Department of Library & Information Science
Welcome to the department, where we are committed to the development of Library and Information Science (LIS) as an academic discipline.
The department builds on our longstanding tradition of teaching and research within the field of Information Science, which began in 1961. For the 21st century, we have changed our name to reflect a broader focus on the whole of the collection sciences, which support the information communication chain. Although we are witnessing a revolution in the way documents are created, disseminated, organised and used, the fundamental tenets of library and information science remain essential to enabling recorded knowledge; the underpinning of civilisation.
The department provides a home for our research within “The Centre for Information Science”, and for our internationally renowned Library School, #citylis. Our thriving community of academics, researchers and masters students maintains excellent relationships with colleagues from both academia and the professional sector, aiming for a symbiotic exchange of research and practice. We benefit enormously from our London location, with access to a wealth of collections, expertise and new ideas. We welcome international students, research collaboration and visitors, as we build a global understanding of information communication and use.
The department offers two Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)-accredited postgraduate taught courses and supervises research students.
For all course enquiries please contact Rita Kaur:
t: +44 (0)20 7040 8447
The Centre for Information Science is the focus for research and scholarship in the core areas of information science.
Research in Library & Information Science at City University London has been rated excellent in all the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE)'s research assessment exercises. All of our staff members are research active with extensive publication records. The department attracts an international cohort of those undertaking research for their PhD.
Here is a list of some of the academic staff who work in the department of Library & Information Science. You can find out more about each member of staff, including their latest publications and their contact details by following the links below.
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