Information Studies (GLIS)

Information Studies (GLIS)

Location

Location

  • School of Information Studies
  • 3661 Peel Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 1X1
  • Telephone: 514-398-4204
  • Fax: 514-398-7193
  • Email: sis [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/sis

About Information Studies

About Information Studies

The School of Information Studies (SIS) is a dynamic teaching and research unit engaged in the education of information professionals and scholars. The School educates individuals who make a difference in the management and design of information resources, services, and systems, finding better ways to manage, organize, access, disseminate, use, and preserve information and recorded knowledge from a human-centred perspective. As the pioneer school of its kind in Canada, SIS has been offering programs at McGill since 1897, with continuous accreditation by the American Library Association (A.L.A.) since 1929.

The School of Information Studies offers four programs at the graduate level:

  • Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.)
  • Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Studies
  • Ph.D. in Information Studies

The 48-credit Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.) offers students two program pathways: a course-based stream and a research project stream. The M.I.St. degree, accredited by the A.L.A., prepares graduates to work as information professionals in a wide range of information environments or to pursue further research and academic studies in library and information studies.

The 30-credit Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies and 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Studies are designed for professional librarians and information specialists holding a master’s degree from an A.L.A.-accredited program to update, specialize, and redirect their careers for advanced responsibilities.

The Ph.D. in Information Studies program provides an opportunity for candidates to undertake interdisciplinary research in information studies at the doctoral level.

Research at the School of Information Studies

Research at the School of Information Studies

Research at the School is conducted in the broad area of human-information interaction (HII), which includes three research areas: human-computer interaction, information behaviour and services, and information and knowledge management, with projects in areas such as: data mining, digital curation, information classification, information preservation, knowledge management, multisensory information, and user experience.

For further information concerning programs, requirements, and courses, consult the School's website, or the School of Information Studies section of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies eCalendar.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)

Information Studies Faculty

Information Studies Faculty

Director
France Bouthillier
Professor
Colleen Cook; B.A., M.L.S.(Texas-Austin), M.A., Ph.D.(Texas A & M) (Trenholme Dean of Libraries)
Associate Professors
Joan Bartlett; B.Sc., M.L.S., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Jamshid Beheshti; B.A.(S. Fraser), M.L.S., Ph.D.(W. Ont.)
France Bouthillier; B.Ed.(UQAM), M.B.S.I.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Kim Dalkir; B.Sc., M.B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(C'dia)
Benjamin Fung; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(S. Fraser)
Catherine Guastavino; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Aix-Marseille), Ph.D.(Paris VI)
Elaine Ménard; B.A., M.A., M.S.I., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Eun Park; B.A.(Pusan), M.L.I.S.(Ill.), M.B.A.(Pitt.), Ph.D.(Calif.-LA)
Assistant Professors
M. Max Evans; B.Sc.(N.Il), M.I.St., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Ilja Frissen; M.A.(Maastricht), Ph.D.(Tilburg)
Charles-Antoine Julien; B.Eng., M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Karyn Moffatt; B.A.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Adjunct Professor
Joy Bennett; B.A., M.A.(C'dia), M.L.I.S.(McG.), Ph.D.(C'dia)
Associate Members
Gordon Burr; B.A., M.L.I.S.(McG.) (Senior Archivist, Records Management, McGill University Archives)
Pierre Pluye; M.D.(Toulouse), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.) (Family Medicine)
Richard Virr; B.A.(Tulane), M.A.(Qu.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Books and Special Collections Division, McGill Libraries)
Affiliate Members
Charles Cole; B.A., M.L.I.S.(McG.), Ph.D.(Sheff.)
Frances Groen; B.A., B.L.S.(Tor.), M.A.(Pitt.) (Trenholme Director Emerita of Libraries)
Part-time Instructors
Adam Baron; B.Mus.(Acad.), B.Ed.(Windsor), M.L.I.S.(McG.)
Nathalie Belanger; L.L.B., D.D.N.(Montr.), M.L.I.S.(McG.)
Edward Bilodeau; B.Sc., M.L.I.S.(McG.)
Nathalie Blanchard; B.A., B.F.A.(C'dia), M.L.I.S.(McG.), Grad.Cert.L.I.S.(McG.)
Guillaume Boutard; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Paris VI), Ph.D.(McG.)
Heather Brydon; B.Ed.(Saint-Boniface), M.L.I.S.(McG.)
Catherine Jenner; B.A., L.L.B., M.L.S.(Tor.), B.C.L.(Montr.)
Lidia Kruk; B.A.(C'dia), M.L.I.S.(McG.)
Geoffrey Little; B.A., M.L.I.S.(Tor.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Arts—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)