Master of Science
in Library and Information Science
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers the full Master of Science in Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.) program at its Manhattan location in the renowned Bobst Library of New York University, an outstanding research facility in the heart of Greenwich Village, overlooking Washington Square. This convenient location offers students access to the world’s premier libraries, museums, special collections, and experts in the library world.
Rare Books and Special Collections
The Palmer School offers a concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections as part of the American Library Association-accredited MSLIS in Library and Information Science program. The program is designed for students intending to pursue careers in research institutions and the book trade and for those collectors and scholars interested in this material. Students develop proficiency in rare book curatorship, archival techniques, the history of the book, rare book cataloging, preservation, and exhibition planning. They become acquainted with major collections through field trips and internships, and will have opportunities to meet experts in this area. The program will make extensive use of the rich Rare Books and Special Collections libraries in the greater New York area. Specialized courses in book history are offered and courses relevant to this concentration may also be selected from the Palmer School’s certificate of advanced study in Archives and Records Management. All courses will be available in Manhattan at NYU’s Bobst Library, although students may take core courses and some electives at other Palmer School locations.
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Archives and Records Management
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records ManagementArchives 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.
Dual Master's Degree Program
We boast an excellent Dual Master’s Degree Program with NYU that is aimed at addressing the critical need for subject specialists.
Students in this program receive two master’s degrees (our M.S.L.I.S. and NYU’s MA.) but credits required for each individual degree are reduced.
Palmer School Manhattan Coordinator:
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Bobst Library, Room 707
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, N.Y. 10012
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