List of ALA-Accredited Library Schools

From: Educational Opportunities: A Directory, a publication of the RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee.


CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

School of Library and Information Science

Washington, D. C. 20064
Phone: 202-319-5085

Degrees offered: MLIS. Several joint degree programs are also offered.

Curriculum: A broad program offering many courses pertinent to special collections librarianship and archives management.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives Management Fall/Spring
Archives Fieldwork Every Semester
Art and Museum Libraries Every Summer
International Art and Museum Libraries Institute Every Summer
Exhibitions, Public Programs, and Outreach for Archives Every Spring
History of the Book Every Fall
Oral History Biannual Fall
Preservation Fall/Spring
Preservation Management of Library / Archive Materials Fall/Spring
Rare Book Librarianship Every Spring
Religious Archives Institute Biennial Summer
Digital Curation Every Spring
Foundations of Digital Libraries Spring/Summer
Digital Collections in Libraries, Museums and Archives Every Summer
Visions of Italy (Study Abroad) Every Summer
Special Collections Every Fall

The Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science also is developing a concentrated program in Cultural Heritage Information Management, leading to competency in several kinds of archives management and special collections librarianship.

Students may take a maximum of three hours of independent study.

Student practica in area institutions offer credit that may be applied toward degree requirements.

Course descriptions are available here.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Approximately 1.5 million volumes and more than 130 computerized databases are housed in the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, four campus branch  libraries, and the Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library.

Rare Books and Special Collections, Semitics/ICOR Library, Oliveira Lima Library:  Materials ranging from medieval documents to books published as recently as the 1990s. The most significant “special collection” in Rare Books is the Clementine Library. It contains about 10,000 volumes from the Albani family libraries of Rome and Urbino. Other collections are the Foster Stearns materials on the Knights of Malta, the Monumental Brasses in England, American Catholic pamphlets published before October 1962, and parish histories. The Richard Foley collection of poets and playwrights contains mostly first editions; many are autographed.

American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:  The manuscript collections range in size and scope from smaller collections of personal papers (less than 1 linear foot) to massive collections of records belonging to major national Catholic organizations such as the National Catholic Education Association (500 linear feet). The Finding Aids are guides and inventories for processed manuscript collections. The Index of Manuscript Collections lists every manuscript collection, both processed and unprocessed, alphabetically by title.  The Catholic University records and other materials of the various administrative offices, and academic schools and departments are on deposit.  The Archives offer an extensive range of photographs and recordings, some of which can be found using the finding aids. Selected photographs from both university and manuscript collections that have been digitized are available online in collections and exhibits.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Washington, D.C. is one of the great centers in the United States for special collections librarianship. The Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic Society, and many other cultural and scientific heritage institutions are all renowned repositories of significant archival collections.  The greater Washington-Baltimore area is home to several universities and colleges as well.

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CLARION UNIVERSITY

Department of Library Science

210 Carlson Library Building
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214-1232
Toll free phone: 866-272-5612
Phone: 814-393-2271; fax 814-393-2150

Degrees offered: BS in Liberal Studies with a Library Science Concentration, MSLS (online), MSLS School Library Media (online), MSLS/JD, MSLS/MA in Applied History.

The following distance education programs are now offered: At the Clarion campus or through a

Curriculum: General library science program which prepares students for a wide variety of professional careers. Courses offered relevant to special collections librarianship are: History of Books and Printing and Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials. Students may also design independent research courses and apply three hours of internship toward completion of the degree.

The course cycle is available here.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

The University Library does not include a rare books and / or manuscripts division.

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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

School of Information Management

Halifax , Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2, Canada
902-494-3656
Email: SIM@dal.ca

Degrees Offered: MLIS, MLIS/JD, MLIS/MPA, MLIS/MREM (Resource and Environmental Management), MIM, and ID PhD.

Curriculum: A broadly generalist program in all areas of library and information science with emerging focus on data management.

INFO 0590 Practicum is a required non-credit course for all MLIS students.

Course descriptions are available here.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Libraries: 1.5 million volumes.

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DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
708-524-6845

Degrees offered: MLIS, MLIS/MA in Public History in cooperation with Loyola University, MLIS/MBA, MLIS & Master of Divinity, MLIS & Master of Social Work.

Certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services

Course Descriptions: Available here.

Students may take practicums in local libraries, and archive and information centers.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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DREXEL UNIVERSITY

College of Information Science and Technology
The iSchool at Drexel

3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 895-2474; Fax: (215) 895-2494

Degrees offered: MS, on campus and online; Optional concentrations available in archival studies, competitive intelligence and knowledge management, digital libraries, library and information services, youth services, school library media and digital curation.  Other MS and PhD programs are available.

Curriculum: The library and information science program assures students of a solid introduction to the field, a logical progression of coursework, and a wide variety of electives. All students are required to complete the six core courses, totaling 18.0 credits. Completion of the MSLIS program requires a total of 45.0 credits. Students may take any available INFO subject electives to complete their required number of credits in the program.

COURSES FREQUENCY
INFO 560 Introduction to Archives I Three times a year
INFO 561 Introduction to Archives II Three times a year
INFO 750 Archival Access Systems Three times a year
INFO 751 Archival Appraisal Every year
INFO 755 Electronic Records (Winter 2010 as Special Topics course) Every year
INFO 756 Digital Preservation Every year
INFO 668 History of the Book Every year
INFO 669 Curatorship in Special Collections Every year
INFO 893-894 Practicum I-II (students interested in Archival Studies are encouraged to seek work experience specifically in an archives setting.) Every term

 

Course descriptions are available here.

 

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

W.W. Hagerty Library houses the Drexel University Archives and Special Collections and the Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine and Homeopathy.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Significant manuscript and rare book collections are located at various Philadelphian institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Library and Information Management

Campus Box 4025
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801
316-341-5203

Degrees offered: MLS, Ph.D.

Curriculum: A strong program in school media librarianship. An archives course is offered through the History Department.

Course list available here.

Distance programs are currently available in Colorado, Oregon, and Utah.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: circa 725,000 volumes.

Special Collections: focus on children’s literature and illustrated books.

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Information Studies

101 Louis Shores Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100
850-644-5775

Degrees offered: BS, MS in Library and Information Studies, MS in Information Technology, MA, MS/JD Joint Degree, Specialist Degree.

The BS, MS and Specialist degrees may be earned through distance learning via the Internet.

Curriculum: Programmatic focus is user behavior and its interaction with information products, services and organizations. Additional areas of expertise include creation and marketing of information products, analysis of information content, information policy and management, and information systems.

Course description and rotation available here.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Management of Information Collections Offered twice a year and available online
Database Management Systems Offered three times a year and available online
Archives Offered once a year
Preservation of Information Materials Offered once a year
Information and Image Management Offered once a year

Students may apply credits from independent studies and internships toward degree requirements.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Libraries: approximately 2.2 million volumes, 6,669,000 micromaterials, 169,000 maps, 957,000 government documents, etc.

Special Collections Library: houses the Florida Collection, publications and photographs of Florida State University, the John Mackay Shaw Childhood in Poetry Collection, the Napoleon and the French Revolution Collection, manuscripts of local and historical interest and additional rare materials. The Claude Pepper Library, located in the Claude Pepper Center, houses the papers of Claude Denson Pepper.

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INDIANA UNIVERSITY

School of Library & Information Science

1320 E. 10th Street
Main Library 011
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
(812) 855-2018 or toll free (888) 335-7547
www.slis.indiana.edu

Degrees offered: MIS, MLS, SpLIS, PhD. A number of dual degree options are also available.

Curriculum: A broad-based program in all areas of library and information science. A Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship Specialization is offered within the elective component of the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree. The specialization requires students to complete all requirements for the MLS degree and to complete in the elective portion of their programs required courses chosen, in consultation with the Specialization Director Joel Silver (who is also the Curator of Books at Indiana University’s Lilly Library).  The specialization requires 18 credit hours.

The School also offers a Specialization in Archives and Records Management.  The specialization requires students to complete all requirements of the MLS degree and to complete in the elective portion of their program required courses chosen, in consultation with the Specialization Director Phil Bantin (who is also the Director of the Indiana University Archives).  The specialization requires 18 credit hours.

COURSES FREQUENCY
S580 History of Libraries Varies
S581 Archives & Records Management Every Year
S582 Preservation Every Year
S583 Rare Book Librarianship Every Year
S584 Manuscripts Every Year
S605 Internship: related to Rare Books and Manuscripts – or to Archives (required) Every Semester
S629 Topics: in Rare Books Librarianship – or Archives Every Year
S652 Digital Libraries Varies
S680 The Book to 1450 Every Year
S681 The Book 1450 to the Present Every Year
S683 Reference Sources for Rare Books Varies
S684 Descriptive Bibliography Every Year
S685 Electronic Records Management Every Year

Some internships are available in the Lilly Library, and with the IU Archives. Internships can also be requested at a multitude of related sites in the U.S. and around the world.

