Department of Library & Information Science
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Department of Library & Information Science

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 and vocational practice.

Our next open evening will be on Wednesday February 15th 2017. Join us to find out more about studying for your masters in Library Science or Information Science.

Departmental activities build on our longstanding tradition of teaching and research within the field of information science, which began in 1961. For the 21st century, we changed our name to Library & Information Science, to reflect our wider focus on the whole of the collection sciences which support the information communication chain. Although we are witnessing continuous evolution in the way documents are created, disseminated, managed, organised, understood and used, the fundamental tenets of library and information science remain essential to enabling recorded knowledge, which itself underpins civilisation.

The department provides a home for our research within the Centre for Information Science, and for our international London Library School, #citylis. Our thriving community of academics, researchers, masters students and alumni maintains excellent relationships with colleagues from a wide range of related disciplines, with our professional body CILIP, with the professional sector, and with the broader community beyond academia. We embrace and encourage a symbiotic exchange of knowledge between research and practice, so that we can improve access to and understanding of information in all formats, at all levels and for all sectors of society. We benefit enormously from our London location, with ready access to a wealth of collections, exhibitions and colleagues, which inspires innovation and creative thinking. We welcome international students, research collaboration and visitors, as we work to facilitate a global understanding of information communication and use.

Library School

Our well-known and highly rated Library School, #citylis, offers postgraduate courses in Library Science and Information Science. Our professional body, (CILIP), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, has accredited both courses.

We also supervise research students to doctoral level (PhD/MPhil)

For all course enquiries please contact Rita Kaur:
t: +44 (0)20 7040 3630

For academic enquiries please contact Dr Lyn Robinson:

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The Centre for Information Science provides a focus for research and scholarship within the field of library & information science. 

Research in library & information science at City, University of 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 researchers working towards 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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City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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