About Us

The Forum for Information Professionals (formerly Professional Development Day) is an annual one-day event of presentations and discussions on current topics facing librarianship. The event is hosted by the students of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta and organized by the Forum for Information Professionals committee. FIP is an opportunity for librarians and information professionals from all parts of Alberta to exchange ideas with library students and academics. Speakers include professional librarians as well as current and past students.

The Forum for Information Professionals is organized by graduate students in the MLIS or joint MLIS programs at the School of Library and Information Studies. The members of the 2017 organizing committee are:

Laura Gurney, Senior Co-Chair

Paul Gifford, Senior Co-Chair

Sam Hamilton, Senior Secretary

Richard Bee, Senior Treasurer

Leah Brochu, Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Taryn Hunchak, Senior Marketing Coordinator