news@sils February 2016

February 2016


SILS to honor musician Roger McGuinn for digital preservation achievement
In recognition of McGuinn’s work with the Folk Den, SILS has named him the inaugural recipient of its Digital Preservation Under the Radar Award. McGuinn will be presented the award prior to his lecture and performance on March 1 at UNC's CHAT Festival. Click to read more.

Nominations invited for SILS teaching excellence awards
SILS students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit nominations for the 2016 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. SILS will recognize two outstanding faculty members, one full-time and one adjunct. Click to read more.

Remembering Dr. David Carr
David Wildon Carr, former associate professor at SILS, died January 31, 2016. SILS welcomes your thoughts, memories, and condolences on our remembrance page. Friends, colleagues, and former students are planning a memorial gathering Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library

Read the first JASIST editorial by SILS Professor Javed Mostafa
Mostafa became editor-and-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) in January. Click here to read his first editorial, "Onward," from the February 2016 edition

SILS alumnus Miles Efron named Centennial Scholar
Miles Efron (MSIS ’00, PhD ’03) has been named the Centennial Scholar for 2015-2016 by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Click to read more.

Justin Kreft’s research on body camera data featured in ‘endeavors’
Justin Kreft, a master’s student studying public administration and information science at UNC, is collecting information to help agencies determine how much data they can expect from police body cameras and how to best organize the files. Click to read more.

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