In addition to numerous language study courses at Indiana University, courses pertinent to special collections librarianship offered in other departments include: “Paleography of the Latin Script” (Classical Studies) and “Paleography of the Vernacular Script” (Renaissance Studies).

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Bloomington campus library holdings include more than 6 million bound volumes and more than 17 million other materials including manuscripts, maps, music, microfilms, and films.

Lilly Library: over 400,000 books, 7 million manuscripts, and 150,000 pieces of sheet music – with a special collection emphasis on English and American literature, 19th century British drama, Americana, Lincoln and western expansion, and history of science and medicine.

IU Archives: The IU Bloomington Archives is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Library and Information Science

Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-2782

Degrees offered: MLS.; Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Information Science (Post-Master’s).

Curriculum: Broad general program offering a number of classes in special collections librarianship.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Foundation and Administration of Archives Every Year
History of Libraries in the Western World Every Year
Preservation and Conservation of Heritage Materials Every Year
Rare Book Librarianship Every Year
Introduction to Digital Preservation Every Year
Reference and Research in Local History and Genealogy Every Year
Cultural Heritage Informatics Every Year

Students may complete an internship in archives administration or special collections librarianship to fulfill final requirements.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: approximately 2.9 million volumes; 12,000 periodicals.Special Collections Library: true crime, contemporary American poetry, the theatre and other performing arts and the history of printing and publishing. Among the archival collections are papers and publications that document Kent State University’s history, the May 4 collection of letters, flyers, photographs, court records, artifacts and other primary resources that document the shootings at Kent State on May 4, 1970, and valuable materials relating to the history of Northeast Ohio.

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LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Palmer School of Library and Information Science

Main office:
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
516-299-2866

Palmer Manhattan:
Bobst Library, Suite 937
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1019
212 998-2680

Degrees offered: MSLIS; area of study in Rare Books and Special Collections and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management offered as part of the MSLIS or as a post-master’s certificate..

Curriculum: For MSLIS students interested in concentrating in Rare Books and Special Collections: The program is designed for students intending to pursue careers in research institutions and the book trade. Students develop proficiency in rare book curatorship, archival techniques, book history, rare book cataloging, preservation, and exhibition planning. They become acquainted with major rare book collections through field trips and internships, and they will have opportunities to meet experts in this area. Specialized courses in book history are offered, and courses relevant to this specialization may also be selected from the Palmer School’s Certificate in Archives and Records Management program.

COURSES FREQUENCY
STRONGLY ADVISED
Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship Every year
History of the Book Every year
PLUS TWO ELECTIVES
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Artists’ Books Occasionally
Exhibitions and Catalogs: Library Meets Museum Every Other Year
Great Collections of New York City Every Year
Introduction to Preservation Every Year
Map Collections Every Other Year
Rare Book Cataloging and Descriptive Bibliography Every Year
Reference and Instruction in Special Collections Every Year
Relevant Special Topics Courses Occasionally

Students may also take up to two courses in the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School as part of this concentration. This option must be approved by the Palmer School before the student enrolls in the RBS program.

Curriculum: For the Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management:

COURSES FREQUENCY
REQUIRED
Records Management I Every Year
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Internship Every Year
PLUS THREE ELECTIVES
Map Collections Every Other Year
Audio Preservation Every Other Year
Film and Media Collections Every Year
Introduction to Preservation Every Year
Archival Description/EAD & DACS Every Year
Digital Preservation Every Year
Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship Every Year
Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Digital Records Every Year
Metadata for Digital Libraries Every Year
Information Technologies and Societies Every Year

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers courses leading to the MSLIS degree at the LIU Post campus (22 miles east of New York City), at New York University’s Bobst Library site in New York City, and online. Selected MSLIS courses are offered at the LIU Brentwood campus (eastern Long Island). The Ph.D. in Information Studies program is offered at the LIU Post campus.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

Long Island University Library: approximately 1 million volumes and 5,000 periodicals. Students in the Palmer School’s Manhattan program have access to the resources of NYU’s Bobst Library: approximately 5.2 million volumes.

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Library and Information Science

267 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-3158 or toll free 1-888-232-0156

Degrees offered: MLIS; School Librarian Certification; Certificate of Advanced Study.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Information & Society Every Year
Academic Libraries Every Two Years
Introduction to Archival Theory, Principles & Practice Every Two Years
Digital Libraries Every Two Years
Preservation Management of Physical Records Every Two Years
Introduction to Digital Curation Every Two Years
Principles of Records Management Every Two Years
History & Theory of Cultural Heritage Institutions Every Two Years
Seminar in Advanced Archival Appraisal Every Two Years
Archival Arrangement & Description Every Two Years
E-Discovery Every Two Years
Information Governance Every Two Years
Social Media Analysis Every Two Years
Preservation & Digitization of Audiovisual Materials Every Two Years
Introduction to Museum Management Every Two Years
Research Seminar in Archives & Cultural Heritage Every Two Years


CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: approximately 2.9 million vols.Special Collections Library: Collections include the largest accumulation of materials on Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley in existence; university archives; a rare book collection with strengths in eighteenth-century British history and literature, New World exploration and travel, economic history, science fiction and fantasy, book arts and small-press poetry; New World botanical and ornithological illustration; and smaller collections focused on Lincoln, crayfish, chess, and poker and Hoyle.

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MCGILL UNIVERSITY

School of Information Studies

3661 Peel St.
Montreal, QC
H3A 1X1
Tel: (514) 398-3362
Fax: (514) 398-7193

Degrees Offered: MLIS; Ph.D. (Ad Hoc) Program, Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies; Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Studies.

Curriculum: The MLIS program has three streams: Archival Studies, Knowledge Management and Librarianship.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archival Principles & Practices Yearly
Archival Arrangement & Description Yearly
Descriptive Bibliography Yearly
History of Books and Printing Yearly
Library and Archival History Yearly
Records Management; Metadata & Access Yearly
Preservation Management Yearly
Electronic Records Systems Yearly

A Practicum may be taken for credit toward the degree.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 2 million vols.Special Collections Library: Architecture, William Blake, Canadiana, History of Science and Medicine, Kierkegaard, Napoleon, Natural History and Ornithology, Printing, Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century tracts.

For information contact:sis@mcgill.ca

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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Palmer School, Long Island University
Bobst Library, Suite 707
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1019
212-998-2680

Degrees offered: MSLIS from LIU’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science; Dual master’s degree with NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and NYU’s Steinhardt School’s Costume Studies or Media, Culture and Communications programs; MSLIS with concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections at Palmer’s Manhattan site in Bobst Library, NYU; certificate of advanced study in Archives and Records Management as either a stand-alone post-master’s certificate or as part of the MSLIS. For details, please see www.liu.edu/palmerblog.

Curriculum: For the MSLIS program with concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections: Students will develop proficiency in rare book curatorship, archival techniques, the history of the book, rare book cataloging, preservation, and exhibition planning. They will become acquainted with major New York City area collections through field trips and internships, and will have ample opportunity to meet experts in this subject area. In addition to the regular course schedule, specialized courses will be offered upon occasion as Special Topics. Included as Special Topics are scheduled visits to great collections, the book in America, artists’ books in the library, an introduction to the book trade and auction world, and exhibitions planning. Other Special Topics can be arranged in response to students’ needs and interests. A student will be expected to complete four pertinent, specialized courses to complete this concentration.

COURSES FREQUENCY
REQUIRED
Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship Every Year
History of the Book Every Year
PLUS TWO ELECTIVES
Great Collections of New York City Every Year
Introduction to Preservation Every Year
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Metadata: Description and Access Every Year
Rare Book Cataloging and Descriptive Bibliography Every Year
Contemporary Artists’ Books Every Other Year
Exhibitions and Catalogs: Library Meets Museum Every Other Year
Collecting and Managing Ephemera Every Other Year
Institute on Map Collections Every Other Year
Relevant “Special Topics” (several every year) Every Year

Students may also take up to two courses in the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School as part of this concentration. This option must be approved by the Palmer School before the student enrolls in the RBS program. All Palmer students must complete an internship as capstone to their Palmer programs.

Curriculum: For the Certificate Program of Advanced Studies in Archives and Records Management

COURSES FREQUENCY
REQUIRED
Records Management I Every Year
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Internship Every Year
PLUS THREE ELECTIVES
Film and Media Collections Every Year
Introduction to Preservation Every Year
Archival Description/EAD & DACS Every Year
Digital Preservation Every Year
Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship Every Year
Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Electronic Records Every Year
Metadata: Description and Access Every Year
Information Technologies and Society Every Year
Institute on Map Collections Every Other Year
Audio Preservation Every Year

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers classes at three sites. The full program of courses leading to the MSLIS degree is offered at the LIU Post campus (22 miles east of New York City) and at New York University’s Bobst Library site in New York City. Selected MSLIS courses are offered at the LIU Brentwood campus (eastern Long Island). The Ph.D. in Information Studies program is offered only at the LIU Post campus. The specialized courses in rare books and special collections are generally offered only in Manhattan at the Palmer School’s site in Bobst Library, NYU, but are occasionally offered at the LIU Post campus.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

Long Island University Library: ca. 1 million volumes and 5,000 periodicals. Students in the Palmer School’s Manhattan program have access to the resources of NYU’s Bobst Library: ca. 5.2 million volumes.

