SILS News

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...
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...
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...
Monday, May 2, 2016
Raymond Leonard Carpenter, Jr., an alumnus, former dean, and professor emeritus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), died peacefully on April 25, 2016, while in hospice care with his wife, Patricia, by his side. He was 89.  Born and raised in Watertown, N.Y., he was the son...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tiffany Harris, Undergraduate Student Coordinator at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2016 Student Undergraduate Staff Award. Only one staff member at the University is selected for the award each year by the Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards...
Monday, April 25, 2016
StorySlam, an event where volunteers compete by telling brief personal stories related to a theme, made its debut at UNC-Chapel Hill recently, thanks to the efforts of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Doctoral Student Association (DSA) and SILS Ph.D. student Sarah Beth...

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