L. Freund, Acting Director
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
470-1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Library and Archival Studies Website (www.slais.ubc.ca)
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy, the Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) and the Master of Archival Studies (M.A.S.). The School also offers the Dual Master of Archival Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies Degree Program (M.A.S./M.L.I.S.) and, with the participation of the Departments of English, Language and Literacy Education, and Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, the multi-disciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature. The mission of the School is to prepare professionals to exercise leadership in planning, implementing and promoting the preservation, organization, and effective use of recorded information and ideas.
The School was opened in 1961 as a one-year post-graduate Bachelor of Library Science program. It has grown to include a PhD and four master's programs and an enrolment of over 250 students. Academic governance of its programs rests with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, but the School remains within the administrative jurisdiction of the Faculty of Arts.