School of Library and Information Studies

Textbook List

This is a non-exhaustive list of textbooks previously used by SLIS instructors. Inclusion on this list does not guarantee the text will be used in current or future courses. Contact your instructor for required course texts. 

LIS 501 – Foundations of LIS

Instructor: Adam Worrall

  • Hirsh, S. (Ed.) (2018). Information services today: An introduction (2nd ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-5381-0300-5 (paperback) or 978-1-5381-0301-2 (ebook).

  • Lankes, R. D. (2016). The new librarianship field guide. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-52908-2.

LIS 502 – Organization of Information

Instructors: Ali Shiri, Lei Zhang 

  • Joudrey, D. N., Taylor, A. G., & Wisser, K. M. (2017). The organization of information. 4th Edition. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

LIS 503 – Reference and Information Services

Instructors: Joanne Rodger

  • Dove, J. G., & Tyckoson, D. A. (2015). Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.

LIS 526 – Instructional Practices in Library and Information Services

Instructor: Joanne Rodger

  • Kuhlthau, C. C., Maniotes, L. K. & Caspari, A. K. (2015). Guided inquiry: Learning in the 21st century. 2nd edition. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

  • Kaplowitz, J. (2014). Designing information literacy instruction: The tripod teaching approach. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

LIS 532 – Metadata

Instructor: Lei Zhang

  • Chan, L.M., & Salaba, A. (2016). Cataloging and classification: An introduction (4th ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

LIS 534 – Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability

Instructor: Robyn Stobbs

  • Rosenfeld, L., Morville, P., & J. Arango (2015). Information architecture: For the Web and Beyond (4th ed.). Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media.

  • Krug, S. (2014). Don't make me think, revisited: A common sense approach to web usability (3rd ed.). New Riders Press.

LIS 533 – Database Design for Information Management

Instructor: Dangzhi Zhao

  • Connolly, T.M. & Begg, C.E. (2015). Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management. Pearson, Global (Sixth) Edition.  

LIS 534 – Information Architecture

Instructor: Dangzhi Zhao

  • Rosenfeld, L., Morville, P., & J. Arango (2015). Information architecture: For the Web and Beyond. 4th edition. O'Reilly Media.

  • Krug, S. (2014). Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. 3rd edition. New Riders Press.

LIS 598 – Indigenous Librarianship in a Canadian Context

Instructor: Tanya Ball

  • Younging, Greg. Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing by and About Indigenous Peoples. : Brush Education, 2017. 

Instructor: Kayla Lar-Son

  • Younging, G. (2018). Elements of Indigenous Style: A guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples. Brush Education.

  • Vowel, C. Indigenous writes: a guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit issues in Canada. Winnipeg: Highwater Press.