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NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

School of Library and Information Sciences

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-6485

Degrees offered: MLS, MIS, MLS/JD (Joint Degree in Law Librarianship), MIS/MBA (Joint Degree in Business and Information Science)

Course information is available on the NCCU website.

Students may take a Practicum for credit.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University library: circa 400,000 volumes, 2000 periodicals.

Special Collections Library: primary strength is African-American Literature including books for Children and Adolescents. Note that the SLIS is the only library and information sciences (LIS) program within an historically black college or university (HBCU).

Located in Durham, NC and adjacent to the Research Triangle Park, the NCCU campus offers many opportunities for learning, research, and work nearby. Students may take inter-institutional courses at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science and at Duke University, NC State University, UNC-Greensboro, and UNC-Charlotte while enrolled in courses at NCCU.

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PRATT INSTITUTE

School of Information

144 W. 14th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011-7301
212-647-7682

Degrees offered: MLS, Dual degree MS (LIS)/MA (Art History), Dual degree MS (LIS)/MFA (Digital Arts), Joint degree MS/JD by arrangement with Brooklyn Law School; Advanced Certificate.

Curriculum: Concentrations include Archives; Art History; Digital Art and Information; Digital Cultural Heritage; Digital Humanities; Law Librarianship; Libraries and Academic Research/Contexts; Museum Libraries; Rare Books & Special Collections; Research and Assessment; School Libraries; and User Experience. More information about areas of study and courses is available on the website.

Practicums and internships in special collections may be available.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 210,000 vols., 500 periodicals.

Pratt Institute Library’s Special Collections include rare, out-of-print monographs; limited editions of seminal works in the fields of art, architecture and design; catalogue raisonnees; special edition and pre-1950 art and architectural journals (including GA Document and Architectural Record); broadsides and posters; architectural treatises, plans and drawings; other major historical works in art, architecture, design, garden history, the art of the book, and the decorative arts.

The rare book collection includes many rare, out of print, and unique items. There are two special collections: one for rare art, design, and architectural materials and another for generalities including the history of fine printing, rare children’s books, modern first editions, New York history, and early cookbooks. Books in the collection date from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Pratt Institute is located in New York City, one of the world’s great cultural centers. The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has formal and informal relationships with numerous institutions in the New York Metropolitan area including New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New York Historical Society.

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QUEENS COLLEGE

Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

Benjamin Rosenthal Library, Room 254
Flushing, NY 11367
718-997-3790

Degrees Offered: MLS and School Media Certification.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Bibliographic Control of Non-Print Materials Varies
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials Every Year
Digital Preservation Every Year
Digital Imaging Every Year
Digital Libraries Every Three Semesters
History of the Book Varies
Seminar in Rare Books Varies

Students may apply internship credits toward the degree.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: circa 700,000 volumes. Library includes an archival center. The library also administers the Louis Armstrong House and Archives.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

The New York State Legislative Representatives’ Archives are housed in the library school for students to study. Many stellar rare book and manuscript collections are accessible throughout the NYC metropolitan area.

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Department of Library and Information Science

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
732-932-7500 Ext 8955

Degrees offered: MLIS, Ph.D.

Curriculum: Six primary foci are human-information interaction; organization of information, information access, information systems, management, information and society.

Course information is available on the Rutgers Department of Library and Information Science website.

Practica, independent study, and field experience emphasizing some aspect of special collections may also be offered.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: circa 3 million volumes; 682,276 bound periodicals; 22,686 current subscriptions; and 217,593 information files

Special Collections Library: Among its varied holdings are the official records of the University, numerous original letters and documents by noted Americans and foreigners, early New Jersey town records, original manuscripts, diaries from 1746 to 1986, books printed before 1500, 17th-century tracts promoting settlements in New Jersey and elsewhere, first and signed editions of many famous literary works, historical maps and newspapers, early prints and photographs, 18th- and 19th-century almanacs, and museum objects.

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ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

Department of Library and Information Science

8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-6200
dlis@stjohns.edu

Degrees Offered: MS LIS; Dual degrees: MA/MS Government and Politics/Library and Information Science, MS/MS Pharmaceutical Sciences/Library and Information Science; Advanced Certificate in Library and Information Science.

Curriculum: The program is broad-based. Students complete four core courses, one management requirement, and seven elective courses. Students select electives in consultation with faculty advisors. Concentrations are available in Archives and Digital Asset Management, Public / Academic / Special Librarianship, Youth Services, Law Librarianship, and Information Analysis.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archival Representation Every Two Years
Archives and Manuscripts: Basic Functions and Current Issues Annually
Digital Libraries Annually
Metadata for Information Professionals Every Two Years
Museum Informatics Annually
Oral History Annually
Special Collections Librarianship & History of the Book: Principles and Practices Every Two Years

Field experience is encouraged. Students may take up to six credits of internships.

Independent Study courses are available for student research projects.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: circa 1.2 million volumes (all formats).

The University Archives and Special Collections include 4,700 cubic feet of archival and manuscript records; approximately 7,000 books; artwork including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, ceramics, calligraphic works and paper cuttings; and realia. Significant collections include: Fischer Lawn Tennis Collection; Children’s Historical Collection; Meyer Collection on the History of Accounting; Carofano Collection of Majolica apothecary Jars and Books; Records of the American Friends of Irish Neutrality; Records of the American League for an Undivided Ireland; rare and limited edition books; and a Chinese art collection. Other special libraries include the Chin Ying Asian Library on the Queens campus and the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library on the Manhattan campus, which holds rare books, periodicals and manuscripts related to insurance.

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SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Information

One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0029
408-924-2490

sjsuischool@gmail.com

Degrees offered: MLIS and MARA (Masters of Archives and Records Administration)

Curriculum: Programmatic strengths are general, but the program includes a specialization in Archival Studies. Classes are offered 100% online. No special collections program or certificate.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Advanced Archives Seminar Twice yearly
Archives and Manuscripts Three times yearly
History of Books and Libraries Annually
Preservation Management Twice yearly
Records Management Twice yearly
Electronic Records Twice yearly
Digitization Annually
Illuminated Manuscripts Once every two years
Incunabula Once every two years
Encoded Archival Description Annually
Digital Curation Annually
Tools, Services, and Methodologies for Digital Curation Annually
Managing Photographic Collections Annually

Internships are available.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 890,000 books and 3,160 current serials. Special Collections: strengths include a large collection of Beethoven materials, a Steinbeck collection, and materials documenting the Chicano experience.

MARA Degree: program and courses.

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SIMMONS COLLEGE

School of Library and Information Science

300 The Fenway,
Boston, MA 02115-5898
617-521-2800

Degrees offered: MS, concentrated programs in Archives Management, Preservation, Information Science and Technology and School Library Media. Dual degree programs in Archives/History and Children’s Literature (MA)/Library Services to Children (MS). PhD in Library and Information Science.

Curriculum: A generalist program but one allowing students to define specialized programs.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Introduction to Archival Methods and Services Each semester
Preservation Management for Libraries and Archives Each semester
Records Management Each semester
Photographic Archives Yearly
Art Documentation Yearly
Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts Yearly
Outreach and Advocacy Yearly
Archives, History and Collective Memory Yearly
Archival Access and Use Each semester
Oral History Yearly
Establishing Archives and Manuscript Programs Yearly
History of the Book Yearly
The Medieval Manuscript from Charlemagne to Gutenberg Yearly

Internships are a mandatory part of the Introduction course.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

The Simmons College Archives contains collections documenting the college’s commitment to the training of women in the fields of nursing, social work, teaching, etc. Foci of the book collection include children’s literature, social work, home economics, public health nursing, and history of the book.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Highly significant rare book and manuscript collections are located nearby at Harvard University, Boston University, the Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society and other institutions in the greater Boston area.

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SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

Information and Library Science Department

501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515
203-392-5781

*The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program has been granted pre-candidacy status by the ALA. First students in this new MLIS program begin study in Fall 2016.*

Degrees offered: MLIS in Library and Information Studies.

Curriculum: Programmatic strengths are college, public and school libraries. There is no rare book certificate or program.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: approximately 400,000 volumes and 3,305 current serials.

Special Collections Library: collections of African artifacts, children’s books, early American textbooks, and Connecticut history.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Nearby Yale University offers rich resources in rare books and manuscripts.

