Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management (Online and On-Campus)
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management is an 18 credit program offered as part of the MSLIS or as a separate post-Master’s certificate. Because all types of institutions create and maintain records, there are career opportunities for both archivists and records managers in a variety of settings, including corporations, government agencies, libraries of all types, museums, historical societies, and non-profit organizations and associations. The Certificate program covers content areas included in certification examinations administered by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) and the Institute of Certified Management (ICRM). This certificate is available both face-to-face and online.
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management requires 18 credits. The following three courses (9 credits) are required:
LIS 520 Records Management I
LIS 714 Archives and Manuscripts
LIS 690 Internship with an Archive Focus
Students may choose an additional 9 credits from a variety of electives that are tailored to suit
individual career objectives, including:
LIS 611 Film and Media Collections
LIS 657 Introduction to Preservation
LIS 705 Principles and Practices in Archival Description: EAD/DACS
LIS 706 Digital Preservation
LIS 713 Rare Books & Special Collections Librarianship
LIS 716 Audio Preservation
LIS 721 Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts
LIS 722 Electronic Records
LIS 755 Information Technologies and Society
LIS 763 Metadata for Digital Libraries
LIS 901 Institute on Maps Collections
Online and In-Classroom Instruction
This post-master's program offers all 18 credits fully online. However, you may also elect to take all credits in a traditional classroom setting at one of two LIU locations in the New York-metropolitan area, or take a combination of both online and in-class courses. The Palmer School's campus locations include LIU Post in Brookville, N.Y. and the Bobst Library at NYU in Manhattan.
This program has three required courses: LIS 520 Records Management, LIS 714 Archives and Manuscripts and LIS 690 Internship within an Archive Focus. You then choose three elective courses that address your individual interests. The final class is an internship.
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The program is open to anyone with a master's degree. Applicants must have a 3.0 overall GPA in their previous graduate program or complete a GRE test with a score of 300 (using the new scale) or an MAT test score of 412. For admissions requirements, click here. To apply to the program, complete the LIU online application for admission or speak with an admissions counselor or faculty member at 516-299-2866.
Courses are taught by internationally renowned faculty with extensive professional and scholarly experience in archives, electronic records, preservation, imaging systems and technology, and library science. Read more…
For more information contact
Dr. Gregory Hunter, Director, Archives and Records Management Program and Ph.D. Program in Information Studies
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
For gainful employment information visit www.liu.edu/ge.