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Monroe, Wanda G.
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Wed Apr 27 16:40:35 EDT 2011
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SAVE THE DATES TO CELEBRATE! SILS 80TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF Special lectures, storytelling, tours, historical exhibits, research presentations, a pre-game "tailgate" featuring Carolina barbecue and just plain fun will be part of the festivities surrounding the kick-off of the 80th anniversary of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SILS WEB SITE ENHANCED
Several enhancements have been made to increase the School's Web presence, as well as to feature some of the exciting things SILS alumni are accomplishing in the working world. Included in these changes are an addition to the "People" section called "Alumni Profiles," as well as an organizational restructuring of the "Giving to SILS" portion of the site.
BAKER & TAYLOR GIFT PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Thanks to a gift from leading worldwide book distributor Baker & Taylor, two SILS students will have the opportunity to study in Europe this summer. Elizabeth Davidson and Jacqueline Chapman are the recipients of the scholarships, which include funding to attend the School's two-week summer seminars, one to Prague and one to London.
MOLLY RAPHAEL, ALA PRESIDENT-ELECT VISITS UNC AT CHAPEL The American Library Association's next president, Molly Raphael, presented "Empowering Voices: Communities Speak Out for Libraries and Libraries Speak Out for Communities" and offered an interactive discussion with students during a presentation titled, "An Evening with Molly Raphael, ALA President-Elect," on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Monday, March 28, 2011.
BUILDING LIKE A TAR HEEL - UNC BUILD-A-BLOCK FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Working with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, faculty, staff, students and alumni from SILS; Library staff and student workers; and library friends from campus and the community have contributed to the construction of a "Library" house for a family in need.
VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE - "THE UNIVERSITY AND ITS DIGITAL LIBRARIES. A TALE IN THREE PARTS."
"The university and its digital libraries. A tale in three parts" was the topic of the 2011 sixth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science held on Monday, March 21, 2011. The lecture featured Dr. Daniel Greenstein, vice provost for Academic Planning, Programs and Coordination at the University of California's Office of the President, who presented to a standing room only crowd in the Wilson Library.
SOCIAL MEDIA IN GOVERNMENT SEMINAR VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE SILS and the School of Government at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill held a day-long seminar called, "Curation of Social Media as a Public Asset" on Jan. 21, 2011. Video of a portion of the seminar that looked at social media in government is now available on the SILS Vimeo page.
UNC GRADUATE PROGRAMS RANKED BY "U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT"
The latest rankings for "America's Best Graduate Schools" were released March 15, 2011 by "US News & World Report." Besides new rankings in business, education, engineering, law and medicine (these are ranked annually), new this year are rankings for public health and several nursing areas in the health disciplines. SILS retains its #1 ranking in the nation tied with University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and it is the only school ranked #1 on the UNC at Chapel Hill campus. Library and Information Studies programs were last ranked in 2009 for the 2010 edition of the magazine. In addition to placing #1 overall, SILS placed in six of the specialty areas.
"CONNECTING SCHOLARS WITH INFORMATION AND UNLOCKING IT!"
Presented by Jan Reichelt, co-founder and president of Mendeley
Where: Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, UNC at Chapel Hill
When: May 6, 2011 at 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Reception: Immediately following the talk in the lobby of the Wilson Library.
Workshop: From 2-3:30 p.m., in Manning Hall room 307, there will be a hands-on workshop (beginners and experts welcome) to learn more about how to best use Mendeley.
Join fellow School of Information and Library Science classmates, faculty and students at upcoming alumni reunions held during professional conferences beginning this May. Watch for details of times and locations on the SILS Web site in the "Events" or "Calendar" sections.
COME HOME TO CAROLINA FOR THE 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION KICKOFF Sept. 17, 2011 - Tailgate and barbecue, on the lawn in front of Manning Hall.
Sept. 23, 2011 - Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture featuring Distinguished Dean Emeritus, Dr. Fred Roper, reception celebration. The fun begins at 3 p.m. in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Ballroom.
