Michael McNally

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - School of Library and Information Studies


Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - School of Library and Information Studies
338 Education Centre - South
11210 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5



Research Interests:

Copyright and Open Content, Open Educational Resource Design, Rural and Remote Broadband, Digital Literacy, Telecommunications Policy

I am currently involved in the following research projects:

University of Alberta's Opening Up Copyright Instructional Series: https://sites.library.ualberta.ca/copyright/

DigitalNWT: http://www.digitalnwt.ca/

3D Heart Project: https://www.3dheartproject.com/


I have taught/will be teaching the following courses at SLIS since 2012:

LIS 501: Foundations of Library and Information Studies

LIS 503: Reference and Information Services

LIS 505: Introduction to Research in Library and Information Studies

LIS 526: Instructional Practices in LIS

LIS 531: Collection Management

LIS 536: Digital Reference and Information Retrieval 

LIS 549: Selected Topics in Information Policy

LIS 598: Emerging and Evolving Technology

LIS 598: Cultural Memory Organizations in the Global Information Society

LIS 598: Technology, Information and Society

LIS 598: Information Policy


LIS 526 - Instructional Practices in Library and Information Services

Theory and practice related to the teaching roles of the librarian or information professional. Includes planning, implementation and evaluation of pedagogical approaches for the design of effective information literacy and professional development instructional sessions. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Prerequisites: LIS 501, 502, and 503, or consent of instructor.

LIS 549 - Selected Topics in Information Policy

An examination of selected topics in information policy including a focus on origins, policy and regulatory environment and current issues. Selected topics regularly examined are intellectual property; telecommunications policy; access to Information, privacy, and surveillance. Prerequisite: LIS 501 or consent of instructor.

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