2022 News

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...