SILS News

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
This fall, the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomed 79 new master’s students to Manning Hall. We asked nine of them to answer a series of questions to learn more about who they are and why they came to SILS. This small sample revealed a wide array of backgrounds and...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is adding a new international summer seminar for 2017 that will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect businesses. Students will travel to Dublin and Berlin, getting behind-the-scenes access to...
Monday, September 19, 2016
BSIS students Bryan Chu and Abba Furry. Bryan Chu and Abba Furry, two newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for...
Monday, September 19, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) was well-represented at International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) events in August. Alumni Jennifer Manning (MSLS ’91), Sundeep Mahendra (MSLS ’10), and current master’s student Anna Groves were instrumental in...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...

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