Archives Management Specialization in the Master of Library and Information Science
Degree Requirements (39 credit hours)
The Archives Management Specialization covers all aspects of the archival management profession and functions, including theoretical foundations, appraisal and acquisition, arrangement and description, reference services and access, preservation, outreach and advocacy, management, and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities.
The specialization will appear on your transcript.
See the Advising Handbook for more information and a specialization checklist.
*indicate new courses that are under the approval process.
Foundations (15 cr.)
- LIS-S 500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession
- LIS-S 501 Information Sources and Services
- LIS-S 502 Acquisitions and Management of Knowledge and Information
- LIS S 503 Organization and Representation of Knowledge and Information
Choose one of the following.
Specialization Core (12 cr.)
- LIS-S 581 Archives and Records Management
- LIS-S 584 Archival Arrangement and Description*
- LIS-S 585 Archival Appraisal and Management
- LIS-S 582 Digital Preservation
Electives (12 cr.)
Choose four of the following courses.
- LIS-S 685 Electronic Records Management
- LIS-S 686 Web Archiving*
- LIS-S 583 Data Curation and Management
- LIS-S 623 Genealogy and Local History
- LIS-S 651 Digital Collections
- LIS-S 683 Reference Sources for Rare Books
- LIS-S 525 Government Information
- LIS-S 621 Audio and Video Sources
- LIS-S 591 Grant Writing
- LIS-S 601 Directed Readings
- LIS-S 602 Directed Research
- LIS-S 605 Internship in Library and Information Science
- LIS-S 604 Topics in Library and Information Science
Potential topics include:
- Digital Repositories
- Advanced Digital Preservation
- Tools and Technology for Digital Curation
- Cultural Memory and Archival Power
- Access, Outreach & Public Service in Cultural Heritage Institutions
- Social Justice and Archives
- Policy and Ethics in Digital Curation