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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!

Big Data/Computational Social Science Faculty Opening

The OU College of Arts & Sciences is seeking applications for an open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty position in Big Data/Computational Social Science. This search is open to scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds, including LIS. See the detailed job ad for more information.

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.

iSchools Affiliate Member

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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 Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2021. 

Career Development Opportunities for Current SLIS Students

OU SLIS Alumni Association Soliciting Submissions for the Dr. Frances Laverne Carroll Student Paper Award - this year's paper competition has been announced. Submissions of 10+ page papers are due by December 15, 2018. Win $250 and recognition at the Spring 2019 OLA Conference! More information on this page (scroll down to find it).

The University and College Division of the Oklahoma Library Association is seeking student proposals for presentations at the Fresh Takes session for the OLA annual conference in March 2019. Submit your short (7-10) minute presentation giving your FRESH TAKE on any topic of interest or concern to librarians. Just fill out the proposal form by January 10, 2019.

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.


SLIS Faculty to ASIS&T Annual Meeting

A number of the SLIS faculty will be attending the international ASIS&T conference to present their research, participate on the board, and engage in committee and service activities. This year's conference theme is "Building and Sustaining an Ethical Future with Emerging Technology." This is one of the top conferences in the LIS field, and SLIS is proud to be well-represented at the conference.