news@sils June 2015

 
 
 
June 2015
 
SILS and UNC Library Reception at ALA Conference

If you're attending the 2015 American Library Association Conference or if you'll be in the San Francisco area on June 28, please join the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library for a reception at Bar Norcini at the Villa Florence Hotel from 5-7 p.m. All alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and students are invited to attend. Click to read more.

 
 
Arcot Rajasekar Named McColl Professor
Arcot Rajasekar, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor. Click to read more.
 
 
Library Historian Wayne Wiegand to Deliver 2015 Henderson Lecture
Wayne A. Wiegand, renowned American library historian, author, and academic, will deliver the 2015 Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture on September 14. Click to read more.
 
Recent Op-Eds and Interviews from Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), had two op-eds published in The New York Times recently:
"How Hope Returned to Turkey"
"Mark Zuckerberg, Let Me Pay for Facebook"
Tufekci also discussed the elections in Turkey with Public Radio International and what makes algorithms go awry with NPR.

 
DigCCurr Institute 2015 Draws Digital Curation Professionals
from Across the Country and the World

The “DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle” summer session was held May 31-June 5 at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Institute’s nearly 20 participants came from near (Chapel Hill), far (Seattle, Colorado, and Texas) and very far (New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria), and represented organizations including university libraries, museums, and municipal archives. Click to read more.

 
Cal Lee and Kam Woods Conduct BitCurator Workshop in Austria
Cal Lee, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Kam Woods, research scientist at SILS, taught a one-day workshop on BitCurator at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna, Austria, in early June. Click to read more.
 
 
Alumna Annie Thompson Appointed Director of Wilson Dental Library at USC
Annie (Hughes) Thompson (MSLS ’08) was appointed Director of the Jennifer Ann Wilson Dental Library at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California on May 1, 2015. Click to read more.
 
 
Carolina Scientific Features SILS Research and Professor in Story Written by SILS Student
The Spring 2015 issue of Carolina Scientific includes a story on search engine behavior research written by Kimberly Hii, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at SILS. Click to read more.
 
 
Alumna Sarah Carrier Appointed NC Research and Instruction Librarian
Sarah Carrier (MSIS ’08) has been appointed North Carolina Research and Instruction Librarian by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective June 1, 2015. Click to read more.
 
 
Alumna Kari Kozak Receives Librarian’s Award for Excellence
Kari Kozak (MSLS ’07) received the 2014 Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. The award is given to a University of Iowa Libraries’ professional staff member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and/or leadership. Click to read more.
 
 
Alumnus Tim Shearer Named Director of Library and Information Technology at UNC
Tim Shearer (MSLS ’97) has been appointed Director of Library and Information Technology for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective May 1, 2015. Click to read more.
 
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