Practicum Sites

Future practicum placements are not limited to the sites on this page, nor are placements guaranteed. 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.

Past and Prospective Practicum Sites 

Greater Edmonton Area 

In addition to the extensive listing below of GEA possibilities, students could consult the Partners Week Placements of potential mentors in various sectors for ideas about prospective sites and supervisors/mentors. 

  • Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton Archives
  • City of Edmonton Archives
  • Provincial Archives of Alberta
  • University of Alberta
    • University of Alberta Archives (Research & Collections Resource Facility, RCRF)
    • Kule Folklore Centre, Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives - 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
  • Parkland County Libraries
  • 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 Library (Sherwood Park)
  • Yellowhead Regional Library
Post Secondary Libraries
  • Athabasca Univerisity Library
  • 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 Library (UAL)
    • Archives (Research & Collections Resource Facility, RCRF)
    • Bibliographic Services
    • Bibliothèque Saint-Jean - Project Description
    • Bruce Peel Special Collections
    • Cameron Sciences, Engineering, & Business Library
    • Cataloguing and Metadata Strategies
    • Collection Strategies
    • Communications and Outreach
    • Digital Initiatives
    • Government Documents
    • J.W. Scott Health Sciences Library
    • Weir Law Library
    • Research Impact Services
    • Rutherford Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education 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
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • 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

Alberta, Canada-Wide, and International Locations

 Students considering an international placement must review the MLIS Practicum Requirements for International Placements

  • Calgary Public Library, Calgary
  • Encana Corporation, Calgary
  • Energy Resources Conservation Board, Library & Record Services, Calgary
  • Fort McMurray Catholic School Division, Fort McMurray
  • Fort McMurray Public Library, Fort McMurray
  • Medicine Hat Public Library, Medicine Hat
  • Mount Royal University, Calgary
  • Red Deer College Library and Information Commons, Red Deer
  • Red Deer Public Library, Red Deer
  • SAIT Polytechnic, Reg Erhardt Library, Calgary
  • University of Calgary Library, Calgary
    • Archives and Special Collections
    • Fine Arts & Visual Resources
    • Digitization and Repository Services
  • University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge
  • Wetaskiwin Public Library, Wetaskiwin

British Columbia

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby (Metro Vancouver)
  • Camosun College, Victoria
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design Library, Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley Regional Library - Langley Branch (Metro Vancouver)
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey (Metro Vancouver)
  • Lawson Lundell Law Firm, Vancouver
  • Legislative Library of British Columbia, Victoria
  • Richmond Public Library, Richmond (Metro Vancouver)
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby (Metro Vancouver)
    • Bennett Library
    • Special Collections and Rare Books Library
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    • Archives
    • Library Digitization Centre
    • Rare Books and Special Collections
    • Woodward Library
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of the Fraser Valley Library, Abbotsford
  • University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library


  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Legislative Library, Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Library Association Prison Libraries Committee, Winnipeg
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
    • Donald W. Craik Engineering Library
    • Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library
  • Winnipeg Public Library, Winnipeg

New Brunswick

  • Fredericton Public Library, Fredericton
  • Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives, Sackville

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Memorial University, St. John's
    • Memorial University Libraries Archives & Special Collections
  •  Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries

Nova Scotia

  • Dalhousie University
    • MacRae Library, Truro
    • Sir James Dunn Law Library, Halifax
  • Halifax Public Library, Dartmouth
  • Mount Saint Vincent University Library, Halifax

Northwest Territories

  • Aurora College, Yellowknife
  • Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife
  • NWT Archives, Yellowknife


  • Brock University Library, St. Catharines
  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Library and Media Services, Ottawa
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa
  • Durham College, Library and Information Technician Program, Oshawa
  • Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
  • McMaster University Library, Hamilton
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • Natural Resources Canada Library, Ottawa
  • Norfolk County Archives, Simcoe
  • Oakville Public Library, Oakville
  • Royal Ontario Museum Library, Toronto
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Library and Archives
  • Stratford Public Library, Stratford
  • Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library, Ottawa
  • Toronto Public Library, Toronto
    • Bridlewood Branch
  • University of Guelph Archival and Special Collections, Guelph
  • University of Waterloo Special Collections & Archives, Waterloo
  • Vaughan Public Library, Vaughan


  • Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
  • Université de Montréal, Bibliothèque de droit (Law Library), Montréal


  • Saskatoon Archives (City of), Saskatoon
  • Saskatoon Public Library, Local History Archives, Saskatoon
  • University of Saskatchewan Murray Library, Saskatoon


  • Yukon Archives, Whitehorse
  • Yukon College Library, Whitehorse

Continental Europe 

  • Copenhagen Central Library – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Finland, National Library of (Kansalliskirjasto) – Helsinki, Finland
  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Library – Paris, France


  • North Melbourne Library – Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Pretoria, Department of Library Services – Pretoria, South Africa

United Kingdom 

  • University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries – Oxford, England
  • British Museum, Department of Greece and Rome Library – London, England
  • King's College London Library, Archives Services – London, England
  • Queens University, Special Collections & Archives – Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Scotland, National Library of – Edinburgh, Scotland
  • University of Cambridge Parker Library, Corpus Christi College – Cambridge, England

United States

  • California State University, East Bay – Hayward, California
  • Chicago Public Library – Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbia University, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary – New York, New York
  • Medical University of South Carolina Library – Charleston, South Carolina
  • Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oahu Community Correction Center, Dept. of Public Safety – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art – Washington D.C. 
  • Stanford University Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center – Stanford, California
  • University of Berkeley East Asia Library – Berkeley, California
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies– Honolulu, Hawaii