SILS News

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
At an international summit held in Tempe, Ariz., recently, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies, and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
For today’s graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing.  Fortunately, there is help in navigating this new research landscape. The NSF...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Professor and Coordinator of the School Library Media program at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), emceed the awards ceremony for the American Library Association’s 2018 Youth Media Awards at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on Feb. 12. SILS...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Elizabeth Bueche and Lydia Heater, sophomores and newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 merit-based scholarships for the spring semester. The scholarships are given...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Library Staff Development Handbook: How to Maximize Your Library’s Most Important Resource, a new book by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor Mary Grace Flaherty, has received a glowing review in the Feb. 1 edition of Library Journal. Left: SILS Assistant...
Monday, February 5, 2018
Story Squad, a literacy initiative led by SILS Associate Professor Brian Sturm, recently received a $31,000 gift from the Heineman Foundation. The gift expands the foundation’s previous support for Story Squad’s efforts to establish a Folktale Storytelling Digital Library (FSDL) and measure the...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Following a busy 2017 that saw the publication of her book Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest and the delivery of her third TED Talk, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci wrote her first op-ed of the year for the New...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Faculty and doctoral students from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will be active contributors to the 2018 ALISE Annual Conference.  SILS FACULTY Dean Gary Marchionini will participate in a panel focused on undergraduate programs at iSchools during the Council of Deans,...
Monday, January 29, 2018
The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) and United Health Foundation have launched and exciting new partnership to help increase diversity in the health informatics field. A three-year, $1.6 million grant from United Health Foundation  will create “Project ENABLE,” the Extensible Network-...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
To help address the growing need for a larger and more diverse workforce of health care data analysts, technologists and experts, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and United Health Foundation are expanding access to health care data and informatics educational and professional...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Five of the 50 library and information professionals selected for the American Library Association (ALA) 2018 class of Emerging Leaders are graduates of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The Emerging Leaders program enables participants to contribute to problem-solving work...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Claudia Gollop, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named the 2018 winner of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Award for Professional Contribution. Dr. Claudia Gollop The award is presented to ALISE members...
Monday, December 18, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Melanie Feinberg came to SILS in 2015, hoping to establish relationships with other scholars who share her diverse interests. The interdisciplinary nature of SILS’s faculty has enabled her to do just that.   Dr. Melanie...
Friday, December 15, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) had a great year in 2017. Watch the video and find summaries and links to more information below. FACULTY LEADERSHIP AND RECOGNITION Jaime Arguello and Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi win University Teaching Awards Two SILS faculty members received...
Friday, December 15, 2017
Maggie Hite (MSLS ’06), Front Desk Coordinator for the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was presented the SILS Staff Excellence Award at the holiday party on Dec. 9. The annual award recognizes SILS staff members who have demonstrated commitment, teamwork, and outstanding...

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