Sept. 24, 2011 - A series of activities including a campus tour; poster sessions on current research; a special SILS exhibit at Wilson Library; storytelling with Dr. Brian Sturm, SILS associate professor; crafts for the kids; and more.
Sept. 25, 2011 - The Susan Steinfirst Memorial Lecture in Children's Literature featuring Linda Sue Parks, Korean-American author of picture books and novels for children. 2 p.m. at Gerrard Hall. Reception and book signing immediately following in the Campus YMCA.
WELCOME TO SILS!
DR. RYAN SHAW JOINS SILS FACULTY
SILS welcomed Dr. Ryan Shaw, as assistant professor to the faculty on January 1, 2011. Shaw comes to SILS from the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. in Information Management and Systems with a Designated Emphasis in New Media at the School of Information. The title of his dissertation was, "Events and Periods as Concepts for Organizing Historical Knowledge."
KAITLYN MURPHY JOINS SILS AS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SERVICES MANAGER The School of Information and Library Science welcomed Kaitlyn Murphy as its undergraduate student services manager this semester. In this role, she manages the School's bachelor of science in information science undergraduate program, providing support for prospective and current students regarding registration, program requirements and University deadlines.
SILS WELCOMES MARK SNYDER, DESKTOP SUPPORT AND HELP DESK MANAGER SILS welcomed Mark Snyder as desktop support and Help Desk manager on March 21, 2011.
ACE HONORS SILS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA, SUSAN L. PERRY WITH THE 2011 DONNA SHAVLIK AWARD The American Council on Education has honored Susan L. Perry (MSLS '66), a pioneer in the integration of computing and library services, with the 2011 Donna Shavlik Award in recognition of her lifelong commitment to advancing women's issues in higher education.
EMILY KING AND JASON CASDEN ARE "MOVERS & SHAKERS"
This year's "Movers & Shakers" list, published in the March issue of the Library Journal, features two alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily King (MSLS '08) was selected as an "Innovator" and Jason Casden (MSLS '06) is in the category of "Tech Leader."
ERIC OBERSHAW - SILS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION'S "FEATURED ALUMNUS"
School of Information and Library Science alumnus Eric Obershaw was selected as the SILS Alumni Association's "Featured Alumnus." Since 2001, when he graduated with an MSLS from SILS, Obershaw has worked in the Business Information Services group at Morgan Stanley in Japan.
DEBORAH BALSAMO IS SILS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA
Deborah Balsamo (MSLS '97), has been named a 2010 distinguished alumna by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award was presented by SILS Alumni Association president, David Woodbury, during the School's winter commencement ceremony.
DAVID GOBLE RECEIVES JOHN N. OLSGAARD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
David Goble (MSLS '94), director of the South Carolina State Library and alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was presented with the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science's John N. Olsgaard Distinguished Service Award on April 7, 2011. The award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the School.
SILS ALUMNUS MEGAN PEREZ PUBLISHES "THE NEW GRADUATE EXPERIENCE"
Megan Perez (MSLS '07) has published a book with Libraries Unlimited, titled "The New Graduate Experience." The book features contributions from 25 authors representing more than 15 different institutions from around the United States and Canada. They include personnel and staff development officers, deans, assistant professors, directors, program managers, department heads and subject librarians.
SILS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS, LARRY ALFORD, NAMED CHIEF LIBRARIAN AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Larry Alford, SILS alumnus (MSLS '77) and current vice provost for Libraries, university librarian and dean of University Libraries at Temple University, has been named the chief librarian at the University of Toronto. Alford is set to begin his new seven-year appointment Aug. 1, 2011.
SILS ALUMNA NAMED PRESIDENT OF FLORIDA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Beginning this May, Gloria Colvin (MSLS '80) will become the new president of the Florida Library Association (FLA).
"NY TIMES" FEATURES SILS ALUMNA WHO LOCATED THOMAS JEFFERSON'S BOOKS
With a team of other scholars working on the Thomas Jefferson Libraries project and the help of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) librarians, SILS alumna Endrina Tay (MSLS '02) and her team were able to track down more than 70 of Jefferson's books in a WUSTL library that had received them from a private donor. When news of the story broke, it was covered by New York Times columnist Sam Roberts in a story entitled, "A Founding Father's Books Turn Up."
