SLAIS programs and curriculum support the School's Goals and Objectives and those of the University of British Columbia. All the programs offered actively prepare our graduates for leadership roles within the information professions.
The Master of Archival Studies degree offers an opportunity for students to acquire professional competencies in this essential information profession, managing real or digital records from creation to destruction/long-term storage. The curriculum accords with the guidelines for archival education published by the Association of Canadian Archivists and the Society of American Archivists. Download/View MAS Info Sheet.
The Master of Library and Information Studies degree enables students to develop the skills required in a number of highly varied information profession environments, from public and academic libraries to corporations and non-profit organizations. Since our first accredition in 1962, the SLAIS program in Library and Information Studies has been continuously recognized by the Canadian and American Library Associations as fully meeting their standards for the accreditation of graduate education for the library profession. Download/View MLIS Info Sheet.
As part of of these two degree programs students may elect to participate in our innovative First Nations Curriculum Concentration. This specialization has been developed to serve the educational needs of information professionals to work effectively in libraries and archives, both within and outside native communities.
The Dual MAS/MLIS program has been developed for students interested in acquiring the skills and knowledge required to work in both libraries and archives, as well as a number of other information environments. At the conclusion of this program students receive both degrees. Download/View Dual MAS/MLIS Info Sheet.
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, with the participation of the departments of English, Language and Literacy Education, and Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, offers a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature. The program provides specialized education for graduate students in the study of children's literature using a multi-disciplinary approach. Download/View MACL Info Sheet.
The Ph.D. program is designed to provide advanced research training for outstanding students who have already obtained a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) degree or a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS). Download/View PhD Info Sheet.
Libraries and archives today are changing more quickly than ever before, due to the pervasive influence of electronic information-processing technologies. The Certificate of Advanced Study, intended for librarians or archivists who already hold an MLIS or MAS degree, allows the working information professional to engage in concentrated further study in their field.SLAIS faculty, students and graduates work together to ensure that the SLAIS programs prepare graduates for both the professional workplace of today and that of the future.
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
470 – 1961 East Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1