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.
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 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 in the College of Information and Director of the 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.
Linda Schamber, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Information and Associate Director of the 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, Associate 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.
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
Discovery Park, Room E292
Administered by the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas, our Master of Science degree program gives you a strong foundation and sets you apart in the rapidly changing field of library science.
Our program provides the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as a library science and information professional. Many graduates work in public libraries, academic libraries or special libraries maintained by government agencies, corporations, law firms, museums or medical centers.
You can pursue a major in Library Science and choose a general program of study or an emphasis in:
The Library Science program has been accredited since 1965 by the American Library Association (50 E. Huron St.; Chicago, Ill. 60611-2795; telephone 800- 545-2433). This distinction means we have secured a place among the leaders in 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 component known as a web institute. Distance students participating in one of nine cohort locations meet at the web institute host site for either one nine-day institute or two four-day institutes and complete the remaining courses online. Cohorts are available in El Paso; Houston; Georgia; Los Angeles; the Nevada and Utah region; the South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana region; and Virginia.
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.
Our programs have been nationally recognized by the ALA and other institutions. Most recently, the school library program was ranked No. 8 nationally by U.S. News and World Report. The program offers a hands-on approach to managing school libraries and media resources, including opportunities for practicum and study abroad.
Our department 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 Department of Library and Information Sciences is part of the College of Information. The college is located at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility about four miles north of UNTís main campus.
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.
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. Additional research labs include the Information Research and Analysis Lab, the Intelligent Information Access Lab and the Visual Thinking Lab.
We are members of several key organizations and consortiums that provide unique opportunities for our students. As a member of the iSchools organization, we join a group 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.
You will need to meet the admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School®. In addition, the department requires:
For forms and more information about program admission requirements, visit our website. We also offer personal advising by phone and in person.
The university and department offer multiple options to help you pursue your graduate education, including loans, library or teaching assistantships, scholarships, internships or co-ops, and part-time employment.
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.