University of Alberta: School of Library Information Studies
By John Wright
|1964||The Coburn Report explores the location of a library school at the University of Manitoba, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Alberta.
|1965||The Board of Governors of the University of Alberta decides to establish a Library School; the Edmonton campus is designated.
|1967||Sarah Rebecca Reed is appointed as the first Director of the new School.
|1968||The School of Library Science offers a BLS as the first professional degree.
The School's first quarters are in the Education Library.
|1970||The School receives its first accreditation
|1971||The School moves to permanent quarters in the Rutherford Library.
Sarah Rebecca Reed resigns, and Mary E. P. (Betty) Henderson succeeds her as Director.
The School offers an MLS as a second professional degree.
|1975||The School becomes the Faculty of Library Science with Mary E.P. (Betty) Henderson as its first Dean.
|1976||The B.L.S. is replaced by a two-year MLS as the first professional degree.
|1988||The School becomes the Faculty of Library and Information Studies.|
|1989||The Faculty undergoes a status review from the President's Advisory Committee on Campus Reviews (PACCR).|
|1990||The Faculty Mission Statement is approved.|
|1991||The Faculty becomes the School of Library and Information Studies within the Faculty of Education
Dean Sheila Bertram continues as Director.
The School's Library-Laboratory is named Henderson Hall in honour of the School's first Dean.
The MLIS Goals and Objectives are approved.
The first PhD in Library and Information Studies is granted.
The program is reviewed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
|1992||The MLIS Vision statement and Motto are approved.|
|2000||The second PhD in Library and Information Studies is granted.|
Deans And Directors
|1967- 1971||Sarah Rebecca Reed|
|1971- 1976||Mary E. P. (Betty) Henderson|
|1976- 1979||Charles H. Davis|
|1980- 1984||William J. Kurmey|
|1984- 1987||John G. Wright|
|1987- 1996||Sheila K. Bertram|
|1996 - 2003||Alvin Schrader|
|2003 -||Anna Altmann|
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