SILS News

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
To help address the growing need for a larger and more diverse workforce of health care data analysts, technologists and experts, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and United Health Foundation are expanding access to health care data and informatics educational and professional...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Claudia Gollop, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named the 2018 winner of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Award for Professional Contribution. Dr. Claudia Gollop The award is presented to ALISE members...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Five of the 50 library and information professionals selected for the American Library Association (ALA) 2018 class of Emerging Leaders are graduates of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The Emerging Leaders program enables participants to contribute to problem-solving work...
Monday, December 18, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Melanie Feinberg came to SILS in 2015, hoping to establish relationships with other scholars who share her diverse interests. The interdisciplinary nature of SILS’s faculty has enabled her to do just that.   Dr. Melanie...
Friday, December 15, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) had a great year in 2017. Watch the video and find summaries and links to more information below. FACULTY LEADERSHIP AND RECOGNITION Jaime Arguello and Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi win University Teaching Awards Two SILS faculty members received...
Friday, December 15, 2017
Maggie Hite (MSLS ’06), Front Desk Coordinator for the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was presented the SILS Staff Excellence Award at the holiday party on Dec. 9. The annual award recognizes SILS staff members who have demonstrated commitment, teamwork, and outstanding...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Check out these recently published titles authored or edited by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumni and faculty. L. Teresa Church (MSLS ’98, PhD ’08)One Window's Light This collection contains a brilliant array of haiku by five members of the Carolina African American...
Friday, December 1, 2017
Although she only in began pursuing her Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) this year, Erin Rutherford is no stranger to cataloguing, curating, and supervising collections. She arrived with nearly a decade of experience in...
Monday, November 27, 2017
Storytelling may be a universal human impulse, but styles and forms can vary greatly from culture to culture. In the provinces of China that SILS Associate Professor Brian Sturm visited this summer, tales are generally related through shadow puppets or marionettes, traditions more quiet and...
Monday, November 27, 2017
What story can you tell in 10 seconds or less? UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master's student Kelsey Hammer and alumna Jennie Goforth (MSLS ’10) were confident UNC students could share the Carolina story in creative ways using the popular and rapidly evolving GIF format. ...
Monday, November 27, 2017
In November of 2016, SILS Assistant Professor Mary Grace Flaherty was looking forward to traveling to Malawi to fulfill both the research and teaching goals of her Fulbright Award. Her plan to research how people with HIV acquire and evaluate health information sources hit a bureaucratic snag, and...
Friday, November 10, 2017
As her first year at SILS came to a close in spring 2016, Meggie Lasher was looking forward to the summer and taking over as coordinator of the Community Workshop Series, a long-running volunteer program that provides basic technology and computer classes at local public libraries. Then came the...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
SILS celebrated the public launch of its comprehensive  campaign, part of the historic Campaign for Carolina, on November 4 in Manning Hall. The event gave alumni and friends an opportunity to learn more about the School’s current programs and initiatives, and allowed the School to thank its...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is a partner on an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant that is supporting two paid public broadcasting preservation fellowships for SILS master’s students in spring 2018 and summer 2018. SILS is working in conjunction with...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Data-intensive research is becoming the new model in STEM, but the majority of graduate students do not receive formal training in data science best practices, instead learning by trial and error. Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Distinguished Term Professor at the UNC School of Information and...

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