SILS News

Thursday, April 21, 2016
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its second annual Project Fair to showcase the work of students on April 15 in Manning Hall. About 20 graduate and undergraduate students presented their research and creations to fellow students, faculty, and guests.  Students shared...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Students, faculty, and staff at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have nominated seven SILS faculty members and adjunct faculty members for consideration for the 2016 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. Faculty Award Nominees Denise Anthony Ron Bergquist Rob Capra...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Frances McColl Term Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a continuing education curriculum that will enable school librarians to become more...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Ryan Shaw, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor, will co-direct an expansion of the PeriodO tool, which eases the task of documenting how scholars define historical, art-historical, and archaeological periods differently. The project, titled “Periods, Organized (...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Mary Grace Flaherty, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a Fulbright Teaching/Research Award for travel to Malawi, where she will study how people acquire and evaluate health information sources. “I’m very excited for this opportunity,”...
Monday, March 21, 2016
On Sunday, May 8, 2016, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student...
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Emily Vardell, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information Science and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2016 Thomson Reuters/MLA Doctoral Fellowship. Awarded biennially in even numbered years, the fellowship supports research or travel for...
Friday, March 11, 2016
Associate Professor David Gotz and Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) student Shun Sun received the Best Paper Award from the ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Conference held March 7-10, 2016, in Sonoma, Calif. Sun had previously won a student travel grant from ACM IUI to attend...
Friday, March 11, 2016
The 12thInternational Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) was held on November 2-6, 2015, in Chapel Hill. There were 327 delegates from 22 countries in attendance. The program included 12 long papers, 15 short papers, 33 posters, three demos, six workshops, three tutorials, and five panels,...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The new Google User Study Mobile, a van the company has equipped to serve as a portable user studies lab, will make one of its first stops on a cross-country tour at the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) on Monday, March 14. The van will be in the parking...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Story Squad, a literacy outreach program directed by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Brian Sturm, and Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill have received a $5,000 grant from bestselling author James Patterson. A portion of the award is enabling Story...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Nahali (Holly) Croft, Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2016 Gene J. Williams Award from the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA). The award, which is given...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The iSchools Organization recently announced the winners of its inaugural video contest. First Place:Unleash the Power Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Department of Library and Information Sciences (Coordinated by Francisco Javier Calzada-Prado) Second Place:​iSchool: School for This Century...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the MANTRA team at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to announce the forthcoming Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Research Data Management and Sharing...

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