SILS News

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...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Margaret Miles (MSLS ’83), alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), successfully competed on Jeopardy in April, and gained international attention by embracing two classic librarian stereotypes during the interview portion of the show. Miles, a longtime youth services...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Karen Sobel (MSLS '07), Research and Instruction Librarian for Art, Architecture, Music, & Urban Planning at Auraria Library in Denver, edited the book Mastering Subject Specialties: Practical Advice from the Field, which was published by Libraries Unlimited in March. In the book, academic...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
This spring, we asked three UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumni, Dr. L. Teresa Church (Ph.D. ’08), Lori E. Harris (MSLS ’13), and Barrye Brown (MSLS ’14), to discuss their experiences at SILS and the importance of diversity to the future of the School and the profession....
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...
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
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)...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society, inducted 13 new members at its annual meeting in Chapel Hill on May 5. Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and leadership among library and information...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tammy Cox, Assistant Dean of Administration at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received the Manager of the Year Award from the University Managers Association (UMA) on Tuesday, May 24, at the UMA Annual Meeting. Tammy Cox (second from right), with SILS Distinguished...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been elected to the 2016-19 Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Board of Directors as President-Elect. A division of the American Library Association (ALA), YALSA works to support library...
Monday, May 16, 2016
William H. “Bill” Graves, Ph.D., died on April 9, 2016, after a protracted and valiant struggle with brain cancer.  He was 75. A celebration of Dr. Graves’ life will be held Monday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the campus of the University of...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Nahali (Holly) Croft, a recent UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) graduate, and Amelia Holmes, who will complete her MSLS in August, have received scholarships to attend the Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference in Chicago, May 23...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tim Shearer (MSLS ’97) received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) spring commencement ceremony on May 8. After graduating from SILS, Shearer began a notable career path in the UNC Libraries that progressed from cataloging, to...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8. Family, friends, faculty, and staff gathered at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union to celebrate the achievements of 40 Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students, 32...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
When the repercussions of a drought in his home country of Malawi forced him to drop out of school, William Kamkwamba turned to his local library to keep his mind engaged. There, he fed his love for engineering and electronics, and found inspiration to build a windmill that could power electrical...

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