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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!

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"The iSchools organization is a consortium of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field."

Master's Program ALA Accredited

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The Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Oklahoma is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, with the status of Conditional accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2022.

Student achievement data for the MLIS such as retention, time to degree, and graduates' employment can be found on MLIS Student Data page.

Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Here is the current SLIS Strategic Plan

Career Development Opportunities for Current SLIS Students

Job shadowing at OU Libraries - interested in exploring career choices in academic libraries? OU Libraries is offering flexible job shadowing options to fit student needs. You can choose your area of interest and a time commitment that fits your needs (a few hours, a half day, a few days, etc.). See flyer here.


New and Special Topics Classes for Spring 2019

SLIS is offering a number of exciting new and special topics classes in Spring 2019. These three courses are all offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

School and public librarians might be interested in "Libraries and Popular Culture" taught by OU Tulsa Schusterman Library's Director, Stewart Brower. This is an on-campus class that will meet simultaneously on the Norman and Tulsa campuses through video-link. 

Our newest data science class is "Information Retrieval and Text Mining" taught by Dr. Kun Lu. This is Dr. Lu's research specialty area and will be taught in a blended/hybrid format where the class meets online with occasional Saturday meetings in a computer lab for hands-on work. The hands-on meetings will be available on both the Norman and Tulsa campuses.

For our technology and information science-focused students, we are very excited to be offering "Cybersecurity Essentials" taught by Aaron Baillio. This class will meet in the Norman campus SLIS computer lab.