2023 News

December 11, 2023
Please join us in a warm welcome to Ty Cole. Ty started his new role as Associate Dean of Development at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in October 2023. Ty comes to UNC from Penn State University, where he served in three progressively responsible positions. He started his...
November 30, 2023
Becoming a dean wasn’t in Gary Marchionini’s career plan. A renowned expert in human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries, Gary’s primary passions have always centered around writing and teaching. In 2010, however, he put his personal interests aside and...
May 24, 2023
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes five new faculty with appointments beginning July 1. Alexandra Chassanoff, William Payne and Joseph Winberry bring expertise in archives and digital curation, inclusive music technology, and marginalized populations and...
May 5, 2023
Information architect, author, and publisher Louis Rosenfeld will deliver the 2023 SILS Departmental Commencement keynote address on May 11 in the Dean E. Smith Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.  About Rosenfeld  Rosenfeld has been instrumental in helping establish...
April 6, 2023
Amy Vincent is a Master of Science in Library Science major at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS).   Vincent’s previous background teaching elementary school brought her to SILS, where she is pursuing her passion to become a School Library Media Coordinator. In addition to...
April 6, 2023
In March, Lukasz Mazur, an associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science and the UNC School of Medicine, was awarded the 2023 IISE Fellow Award.  The Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), which distributes the IISE Fellow Award annually, is an...
April 5, 2023
Aashka Dave is pursuing her Ph.D. in Information and Library Science at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS).   At SILS, Dave currently conducts research to study how people find information on politically divisive topics. She is also preparing to produce research that seeks to...
April 4, 2023
Drew Robinson is a Master of Science in Information Science major at the UNC School of Information and Library Science. As an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Robinson received a minor in information science while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in...
April 3, 2023
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) presented the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award to Donna Nixon (MSLS ‘01) on April 1 during the 2023 SILS Dean’s Luncheon.  Established in 1981, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional...
March 18, 2023
VIEW THE EVENT WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS HERE Hosted by the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the SILS Scholar Showcase is a day for the SILS community to gather and share research and professional projects as well as explore topics in the library science and information science...
February 21, 2023
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...
February 18, 2023
REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will host an Alumni Ask Me Anything (AMA) webinar with Jane Frazier (MSIS '13), Senior Applied Information Scientist in the Xero Data Team, on Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. ET. The event is free and open to the public. It...
February 10, 2023
REGISTER TO ATTEND Graziella Tonfoni, a linguist and information systems specialist, will present on the challenges of translating texts and ideas from one language to another and from one cultural or temporal context to another. During her presentation, titled "A Conversation with Dr. Graziella...
February 3, 2023
REGISTER TO ATTEND Dr. Kawanna Bright, Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University will deliver the 2023 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Hitchcock Multipurpose Room at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.  In her talk, titled "EDI, Research, and LIS:...
January 25, 2023
Francesca Tripodi, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is the lead author on a newly published research article examining the role libraries play in finding a solution to disinformation.  In “Libraries Combating Disinformation: From the Front Line to the...
January 19, 2023
In the role, James also serves the UNC School of Education.  When talking about his new role as the inaugural director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the UNC School of Education, Anthony James, Ed.D., leans...
January 5, 2023
Tressie McMillan Cottom, an associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), ranked in the top 200 education scholars in the nation on Education Week's "2023 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings," an annual list published by American Enterprise Institute director of...
January 3, 2023
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will host the first Spring 2023 alumni lecture by alum Donna Nixon (MSLS '01) on Thursday, Feb. 9th at 3 p.m. ET via SILS YouTube Channel Livestream. Nixon currently serves as the Electronic Resources Librarian and Clinical Professor of Law...
January 2, 2023
Alum Larry P. Alford (MSLS '78) has been recognized with the prestigious Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award from colleagues at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).  Alford currently holds the role of university chief librarian at the University of Toronto, a role he assumed in...