Why Emporia State?
Tradition, Innovation and Student-centered Learning. These characteristics distinguish the Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) learning experience. Tradition and innovation form the foundation of a friendly and supportive learning environment with a reputation for graduating outstanding library leaders and information professionals. More...
Our Mission and Vision Statement
The School of Library and Information Management is an interdisciplinary, learning-centered program that prepares leaders for the library and information professions.
SLIM supports the mission and values of Emporia State University for teaching, research, and service, functioning as a distributed community with local, national, and global networks.
The faculty, students, and staff embrace diversity, innovation, and academic excellence in an atmosphere of free, open, and civil intellectual debate.
Advancing the field through teaching, research, and service, creating effective, energetic, enthusiastic, and enterprising information professionals.
What is Student Centered Learning?
At the Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management (SLIM), students take an active role in constructing their own learning. They collaborate with faculty, fellow students, their program directors, and other administrative staff in a dynamic environment that fosters trust, mutual respect, and excitement for learning.
The theory-based curriculum - unique to SLIM - is enriched by the exploration of meaningful, authentic issues in library and information management. SLIM graduates are empowered, lifelong learners who think critically, understand themselves and their subject matter, and function effectively in a range of professional environments.
SLIM is pleased to announce the availability of spring 2014 scholarships. Application Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2013. To be eligible for a ...
The Doctor of Philosophy, Library and Information Management, degree program is now accepting applications for a new cohort of students ...
Now accepting applications for the upcoming cohorts:
Denver, CO - starting January 2014
Salt Lake City, UT - starting January 2014
Overland Park, KS - starting January 2014
Portland, OR - starting August 2014
Emporia, KS - starting August 2014
SLIM students are offered opportunities to travel to international destinations in order to gain a global perspective. Recently, students traveled to Scotland, and you can read more about their adventure in their own words. Another trip to Serbia is planned for this fall.
We are pleased to welcome Janet Capps to the SLIM faculty starting in Fall of 2013. Janet received her Ph.D. from The Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies. She will be teaching courses in Collection Development and Management, Resources and Services for Early Learners, and Design and Implementing Programs for Children and [...]