Yvonne J. Chandler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Legal information services and research; Internet resources and services; education for library and information services.
Jiangping Chen, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Natural language processing; cross-language information access; digital libraries; collaboration and knowledge sharing in distributed learning environments.
Ana D. Cleveland, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Medical informatics; information storage and retrieval; indexing and abstracting.
Yunfei Du, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Academic libraries; international librarianship; learning styles; e-learning.
Elizabeth Figa, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Ethnographic study of information retrieval, information behavior, storytelling and oral tradition; narrative analysis; historical research methods.
Martin Halbert, Associate Professor and Dean of Libraries; Ph.D., Emory University. Leadership and social change; digital libraries.
Suliman Hawamdeh, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). Digital information management; knowledge management; information organization and information retrieval; organizational learning and learning organization.
Janet Hilbun, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. School libraries; young adult literature.
Jeonghyun Kim, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Digital content management in libraries, museums and archives; human information behavior; information architecture.
Shawne D. Miksa, Associate Professor and Acting Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program; Ph.D., Florida State University. Organization, control and access to information entities; classification research and theory; information retrieval; bibliometrics; scholarly communication.
William E. Moen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research for the College of Information and Director of Texas Center for Digital Knowledge; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Information organization; metadata; networked information discovery and retrieval; information technology standards; development and implementation; information policy; digital libraries; networked services design.
Brian OíConnor, Professor; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley. Image document access; information seeking behavior; browsing studies; representation of questions and documents.
Guillermo A. Oyarce, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Information retrieval systems; human-computer interaction; cognitive issues in distributed networks and digital libraries.
Linda Schamber, Associate Professor, Acting Dean of the College of Information and Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Information and communication theory; human information behavior; information organization; qualitative research methods.
Barbara Schultz-Jones, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Collaboration networks; social networks; school library automation; information literacy in K-12 schools.
Daniella Smith, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. School libraries; professional leadership theory and development.
Dale Thompson, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Information security.
Herman L. Totten, Regents Professor and Vice President for University and Community Affairs; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Management of libraries and information agencies; diversity issues related to management; reading activities of all age groups.
Maurice Wheeler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Management; leadership; organizational culture; diversity; public libraries.
Oksana Zavalina, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Cataloging and classification; metadata; subject analysis; human information behavior.
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Administered by the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas, our Master of Science degree program offers a unique approach to the study of information, its behavior and its use from the userís point of view. We create a broad conceptual framework developed in the core courses and further explored in courses that prepare information professionals for different client settings.
The M.S. degree prepares you for professional positions with information agencies in government, education and industry. Many graduates work in libraries, information centers, publishing houses, software and database development companies, consulting firms, law firms, hospitals and healthcare institutions, archives and museums, universities, and research institutes.
You can pursue a major in Library Science or Information Science and choose a general program of study or an emphasis in:
The Library and Information Science program has been accredited since 1965 by the American Library Association (50 E. Huron, Chicago, Ill. 60611; telephone 800-545-2433). This distinction means we meet or exceed strict academic standards of excellence in education.
Courses are offered in a variety of formats including face-to-face, online and blended. The core courses are offered online with a face-to-face orientation known as a web institute.
The educational experience is enhanced by student organization activities, interaction with local chapters of national professional associations, and pre-professional work with community libraries and corporations.
The College of Information is located at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility about four miles north of the main campus. Our programs have been nationally recognized by the ALA and U.S. News and World Report.
Our college has the third largest endowment among library and information science programs in the U.S. In recent years, we have received funds for research and student support from national, state and local agencies, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Library of Congress, the Online Computer Library Center, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
The Texas Center for Digital Knowledge assembles scholars from multiple disciplines to investigate and consult on technologies and practices that enhance organizational and workplace effectiveness. TxCDK provides research support services for faculty members and doctoral students, and it sponsors lectures and workshops.
We are members of several key organizations and consortiums that provide unique opportunities for our students. The Alliance for Higher Education of North Texas provides research and educational programs, library cooperation, reciprocal library loan arrangements, and TeleVideo links with other universities and more than 20 high-tech industries within the region.
As a member of the iSchools organization, we join a collection of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field and that share a fundamental interest in the relationship among information, people and technology. This partnership opens many opportunities for our students to be trained in research by world renowned scholars.
Through the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium, our students have access to a variety of offerings from other consortium members. We plan to enrich the WISE offerings through several of our courses each semester. Visit www.wiseeducation.org for course offerings.
You will need to meet the Toulouse Graduate Schoolís admission requirements, which are outlined at gradschool.unt.edu. In addition, the department requires:
For forms and more information about program admission requirements, visit www.lis.unt.edu and click on the prospective students link. We also offer personal advising by phone and in person.
In lieu of a thesis, a capstone exit exam is required during your last semester before graduation.
The department offers several financial aid awards to help you pay for your graduate education, including loans, library or teaching assistantships, scholarships, internships or co-ops, and part-time employment.
Information about other financial assistance programs is at financialaid.unt.edu.
Flexible scheduling allows you to work part time or full time while pursuing your degree. Libraries, agencies and corporations offer part-time employment, internships or co-op experiences.