SILS News

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Leslie Thomson, a PhD candidate at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded the 2017 ASIS&T Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship. Her proposal, “Investigating Information Creating and Informal Information Providing: A Grounded Theory Study of the...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Have you ever been struggling to find information on a particularly complex topic and thought “I can’t possibly be the first person to look for this”? You probably were not, and the searchers who preceded you may have left valuable “search trails” –  including queries issued, results clicked, pages...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Graduate-level research is almost always mentally challenging, but Natalie Ornat found pouring through documents for her master’s paper emotionally taxing as well. Ornat, who graduated from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in May, focused her research on the siege of...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
SILS Dean Gary Marchionini opens the Banned Book Reading. On an early fall day as a cool breeze bristled the leaves and the grinding sounds of construction echoed across the courtyard in front of Manning Hall, volunteers from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Amelia Gibson, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a 2017 North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) Library Education Roadbuilder’s Award for 2017. Dr. Amelia Gibson The Roadbuilder’s Award...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Richard Le and Karley Wheeler, 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 fall semester. SILS awards the merit-based scholarships in the fall and...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), continues to be a go-to source for media outlets looking for insights on the impact of social media and the growing influence of machine algorithms. Headlines dominating the September news cycle lent...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
As cofounder and president of the Early Modern Paleography Society (EMPS), a student organization at UNC-Charlotte focused on studying and transcribing manuscripts from the early modern period, Nadia Clifton had examined a variety of digitized materials from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Viewing...
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 positions with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome to apply. 1. Academic and Research Library Innovation Faculty seek an outstanding colleague with...

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