2020 News

February 18, 2020
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to three information science majors: Solomon Duncan, Laura Haller, and Rachel Head. SILS annually confers the merit-based scholarships to recently admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS...
February 18, 2020
Javed Mostafa, Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), and CHIP core faculty member Saif Khairat were recently featured on Focus Carolina, a program on WCHL radio that highlights important research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Mostafa discusses his work on improving information retrieval...
February 15, 2020
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) invites nominations and applications for the Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professorship. This tenured, full professor appointment honors the legacy of Dr. Wilson, the first librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and...
February 6, 2020
All students, faculty, and staff of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) are invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. SILS will recognize one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member at the spring commencement...
February 4, 2020
Zeynep Tufecki, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), offers a detailed analysis of what went wrong in Iowa and outlines a more secure route for reporting results in her latest column for The Atlantic. “Who Needs the Russians? Don’t blame shadowy foreign...
January 24, 2020
John E. Ulmschneider, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), has been named the 2020 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who...
January 15, 2020
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has three international summer seminars planned for 2020, including a brand new course focused on libraries and librarianship in Spain. SILS Assistant Professor Maggie Melo will lead “Books in Barcelona – Examining Library Science in Spain,”...
January 13, 2020
Author, librarian, and UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Megan K. England (MSLS '13) will give the Susan Steinfirst Community Lecture in Children’s Literature on Sunday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The lecture, hosted by the UNC School of...