List of ALA-Accredited Library Schools

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
202-319-5085

Degrees offered: MLS. 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
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 Management of Library / Archive Materials Fall/Spring
Rare Book Librarianship Every Spring
Religious Archives Institute Biennial Summer
Special Collections: An Introduction 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.

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. The University maintains the University Museum Collection for use by the SLIS community.  The digitized online materials consist of online collections and exhibits. Online collections contain documents and images from individual university and manuscript collections.

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: 866-272-5612
814-393-2271; fax 814-393-2150

Degrees offered: MLS; School Library Media Certification; Certificate of Advanced Studies.

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.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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

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CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

No longer has a School of Library and Information Studies


DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

School of Information Management

Halifax , Nova Scotia, B3H 3J5, Canada
902-494-3656
Email: SIM@dal.ca

Degrees Offered: MLIS, MLIS/LLB, MLIS/MBA, MLIS/MPA, MLIS/MREM (Resource and Environmental Management).

Curriculum: A generalist program, with no formal specialization/certificate program in special collections librarianship.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives Every Year
History of the Book Every Second Year
Reading Course Every Year
Thesis option Every Year

Practicum is a required non-credit course, with opportunities in Special Collections and Archives.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Libraries: 1.5 million vols.

Special Collections Library: Australian literature, Francis Bacon, Rudyard Kipling, Canadiana, early imprints and fine bindings.

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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.

Archives and Special Collections Pathway

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archival Administration and Services Every Fall
Advanced Archival Management Every Spring
Descriptive Bibliography Every Year
History of the Printed Book Every Year
Preservation and Conservation Every Year
Early Books and Manuscripts Every Spring
History of Children's Literature On Demand
Archives and Collective Memory Every Fall

Students may take practicums in local libraries, and archive and information centers. These courses are also offered regularly at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota through a collaborative agreement between these institutions.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 225,000 vols.

Special Collections Library: early printed books, manuscripts, and small press books.

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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, library and information services, competitive intelligence and knowledge management, digital libraries, youth services and school library media; Ph.D.; online certificate in healthcare informatics; advanced certificate in information studies and technology and post-master's study available.

Curriculum: Students can combine library-related courses and courses in information systems to earn the Master of Science degree.  The MS normally requires 15 courses and may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.  Credit for work experience may be given to students for related professional work experiences obtained prior to the start of their degree program.  A Practicum is offered that provides students with an opportunity to earn credit for work within an academic context.  Students must complete six required courses, five of which are taken at the outset of the program.  The balance of the program can be completed either through a broad range of electives or an optional concentration that consists of five courses plus four electives of the student’s choice.

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

Additional courses are available through Temple University's public history program.

Drexel also has an agreement with Temple University (see Temple Archives Option at http://www.cis.drexel.edu/PS/GraduatePrograms/spec/) wherein students may take the 3-course Archives sequence and transfer these courses into their LIS programs. These three courses are: Introduction to Archives and Manuscripts, Research in Archives and Manuscripts, and Internship in Archives.

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

1200 Commercial St.
Emporia, KS 66801
316-341-5203

Degrees offered: MLS, Ph.D.

Curriculum: A strong program in school media librarianship.

COURSES FREQUENCY
History of Information Twice a Year
Archives Under development

An archives course is offered through the History Department.

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

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 725,000 vols.

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


FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Information Studies

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

Degrees offered: BS, MS, Specialist, Ph.D., School Library Media Specialist Certification (non-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.

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: ca. 2.2 million vols., 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.


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

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 44244
330-672-2782

Degrees offered: MLS.; Certificate of Advanced Study.

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

COURSES FREQUENCY
Book Arts Undetermined
Foundation and Administration of Archives Every Year
History of Libraries and Recorded Information Undetermined
Preservation Management Every Year
Rare Book Librarianship Every Year

Students may take a practicum in archives administration or special collections librarianship.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 2 million volumes; 9,500 periodicals.

