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Open Rank Tenured/Tenure Track Position: Applied Technology / Data Science

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position with a focus on Applied Technology and/or Data Science. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Mobile App Development, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, Data Ethics, or User Experience Design. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the required courses for the bachelor’s or master’s programs in online and in person environments.

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OPEN RANK TENURED/TENURE TRACK POSITION: DIGITAL YOUTH

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position with a focus on Digital Youth. SLIS is expanding its strengths in digital youth scholarship through innovative teaching, research, and service. Digital youth scholarship is an interdisciplinary area that investigates how contemporary children and young adults—who were born into and have grown up in this technology-rich society—learn, think, play, socialize, and engage in communities and the civic society. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the required courses for the bachelor’s or master’s programs in online and in person environments.

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iSchools Affiliate Member

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

Master's Program ALA Accredited


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

research colloquium October 21

The Intersection of Data Science and Information Science

Dr. Robert Allen will present his recent and ongoing research at the intersection of information science and data science. He will describe a body of work that begins with mining text as big data and modeling based on those texts. That modeling applies rich semantics which incorporate both ontologies and programming language semantics. The resulting semantic models are used to implement direct representations for work in digital humanities, social science, and natural science. The semantic models are also used to drive novel interactive timeline visualizations for some applications.

The event will be held in Bizzell Library Community Room (Lower Level 118) from 10 am to noon on October 21st. We will also have zoom available for remote participants. We hope you can join us to enjoy the intellectual stimulation!

For the zoom link and more complete information, follow this link.

 

NEW! Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST)

We are extremely pleased to announce our brand new bachelor of science degree program which was just approved by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education, and which will begin in Fall 2019.

The BSIST will prepare students for careers in the information industry with required coursework in database design, data analytics, and other technology topics. Guided elective catagories include Data Science & Analytics; Design & Development; Information & People; and Information Science & Technology in Context.

Here is the official university page for the degree and the official checksheet: BSIST

 

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.