CAIS was incorporated in 1970 to promote the advancement of information science in Canada, and encourage and facilitate the exchange of information relating to the use, access, retrieval, organization, management, and dissemination of information.

CAIS achieves these goals through its internationally recognized journal, the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, and its annual conference.

CAIS members include information scientists and archivists, librarians, computer scientists, documentalists, economists, educators, journalists, psychologists, and others who support its objectives.

News from CAIS/ACSI

Welcome to the New Editor of CJILS!
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The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Valerie Nesset as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, starting November 2015. Dr. Nesset earned her Ph.D. at McGill University and … Read More

Call for Papers: 2016 Conference
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Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us Common bonds. Peculiar ambitions. Surprising outcomes; whether we belong to communities or help create them, the associations, guilds, leagues and interest groups we … Read More

Welcome to the new site!
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You may have noticed our new and genuinely improved web presence. Our thanks go to JF Ruest, Montreal librarian and designer, for a beautiful job on the site redesign. JF says, “The main element of CAIS/ACSI’s new logotype represents a maple … Read More