Special Collections Library: strengths include books about books, autographs, William Faulkner, papers of Jean Claude Van Italie, Joseph Chaikin, and D.A. Levy.


LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Palmer School of Library and Information Science

Main office:
C.W. Post Campus
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
516-299-2866

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

Degrees offered: MSLIS; concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections at its Manhattan site in Bobst Library, NYU; certificate program in Archives and Records Management.

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 collections through field trips and internships, and will have opportunity to meet experts in this area. In addition to the regular course schedule, specialized courses will be offered as Special Topics. Included as Special Topics are scheduled visits to great collections, the history of various aspects of "the book" such as the book in America, artists' books in the library, and an introduction to the book trade and auction world. 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 Book and Special Collections Librarianship Every year
History of the Book Every year

PLUS TWO ELECTIVES

Great Collections of New York City Every Year
Humanities Sources and Services Every year
Introduction to Preservation Every Year
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Metadata: Description and Access Every Year
Rare Book Cataloging Every Year
Artists' Books Every Other Year
Exhibitions and Catalogs: Library Meets Museum 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.

Curriculum: For the Certificate Program 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 Storage and Retrieval Every Year

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers classes at four sites.  The full program of courses leading to the MSLIS degree are offered at the C. W. 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) and in Westchester County at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, N.Y.  The Ph.D. in Information Studies program is offered only at the C. W. 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.

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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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
History of Books and Libraries Every Year
Archives Administration Every Year
Digital Libraries Every Year
Electronic Description of Archival Material Every Year
Advanced Archival Access Every Year
History of Archives and Record Keeping Every Year
Documentary Editing Every Year
Public Programming for Historical Organizations and Archives Every Two Years
Management of Electronic Records Every Two Years
Oral History Every Two Years
Records Management Every Two Years
Advanced Appraisal for Archives Every Two Years
Collection Management for Archives and Museums Every Two Years
Technology Issues in Archives Every Two Years

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 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: Dual master's degree from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and MSLIS from Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science. Also, MSLIS with concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections at Palmer's Manhattan site in Bobst Library, NYU; certificate program in Archives and Records Management.

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 Book and Special Collections Librarianship Every Year
History of the Book Every Year

PLUS TWO ELECTIVES

Great Collections of New York City Every Year
Humanities Sources and Services Every year
Introduction to Preservation Every Year
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year
Metadata: Description and Access Every Year
Rare Book Cataloging Every Year
Artists' Books Every Other Year
Exhibitions and Catalogs: Library Meets Museum 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 in Archives

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 Storage and Retrieval Every Year

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers classes at four sites. The full program of courses leading to the MSLIS degree are offered at the C. W. 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) and in Westchester County at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, N.Y. The Ph.D. in Information Studies program is offered only at the C. W. 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.

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)

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives and Records Management Undetermined

TRACKS

Academic Librarian Every Year
Archives and Records Management Every Year
Law Librarian Every Year
Public Librarian Every Year
School Librarian / School Media Coordinator Every Year
Special Librarian Every Year
Networking and Communications (Information Science) Every Year
Strategic Information Management (Information Science) Every Year
Digital Librarianship (Library Science) Every Year

Students may take a Practicum for credit.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University library: ca. 400,000 vol., 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 and Library Science

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 Arts and Humanities Library Services; Business/Corporate Information Services; Health Sciences/Medical Library Services; Law Library Services; Archives and Records Management; New York State Library Media Specialist Certification; Rare Books and Special Collections Focus Area.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Conservation and Preservation Every Year
Management of Archives and Special Collections Every Semester
Principles of Records Management Every Year
Electronic Records Management Every Year
Modern Book Publishing Every Year
Institute on Special Collections Every Summer
Institute on Art Collections Every Summer
Institute on Map Collections Every Summer
Museums and Library Research Every Fall
Digital Libraries Every Year
Projects in Digital Archives Every Year
Art Librarianship Every Year
Performing Arts Librarianship Every Year
Rare Books at New York Public Library
Ephemera Collections
Metadata, Description, & Access
Photography Collections at the International Center for Photography
Special Topics in Archives and Manuscripts
The Art World: Business & Information at the New York Public Library
FLORENCE (SUMMER) ABROAD PROGRAM
Florentine Art & Culture, Museum and Library Research and Documentation
Cultural Heritage Conservation

Practicums and internships in special collections are available every semester.

