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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!


NEW DIRECTOR SEARCH: We invite applications for the position of Director of the School of Library and Information Studies. For more complete information, please see the advertisement.

ACCEPTING PH.D. PROGRAM APPLICATIONS: We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 Ph.D. program cohort. Please apply through OU Graduate Admissions

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: Apply for scholarships through the OU CASH database. Applications are open through February 1, 2023 for awards for the 2023-24 academic year.


We are pleased to introduce two new faculty members:

Dr. Dale Monobe has joined SLIS on the Norman campus as a faculty member and the MLIS Program Coordinator. He will be teaching in the MLIS program, keeping our accreditation processes moving forward, and building our outreach and engagement with Oklahoma libraries and librarians.

Dr. Yasser Youssef has joined SLIS on the Tulsa campus as a faculty member. He will be teaching technology and data science courses, working on building our undergraduate technology program on the Tulsa campus, and working on outreach with industry in the Tulsa area..

We are also pleased to introduce new staff member Stacy Smith who has become our student services coordinator. Welcome, Stacy!

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 Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2029.

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

Strategic Plan 2021-2027

Here is the current SLIS Strategic Plan. 


We have some exciting classes coming up that cover a wide range of interest areas:

In Spring 2023 semester:

LIS 4970/5970 Mobile App Development (Zoom). Taught by Dr. Yasser Youssef.

LIS 5970 Digital Life-Cycle Management (Blended). Taught by JA Pryse.

LIS 5970 Comics and Graphic Novels (Online). Taught by Stewart Brower.

In Summer 2023 semester:

Study Abroad in Italy with Dr. Buffy Edwards! OU in Italy-Exploring Archives, Museums, and Libraries.