news@sils July 2015

July 2015
Paul Jones Receives IBM Faculty Award for Web Preservation Project
Paul Jones has received a 2015 IBM Faculty Award for $20,000. The funds will help support a project titled “Keeping the Historic Web Alive and Accessible: Preserving and Serving.” Click to read more.
ALA Reception Brings Together SILS and UNC Library Friends
The reception hosted by the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library during the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference was a huge success. Click to read more.
Alumna Sarah Arnold Joins UNC Library as Instructional Technology Librarian
Sarah Arnold (MSLS ’11) has been appointed Instructional Technology Librarian for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective July 1, 2015. Click to read more.
PhD Candidate Sumayya Ahmed Receives AIMS Grant to Conduct Research in Morocco
Sumayya Ahmed is spending three months in Morocco this summer studying the success of the Hassan II Prize with support from an American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS) grant. Click to read more.
SILS Student Meredith Hale Races to Another Victory at Four on the Fourth
Meredith Hale was the overall female winner of the Cardinal Track Club’s Four on the Fourth race. SILS associate professor Cal Lee and graduate student coordinator Lara Bailey also ran, and adjunct faculty member Joan Boone helped facilitate the event. Click to read more.
Martha Martin Earns Certified Research Administrator Designation
Martha Martin, contracts and grants administrator for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), became a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) in June. Click to read more.
Alumna Abbey Thompson Appointed Head of Music Library at NIU
Abbey Thompson (MSLS ’08) was recently appointed head of the Music Library at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and to the rank of assistant professor. She works in partnership with another SILS alumna, Elizabeth Hille-Cribbs (MSLS ‘10). Click to read more.
Incoming MSLS Student Natalia Lopez Awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarship
Natalia Lopez, an incoming Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student at SILS, has been awarded a 2015 Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association. Click to read more.
Yoga and Tai Chi Classes in the Galleries with Joanne Gard Marshal Restart July 20
After nearly a month of closed doors, the Ackland Art Museum reopened July 1. Along with new paint and flooring, students, faculty, and staff can also find a fresh perspective through yoga and Tai Chi classes taught by SILS distinguished research professor Joanne Gard Marshall. Click to read more.
Discussion of ‘King and King’ at Chapel Hill Library Draws Public and Media Interest

The Chapel Hill Public Library hosted a community conversation and panel discussion about how diversity is taught to school-aged children featuring Omar Currie, former teacher at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, reading the picture book King and King, on July 8. The event was the kick-off for Between the Linesa new forum about current topics of interest. Panelists included Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Brian Sturm, associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Kathleen Gallagher, a researcher on early care and education programs at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Library Director (and SILS Distinguished Alumna) Susan Brown moderated the public talk. The event drew a large crowd and received local media coverage from ABC11,, and The Herald-Sun among others.

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