School of Library & Information Studies

Why choose TWU for Library and Information Studies?

Earning an advanced degree or certification in library and information studies opens a world of discovery to you. Best of all, you can earn this degree completely online at Texas Woman’s University.

For more than 80 years, TWU’s library studies program has been graduating students who achieve great things. As the most established program in the Southwest, we have maintained continuous accreditation from the American Library Association since 1938. In fact, our accreditation has been renewed through 2024!

Virtual Open House

Learn about our online master's degree and certificate programs in a Virtual Open House Wednesday, June 13.

Affordable and Flexible

  • Our program has the most affordable tuition rate among LIS programs in the Southwest.
  • Small class sizes – with no more than 25 students per class – provides quality learning and interaction with your professors.
  • All SLIS programs are offered online, giving you schedule flexibility.

Award-Winning Faculty

Our accomplished faculty hold prestigious appointments to national organizations and have received grants in partnership with the Dallas Public Library and the Texas Library Association.

  • Professor and Department Director Ling Hwey Jeng, PhD, is past president of the Texas Library Association (TLA).
  • Professor Sylvia Vardell, PhD, serves on the 2018 Caldecott Award Committee

Many of our students and graduates have been named ALA Spectrum Scholars, Emerging Leaders and won teacher of the year awards.

Jeng concludes service as Texas Library Association president

Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D., professor and director of TWU's School of Library and Information Studies, officially ended her term as president of the Texas Library Association at the organization’s 2018 conference April 3-6 in Dallas.

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