SILS News

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Two UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) faculty members recently took on new roles and responsibilities for the School. Ron Bergquist has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Ryan Shaw has been appointed Undergraduate Program Coordinator, effective July 1. Dr. Ron...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SILS Dean Gary Marchionini and University Librarian Sarah C. Michalak provided updates at the reception. The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library recently hosted a reception in Orlando, Fla., to coincide with the 2016 American Library Association Conference. Alumni,...
Friday, June 24, 2016
To help promote the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) to prospective students and to strengthen connections with alumni and current students, SILS has created a LinkedIn for Education page. The School is asking all alumni and current students to link directly to the SILS page in...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has been selected to receive the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award from the American Library Association (ALA) at the 2016 ALA annual conference in June. In addition to recognition at the conference, the Library will receive $10,000 provided by EBSCO...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Rachel Walton (MSLS ’15), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Theodore Calvin Pease Award. The award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies, and entries are judged on...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Martha Martin, Grants and Contracts Administrator for the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently collaborated with UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) for a webinar on how researchers can best communicate with their community partners during...
Monday, June 13, 2016
Seven UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) graduate students will join the UNC Library this fall as the newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs). They will begin their appointments at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year. Tabitha Frahm of Rockwood,...
Monday, June 13, 2016
Bob Anthony (MSLS ’85), an alumnus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was named Tarheel of the Week in the June 11, 2016, edition of The News & Observer. Anthony, who describes himself as a “professional North Carolinian” in the article, is Curator of the North...
Monday, June 13, 2016
Nahali (Holly) Croft (MSLS ’16), a recent graduate of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a scholarship to attend the 57th Annual ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section conference, “Opening Doors to Collaboration, Outreach and Diversity,” which will take place...
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Chirag Shah (Ph.D. ’10), alumnus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, effective July 1, 2016. This spring, Shah...
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Talking about technology, business, and customer experience is nothing new for UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Evan Carroll (BSIS ’08, MSIS ’12), but his speaking schedule signficantly intensified in early 2016 with the launch of his new business, Evan Carroll and...
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Kathryn Mendenhall (MSLS ’76) found inspiration for her professional path in a book while working at a library, an appropriate beginning for a 40-year career in librarianship that included 33 years at the Library of Congress. Mendenhall was a bibliographic searcher at UNC’s Wilson Library in the...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Sofía Becerra-Licha and Jacqueline E. Chapman, both 2012 graduates of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) MSLS program, have been selected by the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums for the Collective Wisdom: Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM)...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Wooseob Jeong (MSLS '97), alumnus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named Dean of the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University in Kansas. Jeong will begin his new role as professor and dean of SLIM on July 5. “This position...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Joan Petit (MSLS '06), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Ethiopia for the 2016-2017 academic year. She and her family will leave for Ethiopia on September 1 and stay for 10 months, through June 2017. Petit...

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