2016 News

December 19, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its fall commencement on Sunday, December 18, in Wilson Library. The event celebrated graduates who earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), Master of Science in...
December 18, 2016
Xin Fu (PhD ’08) received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) fall commencement ceremony on December 18. Fu also delivered the commencement address, “Go together, Go far.” From left, Xin Fu (PhD ’08) accepts the Distinguished Alumnus Award...
December 16, 2016
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) assistant professors have been named University Teaching Award recipients. Dr. Jaime Arguello won the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, and Dr. Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi won the 2017 Tanner Award for...
December 16, 2016
Thanks to the consistently excellent work of our faculty, staff, and students, and the generous support of our alumni and friends, 2016 has been a great year for SILS. Watch this video for highlights, and read below for additional details, videos, and links to more information. SPRING In January,...
December 15, 2016
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Professor Barbara Wildemuth was honored by the New Jersey Chapter of ASIS&T with its 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series Award. Dr. Wildemuth gave a talk on December 7 at Rutgers University. The event included a Q&A session and a reception...
December 14, 2016
Amelia Gibson, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a Junior Faculty Development Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help further her research in 2017. The competitive awards recognize and provide financial support...
December 14, 2016
Kristin McDonough (MSLS '70), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), retired from the New York Public Library (NYPL) on December 9. McDonough had served as director of the NYPL Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), since its creation in 1996. SIBL was founded...
December 13, 2016
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for tenure and tenure-track faculty positions with a starting date of July 1, 2017. We seek top candidates at the assistant professor or associate professor...
December 13, 2016
BitCurator NLP will host “nlp4arc - Enabling New Forms of Access to Primary Sources through Natural Language Processing” February 3, 2017, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Carolina Union, Room 3206, on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. The event will focus on the application of natural language processing (...
December 12, 2016
SILS is moving forward with the development of a new Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree program, with hopes of launching in 2017. The PSM in Digital Curation–the first of its kind in the United States–will be offered completely online and will help meet the rapidly expanding educational and...
December 12, 2016
Since its introduction in 2009, the annual DigCCurr Professional Institute — an intensive workshop designed to foster skills, knowledge, and community among professionals in the field of digital curation — has drawn 249 participants from nine countries and 33 states.  Hosted by the University of...
December 12, 2016
By Hope Baptist '87, UNC Development Communications Seats 6 through 9 in Row F of Section 229 in the Dean Dome have always belonged to Dr. Fred W. Roper (AB ’60 and MSLS ’62).  Back when he was associate dean at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), he purchased lifetime rights...
December 12, 2016
After many productive years working with libraries and archives connected to institutions of higher learning, Meredith Evans (PhD ’06) stepped away from academia for a position connected to the country’s highest office. In November of 2015, Evans became Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential...
December 12, 2016
SILS and the UNC Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology (ENEC) have partnered to create a dual-degree program in environmental informatics. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Science in Information Science, a particularly valuable combination in an...
December 12, 2016
Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci’s TED Talk from June 2016, “Machine intelligence makes human morals more important,” is available for viewing at www.ted.com. Searching her name will bring up both her most recent talk and her previous talk from 2014, “Online social change: easy to organize, hard...
December 12, 2016
The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) has received approval to offer a PhD in health informatics. Students should begin enrolling in 2017. Drawing upon the academic and research strengths of UNC, the new doctoral program will emphasize advanced database management, analytics methods and...
December 12, 2016
“Let ’em know you’re here.” That’s what author Matt de la Peña wrote on the wall of the Mt. Vernon Middle School Library on the last day of his residency there. It’s the distillation of a message he strove to impart to the 14 student-writers selected to work with him for the week – that your voice...
November 16, 2016
Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, a new book by researchers from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and North Carolina Central University (NCCU), aims to aid in the development of culturally responsive school and library programs with the goal of helping to...
November 16, 2016
Dr. Arcot Rajasekar Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Term Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a grant from the UNC Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) for a project titled, “Towards a North Carolina Smart and Connected Communities Initiative.”...
