news@sils April 2015

April 2015
SILS Hosts First Annual Project Fair
SILS hosted its first annual Project Fair to showcase the work of students on April 10 in Manning Hall. More than 20 graduate and undergraduate students presented their research and creations to fellow students, faculty, and guests. Click to read more.
Eight SILS Faculty Nominated for 2015 Teaching Excellence Award
SILS students, faculty, and staff have nominated eight SILS faculty members for consideration for the 2015 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence.
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SILS Librarian Rebecca Vargha Honored by SLA for Commitment to Teaching and Professional Development
Rebecca Vargha will receive the Rose L. Vormelker Award at the opening session of the SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston on June 14. Click to read more.
SILS and EPA-RTP Library Celebrate 40 Great Years

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park (RTP) Library celebrated 40 years of collaboration, education, and experience on April 11, 2015. Current and former interns and staff members of the EPA-RTP Library and SILS faculty and administrators gathered at the Carolina Club to help commemorate the milestone. Learn more about SILS and the EPA-RTP Library at or click through photos from the event at…/uncsils/sets/72157651950158762/.

Renowned NC Historian and SILS Alumnus William S. Powell Dies at 95
William Stevens Powell, the acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians and an alumnus of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, died April 10, 2015, at age 95 in Chapel Hill. Click to read more.
Alumnus Adam Rogers Recognized on LJ’s “Movers & Shakers” List
The Library Journal has named Adam Rogers (MSLS '10) one of 50 “Movers & Shakers 2015.” Since 2002, the journal has annually published the list to recognize outstanding librarians who are making an exceptional impact. Click to read more.
Long-time SILS Faculty Member Robert Newton Broadus Dies at 92
Robert Newton Broadus was a professor at SILS from 1976-93 and greatly influenced many students during his tenure. He authored a widely-used book on library collection development, edited or co-edited two other books, and contributed scholarly and professional articles to books and periodicals in several academic fields. Click to read more.
WiderNet Pocket Library Initiative Receiving Local and National Media Attention
SILS associate professor Cliff Missen and the WiderNet Project have recently been profiled by, Mashable, The Christian Science Monitor, and WNCN for Widernet's newest initiative, the eGranary Pocket Library. Click to read more.
Alumnus Luke Miller Publishes New Book on UX Design
Luke Miller (MSIS ’10) has authored his first book, The Practitioner’s Guide to User Experience Design, which was published by General Assembly in January. Click to read more.
2015 OCLC/Kilgour Lecture

Andrew Fiore, Growth and Research Manager at Facebook, presented "The Limits of Data Science at Scale" as the topic of the 10th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture Monday, March 16, at 3 p.m. at the Carolina Club. Click here to watch a video of the lecture.

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