School of Library and Information Studies


Update on the Fall 2020 Term

The University is committed to providing a high-quality learning experience for our students, and to maximize university research and service activities. At the same time, our top priority must be ensuring the health and safety of our community. Please make note of the following:
  • The majority of classes in Fall 2020 term will be delivered remotely and online.
  • Where possible, we are committed to providing small group and in-person learning.
  • We will continue to foster the fullest university life experience possible.
  • Residences will be available, based on public health guidelines.

Please Note: Students in an on-campus MLIS program cannot take courses designated for students in the online MLIS. Course listings in Bear Tracks will indicate if a course is restricted to online or on-campus MLIS students.Please continue to monitor Bear Tracks and your UAlberta email for updated information on your Fall term courses.

Updates for Students

Information for Graduate Students

Message from SLIS Interim Chair Kathleen De Long

Dear SLIS community,

I am very privileged to be acting as your Chair for the year 2020/21. We have many challenges at the moment, from budget crisis to COVID and its impact on our lives and the program, and then with learning how to deal with racism and injustice in all its forms. Is it unreasonable to still be optimistic about our future? Peter Drucker once said "The best way to predict the future is to create it." I look forward to creating a future with all of you. I am also looking forward to renewing acquaintance or meeting you for the first time. My (virtual) door is always open, feel free to contact me.

Stay safe, and stay healthy




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.

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