UBC iSchool (Library, Archival and Information 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.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic
Bullard, Julia classification 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 Personal archives, Writers' archives, Archival arrangement and description, History and evolution of archival theory, Online communities and archives, Archival representation
Freund, Luanne information retrieval, human information interaction, open government and open data, research dissemination; knowledge exchange
Kwakkel, Erik History of the Book, Reading, Medieval Manuscripts, Paleography, Codicology, Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History of Libraries
Lemieux, Victoria
Logan, Tricia
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 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 user engagement, user experience, community engagement, information seeking and retrieval, information access, cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation
Turner, Hannah information practice, cataloguing and classification, Science and technology studies, museum anthropology


Darra Hoffman

Darra Hofman

Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)

Bonnie Tulloch

Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)

Lois Evans

Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)

Andrea Hoff

Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)