November 15, 2016
Anthony Joyce, a first-year MSLS student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received the George N. Atiyeh Prize to help cover the cost of attending the Middle East Librarians Association meeting November 15-17 and the Middle East Studies Association of North America...
November 15, 2016
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Mark Riddle (MSLS ’16) is the author of a new picture book published this month by Enchanted Lion Books. Margarash, illustrated by Tim Miller, is about a young boy and a seemingly-nasty monster who realize that they need each other....
November 3, 2016
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) and current master’s student Maria Ramirez presented their work with New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting on October 14, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. At...
October 30, 2016
Ask Charles B. Lowry to tell you about his favorite UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) faculty members, and you will probably be in for a long and pleasant chat as he lists nearly every professor he had while completing his MSLS at Carolina. Fred Roper and Dean Edward Holley team...
October 28, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) recently announced a commitment by Charles B. Lowry (MSLS ’74) and Marcia Duncan Lowry to establish the Duncan-Lowry Deanship at SILS. The commitment is the largest in the School’s history and the first at Carolina to be designated for a...
October 19, 2016
Amelia Gibson, Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected to receive the 2016 Eleanor M. and Frederick G. Kilgour Research Grant Award. These competitive awards were established in 2011 to support pilot projects by SILS faculty members....
October 19, 2016
Brian Nussbaum, Desktop Support and Help Desk Manager at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received the 2016 UNC Information Technology Award at the Carolina Technology Consultants retreat on October 14. The awards are given to individuals and teams to recognize outstanding...
October 17, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant for $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support BitCurator NLP, a project that will develop software and protocols for the application of natural language processing (NLP) methods to born-digital library, archives,...
September 30, 2016
On September 29, as part of a celebration for the Northside Neighborhood in Chapel Hill, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and the UNC-CH Habitat for Humanity student group launched a yearlong event to build ten new homes and complete repairs on 25 homes in the Northside Neighborhood. As a...
September 21, 2016
This fall, the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomed 79 new master’s students to Manning Hall. We asked nine of them to answer a series of questions to learn more about who they are and why they came to SILS. This small sample revealed a wide array of backgrounds and...
September 21, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is adding a new international summer seminar for 2017 that will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect businesses. Students will travel to Dublin and Berlin, getting behind-the-scenes access to...
September 19, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) was well-represented at International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) events in August. Alumni Jennifer Manning (MSLS ’91), Sundeep Mahendra (MSLS ’10), and current master’s student Anna Groves were instrumental in...
September 19, 2016
BSIS students Bryan Chu and Abba Furry. Bryan Chu and Abba Furry, two newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for...
August 18, 2016
Alexandra Chassanoff, a doctoral candidate in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will join MIT Libraries on October 1 as a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellow in software curation. In her new role, Chassanoff will lead an investigation to...
August 17, 2016
Jennie Davidowitz, a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) student in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was one of just 10 UNC students selected to participate in the first UNC-Lenovo Tech World Global Intern Program in June. BSIS student Jennie Davidowitz...
August 4, 2016
Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto (MSLS ’07, Ph.D. ’10), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Associate Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington, will deliver the 2016 Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture on Monday, October 3, at 3 p...
August 4, 2016
A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers a series of recommendations to improve open data infrastructure, engage a broad community of stakeholders to support the management of data as an asset, and expand collaboration that is vital to ensuring public access...
July 22, 2016
Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was in Turkey during the recent coup attempt. Tufekci, who is originally from Turkey, wrote about what she witnessed and how allowing the free-flow of information online helped the Turkish government...
July 20, 2016
Emily Vorhies (MSLS ’12), alumna of the UNC School Information and Library Science (SILS), recently joined the EPA-RTP Library as the Electronic Resources Librarian. In this position, will work closely with the EPA-RTP Library Director and EPA Federal Project Officer on all facets of serials and...
July 19, 2016
Heather McCullough (MSIS ’07), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected as a 2016 fellow for the Institute of Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). This program, which is in its eighth year, enables fellows to work with colleagues from around...