MICHELLE LANGSTON'S WEB DESGIN OF "CARRBORO CITIZEN" BEST IN STATE SILS alumna, Michelle Langston (MSIS '10), has been recognized for her role in designing the Web site for the Carrboro Citizen that was named best in the state by the North Carolina Press Association. The Carrboro Citizen won a set of awards that recognize excellence in design and content of Web sites and in feature and editorial writing for markets with a circulation of 3,500 to 10,000 readers.
SILS ALUMNA BARBARA BONOMO NEWNAM RETIRES Barbara Bonomo Newnam (MSLS '67) retired recently from the State of North Carolina with 33 years of service.
AMY PATEE'S BOOK, "READING THE ADOLESCENT ROMANCE: SWEET VALLEY HIGH AND THE POPULAR YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE NOVEL"
"Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel" is a recent book written by SILS alumna Amy Pattee (Ph.D. '04). The book, which is an extension of Pattee's dissertation work at SILS, focuses on Francine Pascal's popular series, Sweet Valley High.
JENNIFER LOHMANN IS ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Lohmann (MSLS '06) was named Librarian of the Year by the Romance Writers of America (RWA), a professional organization consisting of over 10,000 romance writers and publishing professionals whose work is closely tied to the romance book industry.
SILS ALUMNA NAMED SENIOR FACULTY TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST AT NYU
Last fall, Meredith Rendall (MSLS '07) was named senior faculty technology specialist at New York University (NYU). Currently, she leads policy development for NYU's local image repository and is in charge of establishing collection management protocols and streamlining content for NYU's Luna Insight image database.
SILS ALUMNI RECEIVE OCLC/ALISE RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS
Chirag Shah (Ph.D. '10), assistant professor of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, and Cristina Pattuelli (Ph.D. '07), assistant professor of Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute, recently received OCLC/ALISE research grant awards from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the OCLC Online Computer Library Center.
DEAN MARCHIONINI APPOINTED TO NATIONAL PCAST HIT REPORT WORKGROUP
Dr. Gary Marchionini, SILS dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished professor, was appointed to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Health Information Technology (HIT) Report Workgroup. The PCAST Workgroup is under the auspices of the Federal Advisory Committees of the HIT Standards Committee and the HIT Policy Committee that advise David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health IT.
SILS RESEARCHERS ADDRESS CRITICAL WORKFORCE ISSUES
"Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science, Part 2" is the theme of the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of "Library Trends." This special double issue is edited by Drs. Joanne Gard Marshall, SILS alumni distinguished professor; Susan Rathbun-Grubb, Ph.D. and 2009 alumna; Deborah Barreau, associate professor at SILS; and Jennifer Craft Morgan, Ph.D., research scientist at the North Carolina Institute on Aging.
DEAN MARCHIONINI PRESENTS RANGANATHAN MEMORIAL LECTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN INDIA
"People, Culture and 21st Century Libraries" was the theme of several presentations Dr. Gary Marchionini, SILS dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, delivered during his travels to India this spring semester. He was an invited speaker for three Ranganathan Memorial Lectures in Bangalore. In addition, Marchionini was the opening keynote speaker at the International Conference on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Management hosted by the Management Development Institute (MDI) in Gurgaon, a city outside of Delhi, where he presented "The Transformation of Libraries as Institutions."
"JOURNAL OF LIBRARY METADATA" FEATURES ARTICLES BY SILS FACULTY AND STUDENTS
A special issue of the "Journal of Library Metadata" featuring "Metadata for Scientific Data" includes guest editor: SILS professor and metadata expert Dr. Jane Greenberg.
DR. JEFFREY POMERANTZ EDITS RECENT ISSUE OF JELIS "
In an era of mass digitization of physical artifacts, and mass creation of born-digital objects, the challenges faced by cultural heritage institutions of all types are increasingly shared," writes SILS associate professor Jeffrey Pomerantz in his introduction to the 2011 winter issue of the "Journal of Education for Library and Information Science" (JELIS).
