Dianne Oberg, Professor in the Department of Elementary Education, is a school library educator and researcher. She previously held a joint appointment with the School of Library and Information Studies and also served as Chair of the Department of Elementary Education (1999-2004, 2006-2010). Dianne was the team leader for the initial development of the Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning program. Her work focuses on teachers' use of libraries, on cooperative planning and teaching, and on the implementation and evaluation of school library programs. Before becoming a university educator, she had many years of experience as a classroom teacher and a teacher-librarian.

Throughout her professional career, she has been actively involved in school library association work. She has served as president of the Learning Resources Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association and of the Canadian School Library Association. She was the first editor of School Libraries Worldwide, the journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. Her current research focuses on online programs in school library education.

Degrees Held: BEd, DipEd, MLS, PhD (Alberta)