News and Events


Online Orientation Webinars

  • Monday, Aug. 12, 2024 (Fall 2024 admits)

SLIS Director Gretchen Hoffman, PhD, will walk you through the basics essential for a successful start and answer your questions.

Webinar information


Polk joins SLIS faculty

WyLaina Polk, MLS, joined the SLIS faculty in January 2024 as a visiting lecturer. Polk, a 2003 graduate of the University of North Texas, has worked in public libraries as a children’s librarian, teen librarian, circulation supervisor, and manager.

Orientation webinars slated for May and August

The School of Library & Information Studies has announced dates for online orientation webinars for both Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 admits. 

MLS student earns Career Development Grant

Urania Chambers, a current Master of Library Science student, has been awarded a Career Development Grant for $18,500 from the American Association of University Women to fund her education and a project.

Lee wins Best Presentation Award

Hyuk-Jin Lee, PhD, was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Cultural Heritage (ICCH 2023, Oct, 30-31).

COPE Dean names Hoffman SLIS Director

Gretchen Hoffman, PhD, is the new director of the School of Library and Information Studies as of August 2023.