School of Library and Information Studies

Education North Building in springtime showing mural
Students walking towards Education North from the northwest
Students in Education hallway walking past USS
Students studying in common area

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the School of Library and Information Studies, academic home to intellectually curious people dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and citizenship, as well as to developing leaders in the global information professions who make a positive difference in the world. The strengths of the School are its talented people, rigorous MLIS program, and the stellar support it receives from the celebrated Faculty of Education and the University of Alberta communities. Our ever growing alumni community is well-regarded for playing forward their education through critical roles in contemporary society, such as: Law Librarian; Open Data Coordinator; Scholarly Communications Librarian; Archivist, Access and Privacy Advisor; Teaching and Learning Librarian; Copyright Strategy Manager; Digital Services Librarian; and, Data Governance Analyst and Ethics Adviser.

Our site provides detailed information about the School’s diverse activities, students, faculty and staff, not to mention information on how to apply to our accredited MLIS program. We hope that you will find them of interest!

Dr. Toni Samek
Professor and Chair


Land Acknowledgement / Reconnaissance des terres

The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.

L’Université de l’Alberta reconnaît respectueusement qu’elle est située sur les terres du Traité 6, lieu de rassemblement traditionnel pour de nombreux peuples autochtones dont les Cris, les PiedsNoirs, les Métis, les Sioux des Nakotas, les Iroquois, les Dénés, les Ojibwés/Saulteaux/ Anichinabés, les Inuits et bien d’autres encore, dont les histoires, les langues et les cultures continuent d’influencer notre communauté si vivante.