SILS News

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is a partner on an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant that is supporting two paid public broadcasting preservation fellowships for SILS master’s students in spring 2018 and summer 2018. SILS is working in conjunction with...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Data-intensive research is becoming the new model in STEM, but the majority of graduate students do not receive formal training in data science best practices, instead learning by trial and error. Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Distinguished Term Professor at the UNC School of Information and...
Friday, November 3, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library hosted its first Harry Potter night on Oct. 27, 2017. At the beginning of the event, participants were sorted into one of the four Hogwart's houses. The house teams then competed for points at four different stations, including potion...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Xueli Fan, a master’s student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently named the 2017-18 recipient of the Thomas M. Carsey Scholarship in Data Science. MSIS student Xueli Fan The scholarship program gives talented UNC-Chapel Hill students the chance to work on real...
Monday, October 30, 2017
Project READY is a three-year program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that aims to create a professional development curriculum for school librarians and other educators focused on racial equity and culturally sustaining pedagogy. Watch this video to hear Wake County...
Monday, October 30, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) now has four bikes for students, staff, and faculty to use around campus. The bikes are ‘comfort’ bikes with nice seats, three gears, fenders and chain guards, and coaster brakes. SILS community members can simply unlock the bikes, take them...
Monday, October 30, 2017
GIFABLE UNC, a project led by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master's student Kelsey Hammer and Research and Design Services Librarian Jenni Goforth (MSLS ’10), was featured by The Daily Tarheel in October. The project gives students an opportunity to expand their design...
Monday, October 30, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci’s latest TEDTalk, “We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads,” is now available online. During the talk, Tufekci explains how algorithms developed for advertising products can be easily used by...
Monday, October 30, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) PhD student Charlene Finley and MSLS student Eleanor Mullens were two of the three UNC students interviewed for a video by the UNC Graduate School that highlighted resources for military-affiliated graduate students. Finley, a U.S. Air Force...
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
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
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...

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