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

New Programs Approved!

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 .   
ALSO - we have been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies beginning Fall 2017. This is a 12 credit hour (4 course) graduate certificate which should be useful for people wanting to go into the Archival field. 

Full-sized flyer here: Archives Certificate

News - More News Here!

Alumni News

Here are just a few of the exciting things happening for our alumni:

Denise Stephens was appointed Vice Provost and University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. More here.

Kathryn Lewis has been named president of the American Association of School Librarians. More here.

Sara Martinez's new book came out in January of this year: The Chicano Movement: A Historical Exploration of Literature. Greenwood. ISBN-13: 978-1610697071

Aiden Street was named to Library Journal's 2017 Movers & Shakers. More here.

SLIS alumni Rebecca Spence, Leah Weyand, and Molly Dettmann with librarian Adrienne Butler, are launching the first Oklahoma Teen Book Convention, to be held in October 2017.

Student News

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 OU SLIS Norman and Tulsa MLIS and BAIS graduates! Best of luck in your new careers - keep us posted!

Jonathan Self received a Director's Scholarship to the Rare Book School for the 2017 course season.

Oklahoma Library News

Kay Boies, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Library Association for 33 years, has announced her retirement.

University of Oklahoma's chapter of Beta Phi Mu celebrates its 50 year anniversary in 2017. Congratulations to Beta Phi Mu members!