news@sils June 2016

June 2016


2016 ALA Reception
Join SILS and the UNC Library for a reception on Sunday, June 26, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Copper Canyon Grill in Orlando, Fla. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

More Upcoming Events
  • DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle, July 17-22, 2016, & March 14-15, 2017, UNC Chapel Hill. Today (June 15) is the last day to get the regular registration rate.
  • SAA Reception, August 4, 7-9 p.m., Atlanta. If you're attending ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016, the joint annual meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists in Atlanta, please plan to join SILS for a reception at the White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails, 270 Peachtree Street.
  • Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85), Kate McNamara (MSLS '13), Carla Y. Davis-Castro (MSLS ’14), and SILS Librarian Rebecca Vargha will be at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2016 World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, August 13-19. Please let us know if you are planning to be there and we’ll put you in touch with the group.

Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library
SILS Professor Cal Lee and Research Scientist Kam Woods discuss how BitCurator is helping to meet the growing challenges of digital preservation in this article from the journal Nature. Click to read more.

The disruption is digital
SILS Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci writes about how digital technologies are enabling candidates like Bernie Sanders to mount more successful campaigns in this piece for New Republic. Click to read more.

Carolina Academic Library Associates selected for 2016-17
Seven SILS graduate students will join the UNC Library this fall as the newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs). They will begin their appointments at the start of the 2016-17 academic year. Click to read more.

Martha Martin teams with CAGAT on webinar for researchers
Martha Martin, Grants and Contracts Administrator for SILS, recently collaborated with UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) for a webinar on how researchers can best communicate with their community partners during the post-award process. Click to read more

Tammy Cox named University Manager of the Year
Tammy Cox, Assistant Dean of Administration at SILS, received the Manager of the Year Award from the University Managers Association (UMA) on Tuesday, May 24, at the UMA Annual Meeting. Click to read more.

Alumni discuss SILS and diversity in new video
This spring, we asked three SILS alumni, Dr. L. Teresa Church (Ph.D. ’08), Lori E. Harris (MSLS ’13), and Barrye Brown (MSLS ’14), to discuss their experiences at SILS and the importance of diversity to the future of the School and the profession. Click to watch highlights of their conversation.

2016 SILS commencement video
SILS hosted its annual spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8. Click to watch a short video about the event. For more information and links to photos and the commencement program, click here.

Beta Phi Mu chapter inducts new members
The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society, inducted 13 new members at its annual meeting in Chapel Hill on May 5. Click to read more.

Recent Alumni News
ICYMI - Click here for the SILS Alumni News Spring 2016 Bulletin, with dozens of updates on SILS alumni and student, faculty, and staff highlights from the first half of 2016. Below are links to some new stories shared since the bulletin was sent.

Bob Anthony (MSLS ’85) was named Tarheel of the Week in the June 11, 2016, edition of The News & Observer. Anthony, who describes himself as a “professional North Carolinian” in the article, is Curator of the North Carolina Collection and Director of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Click to read more.

Julie Stivers (MSLS '15) is the Librarian at Mt. Vernon Middle School in Wake County. She recently began contributing to School Library Journal's "Teen Librarian Toolbox". Click to read a post about the impact of the Steinfirst Artist-in-Residency Program on some of her students.   

Rachel Walton (MSLS ’15) is the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Theodore Calvin Pease Award. The award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies, and entries are judged on innovation, scholarship, pertinence, and clarity of writing. Click to read more.

Nahali (Holly) Croft (MSLS ’16) has received a scholarship to attend the 57th Annual ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section conference, “Opening Doors to Collaboration, Outreach and Diversity,” which will take place June 21–24, in Coral Gables, Fla.  Click to read more.

Editor's Note

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