July 19, 2016
As he approaches retirement, Dr. Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data. Reagan Moore addresses attendees at the iRODS User Group Meeting, held June 8 and 9, 2016, in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production...
July 14, 2016
Cal Lee, Professor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), traveled to Australia to teach a series of workshops on digital forensics for librarians and archivists from May 30-June 10. The events were hosted by the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), State Library...
July 5, 2016
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) faculty members recently took on new roles and responsibilities for the School. Ron Bergquist has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Ryan Shaw has been appointed Undergraduate Program Coordinator, effective July 1. Dr. Ron...
July 5, 2016
Brian Sturm, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Francis Carroll McColl Term Associate Professor. The McColl Professorship recognizes faculty who have made significant contributions to research, teaching, and service to SILS. It...
June 29, 2016
SILS Dean Gary Marchionini and University Librarian Sarah C. Michalak provided updates at the reception. The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library recently hosted a reception in Orlando, Fla., to coincide with the 2016 American Library Association Conference. Alumni,...
June 24, 2016
To help promote the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) to prospective students and to strengthen connections with alumni and current students, SILS has created a LinkedIn for Education page. The School is asking all alumni and current students to link directly to the SILS page in...
June 16, 2016
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has been selected to receive the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award from the American Library Association (ALA) at the 2016 ALA annual conference in June. In addition to recognition at the conference, the Library will receive $10,000 provided by EBSCO...
June 15, 2016
Rachel Walton (MSLS ’15), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Theodore Calvin Pease Award. The award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies, and entries are judged on...
June 14, 2016
Martha Martin, Grants and Contracts Administrator for the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently collaborated with UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) for a webinar on how researchers can best communicate with their community partners during...
June 13, 2016
Nahali (Holly) Croft (MSLS ’16), a recent graduate of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a scholarship to attend the 57th Annual ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section conference, “Opening Doors to Collaboration, Outreach and Diversity,” which will take place...
June 13, 2016
Bob Anthony (MSLS ’85), an alumnus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was named Tarheel of the Week in the June 11, 2016, edition of The News & Observer. Anthony, who describes himself as a “professional North Carolinian” in the article, is Curator of the North...
June 13, 2016
Seven UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) graduate students will join the UNC Library this fall as the newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs). They will begin their appointments at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year. Tabitha Frahm of Rockwood,...
June 2, 2016
Talking about technology, business, and customer experience is nothing new for UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Evan Carroll (BSIS ’08, MSIS ’12), but his speaking schedule signficantly intensified in early 2016 with the launch of his new business, Evan Carroll and...
June 2, 2016
Kathryn Mendenhall (MSLS ’76) found inspiration for her professional path in a book while working at a library, an appropriate beginning for a 40-year career in librarianship that included 33 years at the Library of Congress. Mendenhall was a bibliographic searcher at UNC’s Wilson Library in the...
June 2, 2016
Chirag Shah (Ph.D. ’10), alumnus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, effective July 1, 2016. This spring, Shah...
June 1, 2016
Sofía Becerra-Licha and Jacqueline E. Chapman, both 2012 graduates of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) MSLS program, have been selected by the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums for the Collective Wisdom: Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM)...
June 1, 2016
Wooseob Jeong (MSLS '97), alumnus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named Dean of the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University in Kansas. Jeong will begin his new role as professor and dean of SLIM on July 5. “This position...
June 1, 2016
Joan Petit (MSLS '06), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Ethiopia for the 2016-2017 academic year. She and her family will leave for Ethiopia on September 1 and stay for 10 months, through June 2017. Petit...
June 1, 2016
Karen Sobel (MSLS '07), Research and Instruction Librarian for Art, Architecture, Music, & Urban Planning at Auraria Library in Denver, edited the book Mastering Subject Specialties: Practical Advice from the Field, which was published by Libraries Unlimited in March. In the book, academic...
