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

The School of Library and Information Studies is a thriving academic home to intellectually curious people pursuing graduate education and careers in the global information professions. Our well-regarded alumni hold diverse titles in contemporary society, such as Law Librarian, Open Data Coordinator, IT Librarian, Information Sharing Analyst, Neighbourhood Librarian, Information Management and Records Analyst, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Data Management Consultant, Assistive Technology Specialist, Digital Services Librarian, Archivist, Access and Privacy Advisor, Teaching and Learning Librarian, Copyright Strategy Manager, Knowledge Management and Taxonomy Specialist, Data Governance Analyst and Ethics Adviser, and Senior Advisor for Research and Analytics. 

The School works to continuously earn recognition as: an effective and important player in library and information studies (LIS) research and scholarship, a stimulating model for educational advancement including experiential learning, and an intercultural hub for professional engagement with a vibrant LIS community and beyond. The School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 and continues to sustain recruitment and retention of excellent faculty, staff, students and instructors.

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.