SILS News

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
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
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...
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
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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