Library and Information Science

An interdisciplinary graduate program dedicated to excellence in librarianship.

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Connect with us at MASL 2016

Going to the MASL Conference?  Make sure you stop by our booth (#57) …..we will have information on the new LIS specialization area, E-Learning Information Professional (E-LIP).

Dr. Adkins’ research recognized again!

Denice AdkinsDr. Adkins’ research recognized again! The article she co-authored with Dr C. Sean Burns, SISLT PhD alumnus and assistant professor at University of Kentucky School of Information Science, was selected for RUSA’s 2016 Reference Service Press Award. The article, “Arizona Public Libraries Serving the Spanish-Speaking Context for Changes,” was published in Fall of 2013, (Vol. 53, No. 1) of Reference and User Services Quarterly, RUSA’s research journal. Congratulations to Dr. Adkins and Dr. Burns!
Here is the link to the original announcement.

Now accepting applications for PuLL Program Fellow

Greetings! We are now recruiting current SISLT students to be a part of the third (and last!) PuLL Program Fellows cohort. The PuLL Program is an grant to educate future public library leaders. It is comprised of three courses focusing on administration, diversity, and working with the community. The grant pays for the three classes and an administratively-focused practicum, all course materials, and travel to the Missouri Library Association Conference (Springfield, MO) and the American Library Association annual conference (Chicago, IL). View our website for more information:
If you are interested in being a PuLL Program Fellow, please submit your application by February 15, 2016 through this survey: Applications and previous coursework will be reviewed and selected by the PuLL Advisory Board, made up of the Co-PIs and the Partner Library Directors.
Send a note to either Dr. Denice Adkins ( or Dr. Jenny Bossaller ( if you have any questions about the program. We will be happy to answer questions or meet with you.
Thank you,
Denice Adkins, Associate Professor
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri
REFORMA Past President, 2012-13 / ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2015-2017 / ALISE Secretary/Treasurer, 2015-2017

Jenny S. Bossaller
The iSchool at the University of Missouri

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