Archives & Records Management

Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management

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
LIS 714 - Archives and Manuscripts
LIS 690 - Internship with an Archives or Records Management Focus

Students may choose an additional 9 credits from a variety of electives that are tailored to suit individual career objectives, including:

LIS 529 - Map Collections
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 - Digital Records
LIS 755 - Information Technologies and Society
LIS 763 - Metadata for Digital Libraries

Online and In-Classroom Instruction 

This Certificate 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 City 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 Archives or Records Management Focus. You then choose three elective courses that address your individual interests. The final class is an internship. 

Check out the LIU Post Graduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

Contact Us

Greg Hunter

For more information contact: 
Dr. Gregory Hunter, Director, Palmer School Archives and Records Management Program 
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-2171
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