School of Library and Information Studies

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 Open Data Coordinator, Information Management and Records Analyst, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Community Services Librarian, Law Librarian, Digital Services Librarian, Information Literacy Librarian, Access and Privacy Advisor, Senior Advisor for Research and Analytics and Document Control Administrator. 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, and an intercultural hub for professional cooperation with a vibrant LIS community. The School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 and continues to sustain recruitment and retention of excellent faculty, staff, students and instructors.

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on traditional lands, and respects the history, languages, and cultures of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

Dr. Toni Samek
Professor and Chair