University of Alberta Announces Director, School of Library and Information Science


Edmonton, AB, August 23, 2009 – The University of Alberta has appointed Ernie Ingles to the position of Director, School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), effective August 20, 2010.


Ingles has served the University of Alberta for twenty years in a variety of increasingly responsible positions, most recently as Vice Provost and Chief Librarian. He has published frequently, including seminal reference tools and library human resource capacity studies, and is a sought after speaker at conferences and related events. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and professional honors, and in 2001 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. A key contribution to the profession was his founding of the now renowned Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute.


“Recognizing Ernie’s reputation for collaboration and innovation, the University has given him a strong mandate to work with the faculty, staff and other relevant stake holders of the School of Library and Information Science to build upon achievement—to secure a future for the School and for its current and future students, in an exciting, but volatile, library and information science landscape,” said Carl Amrhein, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the U of A.


Ernie will retain his current responsibilities as Vice-Provost, and will retain over arching accountability for University of Alberta Libraries within the Learning Services portfolio.


Ingles has enthusiastically accepted the challenges of the directorship, “I strongly believe that the School of Library and Information Science will soon come to exceed the expectations of the internal communities to which it contributes, and the external communities which it serves.”





Amber Holder

Senior Administrator

School of Library and Information Studies

3-20 Rutherford South

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB  T6G 2J4

Ph: (780) 492-0373




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