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School of Library and Information Science

School of Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science at Southern Miss 

The University of Southern Mississippi is the only institution in the state with a program accredited by the American Library Association. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) offers a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), two graduate certificates, and a Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Science (LIS) entirely online. Our graduates work in a wide variety of settings, including schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, government libraries, corporate libraries, hospitals, military, museums, archives and other information-related environments.

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Our Programs

SLIS programs have no out-of-state fees or required visits to campus. We offer British Studies courses each summer and sponsor the Kaigler Book Festival each spring.  Real-time classes are held online each week.

 The University of Southern Mississippi's Master of Library and Information Science program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). USM is classified as a Carnegie R2: doctoral university, higher research activity, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

 

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School of Library and Information Science

206 Cook Library
118 College Dr. #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
slisFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4228

$82, 251  IMLS grant (2016-19) for Dr. Griffis’ study of segregated Carnegie libraries in pre-Civil Rights America

 

211 students from 40 universities earned credit in British Studies LIS courses, 2007-18

 

108 columns, essays, and student research papers published in SLIS Connecting refereed e-journal, 2012-18