June 1, 2016
Margaret Miles (MSLS ’83), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), successfully competed on Jeopardy in April, and gained international attention by embracing two classic librarian stereotypes during the interview portion of the show. Miles, a longtime youth services...
June 1, 2016
This spring, we asked three UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumni, Dr. L. Teresa Church (Ph.D. ’08), Lori E. Harris (MSLS ’13), and Barrye Brown (MSLS ’14), to discuss their experiences at SILS and the importance of diversity to the future of the School and the profession....
May 31, 2016
The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society, inducted 13 new members at its annual meeting in Chapel Hill on May 5. Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and leadership among library and information...
May 25, 2016
Tammy Cox, Assistant Dean of Administration at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received the Manager of the Year Award from the University Managers Association (UMA) on Tuesday, May 24, at the UMA Annual Meeting. Tammy Cox (second from right), with SILS Distinguished...
May 17, 2016
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been elected to the 2016-19 Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Board of Directors as President-Elect. A division of the American Library Association (ALA), YALSA works to support library...
May 16, 2016
Nahali (Holly) Croft, a recent UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) graduate, and Amelia Holmes, who will complete her MSLS in August, have received scholarships to attend the Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference in Chicago, May 23...
May 16, 2016
William H. “Bill” Graves, Ph.D., died on April 9, 2016, after a protracted and valiant struggle with brain cancer.  He was 75. A celebration of Dr. Graves’ life will be held Monday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the campus of the University of...
May 11, 2016
Tim Shearer (MSLS ’97) received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) spring commencement ceremony on May 8. After graduating from SILS, Shearer began a notable career path in the UNC Libraries that progressed from cataloging, to...
May 10, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8. Family, friends, faculty, and staff gathered at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union to celebrate the achievements of 40 Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students, 32...
May 4, 2016
When the repercussions of a drought in his home country of Malawi forced him to drop out of school, William Kamkwamba turned to his local library to keep his mind engaged. There, he fed his love for engineering and electronics, and found inspiration to build a windmill that could power electrical...
May 2, 2016
Raymond Leonard Carpenter, Jr., an alumnus, former dean, and professor emeritus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), died peacefully on April 25, 2016, while in hospice care with his wife, Patricia, by his side. He was 89.  Born and raised in Watertown, N.Y., he was the son...
April 27, 2016
Tiffany Harris, Undergraduate Student Coordinator at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2016 Student Undergraduate Staff Award. Only one staff member at the University is selected for the award each year by the Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards...
April 25, 2016
StorySlam, an event where volunteers compete by telling brief personal stories related to a theme, made its debut at UNC-Chapel Hill recently, thanks to the efforts of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Doctoral Student Association (DSA) and SILS Ph.D. student Sarah Beth...
April 21, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its second annual Project Fair to showcase the work of students on April 15 in Manning Hall. About 20 graduate and undergraduate students presented their research and creations to fellow students, faculty, and guests.  Students shared...
April 20, 2016
Students, faculty, and staff at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have nominated seven SILS faculty members and adjunct faculty members for consideration for the 2016 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. Faculty Award Nominees Denise Anthony Ron Bergquist Rob Capra...
April 13, 2016
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Frances McColl Term Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a continuing education curriculum that will enable school librarians to become more...
April 12, 2016
Ryan Shaw, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor, will co-direct an expansion of the PeriodO tool, which eases the task of documenting how scholars define historical, art-historical, and archaeological periods differently. The project, titled “Periods, Organized (...
April 11, 2016
Mary Grace Flaherty, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a Fulbright Teaching/Research Award for travel to Malawi, where she will study how people acquire and evaluate health information sources. “I’m very excited for this opportunity,”...
March 21, 2016
On Sunday, May 8, 2016, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student...
March 20, 2016
Emily Vardell, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information Science and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2016 Thomson Reuters/MLA Doctoral Fellowship. Awarded biennially in even numbered years, the fellowship supports research or travel for...
March 11, 2016
Associate Professor David Gotz and Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) student Shun Sun received the Best Paper Award from the ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Conference held March 7-10, 2016, in Sonoma, Calif. Sun had previously won a student travel grant from ACM IUI to attend...
