SILS News

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
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...
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 (...
Monday, December 12, 2016
After many productive years working with libraries and archives connected to institutions of higher learning, Meredith Evans (PhD ’06) stepped away from academia for a position connected to the country’s highest office. In November of 2015, Evans became Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential...
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...
Monday, December 12, 2016
SILS and the UNC Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology (ENEC) have partnered to create a dual-degree program in environmental informatics. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Science in Information Science, a particularly valuable combination in an...
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
The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) has received approval to offer a PhD in health informatics. Students should begin enrolling in 2017. Drawing upon the academic and research strengths of UNC, the new doctoral program will emphasize advanced database management, analytics methods and...
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
Since its introduction in 2009, the annual DigCCurr Professional Institute — an intensive workshop designed to foster skills, knowledge, and community among professionals in the field of digital curation — has drawn 249 participants from nine countries and 33 states.  Hosted by the University of...
Monday, December 12, 2016
By Hope Baptist '87, UNC Development Communications Seats 6 through 9 in Row F of Section 229 in the Dean Dome have always belonged to Dr. Fred W. Roper (AB ’60 and MSLS ’62).  Back when he was associate dean at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), he purchased lifetime rights...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, a new book by researchers from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and North Carolina Central University (NCCU), aims to aid in the development of culturally responsive school and library programs with the goal of helping to...

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