Tami Oliphant

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

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - School of Library and Information Studies
Email
toliphan@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2033
Address
5-169 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Interim Grad Coordinator, Faculty of Education - School of Library and Information Studies
Email
toliphan@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I received my PhD from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario and I am a proud alumna of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta where I completed my MLIS. My program of research centers upon using critical approaches to interrogate and critique conceptions of data, information, and knowledge and their attendant systems, platforms, and information institutions. I am particularly interested in the social aspects of human information interaction and understanding people’s status as knowers (epistemology), social locations, and the broader social forces that shape people’s interactions with information. My previous work has examined mental health and currently, I am collaborating with Dr. Tanya Berry and Dr. Colleen Norris in a project examining the information practices of women with heart disease and with Dr. Danielle Allard and Angela Lieu, I am engaged in a research project that draws from intersectional feminist anti-violence frameworks to examine patron-perpetrated sexual harassment in libraries.


Research

  • Critical approaches to library and information science
  • Human information interaction and information practices
  • Knowledge production, epistemic injustice, social epistemology
  • LIS education
  • Public libraries and information institutions
  • Publishing and media industries as they relate to the information professions

Teaching

  • LIS 505 Introduction to Research
  • LIS 543 Human Information Interaction
  • LIS 597 Seminar in Advanced Research and Scholarship
  • LIS 591 Publishing
  • LIS 598 Knowledge Production, Dissemination, and Reception in LIS
  • LIS 599 Directed Study

Courses

LIS 591 - Publishing

An examination of trends and issues in publishing, particularly the impacts of media and digital technology, and of the critical intersections among the publishing industry, contemporary society, and the library and information professions. 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. Pre or corequisite: LIS 501 or consent of instructor.


LIS 600 - Capping Exercise

The required capping exercise for the MLIS degree is an ePortfolio representing examples of the student's course work, leadership and innovation potential, communication skills, and involvement in professional life. Normally students are expected to begin developing their ePortfolio during their second semester. The ePortfolio must be completed and submitted during their final term of coursework. It will demonstrate that the student has met the Program Level Learning Outcomes (PLLOs) of the MLIS degree.


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