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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO

Department of Library and Information Studies, Graduate School of Education

534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14620-1020
716-645-1477

Degrees offered: MLS.; Post Master’s Certificate

Curriculum: LIS 509 Introduction Archives Management; LIS 513 Records Management; LIS 519 Selection, Acquisition, and Management of Non-print Materials; LIS 563 Digital Libraries; LIS 567 Government Information; LIS 587 Collection Development. Students can also design independent studies working with practitioners in local special collections on and off campus.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Over 3 million volumes, 22,000 periodicals. Special Collections Library: Courier Express Collection, Lois Lenske Collection, Jewish Archives of greater Buffalo, History of Medicine, 20th-century literature (especially English language poetry and the papers of James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Graves, and William Carlos Williams).

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

School of Information Studies

Center for Science and Technology
245 Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-4100
315-443-2911

Degrees offered: BS in Information Management and Technology; MSLIS; MS in Information Management; Executive MS in Information Management;  MS in Telecommunications and Network Management; Certificate of Advanced Studies in Digital Libraries, School Media, or Information Systems & Telecommunications; Online Doctorate of Professional Studies in Information Management., PhD. in Information Science and Technology

Curriculum: Dr. Kenneth Lavender (klavende@syr.edu), former curator of the Rare Book and Texana Collections at the University of North Texas and author of Book Repair, published by Neal-Schumann, is a full-time faculty member at the School of Information Studies. He coordinates a regularly-offered set of courses: Management and Organization of Special Collections, Management and Organization of Archival Collections, and Preservation of Library and Archival Materials.  In addition, to support our Digital Library Certificate of Advanced Studies, we regularly offer Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets.  Many of these courses are taught asynchronously online.  Dr. Lavender also supervises approximately 25 students each year in internships and independent studies related to library archives, special collections, and historical collections.

Students interested in preparing for work digital aspects of special collections can combine the Certificate of Digital Libraries program with course sequence of Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation and an appropriate Internship.  In addition, students interested in museum work can take a dual master’s degree with the MSLIS and the Graduate Program of Museum Studies

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: More than 3 million volumes and 20,000 journals and series.

Special Collections Library: Prominent collections include the Stephen Crane Collection, Rudyard Kipling Collection, L. Frank Baum Collection, Belfer Audio Archives, and papers of Margaret Bourke-White and Benjamin Spock.

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ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY

School of Professional Studies

2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
800-945-4599

Degrees offered:MLIS; Master of Library and Information Science, Certificate of Special Study.

Curriculum: Offers specialization in Archives and special collections through faculty advising.

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TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY

School of Library and Information Studies

P.O. Box 425438
Denton, TX 76204-5438
940-898-2602; Fax: 940-898–2611

Degrees offered: MLS, Master of Arts in Library Science, and certificates.

Curriculum: Programmatic strengths include children’s librarianship, school librarianship, and library management. Practica in special collections libraries may be possible.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: The TWU Woman’s Collection is the primary special collection.

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UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Department of Information Studies

135 Western Ave., Draper 113
Albany, NY 12222
518-442-5110

Degrees offered: Master of Science in Information Science for which students will choose one of five tracks including Library and Information Services and Archives and Records Administration. Also available are dual MSIS/MA programs with English and history.

Curriculum: A generalist curriculum permitting concentration in several aspects of special collections librarianship.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Fundamentals of Records Management Every Year
Contemporary Publishing Undetermined
History of Recorded Information Every Year
Managing Electronic Records Every Year
Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries Every Year
Rare Books Every Year
Special Libraries / Information Centers Undetermined

An internship is required for the M.S.I.S. except when waived based on prior experience. Independent studies may be tailored to meet a student’s interests in special collections.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 1.9 million vols. M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives: Archives for Public Affairs and Policy, German Intellectual Emigre Collection, New York and New England local history, University Archives, Elzevier collection, French drama, and Judaica.

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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252
205-348-4610; Fax: 205-348-3746

Degrees offered: MLIS, Ph.D.; MFA Program in Book Arts.

Curriculum: Programmatic strengths are general information studies, printing, and book arts.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives Once Yearly
Conservation and Collection Management Occasionally
Descriptive Bibliography Occasionally
History of the Book: Print Culture and Society. Once Yearly
History of the Book: The Book as Artifact Once Yearly
History of Libraries Once Yearly
History of the American Literary Small Press Once Yearly

The MFA Program in Book Arts provides instruction in letter press printing, bookbinding, paper making, and book making. Contact Steve Miller (205-348-1525) or Anna Embree (205-348-2398) in the School of Library and Information Studies for more information.

The school also supports internships in archives, special collections, and conservation.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University library: Holdings in excess of 2 million volumes and 12,193 current serials. The W.S. Hoole Special Collections library: Houses 6,000 linear feet of manuscript material, includes subject strengths in Alabama history, and Confederate and Civil War history, and holds collections of Sir Walter Scott, and Armed Services editions.

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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

School of Library and Information Studies

Edmonton T6G 2J4
Canada
Phone: 780-492-4578
Email: slis@ualberta.ca

Degrees offered: MLIS, MLIS/MA, MBA/MLIS

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 3,800,000 vols.

Bruce Peel Special Collections Library: English literature, Canadiana, history of the book, children’s literature, Native American literature

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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

School of Information Resources & Library Science

1515 East First Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-621-3565

Degrees offered: MA in Library and Information Science; Ph.D. in Information.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Foundations of Library Science Fall, Spring, Summer
Organization of Information Fall, Spring
Introduction to Digital Collections Fall, Spring
Introduction to Applied Technology Fall
Managing the Digital Information Environment Fall
Introduction to Archives Fall
Advanced Archival Enterprise Spring
Documenting Diverse Cultures & Communities Annually
Introduction to Copyright Annually
Preservation Summer
Cataloging and Metadata Management Summer

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Over 7 million volumes in holdings.

Special Collections Library: Special Collections serves the University of Arizona Libraries as the holder of primary research materials chiefly in the fields of Literature, Arizona and Southwestern History, and the Sciences. Gathered here too are important and substantial collections relating to the lands and peoples of Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico. Established in 1958, Special Collections includes rare books, literature, printed materials, manuscript collections, photographs and maps that contribute to the interdisciplinary investigations of researchers, scholars and citizens from Arizona and beyond.

University of Arizona Museums of Art & Archive of Visual Art

Center for Creative Photography

Arizona Historical Society

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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

470-1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada
604-822-2404
Email: ischool.info@ubc.ca

Degrees offered: MLIS, MAS (Master of Archival Studies), Dual MLIS/MAS, MA in Children’s Literature

Curriculum: Programmatic strengths are general library and information studies and archives administration. First Nations Curriculum Concentration.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship Occasional
Theory and Practice of Oral History Every Other Year
Descriptive Bibliography Occasional
Historical Bibliography Occasional
Preservation Every Year
Directed Study Every Year
Independent Research Project Every Year
Professional Experience Every Year
Digital Images and Collections Every Year
Digital Libraries Every Year
Government Documents Occasional
History of the Book Occasional
Management of Audio-Visual and Non-Textual Archives Every Year
Preservation of Digital Records Every Year
Specialized Literatures Occasional
Specialized Materials Occasional
Visual Literacy for Information Professionals Occasional

Numerous courses in archives administration are also offered.

Internships and practicums are also available in the area of archives administration. Practicum available in the MLIS program in special collections.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: 6.4 million vols. (see P 12 of the UBC Library most recent annual report at: http://about.library.ubc.ca/2013/03/20/report-to-the-senate-2011-2012/)Special Collections Division: 60,000 books, 5000 linear feet of manuscripts and records, 25,000 maps. Collection foci are local history, 19th-century English literature, early children’s books, and the history of printing.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Department of Information Studies

GSEIS Building
300 N. Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-8799

Degrees offered: MLIS (specializations areas: Library Studies, Archival Studies, and Informatics); Post-Master’s Certificate of Specialization; Ph.D. in Information Studies (several areas of specialization, including Information as Evidence); M.A. in Moving Image Archive Studies (inter-departmental program between the Department of Information Studies, the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media and the UCLA Film Archive).  Also joint MLIS/MA degrees in History and Latin American Studies and a joint MLIS/MBA.

Curriculum: Regularly offered courses that would support specialization in special collections librarianship include:

COURSES FREQUENCY
American Archives and Manuscripts Yearly
Analytical Bibliography Every Other Year
Historical Bibliography Every Other Year
History of Publishing and the Book Trade History Every Other Year
Issues and Problems in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials Yearly
History of the Book Yearly
Advanced Seminar in Archival Description and Access Every Other Year
Advanced Seminar in Archival Appraisal Every Other Year
Management of Digital Records Every Other Year
Records and Information Resources Management Every Other Year
Doctoral Seminar in Information as Evidence Every Other Year
Collection Development (for Libraries) Yearly
Collection Development (for moving image materials) Yearly
Moving Image Archiving Yearly
Moving Image Preservation and Restoration Yearly
Archaeology of Media Yearly
Moving Image Access Yearly
Moving Image Cataloging Yearly

Courses in other departments include Museum Studies (Art History), Studies in Prints (Art History), Renaissance and Baroque Paleography (Art History), Medieval Book (Classics), Textual Criticism (Classics), Computing and Classics (Classics), Enumerative and Descriptive Bibliography (English), Medieval Latin Literary History (History), and Paleography I and II (History), Audiovisual Archives in the Twenty-First Century (Ethnomusicology).

