School of Library and Information Studies

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Director: Ling H. Jeng, Professor

Location: SH 404
Telephone: 940-898-2602
E-mail: slis@twu.edu

The School of Library and Information Studies administers the degree programs in Library Science. The School of Library and Information Studies offers complete programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Library Science. The School Librarian Certificate prepares students for librarian certification in public schools in Texas. The Master of Library Science is the first professional degree. The Master of Library Science degree requires 36 semester credit hours. The School prepares students for placement in a variety of types of information centers and libraries. It is the oldest continuously accredited master’s program in the Southwest by the American Library Association .

Students will find exceptional opportunities for developing skills in their chosen field through classroom work, through experience on department-sponsored media, and through internships.

The School offers undergraduate courses in support of other programs but does not offer a bachelor’s degree in Library Science.

Library Science Undergraduate Courses

LS 3013Library Materials for Children3
LS 3053Interdisciplinary Information Retrieval3
LS 3153Knowledge Economy3
LS 4923Capstone in Interprofessional Informatics3

Graduate Courses

For graduate courses in Library and Information Studies, see the Graduate Catalog .

Courses

LS 3013. Library Materials for Children. Selection, evaluation, and use of recreational and informational materials for children reflecting our multicultural society. Knowledge gained through reading, listening to, viewing, researching, and integrating various types of media into K-12 curriculum. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

LS 3053. Interdisciplinary Information Retrieval. Navigation, access, and use of databases and electronic resources for information retrieval relevant to information needs. Critical evaluation of information based on relevance and quality. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

LS 3153. Knowledge Economy. Overview of knowledge work and related employment trends in today's economy with emphasis on skills and tools needed to synthesize information into useful and actionable knowledge. The role of information service industry in citizen participation in the knowledge economy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

LS 4923. Capstone in Interprofessional Informatics. Culminating organization and/or community-based interdisciplinary/interprofessional project supported through informatics and technology and applied to a specific domain to demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in the informatics or health informatics program. Prerequisite: Taken after completion of all but the last 24 hours (SCHs) of the program. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

Professors

JENG, LING HWEY, Professor of Library and Information Studies; Director of the School of Library and Information Studies. B.A., National Taiwan University; M.L.I.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
VARDELL, SYLVIA M., Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.S., University of Texas : Austin; Ph.D., University of Minnesota : Twin Cities.

Associate Professors

AKIN, LYNN K., Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.A., Trenton State College; M.L.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
HOFFMAN, GRETCHEN L., Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.A., University of Nevada, Reno; M.L.S., Emporia State University; Ph.D., Emporia State University.
LEE, HYUK-JIN, Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.A., Yonsei University; M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Assistant Professors

CURRY, EVELYN L., Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.A., Prairie View A&M University; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
ELKINS, AARON, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.S., University of South Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University.
MASTEN-CAIN, KATHRYN, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.A., Beloit College; M.P.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D. University of North Texas.
McELRATH, EILEEN T., Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.A., Murray State University; M.S.L.S., Murray State University; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Florida State University.
PERRYMAN, CAROL L., Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.S., Friends University; M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
RICHEY, JENNIFER E., Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies. B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.I.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.