News and Events


Online Orientation Webinars — Monday, May 22, 2023 (Summer 2023 admits)

SLIS Director Dr. Ling H. Jeng will walk you through the basics essential for a successful start and answer your questions.

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Zimmerman joins SLIS faculty

In Fall 2022, Assistant Professor Tara Zimmerman, PhD, joined the faculty in the School of Library & Information Studies. 

Jeng highlights Asian Americans in Denton County

Ling Hwey Jeng, PhD, the director of the School of Library and Information Studies at TWU, spoke at a Denton Parks and Recreation event to start Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

SLIS announces 2022 alumni awards

The School of Library and Information Studies celebrated its alumni at the annual Texas Library Association Conference last week. This year, June Johnson (2012), Delaney Daly (2020), and Amber Wessies (2019) were recognized with alumni awards. 

SLIS Director conducts visiting lectureship in Taiwan

Ling Hwey Jeng, School of Library and Information Studies Director, conducted a visiting lectureship on community informatics at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. During the lectureship Jeng presented four lectures to master’s and doctoral students and gave speeches at the National Central Library and the National Chengchi University Library.

Besides books, rural librarian’s focus is telehealth

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. 

SLIS welcomes new faculty

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.

Franklin Receives 2020 Barnett Service Award

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.


Sheppard and Canales Receive 2021 SLIS Alumni Awards

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.

Rodriguez and Stone Receive 2020 Kee Awards

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.


TWU alumna named top 10 librarian in US

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.

Lankes Webinar to Focus on New Librarianship

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.

In the News: Sylvia Vardell

Sylvia Vardell (SLIS) chaired the American Library Association’s 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award committee, which presented the award to author Kevin Henkes.


Touchet receives 2019 Barnett Service Award

Michelle Touchet was named the recipient of the TWU SLIS Ann Barnett Service Award for 2019.

Stone, Porflit receive 2019 S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Awards

Julia Porflit and Aleya Stone are the recipients of the TWU SLIS 2019 S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Awards.

SLIS to be well represented at TLA conference

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.

Elkins interviewed on possible screen time damage to adolescent brains

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.

Moore among PIs on federal library grant

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.

TWU awarded $397,000 grant to educate rural librarians

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.

Jeng concludes service as Texas Library Association president

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.

Ward receives S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Award

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.

Texas Woman's earns accreditation renewal from American Library Association

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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