An extensive internship program, with over 300 sites, is an integral part of the curriculum.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Research Library: 6.5 million volumes and more than 94,000 current serial publications.
Special Collections Library: Collections focusing on California history and Western Americana, Latin American studies, Western and California writers, early children’s books, early Italian printing, Spinoza, and 19th- and 20th- century British and American literature. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: A rare book and manuscripts collection with emphasis in English literature and history (1641-1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. It is located thirteen miles (30 minutes) away from the Westwood campus. There are also separate special collections departments in the Music Library and the Biomedical Library.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Los Angeles is home to internationally known museums, libraries, and book dealers. Of particular note are the Getty complex in Brentwood, the Huntington Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

Library and Information Science Program

Morgridge College of Education
1999 E. Evans Ave
Denver, CO. 80208
303-871-2509; Fax: 303-871-6582

Degrees offered: MLIS.

Curriculum: The Master of Library and Information Science Degree (MLIS) is made up of 58-quarter hours of classes and field-based coursework. In addition to the LIS Core courses and requirements, MLIS students may focus their studies by selecting courses that support a specialization Archives and Special Collections. Students learn not only the foundations of archival functions and theory, but gain hands on experience in processing paper-based, digitized, and born-digital archival collections.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Introduction to Archives and Records Management Annually
Advanced Archives Annually
Foundations of Library, Archival, and Information Science Annually
Management of Information Organizations Annually
Digital Preservation Every Other Year
Metadata Architectures Annually
Digitization Annually
Building Digital Collections Annually
Web Content Management Annually
Records Management Annually
History of the Book Occasionally
Special Topics in Archives Occasionally
Practicum in Archives Annually
Archives Clinic Pilot/Annually


CAMPUS RESOURCES:

The University of Denver Libraries, Special Collections & Archives houses rare books and manuscript collections, including the University Archives, the Ira M. Beck and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish History, the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, the Husted Cookery Collection, and significant collections of fine press and artists’ books, skiing books and ephemera.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

The DU LIS Program has partnerships with several community resources including the Rocky Mountain Region National Archives and Records Administration, Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Department, Jefferson County Public Libraries, and Denver Botanic Gardens Library and Archives.

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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

Library and Information Science Program

Hamilton Library (Ground Floor)
2550 The Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Phone: 808-956-7321; Fax: 808-956-5835
Email: lisinfo@hawaii.edu

Degrees offered: MLISc.

Those interested in this program are encouraged to review the Tracks and Areas of Emphasis and to contact the institution directly.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

University of Hawaii at Manoa Library: ca. 3.4 million vols. and 39,000 serials.

Special Research Collections: prominent collections include Hawaiian & Pacific Collections, Charlot collection, Asia collection, Hawaii War Records Depository, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Hawaii Congressional Papers, and University Archives.

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

School of Information Sciences

501 East Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 1-800-982-0914
Email: gslis@illinois.edu

Degrees offered: M.S., C.A.S., Ph.D., Graduate Certificate in Special Collections: for the latter see: http://ischool.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/specializations/certificate.

Curriculum: Students are allowed to design their own programs of concentration. The Graduate Certificate in Special Collections requires 10 credit hours total from the following courses as well as the 2 hour Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship course.  It is possible to complete the majority of these requirements online; for more information see http://ischool.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/mslis/leep.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship Annually
ARCHIVAL STUDIES
Administration and Use of Archival Materials Annually
Arrangement and Description for Archives and Museums Annually
Personal Archiving Occasionally
BOOK, MANUSCRIPT, PRINTING, AND LIBRARY HISTORY AND STUDIES
Book Arts Seminar Occasionally
History of Libraries Occasionally
History of Children’s Literature Annually
Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practice Annually
Rare Books, Crime, and Punishment Occasionally
History of the Book Annually
History and Techniques of Letterpress Printing Occasionally
Medieval Codicology: The Medieval Book from Sheep to Shelf Occasionally
CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION
Preserving Information Resources Every Year
Audiovisual Materials in Libraries and Archives Annually
Digital Preservation Every Year
INFORMATION ORGANIZATION AND RESOURCES
Bibliography Every Year
Music Librarianship and Bibliography Annually
Rare Book Cataloging Annually
Records and Information Management Occasionally
Theological Librarianship Annually
MISCELLANEOUS COURSES
Museum Informatics Annually
Planning, Production & Practice of Library and Museum Exhibitions Annually
Genealogy and Library Service Annually

The Donald W. Krummel and Marilyn Krummel Endowment Fund supports master’s students who wish to attend educational programs and professional events in the area of history of the graphic and artifactual evidence of books.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library, circa 13 million volumes.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, circa 500,000 volumes. Particular strengths lie in early printing and the Elizabethan and Stuart periods in England, with works by Shakespeare, various important editions of the Bible, and renaissance school books. The Library is renowned for its outstanding collections of incunabula and emblem books.  Noteworthy are the collections in the history of science and technology, Mark Twain and his age, the history of economics, and natural history. Also housed in the Library are papers of Benjamin Disraeli, Anthony Trollope, William Allingham, Marcel Proust, John Richardson, Carl Sandburg, H.G. Wells, William Maxwell, Shana Alexander, and W.S. Merwin.

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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

School of Library and Information Science

3087 Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5707
Fax: 319-335-5374
Email: slis@uiowa.edu

Degrees Offered: MA in Library & Information Science (LIS) and a joint MA LIS degree with a Certificate in Book Studies; for the latter see: http://book.grad.uiowa.edu/programs/graduate/joint-slis.

Curriculum: Broad-based curriculum; students can combine SLIS courses with courses from the Center for the Book to provide a specialization in Rare Books. See http://book.grad.uiowa.edu/programs/graduate/joint-slis for more information.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives and Media Annually
The Book in the Middle Ages Every Other Year
Book Art Seminar Annually
Historical Book Structures Annually
History of Readers and Reading Every Other Year
Practicum in Special Collections Every Semester
Topics in Material Analysis Every Semester
Book Conservation Every Other Year
Introduction to Book Studies Annually


CAMPUS RESOURCES

University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries is the largest library system in Iowa and has the 17th-largest holdings among the nation’s public research universities. The University’s Main Library, its 11 departmental libraries, and the Law Library contain more than 3 million volumes.

UI Special Collections Library: Holdings of the UI Special Collections Library are strong in 19th- and 20th-century English and American literature, 20th century American history, children’s literature and the histories of printing, hydraulics and gastronomy. The University Archives include back files of official University records, personal papers of some faculty members, copies of the Hawkeye Yearbook, University directories and catalogs, departmental histories and a large collection of photographs. The Iowa Women’s Archives collects and makes available primary source material by and about the women.

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

School of Library and Information Science

320 Lucille Little Library
Lexington, KY 40506-0224
Phone: 859-257-3317
Email: infosci@uky.edu

Degrees offered: MSLS

Curriculum: Broad program with courses available relevant to special libraries and archives.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives and Manuscripts Management Every Fall
Library and Book History Every Fall
Digital Libraries Every Spring
Oral History Every Spring
Law Librarianship Every Summer
Practicum Every Semester
Independent Study Every Semester


For further information contact:
Ashley DeWitt, Admissions Coordinator, ashdewitt@uky.edu.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: approximately 4 million volumes. Special Collections Research Center: emphasis on Kentuckiana, 20th-century politics, history of printing (including fine press), Miltoniana, and British Romantic and Victorian literature.

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

College of Information Studies

Room 4110, Hornbake Library South Wing, College Park, MD 20742-4345
Phone: 301-405-2038
Email: ischooladmission@umd.edu

Degrees offered: Master of Library Science(MLS), MLS/MA(History), Master of Information Management, Master of Computer Human Interaction, Doctor of Philosophy, Post-graduate Certificate in in Curation and Management of Digital Assets (CMDA).

Curriculum: Generalist program with broad range of courses for archives, records, and digital curation. Archives and Digital Curation Specialty available.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Arrangement, Description, and Access for Archives Annually (Fall)
Introduction to Archives and Digital Curation Annually (Fall)
Field Study in Archives, Records and Information Management Annually (Spring)
Legal Issues in Managing Information Annually
Library and Archives Preservation Annually (Spring)
Principles of Records and Information Management Annually (Spring)
Manuscript Collections Annually
Documentation, Collection, and Appraisal of Records Annually (Fall)
Personal Digital Curation Occasionally
Curation in Cultural Institutions Annually (Fall)
Management of Electronic Records and Information Annually (Fall)
Introduction to Digital Arts Curation Occasionally
History of the Book Occasionally (Summer)
Digital Preservation Occasionally (Spring)
Seminar in Archives, Records, and Information Management Occasionally


CAMPUS RESOURCES
:

University Library system: 4.3 million volumes, 17,000 E-journals, 900,000 E-books, and 352+ databases. Numerous special collections including Archives and Manuscripts, Literary Manuscripts, Marylandia and Rare Books, Performing Arts, & University Archives.

