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Fall 2016 Newsletter
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New Revised Admissions Requirements!
After a review of admissions requirements of all ALA Accredited LIS master's programs in the U.S., OU SLIS has revised our requirements. Please visit our Admissions page for more information and to apply!        




Now Easier to Schedule Online Program!
In response to student needs for a more accessible online program, the OU SLIS master's core courses will now all be available online each fall and spring term. Elective courses will continue to be offered in a mixture of online, on-campus, and hybrid formats.
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We are very sorry to announce that Dr. Danny P. Wallace, former Director of OU SLIS, has passed away on December 6, 2016. There will be a memorial service at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman, date and time to be announced.
Dr. Wallace received his MLIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1977 and his Ph.D. in LIS from the University of Illinois in 1985. He began teaching LIS classes in 1979 and was a professor at a number of institutions including Louisiana State University, Indiana University, Kent State University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Alabama. He also was Director of the Kent State (1996-2000) and University of Oklahoma (2000-2005) programs. Before his retirement in 2015, he was Professor and EBSCO Endowed Chair of Library Service at the University of Alabama. Dr. Wallace was a prolific author and presenter and his very long list of publications and more can be found on his University of Alabama website http://bama.ua.edu/~dpwallace/
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Shari Clifton, OU SLIS Alumna, Receives Award (Sept. 2016)

Shari Clifton, Associate Director; Professor, Department of Health Sciences Library and Information Systems, Graduate College; and Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Robert M. Bird Library, received the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award for exemplary contributions to medical education and librarianship in her community. The award was given by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) at a dinner in Washington, DC on September 13, 2016. Shari has been the principle investigator or project director on more than $760,000 in outreach funds received from NLM in the past 20 years. Additionally, the Awards and Scholarships Committee of the South Central Region of the Medical Library Association presented the Librarian of the Year (LOY) Award to Shari Clifton at their annual meeting in October 2016.