School of Library and Information Studies

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Important information for the U of A community.

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS: Changes to Grades, Final Assessments, Course Outlines, Academic Standing, and Course Withdrawal Deadline

Update: March 20, 2020

As of Friday March 20th the University of Alberta is making a number of changes to our normal practices in order to set students up for continued academic success and with your best interests in mind. The changes are meant to ensure equity among students, preserve academic integrity in these challenging circumstances, and to manage the issues presented by an uncertain future including the impact on our students and human resources.

These changes apply to both graduate and undergraduate courses and include the following: 

  • Revised Grading Regulations
  • Final Exams and Assessments 
  • Revised Syllabus (Course Outline)
  • Academic Standing Regulations may be Modified
  • Withdrawal Deadline Change


Message from the Chair

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) joins the Faculty of Education, the University of Alberta, and the broader postsecondary institutional community in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Please monitor our website regularly as we continue to provide up-to-date and detailed information about the School’s diverse activities, students, faculty and staff, and of course our accredited MLIS program. Thank you and wishing you stay healthy in all ways!

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.