news@sils March 2015

March 2015
2015 Spring Commencement

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Click to read more.

With "Internet in a Box" at 1,000 Sites Worldwide, WiderNet Launches New "Pocket Library" Phase
The WiderNet Project will soon celebrate the 1,000th placement of the eGranary Digital Library in schools, colleges and agencies around the globe. Moving to an ambitious next phase, the project will begin producing the "Pocket Library," a fingernail-sized chip to bring customized information systems to potentially millions of students, teachers, officials and others in developing nations. Click to read more.
Alumna Jaycie Vos and MSLS Student Rachel Walton Recognized at SNCA Conference
SILS alumna Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) and current MSLS student Rachel Walton were recently honored at the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) 2015 Annual Conference. Click to read more.
Alumna Shannon Harris Selected for ALA Emerging Leaders Program
Shannon Harris (MSLS ’12) has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers, and gain an inside look into ALA structure. Click to read more.
SILS Professor Diane Kelly Named IAH Academic Leadership Program Fellow
Dr. Diane Kelly, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has been selected for the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities Academic Leadership Program for 2015-16. Click to read more.
SILS Student Abigail Flanigan Awarded Professional Development Grant
MSLS student Abigail Flanigan has been awarded the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant to support travel to the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exposition. Click to read more.
Upcoming Events
Wikipedia Edit-a-thons at UNC in April

Make history by contributing to the free online encyclopedia with the help of UNC librarians. Refreshments provided. Please bring a laptop!

  • American Indians in North Carolina, co-sponsored by SCOSAA, April 1, 5 p.m.–8:45 p.m., Wilson Special Collections Library, Room 504
  • Art + Feminism, co-sponsored by AMLISS, April 7, 5 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Sloane Art Library
  • African American Soldiers in U.S. Wars, April 8, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Library of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
  • Women in Science, co-sponsored by WISE, April 16, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Kenan Science Library
Editor's Note

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