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About SLIS

Welcome to The School of Library and Information Studies.

We are part of the Faculty of Education, and offer the only Master of Library and Information Studies program on the Canadian prairies that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 

SLIS also offers an inter-faculty combined degree program Master of Library & Information Studies/Master of Arts in Humanities Computing (HuCo), and is a home department for the Master of Arts in Humanities Computing program. We have launched our fully Online MLIS Program in Fall 2013. We are currently in the process of developing a Ph.D. program, and in the meantime, in conjunction with other University of Alberta departments that house Ph.D. programs, SLIS offers opportunities for individual Interdisciplinary Ph.D.s.

The School's vision for teaching, research, and service is grounded in a multi-disciplinary focus on issues of information access and equity.