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SLIM GA Wins Award

Congratulations to Brady Lund, SLIM student and graduate assistant who won the PHT Student Travel Award to attend the Special Libraries Association in Phoenix this summer!

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Get your MLS in South Dakota

The School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University, is happy to announce a new cohort location. Beginning in the Fall of 2017, SLIM will be ...

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U.S. News Ranks Emporia State Online Graduate Programs Among Top Kansas Schools

Bianca Hoose knew she needed a master’s degree to maintain her New York teaching license. With a baby at home and a full-time job as an elementary school physical education ...

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SLIM Upcoming Events

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

What: SLIM is partnering with the Emporia Public Library (in Emporia) on May 4th for a viewing of ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’ at the Granada Theatre. We are planning a costume contest for which we will need an emcee and judges, as well as a children’s table to construct origami Yodas based on the children’s book.

When: Thursday, May 4th.  Activities from 6-7pm; movie from 7-9:15pm.

How: Fill out the sign up survey here.

SCALA Library Mini-Tour

UPDATE: SCALA has added a mini-tour!  Come visit the new Lyon County History (LCHC) facility with us at 3pm on Friday, April 7th.  We’ll be meeting beforehand to have lunch together at Casa Ramos at 1pm.  And there’s even an exciting opportunity to volunteer afterwards with a fun Cub Scout event!  Sign up for the LCHC tour and/or lunch and/or volunteering here.

Lyon County History Center

What: The Lyon County History Center is hosting an event for the Cubs Scouts (kindergarten – 5th grade).  Volunteers are needed to help with: a talk on preservation and retirement of flags; a scavenger hunt; and personal history which is a talk on easy information available in the archives (yearbooks, telephone books, newspapers)!

When: Friday, April 7th from 6-8pm

How: RSVP to Lisa Soller at

The SCALA Colorado Spring Library Tours have been finalized!

Join us for the Denver, CO Library Tour Day on Saturday, April 22nd.  We’ll visit the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (DWCF) Library, the Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center at History Colorado, and the Central Branch of Denver Public Library.   Sign up for the Colorado tour here.

The SCALA Kansas Spring Library Tours have been finalized!

Join us for the Lawrence, KS Library Tour Day on Friday, April 14th.  We’ll visit the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, the Lawrence Public Library and the Northeast Library System.  Sign up for the Kansas tour here.

Spotlight on Students

Kathy Jays

Kathy Jays

Kathy Jays is a full-time student from Hugoton, Kansas, attending ESU in the School of Library and Information Management. Kathy comes to the SLIM program with 23 years’ experience in the Library Sciences field. She feels a Master’s in Library and Information Management will open new doors for her and help her secure a job in Texas – where her 3 grandchildren are located. Kathy could have chosen a program at Oklahoma University in Norman as it was closer, but she had heard good things about the SLIM program at ESU. She decided the 6 hour drive to Emporia would be the better option to stay in-state. Kathy plans to graduate Spring 2018.