"INFORMATION CONCEPTS: FROM BOOKS TO CYBERSPACE IDENTITIES" PUBLISHED
"Information Concepts: From Books to Cyberspace Identities" is the title of Dr. Gary Marchionini's book-length lecture that explores information as a historical concept from a number of theoretical perspectives. Marchionini has served as editor of a series of publications titled, "Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval and Services."
MEGAN MYERS SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
Master's student, Megan Myers, is a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship. The fellowship is part of a federally-funded leadership development program designed to recruit entry-level graduate degree candidates, equipping them to become the next government leaders.
STUDENTS CHARLIE MORRIS AND MIKE NUTT NAMED 2011 NCSU LIBRARIES FELLOWS
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has selected the new fellows for next fall, two of which are SILS students. Beginning this summer, Charlie Morris (MSIS '11) and Mike Nutt (MSIS '11) will start their two-year term appointments as NCSU Libraries Fellows. During that time, Morris and Nutt will be working on a variety of projects related to academic librarianship at North Carolina State University.
SILS STUDENTS WIN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MANAGING ELECTRONIC RECORDS CONFERENCE
Marty Gengenbach and Elliott Hauser, Master's students at SILS, have been awarded scholarships to attend the Managing Electronic Records Conference (MER) in Chicago May 23-25, which focuses on legal, technical and operational issues associated with managing electronic records.
STUDENT FEATURED IN ALA'S SPECTRUM SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURE
SILS MSLS student Brian Leaf is featured in the new Spectrum Scholarship Program brochure. A 2009 recipient of the scholarship himself, Leaf has become an advocate and "face" of the program, staffing Spectrum's fundraising booth at the 2011 Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Diego, California.
STUDENTS CREATE AND EAT "BOOKS" IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL
Since its creation in 2000, the International Edible Book Festival has been celebrated on April 1st in countries around the world, from Morocco to New Zealand. This year, members of the School of Information and Library Science student organization, Art and Museum Library and Information Student Society (AMLISS), participated by creating edible books in the student lounge and sharing the tasty "pages" with fellow students and faculty.
DOCTORAL STUDENT DANA HANSON-BALDAUF PUBLISHED IN "KNOWLEDGE QUEST"
An article entitled, "The Good Life: Empowering Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities through Everyday Life Information," by SILS doctoral student, Dana Hanson-Baldauf, has been published in the latest issue of "Knowledge Quest."
YANJUAN ZOU RECEIVES ARL FELLOWSHIP
SILS graduate student Yanjuan Zou is one of 19 fellows selected to participate in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 2011 Career Enhancement Program.
ESOPI-21 FELLOWSHIP PAVES THE WAY FOR DUAL DEGREE
Student Emily Roscoe is currently seeking dual degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (MSLS) and School of Government (MPA). She is in the second year of a three-year program that will credential her both as an information professional and public administrator.
STUDENT TAPPED BY UNC'S OLDEST, MOST PRESTIGIOUS HONOR SOCIETY
Ashlee Edwards, a senior BSIS and English major from New York, NY, was recently inducted into UNC at Chapel Hill's legendary Order of the Golden Fleece. Taking its symbolism and organizational structure from the classical story of Jason and the Argonauts, who quested tirelessly for a mythic golden fleece, the Order was founded in 1904 and is the most prestigious honor society on campus.
UNDERGRADUATE, IVAN GOMES, RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP TO STUDY IN CHINA
SILS BSIS major Ivan Gomes is one of three undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who received a William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies to study in Beijing, China spring semester.
SILS UNDERGRADUATE RECEIVED TRAVEL AWARD TO ICONFERENCE
Justin Brinegar (BSIS '11) received a $298 travel award from The Office for Undergraduate Research to attend the 2011 iConference in Seattle, WA. While at the iConference, Brinegar delivered a 20 minute presentation on a paper based on his and postdoctoral fellow and adjunct professor Rob Capra's research titled, "Managing Music Across Multiple Devices and Computers."
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