SILS News

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s students, Kimberley Henze and Kodi Saylor, have received scholarships from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) to attend the ACRL Conference, March 22-25, 2017, in Baltimore, Md. The scholarships cover...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Gabrielle Matalon and Dylan Tastet, 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 spring semester. The merit-based scholarships are awarded in the...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Jennifer Embree, a first-year MSLS student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently won an essay contest sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA), earning Embree a spot in the ALA’s student-to-staff (S2S) program. Jennifer Embree The...
Monday, December 19, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its fall commencement on Sunday, December 18, in Wilson Library. The event celebrated graduates who earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), Master of Science in...
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Xin Fu (PhD ’08) received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) fall commencement ceremony on December 18. Fu also delivered the commencement address, “Go together, Go far.” From left, Xin Fu (PhD ’08) accepts the Distinguished Alumnus Award...
Friday, December 16, 2016
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) assistant professors have been named University Teaching Award recipients. Dr. Jaime Arguello won the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, and Dr. Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi won the 2017 Tanner Award for...
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thanks to the consistently excellent work of our faculty, staff, and students, and the generous support of our alumni and friends, 2016 has been a great year for SILS. Watch this video for highlights, and read below for additional details, videos, and links to more information. SPRING In January,...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Professor Barbara Wildemuth was honored by the New Jersey Chapter of ASIS&T with its 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series Award. Dr. Wildemuth gave a talk on December 7 at Rutgers University. The event included a Q&A session and a reception...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Amelia Gibson, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a Junior Faculty Development Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help further her research in 2017. The competitive awards recognize and provide financial support...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Kristin McDonough (MSLS '70), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), retired from the New York Public Library (NYPL) on December 9. McDonough had served as director of the NYPL Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), since its creation in 1996. SIBL was founded...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
BitCurator NLP will host “nlp4arc - Enabling New Forms of Access to Primary Sources through Natural Language Processing” February 3, 2017, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Carolina Union, Room 3206, on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. The event will focus on the application of natural language processing (...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for tenure and tenure-track faculty positions with a starting date of July 1, 2017. We seek top candidates at the assistant professor or associate professor...
Monday, December 12, 2016
Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci’s TED Talk from June 2016, “Machine intelligence makes human morals more important,” is available for viewing at www.ted.com. Searching her name will bring up both her most recent talk and her previous talk from 2014, “Online social change: easy to organize, hard...
Monday, December 12, 2016
“Let ’em know you’re here.” That’s what author Matt de la Peña wrote on the wall of the Mt. Vernon Middle School Library on the last day of his residency there. It’s the distillation of a message he strove to impart to the 14 student-writers selected to work with him for the week – that your voice...
Monday, December 12, 2016
SILS is moving forward with the development of a new Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree program, with hopes of launching in 2017. The PSM in Digital Curation–the first of its kind in the United States–will be offered completely online and will help meet the rapidly expanding educational and...

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