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

School of Information

4322 North Quad
105 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(For admissions/registrar mailings, use:
3360 North Quad
105 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Phone:734-763-2285; Fax: 734-615-3587
Email: umsi.admissions@umich.edu

Degrees offered: BSI, MSI, MHI, Ph.D.

Curriculum: Educating leaders for the information age, with emphases in library and information science, archives and records management, human computer interaction, preservation of information, information policy, social computing, and more. Specializations in Archives and Records Management (ARM) and Preservation of Information (PI) are available.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Preservation Administration Fall, annually
Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and Practices Fall, annually
Digital Preservation Winter, annually
Appraisal of Archives Winter, annually
Research Seminar on Archives and Institutions of Social Memory Winter, annually
Web Archiving Winter, annually
Digital Libraries and Archives Winter, annually
Digitization Cultural Heritage Materials Winter, annually
Preserving Sound and Motion Winter, annually
Data Manipulation Fall and Winter, annually
Managing Organizational Information Assets Fall, annually
Access Systems for Archival Materials Winter, annually
Records and Accountability in Modern Society Fall, annually


CAMPUS RESOURCES
:

University Library: Special Collections include Bentley Historical Library, Center for the History of Medicine, Art, Architecture & Engineering Special Collections Library, and the Special Collections Library. See a full listing of the UM Libraries

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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

303 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-4546; Fax: 573-884-2917
Email: sislt@missouri.edu

Degrees offered: MA, M.Ed., Ph.D., Ed.S. This is primarily a generalist program. It offers online synchronous, online asynchronous, and hybrid course options, with some face-to-face instructional opportunities.

COURSES FREQUENCY
History of Books and Media Every Year
Digital Libraries Every Spring Semester. Synchronous online.
Archives Offered irregularly. Next offering Summer 2017. Synchronous online.
Digital Humanities and Information Spring 2017 and every other year. Synchronous online.
American Library History Spring 2018 and every other year. Synchronous online.


CAMPUS RESOURCES
:

University Library: Special Collections include Archives and Western Historical Manuscript Collection, and Special Collections Department with strengths in the History of the Book and Printing and English Political and Religious History. Undergraduate program in Digital Storytelling. Undergraduate courses in Art History & Archaeology (The Art of the Book) and Religious Studies (Monastic Worlds) that emphasize book production.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

The State Historical Society of Missouri contains extensive manuscript collections about Missourians and Missouri history.

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UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL

École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information

C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7
Canada
Phone: 514 343-6044
Email: ebsiinfo@ebsi.umontreal.ca

Degrees offered: Undergraduate certificates (1 year) in Archival Studies and in Management of Digital Information; MIS; Ph.D.

Curriculum: The MIS program has two streams: professional (51 credits) and research (45 credits).

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives Administration Yearly
Digital Information Management Yearly
Bibliographic Description and Analysis Yearly
Archives and Society Yearly
Archival Preservation Yearly
Digital Archives Management Yearly
History of Printing Yearly
Evaluation of Archives Yearly
Classification of Archives Yearly
Description of Archives Yearly

A 6-credit practicum is required in the professional stream.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: circa 2 million volumes. Special Collections: strengths in History of Medicine and History of Canada.

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

School of Information and Library Science

216 Lenoir Drive
100 Manning Hall, CB#3660
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Phone: 919-962-8366
Email: info@ils.unc.edu

Degrees offered: BSIS, MSLS, MSIS; Certificate of Advanced Study; Ph.D.

Curriculum: The catalog of courses is noticeably weighted toward implementation and administration of digital technologies.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Access, Outreach, and Public Service in Cultural Heritage Repositories Biennially
Cultural Institutions Biennially
Digital Preservation and Access Annually
History of Libraries and other Information Related Cultural Institutions Biennially
History of the Book and Other Information Formats Biennially
Introduction to Archives and Records Management Fall and Spring
Preservation of Library and Archival Materials Annually
Seminar in Rare Book Collections Annually
Archival Appraisal Annually
Principles and Practices of Archival Description Annually


INTERNSHIPS:
Internships though the Field Experience Program may be applied to degree requirements. Independent study courses are also offered.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

Davis (Main) Library: 4.2 million volumes; 44,000 periodicals. Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library 110,000 books and pamphlets, 1200 Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, North Carolina Collection, Rare Book Collection, Hanes Foundation for the Study of the Origin and Development of the Book, Whittaker Collection of British authors, Southern Folklife Collection, Southern Historical Collection, University Archives and Records Management Services, Carolina Digital Library and Archives, Music Library, Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History, Sloane Art Library.

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-GREENSBORO

Department of Library and Information Studies

School of Education Building, Room 446
Physical Address:
1300 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412
Mailing Address:
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Main Line: (336) 334-3477
Email: lis@uncg.edu

Degrees offered: MLIS

Curriculum:Within the MLIS program, students may elect areas of specialization in public, academic, special, or school librarianship.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archival Management Fall, biennially
The History of Libraries and Librarianship Summer
Digital Libraries Fall
Special Collections Fall
Preservation Management Spring
History of the Book Summer


INTERNSHIPS:
Three credit hours of a practicum course may be counted towards the degree. Independent study courses are also available.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

Walter Clinton Jackson Library has the shelving capacity for more than one million books, an area of 220,174 square feet, and seating capacity for 950. The library offers a variety of materials and services to its users. The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives holds, besides their University Archives, notable collections in North Carolina History, a significant Woman’s Collection of Rare Books, and an internationally known collection of cello music books, manuscripts, records, and sheet music. The Women Veterans Historical Collection documents the female experience in the Armed Forces through letters, papers, photographs, published materials, uniforms, artifacts, and oral histories.

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

School of Library and Information Sciences

University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-50175
Email (LIS Department Chair): LIS-chair@unt.edu

The department of Library and Information Sciences is part of the College of Information which was formed in October 2008 and became a member of the iSchools in February, 2009. The department offers programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. The new Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management program includes core courses tailored to archival knowledge domains as outlined by the Academy of Certificated Archivists. Upon completion of the certificate students will be eligible to become provisionally certified through examination by the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Degrees offered: BSIS, MS-LS, MS-IS, IIS PhD

Curriculum: Broad-based, traditional program. There is a concentration in Archival Studies and Imaging Technology.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered.

COURSES FREQUENCY
5295: Preservation ONLINE: Every Fall, Spring,  and Summer
5450: Rare Books ONLINE: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer
5290: Special Collections and Archives Every Fall and Summer
5371: Archives and Manuscripts Fall Semester

Practicums / internship, or analogous experience, is required.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: circa 1.5 million volumes.

Special Collections: Newly combined Special Collections Department includes previously distinct University Archives and Rare Books departments. Archives has particular strengths in LGBT studies, 20th century American vernacular photography, and oral histories. Rare Books strengths are in 18th-century English literature, William Blake, printing and publishing, miniature books, and Texana; and a collection of 2,000 items pertaining to folk and children’s literature.

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UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

School of Library and Information Studies

401 West Brooks St., Room 120
Norman, OK 73019
405-325-3921
Email: slisinfo@ou.edu

Degrees offered: BAIS, MLIS.

Curriculum: Planning guides for various tracks/specialties can be found at:  http://slis.ou.edu/mlis-documents

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives Concepts and Traditions Odd Numbered Spring Terms
Archival Representation and Use Even Numbered Summer Terms (Norman and Tulsa)
Archival Appraisal Even Numbered Fall Terms (Norman and Tulsa)
Preservation Odd Numbered Fall Terms (Norman and Tulsa)

Internships may be applied to the degree requirements.

Distance learning program is offered in Tulsa and online.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library:
The University of Oklahoma Libraries on the Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses…

  • is the largest research library in the state of Oklahoma.
  • contains over 5 million volumes, 63,000 serials subscriptions (print and electronic), and 250 databases.
  • has been a depository library for federal government documents since 1893.
  • ranks 2nd in the Big 12 and 26th out of 114 research libraries in North America for volumes held.
  • maintains over 17,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, 1.6 million photographs, and more than 1.5 million maps.
  • holds over 70 incunabula (books printed before 1501), the oldest one of which was published in 1467

Special Collections: Emphases in western history and history of science.

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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

School of Information Sciences

135 North Bellefield Avenue
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-624-3988; Fax: 412-648-7001
Email: sisinq@sis.pitt.edu

Degrees offered: BSIS, MLIS, MSIS, MST, Ph.D., Certificate of Advanced Study

Curriculum: Archives and Information Science Specialization within Library and Information Sciences program.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and descriptions, see the projected Course Offerings.

