SILS News

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...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Check out these recently published titles authored or edited by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumni and faculty. L. Teresa Church (MSLS ’98, PhD ’08)One Window's Light This collection contains a brilliant array of haiku by five members of the Carolina African American...
Friday, December 1, 2017
Although she only in began pursuing her Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) this year, Erin Rutherford is no stranger to cataloguing, curating, and supervising collections. She arrived with nearly a decade of experience in...
Monday, November 27, 2017
In November of 2016, SILS Assistant Professor Mary Grace Flaherty was looking forward to traveling to Malawi to fulfill both the research and teaching goals of her Fulbright Award. Her plan to research how people with HIV acquire and evaluate health information sources hit a bureaucratic snag, and...
Monday, November 27, 2017
Storytelling may be a universal human impulse, but styles and forms can vary greatly from culture to culture. In the provinces of China that SILS Associate Professor Brian Sturm visited this summer, tales are generally related through shadow puppets or marionettes, traditions more quiet and...
Monday, November 27, 2017
What story can you tell in 10 seconds or less? UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master's student Kelsey Hammer and alumna Jennie Goforth (MSLS ’10) were confident UNC students could share the Carolina story in creative ways using the popular and rapidly evolving GIF format. ...
Friday, November 10, 2017
As her first year at SILS came to a close in spring 2016, Meggie Lasher was looking forward to the summer and taking over as coordinator of the Community Workshop Series, a long-running volunteer program that provides basic technology and computer classes at local public libraries. Then came the...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
SILS celebrated the public launch of its comprehensive  campaign, part of the historic Campaign for Carolina, on November 4 in Manning Hall. The event gave alumni and friends an opportunity to learn more about the School’s current programs and initiatives, and allowed the School to thank its...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is a partner on an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant that is supporting two paid public broadcasting preservation fellowships for SILS master’s students in spring 2018 and summer 2018. SILS is working in conjunction with...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Data-intensive research is becoming the new model in STEM, but the majority of graduate students do not receive formal training in data science best practices, instead learning by trial and error. Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Distinguished Term Professor at the UNC School of Information and...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci’s latest TEDTalk, “We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads,” is now available online. During the talk, Tufekci explains how algorithms developed for advertising products can be easily used by...
Monday, October 30, 2017
Xueli Fan, a master’s student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently named the 2017-18 recipient of the Thomas M. Carsey Scholarship in Data Science. MSIS student Xueli Fan The scholarship program gives talented UNC-Chapel Hill students the chance to work on real...
Monday, October 30, 2017
GIFABLE UNC, a project led by UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master's student Kelsey Hammer and Research and Design Services Librarian Jenni Goforth (MSLS ’10), was featured by The Daily Tarheel in October. The project gives students an opportunity to expand their design...
Monday, October 30, 2017
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) PhD student Charlene Finley and MSLS student Eleanor Mullens were two of the three UNC students interviewed for a video by the UNC Graduate School that highlighted resources for military-affiliated graduate students. Finley, a U.S. Air Force...
Monday, October 30, 2017
Project READY is a three-year program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that aims to create a professional development curriculum for school librarians and other educators focused on racial equity and culturally sustaining pedagogy. Watch this video to hear Wake County...

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