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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!

New Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics for Information Professionals

In Fall 2018, SLIS will begin offering a new graduate certificate in data analytics. The graduate certificate can be completed entirely online and is open both to potential students who have a completed bachelor's degree. Our current MLIS students can pursue the certificate concurrently with the MLIS degree and courses will count both towards the certificate and the MLIS.

The graduate certificate in Data Analytics will provide a formal indicator of training in skills currently in great demand by libraries and many other organizations and industries. The certificate curriculum is designed to teach students how to apply data tools to solve workplace problems and is appropriate for people who do not have a background in computer science. 


SLIS Has A New Look!

SLIS has undergone the first stage of a three year project to renovate the look of the space. In this stage new carpeting was installed in the SLIS main office area (for the first time since Director Bob Swisher in the 1980s!), file cabinets and furniture were removed, and matching desks and bookcases replaced the old furniture.

The new layout showcases the Festival of Books for Young People, a collection started in 1980 by Professor Mildred Laughlin. The Festival of Books collection includes newly released children's and young adults literature. This is a non-circulating preview collection for Oklahoma students, librarians, teachers, and residents before the collection is passed along to the OU Libraries every year to add to their children's collection.

Also started by Dr. Laughlin is the bienniel Festival of Books Event by the Oklahoma Library Association. The next event will be on October 26, 2018 at the Stillwater Public Library.

OU SLIS at Upcoming Conferences

OU SLIS will have booths at the following conferences in Fall 2018. Please stop by and see us!

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries Annual Conference. Springfield, IL September 13-15, 2018

Oklahoma Museum Association Conference. Edmond, OK. September 19-21, 2018

The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. Albuquerque, NM September 26-30 , 2018

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). Prior Lake, MN. October 8-11,  2018

SLIS does not have a booth at this year's Society of American Archivists' Annual Meeting, but we do have several graduate students attending and presenting!