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 Every Year
Archives and Manuscripts Every Year

Students may apply internship credits toward the degree.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 700,000 vols. 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.


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.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Knowledge Structures and the Information Professions Twice Every Year
Reading Interests of Adults Every Year
Social History of Children's Literature Every Year
Manuscripts and Archives Every Year
Preservation of Library and Archival Materials Every Year
Digital Libraries Twice Every Year
Digital Library Technology Every Year
Economics of Information Irregularly
Social History of Children's Literature Irregularly
History of Books Every Year
Documents and Records in Print and Electronic Environment Every Year

Practica, Independent study, and field Experience emphasizing some aspect of special collections may also be taken.

Professional Development Studies offers Preservation Management Certificate. The Preservation Management Institute leading to the certificate involves a full week of classes in the Fall, another week in the Spring, and a final week during the following late Summer or Fall.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 3 million vols. 682,276 bound periodicals. 22,686 current subscriptions; 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.


ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY

Division of Library and Information Science

8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
718-990-6200

Degrees Offered: MLS; Specialist certificates available in the areas of Drug Information, Government Information, School Media; Advanced certificate in Library and Information Studies.

Curriculum: Declared programmatic strengths are organization of information (cataloging and indexing), librarianship, archives and manuscripts. A course in the history of books and printing is offered each year.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives and Manuscripts Undetermined
History of Books and Printing Once Yearly
Preservation Technology in Library and Information Science Undetermined
Practical Conservation and Preservation of Library Materials Undetermined
Records Management Undetermined

Credit Internships available

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: 1.5 million vols.

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SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Library and Information Science

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

office@slis.sjsu.edu

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. No special collections program or certificate.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Advanced Archives Seminar Twice yearly
Archives and Manuscripts Three times yearly
History of Books and Libraries Once yearly
Preservation Management Once yearly
Records Management Three times yearly
Electronic Records Twice yearly
Digitization Once yearly
Illuminated Manuscripts Once every two years
Incunabula Once every two years

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

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

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

Degrees offered: MS, Doctor of Arts in Library Management, concentrated programs in Archives Management, Preservation, and school Library Media. Dual degree programs in Archives/History and School Library and MAT. PhD in Library and Information Science.

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

COURSES FREQUENCY
Administration of Archives and Manuscript Programs Each Semester
Preservation Management for Libraries and Archives Each semester
Records Management Yearly
Photographic Archives Yearly
Art Documentation Yearly
Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts Twice per year
Establishing Archives and Manuscripts Collections Yearly
Archives, History and Collective Memory Yearly
Preservation Technologies Yearly
Oral History Yearly
History of Visual Communication Yearly
History of the Book (Graduate Course, English/History Yearly
The Medieval Manuscript from Charlemagne to Gutenberg Yearly

Continuing Education in archives and rare books is offered throughout the year. For more information, go to: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/

Internships are a mandatory part of the two Introduction courses.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

The Simmons College Archives and Special Collections 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

Department of Information and Library Science

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

Degrees offered: MLS, 6th year Certificate in Library and Information Studies.

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

COURSES FREQUENCY
History of Books and Printing Infrequently

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 400,000 vols. 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 522 International Publishing and Bibliography; 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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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, Learning Resources Endorsement, and Ph.D.

