School of Library and Information Studies


Keren Dali photography  Keren Dali
Assistant Professor
(780) 492-0164
PhD., University of Toronto, 2010
Research Interests: Diversity and immigrant communities, reading practices in libraries and beyond, connections between information literacy and leisure behaviors, relationships between LIS and Social Work, and LIS education, with the focus on creativity and the issues of accreditation
Margaret Mackey
Margaret Mackey
*On post-retirement contract
(780) 492-2605
Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1995
Research Interests: Reading processes, interpretive approaches to print, graphic, digital, and media texts, children's and young adult literature, popular culture and young people, commodities and merchandising for youth
Michael McNally
Michael McNally
Assistant Professor
(780) 492-3934
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2012
Research Interests: Intellectual property and its alternatives, information policy, user-generated content, university knowledge diffusion and innovation mechanisms, telecommunications policy and radio-spectrum management
 Tami Oliphant Tami Oliphant
Assistant Professor
(780) 492-2033
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2011
Research Interests: Information behaviour and information practices, publishing and media industries and their relationship to librarianship and consumer health information
 Angela Pollak Angela Pollak
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD., University of Western Ontario, 2015
Research Interests: Information seeking and use, information behaviour and practices especially in rural, blue collar, and leisure contexts, rural public library service, qualitative methods, and asset based community development 
 Dinesh Rathi Dinesh Rathi
Associate Professor
(780) 492-8797
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
Research Interests: Use of machine learning, data mining and other methods to make e-mail based customer support system more efficient, knowledge management, management information systems
  Toni Samek
Professor and Chair
(780) 492-3932
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
Research Interests: Critical librarianship, library ethics, rights & values, intercultural information ethics, global information justice, human rights, intellectual freedom, social responsibility
 Ali Shiri Ali Shiri
Professor, Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator
(780) 492-5315
Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, 2004
Research Interests: Information retrieval interaction and user behaviour, user-centred search term selection and query expansion, knowledge organization systems in digital libraries, web-based thesaurus interfaces and applications, social tagging, visual interfaces to digital libraries, subject-based information gateways, metadata and Internet resource organization
  Adam Worrall
Assistant Professor
(780) 492-0179
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2014
Research Interests: Social informatics, ICTs and information-centric communities, boundary objects/boundary spanning, social information behavior, digital libraries, scientific collaboration, social media, social/community theories in LIS
  Dangzhi Zhao
Associate Professor
(780) 492-2814
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2003
Research Interests: Knowledge network analysis and visualization, information systems, scholarly communication, citation analysis, bibliometrics