news@sils September 2015

September 2015

NLM Associate Director Valerie Florance to speak on workforce and research needs for biomedical big data
Valerie Florance, Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, will deliver a talk on Friday, September 25, at 2 p.m. at the Carolina Club. Click to read more.

Award-winning author Matt de la Peña to deliver 2016 Steinfirst Lecture
Matt de la Peña, bestselling author of six critically-acclaimed young adult novels and two award-winning picture books, will give the Steinfirst Memorial Lecture on March 13, 2016. Click to read more.



2015 Henderson Lecture available online
Wayne A. Wiegand, renowned American library historian, author, and academic, gave the 2015 Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture on September 14. A video of the lecture is now available on the SILS Vimeo page. Click to watch.

Widernet hosts visitors from Nigerian Defense Academy
The WiderNet Project and WiderNet@UNC welcomed Muktar Mohammed Bunza and Maimuna Izah, librarians at the Nigerian Defense Academy, to UNC-Chapel Hill in late August. Click to read more.

David Gotz presents NCDS DataBytes Webinar
SILS Associate Professor and NCDS Data Fellow David Gotz gave the September 9 NCDS DataBytes Webinar, titled “Toward Effective Visual Analytics for Large-Scale Temporal Event Data.” The Webinar has been archived by NCDS.Click to watch.

Alumnus Jason Griffey named Harvard Berkman Center fellow
Jason Griffey (MSLS'04) was recently named a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Griffey is a librarian, technologist, and founder/principal at Evenly Distributed LLC. As a Berkman Center fellow, he will explore communities' engagement with open, inexpensive hyperlocal digital networks, with special emphasis on bridging inequality of information access. Click to read more.

Alumna Lynn Zimmerman selected as Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Lynn W. Zimmerman (MSLS '96), Professor Emerita from Purdue University Calumet’s College of Education, has been selected to serve as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year. In the fall of 2015 she will be at Baranovichi State University in Baranovichi, Belarus, and in the spring of 2016, she will be at the International Relations Institute of Moldova in Chisinau, Moldova. Click to read more.

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