014
Summer will be an adventure in Europe for two graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS).  Meredith Hale and Julie Stivers have been selected as winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Scholarships for summer seminars in...
April 21, 2014
Marla Sullivan (BSIS ‘12), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has recently earned a new position as production associate at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. “In this position, I will be...
April 21, 2014
Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto (MSLS ‘07, Ph.D. ‘10), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and assistant professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington, has been selected to receive the...
April 17, 2014
Joshua D. Hager, (MSIS ’13) recent graduate of  the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), and correspondence assistant at the State Archives of North Carolina, is the recipient of the Theodore Calvin Pease Award given by the...
April 16, 2014
On April 4, 2014, Dr. Mary Emily Kingsbury, former professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill died peacefully after a long illness. “I have so many wonderful memories of Mary” said Dr. Barbara B. Moran, Louis Round Wilson...
April 16, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomed Herrison J. Chicas as administrative support specialist in the School's Administrative Offices effective April 14, 2014. Chicas assists with a number of office responsibilities including welcoming visitors and interacting with faculty,...
April 16, 2014
It was a perfect day for a marathon. The sky was Carolina blue, temperatures were cool and more than 12,500 people were in Raleigh to join in on the first ever Raleigh Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon and marathon race. At each mile marker, musicians with rock and other type of bands performed along the...
April 16, 2014
The first "Annual Edible Book Contest" held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Information and Library Science Library in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) took place on April 11, 2014 from noon-2:00 p.m.  Local bibliophiles, artists and bakers attended for a...
April 15, 2014
PRESENTING: The 100 Most Influential Tech People On Twitter There are those who communicate only through Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, and then there are those who use e-mail and face-to-face encounters to communicate. For one who specializes on all things to do with social media...
April 15, 2014
Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting October 31- November 4, 2014, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of...
April 15, 2014
A grant of $491,908 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will help a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prepare future librarians and archivists to identify, organize and care for the complex records of visual artists in North Carolina. The...
April 3, 2014
DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html  for more information. REGISTRATION LINK: http...
April 2, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed Kesley Mumpower as desktop support and Help Desk manager on March 31, 2014. In his new position, Mumpower will provide personal computing support for the faculty, staff, and students...
April 2, 2014
Anne Less (MSLS ’08), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna, has been appointed E-Team Innovation Program Manager at Google, Inc. In her position, Less develops collaborative knowledge-sharing systems, in order to ensure that Google...
April 1, 2014
Rebecca K. Miller (MSLS 2007), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has completed three  projects in which she highlights the increasing importance of technology in today’s libraries. The first project is a published e-book...
April 1, 2014
Keona Health, a healthcare software and automation solutions startup, has secured $2.5 million in Series A Funding.  “Keona Health’s software tools are aimed at providing relief for what is widely recognized to be one of the biggest pain points in medicine today, patient call support” said Oakkar...
April 1, 2014
Since she was a little girl in Tulsa, Oklahoma, helping people who needed and deserved a hot, nutritious meal has been a passion for SILS alumna, Stacey Yusko (MSLS ‘03). She first became involved with the Meals on Wheels program as a child when her mom was a volunteer for the program. Throughout...
April 1, 2014
Once upon a time, a graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took her talents and education into an interesting and unplanned direction. Like Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Elinor Dixon Hawkins (BSLS ’50) “took the one...
April 1, 2014
“Mentoring is active listening and then sharing your expertise back,” said Leo Yakutis (MSIS ’91). “It is like the boost you give over a fence as a kid. The person has to do the work themselves, but you are there to help.” Since leaving SILS, Yakutis, senior cyber consultant of its Commercial...
March 26, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bill Burton (MSIS ’11), science teacher and science curriculum coordinator at the Lamplighter School in Dallas, TX and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently earned honors for which he will be...
March 26, 2014
Kyle Shaffer, a first-year MSIS student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will spend his summer putting skills learned at SILS in practice. Shaffer recently accepted a fellowship to the “Data Science for Social Good” (DSSG) summer...
March 26, 2014
Caroline Simpson and Haley Walton, 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 2014 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, IL. The scholarships,...
March 26, 2014
What do a musical stuffed animal, a rocket ship cape, a shooting star dress and a singing bag have in common? All of these projects – and 11 more equally imaginative ones – were created this semester by students in Casey H. Rawson's class, "Youth and Technology in Libraries" (INLS 534) as part of a...
March 26, 2014
The Board of Trustees of the Conyers-Rockdale Library System has appointed Ben Carter (MSLS '06), interim director and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), as director of the Library System during their meeting on Tuesday,...
March 26, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Van Dyke Technology Group has named Leo Yakutis (MSIS ‘91), an alumnus and member of the Board of Visitors of theSchool of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, senior cyber consultant of its Commercial Cyber Innovations Group. The Cyber...
March 24, 2014
Admissions policies and a data mining tool that provides preference free diversity were 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 was titled...
