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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!

Internships in Information Studies

Employers of MLIS graduates strongly prefer job candidates that have worked in libraries and done internships. Many libraries, archives, and museums in Oklahoma have expressed interest in hosting OU MLIS students for internships.

Summer is a great time for students to do internships, and it's not too late! If you are interested in pursuing an internship this summer, and have already completed 18 hours towards your MLIS, please contact Dr. Buffy Smith-Edwards or Dr. Susan Burke to talk about possible placements (or contact the SLIS office).

BAIS students also do internships as a required part of their degree. If you are a BAIS student who is ready to sign up for your internship, please contact the SLIS office for help finding a great placement!

Medical Library Association 2018 Conference

OU SLIS is one of the sponsors for the Library School Reunion Tea at the upcoming MLA'18 conference. Previously called the Library School Reunion, this year the Reunion will be a Tea on Sunday, May 20th at 2:00 pm- 2:55 pm in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Courtland (Atrium Tower, Atlanta Conf Ctr Level). 

If you will be at the conference, please attend the tea to mingle with your classmates and colleagues. There will be a table with a sign for OU SLIS to help you find each other.

Become a Part-Time Ph.D. Student!

Are you working full-time but interested in starting a Ph.D. program on a part-time basis? The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that from 2016 to 2026 there will be a 9% growth in the need for library educators with Ph.D.s (500 new jobs).

The OU SLIS Ph.D. in Information Studies will begin its inaugural class in Fall 2018. We encourage local professionals to take part in this exciting opportunity and are currently accepting applications. Scholarships are available to help with tuition. Interested? Please contact Dr. Susan Burke at OU SLIS, or contact the SLIS office.

In Fall 2018 SLIS will be teaching two doctoral classes: "Intellectual Traditions in Information Studies" and "Information Behavior"

Oklahoma Library Association's Ruth Brown Memorial Award

Congratulations to Dr. Cecelia Brown and numerous students and alumni who have worked to make the Juvenile Justice Center Library this year's winner of the Oklahoma Library Association's Ruth Brown Memorial Award!