Professor Profiles

Tami Oliphant

Tami Oliphant

Associate Professor


Library and Information Studies, School of

About Me

Tami Oliphant received her PhD from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She is a proud alumna of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta where she completed her MLIS. Her research program entails exploring the interactions among people and data, information, and knowledge, the broader social forces that shape these interactions, and the variety of contexts and the mediating systems and platforms in which these interactions take place.


  • Human information interaction and particularly consumer health contexts
  • Publishing and media industries as they relate to the information professions
  • Critical approaches to library and information science


  • LIS 505 Introduction to Research
  • LIS 543 Human Information Interaction
  • LIS 597 Seminar in Advanced Research and Scholarship
  • LIS 598 Knowledge Production, Dissemination, and Reception in LIS