March 11, 2016
The 12thInternational Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) was held on November 2-6, 2015, in Chapel Hill. There were 327 delegates from 22 countries in attendance. The program included 12 long papers, 15 short papers, 33 posters, three demos, six workshops, three tutorials, and five panels,...
March 10, 2016
The new Google User Study Mobile, a van the company has equipped to serve as a portable user studies lab, will make one of its first stops on a cross-country tour at the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) on Monday, March 14. The van will be in the parking...
March 9, 2016
Story Squad, a literacy outreach program directed by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Brian Sturm, and Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill have received a $5,000 grant from bestselling author James Patterson. A portion of the award is enabling Story...
March 1, 2016
Nahali (Holly) Croft, Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2016 Gene J. Williams Award from the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA). The award, which is given...
February 24, 2016
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the MANTRA team at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to announce the forthcoming Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Research Data Management and Sharing...
February 24, 2016
The iSchools Organization recently announced the winners of its inaugural video contest. First Place:Unleash the Power Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Department of Library and Information Sciences (Coordinated by Francisco Javier Calzada-Prado) Second Place:​iSchool: School for This Century...
February 17, 2016
Twenty years ago, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Roger McGuinn decided that on the first day of each month he would upload a recording of a folk song, create a page with lyrics, tablature, and a brief bit of information about each song, and share it all for free on the World Wide Web. Through...
February 16, 2016
On Thursday, February 18, at 5 p.m. in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall, Lenovo Vice President for Global Communications Jeff Shafer will tell UNC students about an exciting summer opportunity with Lenovo in RTP and either Beijing or San Francisco. Pizza will be served and there will be door...
February 16, 2016
Anne Ligon Harding, Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently won a student travel grant to attend the Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Conference April 3-6 at the University of Texas at Austin. Funded...
February 16, 2016
Bethany Greene and Kimberley Henze, two master’s students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will have the opportunity to study international librarianship in Europe for two weeks in May thanks to the Baker & Taylor Scholarships...
February 15, 2016
Students, faculty, and staff of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) are invited to submit nominations for the 2016 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. SILS will recognize two outstanding faculty members, one full-time and one adjunct, at the SILS...
February 15, 2016
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Miles Efron (MSIS ’00, PhD ’03) has been named the Centennial Scholar for 2015-2016 by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The award is endowed by...
February 3, 2016
David Wildon Carr, former associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), died January 31, 2016, at age 70.  Dr. Carr was a member of the SILS faculty from 1998 until his retirement in 2010. He specialized in collections,...
January 26, 2016
Meredith Hale, a master’s student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the Gerd Muehsam Award for her master’s paper, which investigates how visitors to art museum Web sites search for art in online collections. The...
January 25, 2016
Jessica Head and Aileen Ma, two newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for the spring semester. The merit-based...
January 25, 2016
The first annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2016) will be held on March 13-17 in Chapel Hill. The conference represents a merger of two successful past events, the Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) and the Human Computer Information...
January 25, 2016
Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been accepted to the 2016 Computing Research Association-Women (CRA-W) Graduate Cohort Workshop, which will be held April 15-16 in San Diego.  SILS doctoral students Angela...
January 21, 2016
Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, will deliver the 11th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture on Monday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pleasant’s Family Room of Wilson Library. Shneiderman will share insights from his...
January 19, 2016
Attention students!  Sign up for the Second Annual SILS Project Fair! The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce plans for its second annual Project Fair on Friday, April 15.  The fair is designed to showcase the work of our master’s and...
January 14, 2016
The project will test novel techniques to capture, share and re-use knowledge from past searches to improve future search success. Dr. Rob Capra, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a National...
January 13, 2016
Author Matt de la Peña, who will present the Susan Steinfirst Memorial Lecture in Children's Literature in March, was awarded the 2016 John Newbery Medal on January 11 for his most recent picture book, Last Stop on Market Street. De la Peña is the first Latino author to win the award, which is...