Founded in 1902, SLIM is the oldest school of library and information studies in the western half of the United States and offers courses at six program sites in Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, and South Dakota.  SLIM is the only program in Kansas accredited by the American Library Association, and offers a two-year, 36-credit-hour Master of Library Science that prepares students for careers as information professionals in all types of libraries and information agencies. SLIM also offers a Ph.D. program that prepares scholars and leaders for the library and information community. The School Library Media Licensure program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

SLIM offers the following degrees, certificates and endorsements: