Welcome to OU's School of Library and Information Studies, the only American Library Association accredited program in the state of Oklahoma! (continuing accreditation)

New in SLIS

Welcome to an exciting new academic year! 

In the 2017-18 academic year SLIS will begin to make progress towards the new strategic directions we have identified. We are rolling out two graduate certificates this year and preparing for our new doctoral program which will start next fall. The SLIS curriculum is incorporating new topics, ideas, and technologies as we embrace the changing nature of the LIS field, as well as continue to expertly impart the time-honored foundations of the discipline.

New Data Science Direction

SLIS is particularly expanding course offerings in the field of Data Science. In addition to ongoing courses in Data Mining, Information Visualization, and Database Design, this year we will offer new courses in Big Data Analytics and Text Mining.

Back to School Receptions

Join us for either the Norman or the Tulsa reception for new students, continuing students, faculty, and LIS professionals.

Norman: 2:00-3:30 August 19. Bizzell Library, Room 118A

Tulsa: 2:00-3:30 August 26. OU Tulsa Schusterman Library Atrium

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New Ph.D. Program!

Dear Friends,SLIS is very excited to announce that the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have approved our proposal to start a Ph.D. program. Our inaugural class will start in Fall 2018 
More information available here .   

New Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities! 

In June 2017 we received approval to offer a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities beginning Fall 2017. This is a 12 credit hour (4 course) interdisciplinary graduate certificate which should be useful for people wanting to work in the Digital Humanities field.  

Please note that the required History of Science class for this certificate will be offered in Fall 2018 and every fall there-after. Full-sized flyer here: Digital Humanities Certificate.