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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

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.


What: Like donuts?  Interested in meeting other early literacy advocates?  Help support Colorado families reading together and get a book into the hand of every 4-year old by volunteering at One Book 4 Colorado!  Help with counting, packaging, stickering, and labeling OB4CO books and bookmarks.  Consider dropping a donation box off at a nearby preschool!

When: 9AM-Noon, Wednesday March 29th (can volunteer for shorter shifts)

How: RSVP to by March 17th.

Alumni News

Congratulations, Anne Liebst!

Anne Liebst, an alumna of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University, has been named the new director of library services at University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

As director of UAFS library services, Liebst will oversee the planning, implementing, directing and evaluating of all services provided by the library. Additionally, she will develop, manage and maintain the library’s print and non-print collections supporting the academic and research programs of the university, develop policies, procedures and evaluation strategies for building and managing collections, while strategically analyzing the needs of the student body.

Before taking on the role of library director at UAFS, Liebst worked as the discovery and access coordinator for the Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she provided vision and leadership for discovery and access to library and archive materials, assisted in developing and maintaining vision, strategy, policies and standards, and collaborated with colleagues at UALR to ensure a responsive, leading-edge digital library program.

Congratulations, Anne Liebst!

Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Conference

It's a beautiful day in Baltimore at ACRL with Perri Parise (Portland MLS Director), Marty Hale (retired SLIM Dean), Wooseob Jeong (SLIM Dean) and Kathie Buckman (Emporia MLS Director.)