News and Events
Online Orientation Webinars — January 3, 2022 (Spring 2022 admits)
SLIS Director Dr. Ling H. Jeng will walk you through the basics essential for a successful start and answer your questions.
April Sheppard is the recipient of the 2021 Ann Barnett Service Award while Beatrice Canales received the S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Award, both presented by the Texas Woman’s University School of Library & Information Studies.
Access to broadband internet and healthcare are challenges to rural Texans. And in a pandemic, those challenges are magnified. But efforts by a Texas Woman’s University graduate student are chipping away at those issues in one North Texas community.
With every fall semester comes new beginnings for students, this year more so than others. However, students are not the only ones to experience change this time of year. The School of Library and Information Studies is happy to announce four new members of the faculty and recognize another who joined in the spring of 2020.
The Ann Barnett Service Award recognizes exemplary service to the principles and purposes of librarianship and professional education as demonstrated by sensitivity and responsiveness to people’s needs. This year's recipient actually had the opportunity to interact with the award's namesake, Ann Barnett, during her time in the TWU School of Library & Information Studies.
April Stone and Rosemarie Rodriguez are this year's recipients of the S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Award. These $500 awards were established in 1987 by native Texan and TWU alumna Sarah Janice Kee (1908-1998) for graduates who seek financial support for continuing education.
The American Library Association recently named Texas Woman’s alumna Tracie Walker-Reed (BS ’90, MLS ’07) as one of only 10 librarians nationwide to receive its annual I Love My Librarian! Award. The award recognizes lasting contributions of dynamic librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries.
The Texas Woman’s University School of Library Information Studies is proud to host Dr. R. David Lankes at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in a webinar on New Librarianship: The Knowledge Business.
Sylvia Vardell (SLIS) chaired the American Library Association’s 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award committee, which presented the award to author Kevin Henkes.
Michelle Touchet was named the recipient of the TWU SLIS Ann Barnett Service Award for 2019.
Julia Porflit and Aleya Stone are the recipients of the TWU SLIS 2019 S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Awards.
Faculty, students and alumni from the Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies will present or facilitate a total of 53 programs at the 2019 Texas Library Association Annual Conference April 15-18 at the Austin Convention Center.
Aaron Elkins, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies, is quoted in an interview with a popular Houston talk radio station on a story about the damage screen time may have on an adolescent’s brain.
TWU School of Library and Information Studies faculty members Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., is one of three co-principal investigators on an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant.
Texas Woman’s University has been awarded $397,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences under the 2018 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for a project to educate future leaders in rural libraries.
Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D., professor and director of TWU's School of Library and Information Studies, officially ended her term as president of the Texas Library Association at the organization’s 2018 conference April 3-6 in Dallas.
Sarah Ward (MLS 2012) is the recipient of the TWU SLIS 2018 S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Award, presented April 5 at the TWU SLIS Reception in conjunction with the TLA annual conference in Dallas.
The American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation has reaffirmed accreditation for Texas Woman’s University’s master of library science and master of arts in library science degree programs through 2024.
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