SILS News

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...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Christopher A. “Cal” Lee, Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) during a ceremony at the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 23–29. The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Alumni, students, friends, family, faculty, staff, and UNC administrators gathered on May 9 at the Carolina Inn to recognize the many years of exceptional service by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) professors Barbara Moran and Barbara Wildemuth, who will retire this summer....
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Lukasz Mazur, PhD, will join the faculty of the UNC School of Information in Library (SILS), effective July 1, bringing expertise in engineering management as it pertains to patient safety and human-computer interactions in healthcare settings. Mazur will have a joint appointment as an assistant...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor Amelia Gibson has received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Early Career Award to support a project titled, "Deconstructing Information Poverty: Identifying, Supporting, and Leveraging...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its annual spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14, to celebrate its 2017 Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), and...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell & Trent McLees after the SILS Commencement on May 14. Trent McLees (MSLS ’17) Master’s Paper Title: “Examining the Cultural Accuracy of Masculine Performances by Diverse Comic Book Superheros” 1. What was your favorite course, favorite faculty member, OR best...
Friday, May 5, 2017
The Educopia Institute and the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been awarded a grant worth over $681,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for OSSArcFlow, a project to investigate and support the adoption of open source tools for libraries, archives,...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Traveling to Las Vegas earlier this month, Rashnil Chaturvedi had his sights set on a big prize, but he and his teammates were not relying on luck. They brought months of in-depth data analysis, a sophisticated modeling approach, and a polished presentation to compete in the INFORMS O.R. and...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sangeeta Desai, a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), wants scientific data collected by government agencies to be preserved, protected, and publically accessible. Unfortunately, she worries the current presidential...
Friday, April 14, 2017
The term spring break often conjures images of unwinding at the beach or relaxing on the couch, but many university students now opt to spend their brief vacations contributing to the public good through alternative spring break programs. This year, four master’s students from the UNC School of...
Monday, April 10, 2017
It’s a six-floor trek up to the Birds Library at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.  Becca Greenstein, a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student who interned at the Smithsonian Libraries in the summer of 2016, found the journey surreal as she travelled up the...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Like many second-year Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) students, Stephen Krueger is regularly perusing job postings, planning for life after he graduates from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in May. Krueger said he is glad to see that many of these job...

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