NOTE:

All students in the master’s program must start in the Fall Term. Students have the option of gaining practical experience through participation in the Partner’s Program and practical experience and course credit through the optional Field Experience course.

For detailed information on course sequencing for both online and onsite master’s students, see http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/lis/degrees/mlis-program.php

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library, Special Collections. The Archives Service Center is the University’s repository for manuscript and record collections that document the history of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region, including the University of Pittsburgh.

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UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

Rodman Hall, Rm. 103
94 West Alumni Ave
Kingston, RI 02881-0815
401-874-2947; Fax: 401-874-4964

Degrees offered: MLIS.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered.

A 3-credit Professional Field Experience course is required for graduation, but the course may be taken twice for up to 6 credits.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: approximately 1 million volumes, over 9,000 current serial titles. Special Collections: collections of American literature and cookbooks, Rhode Island books, political papers, and Episcopal Church Records.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Significant rare book and manuscript collections are located at Brown University and, farther away, in New Haven and Boston.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

School of Library and Information Science

1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-3858; Fax: 803-777-7938
Web address: http://libsci.sc.edu/
Email: slisss@mailbox.sc.edu

Degrees offered: BSIS, MLIS, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Library and Information Science, Specialist in Library and Information Science, joint Masters program with Applied History, joint Masters program with English. Fast Track graduation option in Cultural Heritage Institutions.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered.

6 credits of internship may be applied toward the degree. Relevant internships in Rare Books & Special Collections, Thomas Cooper Library and South Caroliniana Library .

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Foci of the Rare Books and Special Collections library include natural history and science, British literature, American literature and the Joseph Heller archive, and the Augusta Baker Collection on Diversity in Children’s Literature and other collections in the area children’s literature.

South Caroliniana Library: Today, researchers from around the world visit the Caroliniana to study the books, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, serials, maps, audio recordings, and visual images preserved therein. Four major research divisions of the library include: Books, Manuscripts, Modern Political Collections, and University Archives.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

School of Library and Information Science

Cook Memorial Library, 206
118 College Drive, #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
601-266-4228
Email: slis@usm.edu

Degrees offered: LIS BS, MLIS, MLIS with school licensure emphasis; dual masters’ degrees with MLIS and anthropology, history, political science, or instructional technology; Graduate Certificate in Archives and Special Collections and Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature

Curriculum: Courses are online and meet weekly in virtual classrooms; required courses are offered each semester along with a variety of electives. A library practicum or archival practicum may be completed in a library or archive near the student. A British Studies class based in London and Edinburgh is offered in summer.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Libraries: The USM libraries hold more than 1.2 million volumes. Special Collections include Archives and Manuscripts and De Grummond Children’s Literature Collection. The Woods Rare Books Collection includes a 1731 Hollman Atlas, a 15th century Spanish Antiphonal, and a rare copy of John Calvin’s Commentaries on St. Paul’s Letters from 1551.

Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival each spring includes top authors and illustrators in the field of children’s literature.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

School of Library and Information Science

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CIS 1040
Tampa, FL 33620
813-974-3520
Email: si@usf.edu

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Science in Information Studies; M.A. in Library and Information Science

Selected relevant coursework: LIS 6026: Introductions to Archives and Records Management, LIS 6773: Digital Curation, LIS6551: Web Archiving.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

School of Information Sciences

1345 Circle Park Drive, Suite 451
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
(865) 974-2148
Email: sis@utk.edu

Degrees offered: Undergraduate minor, M.S.I.S., School Library Certification, Ph.D. in Communication and Information.

Curriculum: Individualized Curriculum Approach: students, in consultation with their advisor, may wish to pursue a curricular focus to develop an individualized program of study. Graduates of the school have prepared themselves for a variety of careers, including positions as: corporate information specialist, public librarian, records manager/archivist, webpage designer, indexer/abstractor, online information retrieval specialist, medical or law librarian, reference librarian, youth services specialist, and many others.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Management of Information Organizations Fall and Spring
Specialized Information Agencies and Services Summer
Academic Libraries Fall and Spring
Grant Writing for Information Professionals Fall
Archives and Records Management Fall
Development and Management of Collections Fall and Spring

Up to six credits of internship may be applied to the degree. Up to six credits of independent study may also be applied to the degree.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Libraries: circa 2 million volumes, 3.5 million manuscripts, 10,000 serials. Special Collections: foci include Tennessee history, North American Indians, 19th-century American Literature, Early Voyages and Travels, and art and architecture.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

School of Information

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information
1616 Guadalupe Suite #5.202
Austin, Texas 78701-1213
512-471-3821
Email: info@ischool.utexas.edu

Degrees offered: Masters of Information Studies; Dual Master’s Degree programs in Latin American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Juris Doctor, Global Policy Studies, and Public Affairs; Ph.D., Certificate of Advanced Study, Standard School Librarian Certificate, Endorsement of Specialization (Preservation, Special Libraries).

Curriculum: While there is no formal specialization program in special collections librarianship, a student can easily construct one from the many special collections courses available.

Course Offerings: A sampling is listed below; for course rotation and full course offerings, see the complete course descriptions or course schedules.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Introduction to Archival Enterprise I Fall
Introduction to Archival Enterprise II Spring
Archival Enterprise Spring
History of the Book Spring
Introduction to Bibliography Spring
Introduction to Digital Humanities Fall
Materials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Spring
Digital Archiving and Preservation Spring

In addition, the following courses are offered (depending on instructor and student interest):
Archives and Records in the Modern World
Special Libraries
Rare Books and Special Collections
Books, Libraries, and Civilization to 1500
Books, Libraries, and Civilization since 1500
Photograph and Cinema Archives
Seminar in History of Library and Information Studies.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Over 7 million volumes. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center: substantial collections in book arts, world literature, theater, music, and western history.

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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Faculty of Information’s iSchool

140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
M5S 3G6
Canada
416-978-3234
Email: inquire.ischool@utoronto.ca

Degrees Offered: Master of Information (MI), Master of Information – Executive, Master of Museum Studies (MMSt), Juris Doctor/Master of Information (JD/MI) combined program, PhD, Graduate Diploma, Concurrent Registration Option (MI + MMSt).

Curriculum: The MI program offers 7 pre-approved paths of study: Archives & Records Management (ARM), Critical Information Policy Studies (CIS), Information Systems & Design (ISD), Knowledge Management & Information Management (KMIM), User Experience & Design (UXD), Culture and Technology, and Library & Information Science (LIS). MI students can also choose a specialization in Identity, Privacy & Security, or enroll in one of 8 collaborative programs; the Book History & Print Culture collaborative program is an example of the latter.

This program is two years in length on a full-time basis, with both co-op and thesis options available. We also have a part-time and an executive program. The latter is targeted towards professionals with full-time jobs. The MMSt program is a separate degree program without paths or concentrations. A co-op option is available as part of the MI curriculum and students can, as well, enroll in an optional, unpaid practicum course that is counted towards their degree. MMSt students have the option of taking a summer internship course that is counted towards their degree.

For more details about our programs, please refer to the following: MI: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/mi, MI (Executive): http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/executive-mi, MMSt: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/mmst, PhD: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/phd, Graduate Diploma: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/dais, CRO: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/cro

Course Offerings: For full course offerings, see the list of courses offered.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University of Toronto Libraries: For statistics on the collection size, please visit the UTL’s annual statistics: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/annual-statistics.

Inforum: The Faculty of Information operates its own hybrid information centre, called the Inforum, which provides specialized information services to faculty and students in the information and museum studies disciplines (for details, see: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/services/inforum-is).

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library: The particular strengths of its collections include Canadian history and literature, English literature, Italian literature, European philosophy, and the history of science and medicine from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Toronto Public Library, which includes The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books.Massey College: History of the Book Collection and printing shop

For further information, contact:inquire.ischool@utoronto.ca

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The Information School, University of Washington

Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, Box 352840
Seattle WA 98195-2840
206-543-1794 / Fax: 206-616-3152
contact: http://ischool.uw.edu/about/contact
Email: iask@uw.edu

Degrees offered: BS Informatics, MLIS, MSIM (Master of Science in Information Management), Ph.D. Information Science

Curriculum: The Master of Library and Information Science program is available in both residential and online modes with identical degree requirements. The MLIS is a 63 quarter credit program which takes a generalist approach while still offering flexibility and numerous opportunities for students to focus on their areas of interest. Required core courses emphasize the theoretical foundations of library and information science. The culminating project is a Capstone, where students choose to focus on the project or research area that aligns with their interests and goals. Additional options include a Law Librarianship program, and a certificate program in School Library Media Endorsement.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered: LIS and INFX.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials Every year, on-campus
Archival and Manuscript Services Every year, both online and on-campus
Digital Preservation Every year, online
Catalogs, Cataloging, and Classification Every year, both online and on-campus

Elective credits may include advanced LIS and INFX courses, Directed Fieldwork, and Independent Study. Students may also choose electives from graduate courses offered by other UW academic departments.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

The UW has an active chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA-UW).

