When you live 400 km from the nearest library, getting information can be a real challenge. Faculty of Education professor Ali Shiri of the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) is leading a project to address this issue. Together with co-investigator Dinesh Rathi, also of SLIS, Shiri and a team of collaborators have begun to bridge the information gap for some of Canada’s most isolated people with a project called Digital Library North. See the project story by Suzanne Vuch in the Faculty of Education illuminate.
The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Adam Worrall as an Assistant Professor, starting August 2015.
In the fall of 2013, former MLIS student Erik Christiansen undertook a research project as part of the School of Library and Information Studies’ advanced research methods course. The goal of the study was to answer the following questions: What would a library catalogue optimized for tablets look like? Do students use tablets for finding academic resources and conducting research? The study was funded by the QEII scholarship.