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Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies!


In order to comply with recent public health statements from our Provost, in consultation with OUHSC and the Centers for Disease Control, our departmental offices are closed, and we are not meeting one-on-one with students. Please contact us via email at for assistance. We appreciate your respect of these rules instituted to keep us all safe and virus-free.


Various university divisions have made resource pages available to help students navigate these uncertain times.

Learn Anywhere is the main OU site to help students with remote learning.

OU Graduate College Coronavirus FAQs answers common questions for graduate students.

Goddard Health Services is open to serve students, faculty, and staff. Most health concerns are being handled with "telehealth" virtual visits ($20 copay for students). The pharmacy is open, although they ask you phone in your prescription first so that you don't have to wait around while they fill it. 

Within SLIS, we want to be flexible to help you as needed. Please feel free to email your advisors and instructors to consult about options.

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

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 on the Norman campus and Fall 2020 on the Tulsa campus.

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