SILS News

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Alexandra Chassanoff, a doctoral candidate in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will join MIT Libraries on October 1 as a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellow in software curation. In her new role, Chassanoff will lead an investigation to...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Jennie Davidowitz, a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) student in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was one of just 10 UNC students selected to participate in the first UNC-Lenovo Tech World Global Intern Program in June. BSIS student Jennie Davidowitz...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto (MSLS ’07, Ph.D. ’10), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Associate Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington, will deliver the 2016 Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture on Monday, October 3, at 3 p...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers a series of recommendations to improve open data infrastructure, engage a broad community of stakeholders to support the management of data as an asset, and expand collaboration that is vital to ensuring public access...
Friday, July 22, 2016
Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was in Turkey during the recent coup attempt. Tufekci, who is originally from Turkey, wrote about what she witnessed and how allowing the free-flow of information online helped the Turkish government...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Emily Vorhies (MSLS ’12), alumna of the UNC School Information and Library Science (SILS), recently joined the EPA-RTP Library as the Electronic Resources Librarian. In this position, will work closely with the EPA-RTP Library Director and EPA Federal Project Officer on all facets of serials and...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Heather McCullough (MSIS ’07), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected as a 2016 fellow for the Institute of Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). This program, which is in its eighth year, enables fellows to work with colleagues from around...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
As he approaches retirement, Dr. Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data. Reagan Moore addresses attendees at the iRODS User Group Meeting, held June 8 and 9, 2016, in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Cal Lee, Professor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), traveled to Australia to teach a series of workshops on digital forensics for librarians and archivists from May 30-June 10. The events were hosted by the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), State Library...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Brian Sturm, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Francis Carroll McColl Term Associate Professor. The McColl Professorship recognizes faculty who have made significant contributions to research, teaching, and service to SILS. It...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) faculty members recently took on new roles and responsibilities for the School. Ron Bergquist has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Ryan Shaw has been appointed Undergraduate Program Coordinator, effective July 1. Dr. Ron...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SILS Dean Gary Marchionini and University Librarian Sarah C. Michalak provided updates at the reception. The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library recently hosted a reception in Orlando, Fla., to coincide with the 2016 American Library Association Conference. Alumni,...
Friday, June 24, 2016
To help promote the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) to prospective students and to strengthen connections with alumni and current students, SILS has created a LinkedIn for Education page. The School is asking all alumni and current students to link directly to the SILS page in...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has been selected to receive the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award from the American Library Association (ALA) at the 2016 ALA annual conference in June. In addition to recognition at the conference, the Library will receive $10,000 provided by EBSCO...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Rachel Walton (MSLS ’15), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Theodore Calvin Pease Award. The award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies, and entries are judged on...

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