Courses taken at SLIM

These are the courses that I took while in SLIM. Each one links to the course syllabus and includes the instructor information. Artifacts from my coursework can be found in the Professional Values and Program Outcomes pages.

Theory Courses

Tools Courses

Elective Courses

Capstone Course

About Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM)

The School of Library and Information Management (SLIM), at Emporia State University, in Emporia, KS, is the oldest school of library and information studies in the western half of the United States. Tradition and innovation form the foundation of a friendly and supportive learning environment with a reputation for graduating outstanding library leaders and information professionals.  The SLIM program is accredited by the American Library Association.

Founded in 1902, the School of Library and Information Management serves a twelve-state area with weekend-intensive classes in Emporia, KS, Overland Park, KS, Denver, CO, Portland, OR,  and Salt Lake City, Utah. 

SLIM students at every location–Emporia, Overland Park, Colorado, Oregon, Georgia, and Utah–go through the MLS degree program as a group, or “cohort.” This model provides a support system and a ready-made professional network upon graduation. Students take all of the required courses together and get to know each other through teamwork and collaboration.

All of SLIM’s MLS courses are facilitated online for the full semester, with the majority of courses meeting for two face-to-face weekend intensives during the semester. The typical student is in class four to six weekends per semester. Some courses are entirely online, but the MLS program cannot be completed in a totally online format.

More than 3,300 alumni across the country and around the world make up a great job search network.

"The library is the temple of learning, and 
learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history." 
- Carl Rowan

Notable Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Business
  • Public Sector Finance 
  • Principles of Advertising/Public Relations 
  • Business Communication 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Contemporary Workforce Issues
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Organizational Relations
  • Foundations of Organizational Leadership
  • Grant Writing

  • Theories and Models of Leadership
  • Negotation and Conflict Resolution
  • Organizational Legal Issues
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Ecology and Society
  • The Balance of our Planet
  • Stress Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Elementary Spanish I and II
  • Digital Photography

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Webinars



  • Web Junction
  • Library Journal Webcasts