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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!


New Lecturer Faculty Search: MLIS Program Coordinator. This faculty member will teach 6 librarianship courses per year, work on community outreach, and assist the SLIS Director with accreditation matters. See the full advertisement here!

New Tenure Track Faculty Search: Indigenous Knowledge! SLIS has been given permission to search for a new faculty member with a specialization in Indigenous Knowledge to start in the fall 2022 semester. See the full advertisement here!

Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Program: We are currently accepting applications to our Ph.D. in Information Science program for our 2022-2023 cohort. The program will prepare graduates to lead in creative research and teaching in academic environments, policymaking, and consulting for corporate, nonprofit, or governmental institutions. More information here.

American Library Association Committee on Accreditation Site Visit: The External Review Panel will be in Oklahoma March 27-29, 2022 to review the MLIS program.

MLIS End of Program Assessment Option Changes: For the student cohort beginning in fall 2021, the comprehensive exam option will be eliminated and non-thesis students will be required to create an ePortfolio. 

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 About SLIS page.

Strategic Plan 2021-2027

Here is the current SLIS Strategic Plan. 


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

In the Spring 2022 semester:

LIS 4970/5970 Health Informatics (online). Taught by Dr. Yong-Mi Kim.

LIS 5970 Academic Librarianship (online). Taught by Dr. Susan Burke.

In the Summer 2022 semester:

LIS 5970 Public Librarianship (online). Taught by Suanne Wymer.

LIS 5970 Moving Image Archives (blended). Taught by JA Pryse.

Projected for Fall 2022 semester:

LIS 4970/5970 Evaluating Interactive Information Systems with Users (online). Taught by Dr. Jiqun Liu.

LIS 5970 Makerspaces in Theory and Practice. Taught by Dr. Yong Ju Jung.