Knowledge Trust honors pioneers in information, library science, technology

kthonorswinners06.jpg Five trailblazers in information and library science and information technology were honored Thursday (Oct. 12) in the first Knowledge Trust Honors ceremony.

The Knowledge Trust is a commitment made last October by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to shape a critical role for 21st-century knowledge professionals.

At the ceremony in Washington, D.C., five Knowledge Masters who have made significant differences in education, exploration, innovation, next-generation leadership and lifetime achievement were named.

The 2006 honorees are Gary E. Strong, university librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles; Dr. Joseph Viscomi, James G. Kenan distinguished professor of English at UNC-Chapel Hill; Dr. Paul Jones, director of the ibiblio Web collection at UNC-Chapel Hill; Wes Cruver, chief creative officer and cofounder of Kidz Online, based in Herndon, Va.; and Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. (more…)

At the crossroads: International academy adopts resolutions on ethics and openness

lrwagranada.jpg International leaders met at the crossroads of culture and tradition in Granada, Spain, on April 27 and 28 to discuss the future of library and information science education, which are facing a crossroads of their own.

Adopting Thomas Jefferson’s pledge of “Eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man” as its motto, the Louis Round Wilson Academy approved its first general resolutions (statements) on ethics and openness – two topics of special concern for those responsible for the future stewardship of recorded knowledge.

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Louis Round Wilson Academy Formed

thelrwacademy.jpgInaugural meeting held in Chapel Hill

Citizens around the world are becoming more aware that they often need a trusted guide to help sort and substantiate the information they require. Faculty members at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) agree that leading institutions are obliged to review and design anew roles and models for Knowledge Professionals who will assume larger and more pivotal roles in the 21st Century.

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