2018 Annual Meeting (to be posted)
By Lois. M. Bewley
|1915/59||Discussions, proposals and reports regarding the establishment of a library school at UBC.
|1961||Dr.Samuel Rothstein appointed first Director of the new School of Librarianship located the North Wing of the University's Main Library.
First class admitted to the School.
|1962||First Bachelor of Library Science (BLS) degrees awarded.
|1963||First accreditation under American Library Association (ALA) standards.
|1971||Roy Stokes appointed Director.
Two-year Master of Library Science (MLS) program introduced.
|1974||National Conference on the State of Canadian Bibliography conducted.
|1975||First Summer Session program offered.
|1976||ALA accreditation renewed.
|1977||First Pacific Rim Conference on Children's Literature conducted.|
|1981||Basil Stuart-Stubbs appointed Director.
Master of Archival Studies (MAS) degree program introduced.
|1984||Name changed to School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.|
|1985||ALA accreditation renewed|
|1990||School becomes part of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.|
|1992||Dr. Ken Haycock appointed Director.|
|1995||Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree introduced.|
|1998||First Nations Concentration introduced.
School is reaccredited for full seven years under ALA 1992 accreditation standards.
|1999||Master of Arts in Children's Literature, an interdisciplinary degree program introduced.|
|2001||PhD program introduced.|
|2003||Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies (MAS/MLIS) joint degree program introduced.
School moved to temporary quarters and scheduled to move into permanent quarters in the new University Learning Centre in 2005.
|2004||Dr. Edie Rasmussen appointed Director.|