Overview of SLIS
The School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For undergraduates, SLIS offers a minor in Digital Studies and several general education/integrated learning core courses.
At the graduate level, SLIS awards the Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies (CARST), Records & Information Management (CRIM), and School Librarianship (CSLIB). Please see the Graduate Programs page for more details on these programs.
All degrees, certificates and minors are entirely online.
Students interact with the faculty and other students through online media and submit all assignments and exams electronically. SLIS has been offering entirely online degree programs since 2013, and we are proud of the level of student/faculty interaction and the quality of instruction offered. In Fall 2020, SLIS began offering select online programs through LSU Online in addition to our traditional SLIS Online programs. For more details regarding the difference between SLIS Online and LSU Online, please visit our SLIS Online and LSU Online Comparison page.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
The School of Library & Information Science is committed to developing and nurturing an educational and professional environment that is welcoming to and inclusive of diverse, under-represented, oppressed, and vulnerable populations. This commitment extends throughout all aspects of SLIS, including recruitment and retention of students, administration, teaching, research, and faculty service. To further this vision, we are committed to creating a culture of transparency, trust, and mutual support among the SLIS administration, faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders.
The School of Library & Information Science would like to acknowledge the indigenous history of Baton Rouge, and more broadly, Louisiana as part of our responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and affirm indigenous culture, history and experiences. We recognize the communities native to this region including the Caddo Adai Indians of Louisiana, Biloxi Chitimacha Confederation, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Choctaw Nation, Coushatta Tribe, Four Winds Cherokee Tribe, Muscogee (Creek), Point au Chien Tribe, Tunica Biloxi Tribe, United Houma Nation, and others whose memories may have been erased by violence, displacement, migration, and settlement. We thank them for their strength and resilience as stewards of this land and are committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual differences, including the indigenous peoples of our region.
For more information on the indigenous peoples of Louisiana, please see the LSU Libraries Lib Guide or one of the following links.
For more information on Louisiana's federally-recognized tribes, visit:
- Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
- Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
- Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
- Tunica-Biloxi Tribe
For more information on Louisiana's state-recognized tribes, visit:
- Adai Caddo Indian Nation
- Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogees
- Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb
- Four Winds Cherokee Tribe
- Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Indians
- Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe
- Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe
- United Houma Nation
To identify the indigenous communities in your local area, please see the Native Land Map.