School of Information and Library Science

Melanie Feinberg Awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship for International Research

Melanie Feinberg, associate professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Commission. The fellowship enables experienced researchers to conduct projects outside of their home countries with the goal of facilitating international collaboration and creating breakthrough impacts. Feinberg’s project, Data Stories, involves understanding data… Read more »

Meg Medina

Bestselling Author Meg Medina to Deliver 2018 Steinfirst Lecture

Meg Medina, bestselling Latina author of children’s and young adult fiction, will give the Susan Steinfirst Community Lecture in Children’s Literature on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The lecture, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be free and open… Read more »

WiderNet Becomes Founding Member of New International Consortium for ‘Offline Content’

At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »

Natalie Ornat Wins Pratt Severn Award for Paper on Reading and Writing During the Seige of Sarajevo

Graduate-level research is almost always mentally challenging, but Natalie Ornat found pouring through documents for her master’s paper emotionally taxing as well. Ornat, who graduated from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May, focused her research on the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War… Read more »

Student Pawelski Wins Award for Paper Examining Documentation of Cultural History as a Human Rights Issue

Before Nicole Pawelski began contemplating a professional career in archives, she made a very personal connection with an online archive affiliated with the Near East Relief Society (NER), which helped rescue children, including Pawelski’s paternal grandfather, during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. “I have a photograph of him with a group of other boys, and… Read more »

Highlights from the First SILS Summer Seminar to Berlin and Dublin

This summer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students participated in a brand new international seminar that took them to the booming tech cities of Berlin and Dublin. Led by SILS professor Paul Jones, the program focused on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy and security affect business…. Read more »

Baker and Taylor Scholarships Support Master’s Students through SILS Summer Seminars

With the support of scholarships funded by Baker and Taylor, three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s students gained professional and international insights through three different SILS summer seminars in Europe earlier this year. Mary Kallem traveled to Prague, Jennifer Embree went to London, and Mary… Read more »

UNC SILS Student and Teammates Compete in Final Round of International Analytics Contest

Traveling to Las Vegas earlier this month, Rashnil Chaturvedi had his sights set on a big prize, but he and his teammates were not relying on luck. They brought months of in-depth data analysis, a sophisticated modeling approach and a polished presentation to compete in the INFORMS O.R. and Analytics Student Team Competition. Chaturvedi, a… Read more »