March 21, 2014
Currently, only one-third of the people on this planet have adequate access to the Internet. In many developing countries, universities may have an Internet connection, but not enough bandwidth to sufficiently serve its users. Only a small portion of students and professors worldwide have access to...
March 21, 2014
For those who were unable to attend the special talk by Dr. Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, that took place at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 5, 2014, photos taken during the event and a video of Dr....
March 19, 2014
American Libraries, a magazine of the American Library Association (ALA), has named Sojourna Cunningham (MSLS ‘10), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as one of its 2014 Emerging Leaders (EL). Cunningham was selected as...
March 17, 2014
Adverse Weather Alert - Winter Weather News 3/17/14, 7:02 p.m. With a winter weather advisory in effect for the area for Monday, March 17 until 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, including possible freezing precipitation, following are some reminders about the University’s adverse weather practices....
March 17, 2014
"Beyond Usability and Economics: Translucent Security" will be the topic of the ninth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science. The special lecturer will be Dr. L. Jean Camp, director of the Security Informatics Program and professor of Informatics at the School...
March 12, 2014
Happy 25 birthday, World Wide Web! Did you know UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paul Jones, clinical professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Journalism, has a special connection to the celebration? Last year, Jones helped “find” the earliest known Web page created by...
March 11, 2014
Multiple UNC graduate programs ranked by U.S. 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 2014 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate...
March 10, 2014
Join us for one of these terrific international seminars for a once in a lifetime experience! Spaces are filling quickly. The deadline to apply is April 1st! Paul Jones and Barbara Wildemuth, faculty members at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina...
March 10, 2014
On April 8, 2014, the Library of Congress, Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Library of Medicine will host a free symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine. The symposium will consist of panel presentations on...
March 7, 2014
The application deadline for one of the highest ranked Master’s programs in the nation is drawing near. Top ranked by US News & World Report, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is number one in digital libraries and archives and...
March 5, 2014
Peter McCracken (MSLS ’95), alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has begun using a non-traditional marketing technique to promote ShipIndex.org, a Web site McCracken created to make researching maritime vessels faster and more...
March 5, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, NC - Members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) community actively participate in the use and development of today’s newest technologies. Google Glass is one of the latest forms of technology that’s becoming increasingly...
February 27, 2014
Faculty and students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science will represent their iSchool at the 2014 iConference March 4-7, in Berlin, Germany. The event, which is hosted by Germany’s Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin School of...
February 27, 2014
Erin Nell Morris, Master's student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of information and Library Science (SILS), is the recipient of the spring 2014 SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award for her student research proposal entitled, "Comparative usability testing of role-based...
February 26, 2014
Online education has been around a while. The University of Phoenix started its online program in 1989, and ads for other online degree programs are now common. The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education initiated Carolina Courses Online in 1997, and since then more than a score of...
February 24, 2014
Apply today for the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program and you may qualify for a $1,000 scholarship! Just a few more days left to apply for Fall 2014.  Great jobs, an interesting and engaging program and $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to two lucky students are...
February 21, 2014
Marjorie (Margie) M.K. Hlava, president of Albuquerque-based Access Innovations, Inc., and a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Board of Visitors, has been selected to receive the prestigious Miles Conrad Award from the...
February 21, 2014
This year, for the first time ever, the annual iConference will recognize its outstanding reviewers. One of the reviewers to be honored with this award, Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor Christopher (Cal) Lee, hails from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s iSchool, the School of...
February 20, 2014
    TEDxUNC soars with ideas from astronaut alumnus, students, faculty As American astronaut Jerry Linenger finished his riveting description of life in space, the full house in attendance for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 TEDxUNC event “Taking Flight” soared to its feet. The crowd at UNC’s Memorial...
February 19, 2014
A special talk by Dr. Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google will take place at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in room 01 of Manning Hall on March 5, 2014 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The title of the presentation is, "Mindtools...
February 19, 2014
Barbara Stanley Latta (MSLS ‘64), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has run her way into international record books. At 72-years-old, Latta holds the record for the longest running streak of any female in the world (...
February 18, 2014
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of the 2014 Virginia Hamilton Essay Honor Award for her paper, “Multicultural Young Adult Literature as a Form of Counter-Storytelling.”...
February 14, 2014
For immediate use: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 The University will resume normal operations as planned starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, for offices and employees scheduled to work this weekend. The University will be open Monday, Feb. 17, on a regular operating schedule. Classes will be held...
February 5, 2014
Tim Elfenbein (MSIS ’13), a recent graduate of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serves as the managing editor of a journal that this week made a major transition. Shortly after graduation, Elfenbein began serving as managing...
February 5, 2014
Dav Robertson (MSLS ’75), alumnus and professor of the practice at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, represented the Metadata Research Center (MRC) as a panelist at the 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress on October...
February 5, 2014
************************************************************* iConference 2014: Regular registrations available through Feb. 15, 2014 Conference Dates: 4-7 March, 2014, Berlin, Germany Conference Home: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/ Conference Schedule: https://www.conftool.com/...