University of Washington Libraries: Over 7 million volumes and 60,000 serials. Special Collections has strengths in history of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Western Canada; architecture; book arts; 19th century American literature; photography; and historical children’s literature. Special Collections also houses the official Archives of the University of Washington. The UW Libraries also have a Preservation Department.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

There are many museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural institutions in the Seattle area for students interested in special collections.

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UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

Faculty of Information & Media Studies

North Campus Building, Room 240
London, Ontario
N6A 5B7
Canada
519-661-2111

Degrees offered: Undergraduate degree in Media, Information, and Technoculture (MIT); MLIS; Ph.D. in Library and Information Science; MA, Ph.D in Media Studies.

Curriculum: The MLIS curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation covering core aspects of the field of library and information science.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered.

Courses Frequency
Archival Description Every Year
Information Organization, Curation and Access Twice Per Year
Digital Libraries Twice Year
Introduction to Archives Administration Twice Per Year
Management of Special Libraries and Information Services Twice Per Year
Records Management Twice Per Year


Internships:
The MLIS Program has an optional Co-operative Work/Study component available to eligible students who meet specified requirements.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

Graduate Resource Centre: The Graduate Resource Centre supports students, faculty and staff involved in graduate education in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western. The GRC provides access to electronic databases and print collections, as well as offering instructional workshops.

Western Libraries: Western Libraries has seven major service locations with more than 7.7 million items in print, microform and electronic formats. Together, they constitute one of the largest research library systems in Canada. There are many special collections, such as those in the areas of Canadiana, Art History, Sport History, Music and Law.

The James Alexander and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections: These collections comprise the Western Archives’ antiquarian and rare book holdings. Major collections include the G. William Stuart, Jr. Collection of Milton and Miltoniana, the H.G. Wells Collection, English Canadian literature to 1939, Canadian Voyages and Travel titles to 1900, the Hannah Collection of the History of Science and Medicine, the Beatrice Hitchins Collection of Aviation History, and the Richard Maurice Bucke Collection of Medical, Philosophical and Literary Papers.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

London Public Library: The London Public Library’s London Room contains many archival materials related to local history.

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

School of Library and Information Studies

Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park Street
Madison WI 53706
608-263-2900
Email: uw-slis@slis.wisc.edu

Degrees offered: MA in Library and Information Science; Ph.D. in Library and Information Science; dual Masters degrees offered with Art History, Law, and Music. Students are encouraged to specialized their degree in this generalist program; specializations include Archives and Records Management for a Digital Age and Special Librarianship. Ph.D. Students at UM-Madison can choose a minor in Print Culture.

Curriculum: Strengths include public service, particularly for publicly-funded institutions. Students can focus on Archives Administration in the Master’s program.

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Modern Archives Administration Every Year
Field Project Seminar Every Semester
History of Books and Print Culture Every Fall
Management and Preservation of Multimedia Materials Sporadically
Practice of Modern Archives Every Year
Preservation and Conservation of Library and Archives Materials Sporadically
Special Problems in Archives / Manuscripts Administration Every Year
Special Collections Seminar Sporadically
Records Management Every Year
Archives Outreach and User Services Every Year
Archives Accessioning and Appraisal Every Year
Encoded Archival Description Every Summer
Digital Libraries Every Year
Information Architecture Every Year
Metadata and Document Structures Every Year
Digital Tools, Trends, and Debates Every Year

A special collections course has been offered annually, with some special topics courses (such as data librarianship or map librarianship) offered mainly in the summer.

A student with interests in Special Collections can do a field project at a Special Collections Library. This class is taught by a full-time faculty member every fall semester.

A student can construct a specialization in special collections librarianship by means of practicums, up to 9 credit hours of electives outside the library school, and independent study.The practicum is required for all students. Note that while most program requirements can be completed through distance learning,the Archives specialization has some on-campus requirements.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library and SLIS Laboratory Library. Special Collections: Foci include English and American Literature, Philosophy and Theology, History of Science, and History of the Book.

The School is the home of the Center for the History of Print & Digital Culture.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

There are many interesting local resources for students interested in special collections such as the Helen Allen Textiles Collections, The Center for Film and Theater Research, University Archives, Wisconsin State Historical Society Archives, Children’s Museum, Herbarium, Geology Museum.

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

School of Information Studies

Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 3550
2025 E Newport
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone Number: 414-229-4707
Fax: 414-229-6699
Email: sois-archivesinfo@uwm.edu

Degrees offered: BSIR (Undergraduate program in Information Resources); MLIS with Concentration in Archival Studies; Coordinated Degrees MLIS/MA or MS (Anthropology, English, Foreign Language and Literature, Geography, Health Care Informatics, History, Music, Urban Studies); Ph.D.

Certificates:Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Administration (post-MLIS)

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered. Three credit hours of supervised fieldwork can be counted toward the degree. Up to six credits of supervised fieldwork can be counted towards the degree.

Curriculum: Note that most courses are offered in both onsite and online format.  The MLIS and Certificate of Advanced Study can be achieved entirely online.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Introduction to Modern Archives Administration Fall and Spring
Information and Records Management Fall and Spring
Electronic Document and Records Management Occasionally
The Academic Library Annually
Arrangement and Description in Archives Yearly
Archival Outreach Yearly
Preserving Information Media Occasionally
Seminar in Modern Archives Administration Occasionally
Fieldwork in Archives and Manuscripts Every Term
Seminar in Intellectual Freedom Occasionally
Legal Issues for Library and Information Managers Yearly
Appraisal & Collection Development for Archives and Manuscripts Yearly
Technology Issues in Archives Occasionally
Independent Research Arranged with Instructor
History of Books and Printing Occasionally

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library with over 5.2 million cataloged items in holdings (2012)

American Geographical Society Library holding all materials from the American Geographical Society, including cartographic, photographic, digital, and GIS data.

UWM Archives providing access to primary sources from the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and documenting the university’s historical record.

UWM Special Collections holding rare and special materials with strong holdings in American nursing history, art and architecture, aviation history, Civil War regimental histories, contemporary fine-press printing, book arts, gay and lesbian study, Irish literature, Jewish studies, labor and radical movements, small press publishing, Native American literature, manuscript collections, social justice, UWM Authors and Women’s Studies.

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Valdosta State University

Library and Information Science

1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
229-333-5966

Degrees Offered: MLIS

Course Offerings: For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Course Schedule and list of courses offered. Three credit hours of supervised fieldwork can be counted toward the degree.

This program is primarily web-based. There is an optional track in Cataloging and Classification.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library is a Federal Document Selective Repository; Archives and Special Collections specialties in VSU History and regional history.

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WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Library and Information Science Program

106 Kresge Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202-3939
313-577-1825; 877-263-2665 (toll-free); Fax 313-577-7563

Degrees offered: MLIS; Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science; Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration; Graduate Certificate in Information Management; Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management; Joint MLIS and MA in History; Michigan School Library Media Specialist endorsement

Curriculum: A generalist program allowing students to specialize in a dozen or more areas including archival administration, records and information management and special libraries.  Many courses are offered online.

Courses offered:  History of Books, Printing, and Publishing, Digital Imaging, Electronic Archives, Introduction to Archival & Library Conservation.  For course rotation and full course offerings, see the Schedule of Courses. Practica are offered in specific areas, including special libraries, archives, and digital content.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library System: Wayne State University has five libraries with a total of over three million books and 18,000 current subscriptions to periodicals.

The Purdy/Kresge Library complex houses all materials in the fields of business, education, humanities, and social sciences, as well as all general periodicals. This complex also contains New Media and Information Technology and the offices and classrooms of the School of Library and Information Science.

The David Adamany Undergraduate Library: Careers, computers, and student survival skills are the special focus of the undergraduate library that maintains and supports over 500 computer workstations, a print collection that supports the undergraduate curriculum, and a twenty-four hour computer lab and study center.

Computer science, engineering, life sciences, nursing, and physical science materials are housed in the Science and Engineering Library. Legal documents and related materials are located in the Arthur Neef Law Library. Health science materials are located in the Vera Shiffman Medical Library.

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs is a rich source of archival materials. It includes the personal papers of many urban leaders and is an important source of original data regarding Detroit, the auto industry, and unionization.

The Special Collections include The Arthur L. Johnson African-American History Collection, The Florence Nightingale Collection, Jeheskel (Hezy) Shoshani Library Endowed Collection, Leonard Simons Collection of Rare Michigan History Texts, and the Kasle Collection of Judeo-Christian Heritage. Strengths in Juvenile and Children’s collections.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

The location of Wayne State University in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center provides additional advantages to the library and information science student. Readily available to the university student are the main branch of the Detroit Public Library, the professional research library of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Science Center.

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