SILS News

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Before Nicole Pawelski began contemplating a professional career in archives, she made a very personal connection with an online archive affiliated with the Near East Relief Society, which helped rescue children, including Pawelski’s paternal grandfather, during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. SILS...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its annual orientation day for new Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), and doctoral students on Monday, August 21. New SILS students discuss which animal best represents their...
Monday, August 21, 2017
JoAnne Marshall SILS Distinguished Research Professor Joanne Gard Marshall is first-author on a research paper selected by the Medical Library Association (MLA) as the second best among those presented at the MLA 2017 annual meeting in Seattle. The paper, titled “The Role of MEDLINE in Patient...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
When Matthew Johnson registered the new Fitbit his parents had given him for Christmas, he was surprised to see data from a Fitbit scale he had owned three years earlier automatically connect to the new account. Matthew Johnson (MSLS '18) “That got me interested in how long companies are keeping...
Monday, July 24, 2017
This summer, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students participated in a brand new international seminar that took them to the booming tech cities of Berlin and Dublin. Led by SILS Professor Paul Jones, the program focused on the ways information gathering, dissemination,...
Saturday, July 22, 2017
With the support of scholarships funded by Baker & Taylor, three UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s students gained professional and international insights through three different SILS summer seminars in Europe earlier this year. Mary Kallem traveled to Prague,...
Friday, July 21, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) invites applications for two tenure/tenure-track faculty position with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome to apply. 1. Sociotechnical Data Science The faculty seeks an outstanding colleague with research and...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-National Library of Medicine (NLM) T15 Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training grant. Only a handful of U.S. organizations were selected for this highly-competitive and prestigious award,...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected Elaine L. Westbrooks, associate university librarian for research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as its new University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries, effective August 15. Westbrooks will also have an...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Christopher A. “Cal” Lee, Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named the next editor of the The American Archivist, the premier professional journal in the archives field. The Society of American Archivists (SAA) recently announced Lee's appointment, which...
Monday, July 3, 2017
Kathy Brennan and Emily Vardell, doctoral candidates at the UNC School of Information and Library Science, have been awarded Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for 2017 from Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. The $3,000 fellowships provide...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
David Gotz, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Assistant Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant worth over $1 million to develop a set of contextual visualization methods...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) faculty members have received a Diversity Research Grant from the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services. SILS Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Assistant Professor Amelia Gibson will use...
Monday, June 19, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci was the focus of a PBS Newshour segment that aired on June 10. Tufekci discussed her new book, Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, which explores how the internet and social media...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Drs. Barbara and Robert “Bob” Martin (PhD ’88) have made a commitment to establish the Honorable Robert S. Martin Distinguished Professorship in Librarianship at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The School celebrated the Martins’ generosity earlier this spring at a formal...

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