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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.

Abbas and Team Receive Grant

Dr. Abbas is a member of a team of researchers from 3 universities (Wisconsin, Drexel, and OU) that received an IMLS 2017 National Leadership Grant for Libraries of $524,874. The universities will conduct research and develop screen media education training modules for public librarians working with parents and other caregivers of children ages 5 to 11 using interviews and surveys. The grant is centered at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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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.