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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Archives and Special Collections Graduate Certificate


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Certificate Description: The 18-credit hour certificate combines online coursework related to archival history, theory, methods, organization, and ethics, with an archival practicum. This course of study can be taken as part of a student's MLIS degree or as a post-master's certificate for those holding a master's degree in a related field. Non-LIS graduate students are required to take LIS 505 - Cataloging and Classification  as a prerequisite. Only 12 hours can be counted toward both the certificate and the MLIS degree.

Program Goasl/Objectives: To prepare students for careers in archives and related fields such as special collections, museums, and digital libraries.

Certificate Assessment


After successfully completing the required coursework, students are required to write a 2500 to 4500-word paper on an approved topic related to archives, special collections, or digitization that is approved by faculty teaching archival-related courses.

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