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.
MLIS student Maryna Chernyavska has been awarded a prestigious Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
On May 5, 2015, the Member Communications Standing Committee of the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques announced the CLA 2015 Student Article Award is being presented to University of Alberta MLIS student Gianmarco Visconti