2018 Annual Meeting (to be posted)
By Janette White
|1966||School of Library and Information Science established at the University of Western Ontario. Andrew D. Osborn appointed Dean.
|1967||MLS program begins in September with 40 full-time and 20 part-time students.
|1968||MLS degree conferred on 32 graduates at October Convocation.
|1969||MLS program accredited by American Library Association.
|1970||Retirement of Dr. Osborn. Appointment of William J. Cameron as Dean.
|1973||PhD program introduced.
|1976||Reaccreditation of MLS program.
|1977||MLS extension program commences in Ottawa.
|1978||PhD conferred on first graduate of program, Michael Shepherd.|
|1979||Institution of Co-op (Work/Study) program.|
|1982||SLIS moves to permanent quarters in Elborn College.|
|1983||Re-accreditation of MLS program.|
|1984||Dr. Jean Tague appointed Dean.|
|1985||Designation of degree changed to Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).|
|1990||Reaccreditation of MLIS program.|
|1993||Name of School changed to Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS).|
|1994||Proposal for merger of MA Journalism and MLIS and LIS PhD programs presented to University's Task Force on Strategic Planning.|
|1996/97||Merger of graduate programs in Journalism and Library and Information Science to form Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) in transition.|
|1997||MLIS program reaccredited.|
|1998||Dr. Manjunath Pendakur appointed Dean of FIMS.
LIS program moves to Middlesex College.
|1999||Dr. Gloria Leckie of LIS program appointed Associate Dean.|
|2000||Appointment of Dr. Catherine Ross, Acting Dean on Resignation of Dr Pendakur.|
|2002||Catherine Ross appointed Dean of FIMS.|
|2004||Scheduled visit of ALA Accreditation Team and move of FIMS to North Campus Building.|
|1966-1970||Andrew D. Osborn, BA, AMLS, PhD
|1970-1984||William J. Cameron, BA, MA, PhD
|1984-1996||Jean M. Tague (later Jean Tague-Sutcliffe) BA, BLS, PhD
|1996-1998||Catherine L. Ross, Acting, BA, MA, MLS, PhD
|1998-2000||Manjunath Pendakur, BA, MA, PhD
|2000-2001||Catherine L. Ross, Acting
|2002-||Catherine L. Ross