Archives Management Certificate

The Archives Management Certificate Program prepares students for careers in both digital and physical archives, as well as special collections and records management. It is specifically designed for students who have already earned a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school.

Program Requirements

5 courses (15 credits). Students will take four core courses and one elective. Listed below are the course requirements for the Archives Certificate. Individual programs will be determined between the certificate student and the program director depending on student course work already completed during the earned Master's degree. Students who have already taken a core course are not required to repeat it. They would substitute an elective in that case.

CORE COURSES
  • LIS 438 - Introduction to Archival Methods and Services (internship required)
  • LIS 440 - Archival Access and Use
  • One of the following courses:
    • LIS 439 - Preservation Management for Libraries and Archives
    • LIS 448 - Digital Stewardship
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
  • LIS 433 - Oral History
  • LIS 441 - Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts
  • LIS 456 - Records Management
  • LIS 476 - Archives and Cultural Heritage Outreach
ONE ELECTIVE FROM THE SLIS CURRICULUM — SOME RELEVANT ELECTIVES INCLUDE
  • LIS 442 - Establishing Archives and Manuscripts Programs
  • LIS 443 - Archives, History and Collective Memory
  • LIS 445 - Metadata
  • LIS 449 - Rare Book and Special Collections
  • LIS 462 - Digital Libraries
  • LIS 471 - Photographic Archives
  • LIS 502 - Archives Field Experience