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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kathy Latrobe. Dr. Latrobe was a long-time professor in the School of Library and Information Studies and served as director of the School from 2005 to 2010. She was passionate about children's literature and children's services, particularly in the context of school libraries. Dr. Latrobe passed away on May 1, 2021. Her obituary can be read here.


From June 14 - July 30, 2021, the SLIS office will be open the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 8-6 pm
  • Friday 8-12 pm 


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 2017-2021

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 May 2021 Intersession:

LIS 4970/5970 Archival Practice in the Digital Age (online). Taught by JA Pryse.

In the Summer 2021 semester:

LIS 5970 Programs & Services in Libraries and Information Centers (online). Taught by Dr. Buffy Edwards.

In the Fall 2021 semester:

LIS 4970/5970 Cultural Heritage Data and Social Engineering (online). Taught by Dr. Caroline Schroeder. Cross-listed from Women & Gender Studies.

In the Spring 2022 semester:

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

LIS 5970 Academic Libraries (format TBD). Taught by Dr. Susan Burke.

Projected for Fall 2022 semester:

LIS 4970/5970 Machine Learning for Information Professionals (online). Taught by Dr. Jiqun Liu.

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