School of Library and Information Management (SLIM)
The oldest School of Library and Information Studies in the western half of the United States
Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management (SLIM)
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The School of Library and Information Management
The School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) is the oldest School of Library and Information Studies in the western half of the United States. It was founded in 1902 as part of the Kansas State Normal School by Gertrude Shawhan, who was director of the program from 1902-1904.
Educating successful library and information professionals with imagination, creativity and innovations.
Embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.
Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Statement
At the School of Library and Information Management, we are dedicated to fostering and supporting a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff where everyone feels welcomed, appreciated, and safe. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as the guiding principles of our work is rooted in the American Library Association’s resolve to support information professionals in creating responsible and inclusive community spaces to provide knowledge-based resources and services.
We understand diversity as accepting and appreciating differences in each other and the communities we serve, including age, race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, religion, intellectual perspectives, and beyond.
Equity to us means taking action to ensure opportunities for equitable education and information access, engaging in ethical information practices, and promoting inclusive information resources and services, along with the use of information technology for public good, community engagement, and lifelong learning.
By being inclusive, we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging in an environment of mutual respect that is open to all and cherishes the contributions of each individual to creating a more fair, just, and unified society.
(adopted May 5, 2021)
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Master of Library Sciences
Library and Information Management, Information Systems Concentration
Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration
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