School of Library and Information Studies

Vision, Mission, and Values Statement

SLIS Vision

A society which honours institutions and organizations that foster individual opportunity to engage rigorously with the world of information, education, imagination, and ideas for learning, citizenship, and connecting communities.

SLIS Mission

Within a vibrant, supportive, and rigorous environment, the School develops diverse, reflective and inquiring library and information leaders through innovative, learner-centric teaching, research and scholarship, and community engagement for the public good.

SLIS Values

A diverse, inclusive, dynamic and collegial School which honours:

  • Integrity, fairness, and respect;
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Indigenous worldviews and bringing truth and reconciliation to our education;
  • Excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and citizenship;
  • Mutual sense of responsibility and accountability;
  • Pride in our history, traditions, communities, students, and alumni; and,
  • Intellectual curiosity, academic freedom and intellectual freedom, imagination, and creativity.