School of Library and Information Studies

Past and Potential Practicum Sites - Greater Edmonton Area

Future placements are not limited to the sites on this list, nor are placements guaranteed. In addition to the extensive listing below of GEA possibilities, students could consult the Partners Week listing of potential mentors in various sectors for ideas about prospective sites and supervisors/mentors. Each prospective Practicum placement site makes the decision to accept Practicum students on a term-by-term basis, depending on workplace circumstances. Please contact the Practicum course instructor for further information about particular sites.

The tremendous range of Practicum projects and activities is indicated at Past Practicum Projects.


  • City of Edmonton Archives
  • Provincial Archives of Alberta
  • University of Alberta Archives (Research & Collections Resource Facility, RCRF)
  • University of Alberta, Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore – Project Description

Information and Records Management

  • Government of Alberta Enterprise Information Management Branch – Contact for all Government of Alberta Practicum inquiries for Information (hardcopy and digital) management, Data management, Access to information (FOIP), Protection of privacy, Government of Alberta Library.
  • ATCO Gas, Records Management Department
  • University of Alberta, University Records Office – Project Description

Public Libraries

  • Edmonton Public Library (EPL Guidelines - MLIS Practicum Expectations Checklist)
    • Capilano Branch
    • Castle Downs
    • Digital Literacy and Web Services
    • Idylwylde Branch
    • Londonderry Branch
    • Mill Woods Branch
    • Milner Library, Children's Division
    • Milner Library, Collections and Technology
    • Planning, Assessment and Research
    • Riverbend Branch
    • Strathcona Branch
    • Whitemud Crossing Branch
  • Fort Saskatchewan Public Library 
  • Leduc Public Library
  • St. Albert Public Library – See also Michif Cultural Connections under "Special Libraries"
    • Adult Services
    • Children's Services
  • Spruce Grove Public Library
  • Stony Plain Public Library
  • Strathcona County Public Library (Sherwood Park)
  • Yellowhead Regional Library

Post Secondary Libraries

  • Concordia University College Library
  • Grant MacEwan University Library
    • City Centre Campus Library
    • Centre for the Arts Campus, Learning Resources Centre
  • Newman Theological College Library
  • NorQuest College Library and Information Services
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Learning Resource Centre
  • University of Alberta Libraries
    • Archives (Research & Collections Resource Facility, RCRF)
    • Bibliographic Services
    • Bibliothèque Saint-Jean - Project Description
    • Bruce Peel Special Collections Library
    • Cataloguing and Metadata Strategies
    • Collection Strategies
    • Communications and Outreach
    • Digital Initiatives
    • Education Library
    • Government Documents
    • Health Sciences Library
    • Humanities and Social Sciences Library
    • Law Library
    • Science and Technology Library – Project Description

School Libraries

  • Clover Bar Junior High School, Sherwood Park
  • Kate Chegwin Jr. High/Minchau Elementary Library
  • M. E. LaZerte High School Library
  • Windsor Park School Library

Special Libraries and Information Centres

  • Alberta Government Library and Open Information
  • Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (AIHS)
  • Alberta Law Libraries (North) – Project Description
  • Alberta Teachers' Association Library
  • Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta
  • Cross Cancer Institute Library
  • Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Library
  • Government of Alberta, Indigenous Public Library Outreach, Alberta Public Library Services Branch - Project Description
  • Learning Centre Literacy Association
  • Legislature Library, Legislative Assembly of Alberta
  • Michif Cultural Connections – Project Description
  • Provincial Archives of Alberta Library
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital, Knowledge Resource Service
  • The Alberta Library (TAL)
  • University of Alberta
    • Alberta Research Centre for Child Health Evidence, Department of Pediatrics
    • Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Faculty of Law
    • Centre for Health Evidence
    • Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Family Medicine
    • Faculty of Nursing
    • Institute of Health Economics
    • Legal Studies Program, Faculty of Extension
    • Museums and Collections Services
  • Yellowhead Tribal College Library