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MLIS specializations

All students enrolled in the MLIS program complete 48 credits.

Librarianship - aims to manage (identify, organize, preserve, retrieve and disseminate) information in all formats (digital, print, audio-visual, etc.) and to respond to and support client/library users' needs by mediating and supporting access to information.

Knowledge Management (KM) - aims to identify useful and relevant knowledge in a given organization and to organize, merge and synthesize knowledge in order to foster efficiency through reuse of knowledge and/or to facilitate creativity and innovation.

Archival Studies - aims to manage records in paper and electronic formats through the use of recordkeeping systems for facilitating legal compliance and decision making. Archival Studies includes both the management (acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation) of historical records in archives, and of active records through records management (inventory, classification, and retention).


Stream Coordinator
Librarianship Prof. Joan Bartlett joan [dot] bartlett [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)
Knowledge Management Prof. Kimiz Dalkir kimiz [dot] dalkir [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)
Archival Studies Prof. Eun Park email

For admissions, registration, & administrative questions please contact
Ms. Kathryn Hubbard, Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator kathryn [dot] hubbard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)