SILS News

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Ask Charles B. Lowry to tell you about his favorite UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) faculty members, and you will probably be in for a long and pleasant chat as he lists nearly every professor he had while completing his MSLS at Carolina. Fred Roper and Dean Edward Holley team...
Friday, October 28, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) recently announced a commitment by Charles B. Lowry (MSLS ’74) and Marcia Duncan Lowry to establish the Duncan-Lowry Deanship at SILS. The commitment is the largest in the School’s history and the first at Carolina to be designated for a...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Brian Nussbaum, Desktop Support and Help Desk Manager at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received the 2016 UNC Information Technology Award at the Carolina Technology Consultants retreat on October 14. The awards are given to individuals and teams to recognize outstanding...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Amelia Gibson, Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected to receive the 2016 Eleanor M. and Frederick G. Kilgour Research Grant Award. These competitive awards were established in 2011 to support pilot projects by SILS faculty members....
Monday, October 17, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant for $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support BitCurator NLP, a project that will develop software and protocols for the application of natural language processing (NLP) methods to born-digital library, archives,...
Friday, September 30, 2016
On September 29, as part of a celebration for the Northside Neighborhood in Chapel Hill, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and the UNC-CH Habitat for Humanity student group launched a yearlong event to build ten new homes and complete repairs on 25 homes in the Northside Neighborhood. As a...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is adding a new international summer seminar for 2017 that will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect businesses. Students will travel to Dublin and Berlin, getting behind-the-scenes access to...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
This fall, the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomed 79 new master’s students to Manning Hall. We asked nine of them to answer a series of questions to learn more about who they are and why they came to SILS. This small sample revealed a wide array of backgrounds and...
Monday, September 19, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) was well-represented at International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) events in August. Alumni Jennifer Manning (MSLS ’91), Sundeep Mahendra (MSLS ’10), and current master’s student Anna Groves were instrumental in...
Monday, September 19, 2016
BSIS students Bryan Chu and Abba Furry. Bryan Chu and Abba Furry, two newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Alexandra Chassanoff, a doctoral candidate in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will join MIT Libraries on October 1 as a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellow in software curation. In her new role, Chassanoff will lead an investigation to...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Jennie Davidowitz, a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) student in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was one of just 10 UNC students selected to participate in the first UNC-Lenovo Tech World Global Intern Program in June. BSIS student Jennie Davidowitz...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto (MSLS ’07, Ph.D. ’10), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Associate Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington, will deliver the 2016 Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture on Monday, October 3, at 3 p...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers a series of recommendations to improve open data infrastructure, engage a broad community of stakeholders to support the management of data as an asset, and expand collaboration that is vital to ensuring public access...
Friday, July 22, 2016
Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was in Turkey during the recent coup attempt. Tufekci, who is originally from Turkey, wrote about what she witnessed and how allowing the free-flow of information online helped the Turkish government...

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