MLIS Required Courses



  • LIS 9001 Perspectives on Library and Information Science
    An overview of issues, perspectives and concerns of importance to information professionals and the discipline of library and information science. An introduction to different information environments; and a consideration of the social, political, economic, cultural, historical, and intellectual contexts of information.
    0.5 course


  • LIS 9002 Information Organization, Curation and Access
    An introduction to the theory and practice of organizing and curating information for optimal access in libraries, archives and other organizations, using appropriate standards and tools for information description, arrangement and classification.
    0.5 course


  • LIS 9003 Information Sources and Services
    Theory and practice of finding and using basic information sources and question negotiating techniques in information providing contexts, including libraries and information centres. Appropriate and effective ways of providing personal assistance to users in pursuit of information. Introduction to the principles and practices of searching.
    0.5 course


  • LIS 9004 Research Methods and Statistics
    This course provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. Topics covered include: the research process from finding a researchable question through data gathering and analysis to dissemination of results; qualities of well-designed research; ethical considerations in research; and basic concepts and techniques in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
    0.5 course


  • LIS 9005 Managing and Working in Information Organizations
    This course offers a critical perspective on issues involved in managing and working in contemporary information organizations. Students will be introduced to theory and practice in organizational design and culture; human resources; labour-management relations; individual and group communication; legal, ethical, and policy challenges; leadership; career development; budgeting; strategic planning; evaluation.
    0.5 course