February 5, 2014
Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was interviewed and did a bit of storytelling during a radio broadcast conducted on November 6, 2013 on “Should Does Does Radio” on channel WXYC. To hear...
February 1, 2014
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...
February 1, 2014
Multiple events are taking place on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus during the celebration of Black History month. To learn more of the happenings planned for the celebration, see the calendar published by Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.    
January 31, 2014
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks first among the nation’s public universities in The Princeton Review’s list of the 2014 “Best Value Colleges.”  The Princeton Review ranks schools based on its analysis of more than 30 data points with cost data reflecting school-reported...
January 31, 2014
Four Pulitzers, a half dozen National Book and National Book Critics Circle awards, the creator of the Goosebumps series, great programs to help young people explore storytelling, and the latest developments in “The Future of Reading”—the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival has announced the...
January 28, 2014
There have been a number of changes in Manning Hall over the last several months and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has new space that includes a classroom, seminar rooms, a video studio, faculty and staff offices and cluster...
January 27, 2014
Dryad Librarian Position Type: Permanent Staff (EPA NonFaculty) School of Info & Library Science-3701 Working Title DRYAD LIBRARIAN Hiring Range: $45, 000 - $50,000 Work hour: Full-time, with benefits Start date: March 1, 2014 Position Summary: Dryad is a curated general-purpose repository that...
January 24, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Eric Brownell, who has joined the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library in Research Triangle Park (RTP) as interlibrary loan/cataloging librarian. Before joining...
January 23, 2014
Tim Bucknall (MSLS '89), assistant dean of libraries and head of electronic resources and information technologies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is the 2014...
January 22, 2014
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently served as lead co-editor of a special issue of Library Hi Tech, “Linking and opening vocabularies” along with Dr...
January 21, 2014
Adverse Weather Alert - Winter Weather News 01/21/14, 3:35 p.m. With a winter weather advisory in effect for Orange County from 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 until 12 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, including possible freezing precipitation, following are some reminders about the University’s adverse weather...
January 17, 2014
New CEO headed Library & Education division; pledges continued growth in all segments of company’s business CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that its board of directors has named...
January 15, 2014
The Proceedings of the 2013 Cyberinfrastructure and Metadata Protocols for Data (CAMP-4-DATA) workshop are now available. The CAMP-4-DATA workshop was held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Dublin Core/iPRES conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Workshop organizers included, Jane Greenberg, professor...
January 15, 2014
Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in 2011, J. Scott Brownlee (MSLS) has kept busy publishing poetry and has recently been honored for some of his works. Brownlee was named Poet of the Week by the Brooklyn Poets...
January 15, 2014
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumni Dani Brecher (MSLS '13) and Kevin Klipfel (MSLS ’13) have recently been given the opportunity to lead a professional development webinar on information literacy, hosted by the educational technology website EasyBib. The...
January 14, 2014
Dryad Librarian Position Type Permanent Staff (EPA NonFaculty) Department School of Info & Library Science-3701 Working Title DRYAD LIBRARIAN  Appointment Type EPA Non-Faculty Vacancy ID NF0000812 Position ID 1003444 Posting Open Date 01/14/2014 Application Deadline 02/14/2014 Proposed Start...
January 13, 2014
Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to begin making plans for that summer vacation. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is offering its popular summer seminars to Prague, Czech Republic and London, England. These seminars...
January 10, 2014
An acceptance letter from another university was on the table and UNC’s Javed Mostafa had the next move. He countered Oakkar Oakkar’s letter with a deal that few, if any, universities, could beat: the opportunity to help start a company while Oakkar earned a degree. Oakkar, a successful technology...
January 8, 2014
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Jen Klaudinyi (MSLS ’09), reference and instruction librarian and faculty technology specialist, was one of only three honored with a 2013 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award for a project she leads at...
January 8, 2014
A memorial service will be held for long-time University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) supporter Eleanor Margaret Beach Kilgour who passed away on November 25, 2013 at age 98. Mrs. Kilgour is the widow of Dr. Frederick G. Kilgour, entrepreneur,...
January 8, 2014
Sarah Ramdeen, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is the winner of an outstanding student presentation award at the American Geophysical Union fall 2013 meeting. The poster which is titled, “Connecting Data...
January 7, 2014
Starting Sunday, January 19, 2014, UNC at Chapel Hill will begin its Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations and observations. Join us at Carolina for our celebration of cooperatively planned events that commemorate the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the past 20 years, the Martin Luther King...
January 7, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes Tiffany Harris as the School’s undergraduate student services coordinator. Those who have visited SILS have been greeted by Harris who has been the face of SILS Administrative Offices where she has served as administrative office support...
January 6, 2014
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Kader (MSLS '13) as rare book research librarian at the Wilson Special Collections Library, effective January 1, 2014. Kader provides on-site and virtual researcher services for the Rare Book...
January 6, 2014
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...
January 6, 2014
Dr. Lori Haight, career services coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is the recipient of the 2013 SILS Staff Excellence Award. The annual award is presented to SILS staff members who have demonstrated excellence,...