Master of Archival Studies
The iSchool is an internationally recognized School with innovative programs and exceptional research productivity. Our programs have received international awards and our faculty have received large research grants to support students.
Established as School of Librarianship in 1961 as a professional school within the Faculty of Arts and Science the School graduated its first class of Bachelors of Library Science in May 1962.
Vision: A thriving iSchool, known for exceptional student experiences and outcomes, societally relevant faculty research, alumni and community engagement, and faculty/staff work environment; recognized within UBC as an essential hub for vibrant, multi-disciplinary, cross-campus collaboration in the areas of archives, records and information management, human-computer interaction and design, Indigenous information initiatives, cultural informatics, digital media and media studies.
Identity: An iSchool with an Arts Perspective: (Information, Technology and People) + (Media, Design and Culture).
Mission: Through innovative research, education and design, our mission is to enhance humanity’s capacity to engage information in effective, creative and diverse ways.
|Bullard, Julia||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; classification systems; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Information Systems; metadata; values-in-design|
|Douglas, Jennifer||Personal archives; Writers’ archives; Archival arrangement and description; History and evolution of archival theory; Online communities and archives; Archival representation|
|Duranti, Luciana||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Archival Diplomatics; Archival Theory; Digital Records|
|Kwakkel, Erik||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Audiovisual, Visual, Audio and Written Communications; Codicology; Communication Contexts; Cultural Heritage; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Digital Humanities; History of Libraries; History of the Book; Medieval Manuscripts; Paleography; reading|
|Lemieux, Victoria||Blockchain technology; Trustworthy records; Records and information management; Risk management; information visualization and visual analytics; Transparency and the public interest (in public sector and financial contexts); International development|
|Logan, Tricia||residential school history|
|Meyers, Eric||youth online behavior, information seeking, web search, libraries, public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, learning, virtual worlds, collaboration, social networks, new media, digital literacy, information literacy|
|Nathan, Lisa||Impacts of New Information Technologies; New Technology and Social Impacts; Individual and Collective Ethics; Climate Changes and Impacts; information ethics; Ethics of Care; sustainability; information policy; Indigenous Information Initiatives; value sensitive design; design; values in design; Generative Justice; Collapse | Adaptive Informatics|
|O'Brien, Heather||All other social sciences, n.e.c.; user engagement; user experience; community engagement; information seeking and retrieval; information access; cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation; health technologies|
|Sinnamon, Luanne Silvia||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); human information interaction; Information; Information Systems; information retrieval; New Technology and Social Impacts; open government and open data; research dissemination; knowledge exchange|
|Turner, Hannah||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; cataloguing and classification; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Impacts of New Information Technologies; information practice; museum anthropology; Science and technology studies|
Are you interested in Indigenous-oriented information organizations, or curious about the school’s First Nations Curriculum Concentration (FNCC)? All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the FNCC Open House to learn more about the FNCC. Bring your lunch, have some tea, and learn! The...
We are looking for two PhD and MLIS/Dual students to serve on the MLIS Curriculum Review Committee These are volunteer positions. Committee members are expected to attend meetings, read relevant documents, participate in discussions and activities of the Committee. Committees form the...
MLIS alum Allison Jones and Dual MASLIS alum Karen Ng have received the 2021 BCLA Intellectual Freedom Award for their podcast “Organizing Ideas“. This award is given to an individual or organization that demonstrates significant advancement of intellectual freedom in the public...