SILS News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Traveling to Las Vegas earlier this month, Rashnil Chaturvedi had his sights set on a big prize, but he and his teammates were not relying on luck. They brought months of in-depth data analysis, a sophisticated modeling approach, and a polished presentation to compete in the INFORMS O.R. and...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sangeeta Desai, a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), wants scientific data collected by government agencies to be preserved, protected, and publically accessible. Unfortunately, she worries the current presidential...
Friday, April 14, 2017
The term spring break often conjures images of unwinding at the beach or relaxing on the couch, but many university students now opt to spend their brief vacations contributing to the public good through alternative spring break programs. This year, four master’s students from the UNC School of...
Monday, April 10, 2017
It’s a six-floor trek up to the Birds Library at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.  Becca Greenstein, a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student who interned at the Smithsonian Libraries in the summer of 2016, found the journey surreal as she travelled up the...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Like many second-year Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) students, Stephen Krueger is regularly perusing job postings, planning for life after he graduates from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in May. Krueger said he is glad to see that many of these job...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, will deliver the 2017 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture on March 31, closing the half-day conference “What Should We Be Worried About?: Information and Media in the Trump Era.” The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Postdoctoral Research Associate Casey Rawson (MSLS ’11, PhD ’16) have been awarded a Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association for their project “Creating Equitable and Inclusive Libraries...
Monday, February 27, 2017
Three UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnae have been selected to participate in the 2017 Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Berea College. Sofía Becerra-Licha (MSLS ’12), Jessica Sedgwick (MSLS ’08), and Kate Stratton (MSLS ’10) were chosen through a highly-competitive...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The First Destinations report, compiled and published by the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), provides an overview of the initial career paths taken by December 2015, May 2016, and August 2016 graduates of the School’s Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), Master...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s students, Kimberley Henze and Kodi Saylor, have received scholarships from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) to attend the ACRL Conference, March 22-25, 2017, in Baltimore, Md. The scholarships cover...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Gabrielle Matalon and Dylan Tastet, two newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for the spring semester. The merit-based scholarships are awarded in the...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Jennifer Embree, a first-year MSLS student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently won an essay contest sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA), earning Embree a spot in the ALA’s student-to-staff (S2S) program. Jennifer Embree The...
Monday, 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...
Sunday, 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...
Friday, 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,...

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