Library and Information Science

An interdisciplinary graduate program dedicated to excellence in librarianship.

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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

Congratulations to Dr. Sanda Erdelez, research acknowledged in NY Times

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The iSchool is proud to announce that the New York Times has acknowledged the research of Professor Sanda Erdelez in the Sunday Review section!

“Cultivating the Art of Serendipity: Innovation Isn’t all Hard Work or Dumb Luck: It’s about Paying Attention”

Read the interesting article here:

Congratulations to SISLT alumna, April Roy

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SISLT alumna April Roy (MA ’05) is one of only 10 librarians awarded the national I Love My Librarian Award for 2015. April, a manager at the Lucile Bluford branch of the Kansas City Public Library, was selected among more than 1,300 nominations by library patrons nationwide. From the award announcement: “In a community with high rates of obesity and diabetes, Roy started health and wellness programs at her library, including chair workouts for older patrons, weight loss challenges, healthy eating classes, and couples fitness.” Congratulations!


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