SILS News

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
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
“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...
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...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Dr. Arcot Rajasekar Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Term Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a grant from the UNC Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) for a project titled, “Towards a North Carolina Smart and Connected Communities Initiative.”...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Anthony Joyce, a first-year MSLS student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received the George N. Atiyeh Prize to help cover the cost of attending the Middle East Librarians Association meeting November 15-17 and the Middle East Studies Association of North America...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Mark Riddle (MSLS ’16) is the author of a new picture book published this month by Enchanted Lion Books. Margarash, illustrated by Tim Miller, is about a young boy and a seemingly-nasty monster who realize that they need each other....
Thursday, November 3, 2016
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) and current master’s student Maria Ramirez presented their work with New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting on October 14, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. At...
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
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...

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