2022 News

December 19, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) extends its congratulations to the SILS students that graduated in December 2022.   During the University’s winter commencement ceremony, which was held in the Dean E. Smith Center on December 11, 20 SILS graduates students and 15 SILS...
November 25, 2022
For some, working with new technologies can be an intimidating feat. For SILS Assistant Professor Maggie Melo and SILS graduate student researchers, their current research seeks to understand why this reaction happens in technological environments and how to reduce this apprehension.   In late...
November 7, 2022
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) third-year doctoral student Lan Li has been accepted into the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Entrepreneurial Innovation Fellowship Program.  AIS’s mission is to serve society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of...
November 7, 2022
Over the next few months, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be rolling out a new networking and career development platform called HeelsEngage. The UNC School of Information and Library Science welcomes all SILS alums to join the UNC Chapel Hill platform and the SILS private...
November 7, 2022
Designing and Building Tools for Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Civic Decision-Making Narges Mahyar and Ali Sarvghad UMass Amherst Hosted by SILS McColl Term Professor David Gotz When: Monday November 14, 10am-11am Location: Via Zoom @ https://unc.zoom.us/j/93078645502?pwd=...
November 4, 2022
Yee Wing Chan, a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) was awarded the Music Library Association’s (MLA) 2022-23 Diversity Scholarship. MLA is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United...
November 4, 2022
SILS alum Jim Curry (MSLS ‘18) received the Rising Star of the Year Award from the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA) during the organization’s annual conference in October. This award recognizes a library worker with fewer than 5 years of experience who provides exceptional service to their...
October 27, 2022
Join the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Triangle UXPA for the 2022 Triangle UXPA World Usability Day celebration on November 10th at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Club at UNC - Chapel Hill for networking, dinner, and two speaking sessions, including one talk from SILS Associate...
October 24, 2022
SILS alum Julie Stivers (MSLS ‘15) received the Media Coordinator of the Year Award by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA). The award is presented annually to a media coordinator, or team of media coordinators at one school, in recognition of outstanding performance in the...
October 11, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Melanie Feinberg published her new book, Everyday Adventures with Unruly Data, on October 11 through MIT Press.  The book comprises a set of essays that explicate and interrogate the nature of data through the...
October 4, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Professor Javed Mostafa has been awarded grants from National Institute of Health (NIH) and The Duke Endowment to conduct two research projects centered on improving maternal health informatics. Mostafa will serve as the principal...
September 27, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is currently seeking to fill three open faculty positions. Review of candidates for all positions is anticipated to begin in December 1st, 2022.  Assistant Professor- Critical Library Practice and Impact The School of Information and Library...
September 26, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alum Peter McCracken (MSLS '95) will deliver the Fall 2022 Alumni Lecture titled "From Serials to Ships: Still Helping People Find Stuff" on October 13, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET via the SILS YouTube Channel Livestream.  Peter McCracken has been an...
August 29, 2022
In August, SILS McColl Term Professor David Gotz received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research on improving inferences that people make from data visualization.   Researchers from the Visual Analysis and Communication Laboratory (VACLab), a research...
August 23, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) announces David S. Ferriero, the 10th Archivist of the United States, as the 2022 Henderson Lecture speaker. The 2022 Lucille Kelling Henderson lecture with take place on Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. ET in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of...
August 16, 2022
The University School of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor Francesca Tripodi published her new book The Propagandists’ Playbook on Aug. 16. Through the mechanics of information literacy, networked media, search-engine optimization,...
August 1, 2022
All are invited to join SILS faculty for our Faculty Ask Me Anything (AMA) webinar series, where attendees can ask questions regarding faculty research, projects, expertise areas and more. All Faculty AMAs will be streamed live on our YouTube channel. View the full schedule below: Friday, August 19...
June 30, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS)’s Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) and Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) degree programs were granted continued accreditation from the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (CoA) through 2029...
June 3, 2022
SILS Career Services Director Lori Haight received the 2022 Best Practices Award / Innovation Award From Carolina Career Community (C3), a professional network that aims to serve as a key resource to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff who provide career advising to students and/or maintain...
May 11, 2022
Please join SILS for a virtual memorial honoring Dr. Gollop via Zoom on Saturday, July 23rd at 4:30-6:00 p.m. ET.  Zoom Link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/92383379091?pwd=eURORlFjVGJrZm9Jb3NTR1BXeHVjQT09   ALA Memorial Resoultion Honoring Dr. Claudia J. Gollop   Dr. Claudia Gollop, PhD, a distinguished...
April 21, 2022
How can internet users speak freely online while also being protected from harmful content? How can real security threats from foreign technology products be addressed without depriving people of apps they use daily? How can technology better protect minors, while still giving them access to...
April 1, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is hosting the 2022 Symposium on Information for Social Good on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 8:30am-3pm. The SILS Symposium on Information for Social Good is a mini-conference that offers an opportunity for SILS undergraduate and master’s...
March 19, 2022
​Join the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) for the SILS Conference on AI and Knowledge Work. The conference will focus on the changing landscape of workplace culture through the evolution of technology and knowledge work. Find further event details and registration information ...
March 9, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) announced Daniel Russell, a Senior Research Scientist for Search Quality and User Happiness at Google, as the keynote speaker for the upcoming SILS Conference on AI and Knowledge Work on March 31 and April 1. Within Google, Russell conducts...
March 4, 2022
Author, librarian, and UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alum M.K. England (MSLS '13) will give the Susan Steinfirst Community Lecture in Children’s Literature on Sunday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Morehead Planetarium on the UNC - Chapel Hill campus. The lecture, hosted by the...
February 11, 2022
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) joined a group of top iSchools in the nation to plan a summit centered on the role of iSchools in the future of the library and information science (LIS) field.    The planning committee aims to present a series of conversations that lead up...