SILS News

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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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....
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...

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