Curriculum: Programmatic strengths include children's librarianship, school librarianship, user needs, information policy, and library management. With Dr. Robert Martin joining the faculty as Professor of Library Science, History of Librarianship is a regular course offering. TWU also has a cooperative relationship with the University of North Texas for other courses in special collections librarianship. Practica in special collections libraries are possible.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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

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. Special Collections Library: 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. 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
780-492-4578

Degrees offered: MLIS, MLIS/MA

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
602-621-3565

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

COURSES FREQUENCY
Descriptive Bibliography Yearly
History of the Book Yearly
Introduction to Archives Management Yearly
Knowledge Constructs Twice Yearly
Rare Books Yearly
Social Constructs of Information Yearly
Seminar in Literary Research Methods Alternates Yearly Physical Bibliography with History of the Early Book
Preservation Summer
Introduction to Archives Summer
Issues in Advanced Archives Summer

Internships are available.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Over 7 million volumes in holdings.

Special Collections Library: Books, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera focusing on Arizona and Southwestern literature and history, Spanish and American language and literature, Mexican colonial history, 20th-century photography, history of science, 18th- and 19th-century British and American literature, and science fiction.

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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

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

Curriculum: Programmatic strengths are general library and information studies and archives administration. First Nations Curriculum Concentration. Certificate of Advanced Study is available as a post-MAS or post-MLIS program for further study into issues and topics specific to special collections.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship Occasional
Theory and Practice of Oral History Occasional
Descriptive Bibliography Occasional
Historical Bibliography Occasional
Preservation Every Year
Directed Study Every Year
Independent Research Project Every Year
Professional Experience Every Year
Cataloguing Special and Non-Book Materials Every Other Year
Digital Images and Collections Every Year
Digital Libraries Every Year
Government Documents Every Year
History of the Book Every Year
Management of Audio-Visual and Non-Textual Archives Occasional
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/2012/03/28/report-to-the-senate-2010-11/)

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.

Dr. Gregory Leazer is the chair of the department.

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
2450 S. Vine St., Room 127
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 in areas such as Archives and Special Collections, Library Management, Early Childhood Librarianship, Law Librarianship, Metadata, Information Technology, and Reference Services as well as other areas.


COURSES
FREQUENCY
Introduction to Archives Management Yearly
Archival Appraisal Yearly
Arrangement, Description & Access to Archives Yearly
Conservation & Preservation Yearly

Campus Resources:/

Penrose Library, Special Collections: The Department of Special Collections contains the University Archives, the library’s rare book and manuscript collections, the Beck Archives of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and the Carson-Brierly Dance Library.

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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

Library and Information Science Program

Hamilton Library (Ground Floor)
2550 The Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
808-956-7321; Fax: 808-956-5835

Degrees offered: MLISc. Certificates: to Archives & Special Collections

COURSES FREQUENCY
Conservation of Library Materials Every Year
Introduction to Archives Management Every 2nd Year
Preservation Management Every Year
Seminar in Archival Studies Every 2nd Year
History of Books & Libraries Every 2nd Year
Hawaiian Studies Information Resources Every 2nd Year
Pacific Islands Information Resources Every 2nd Year

Students may apply up to six hours of practicum and additional internship hours to the degree.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

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

Special Collections Library: prominent collections include Hawaiian collection, Pacific collection, 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

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

501 East Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
1-800-982-0914

Degrees offered: M.S., C.A.S., Ph.D., Graduate Certificate in Special Collections: for the latter see: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/mbms.

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 via LEEP; for more information see http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/leep.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship Every Year

ARCHIVAL STUDIES

Administration and Use of Archival Materials Every Year
Arrangement and Description for Archives and Museums Every Year

BOOK, MANUSCRIPT, AND PRINTING HISTORY AND STUDIES

Manuscripts and Early Printing Occasionally
Problems in Chinese History: Literary Culture and Communication in Ming Qing China Book Arts Occasionally
History of Libraries Occasionally
History of Children's Literature Occasionally
Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practice Occasionally
The Picture Book: History, Art, and Visual Literacy Occasionally
Special Topics in Book Arts Occasionally
Rare Books, Crime, and Punishment Occasionally
Great Printers and Their Books Occasionally
History of the Book Occasionally
History and Techniques of Letterpress Printing Occasionally
Medieval Codicology: The Medieval Book from Sheep to Shelf Occasionally
Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Occasionally
History and Practices of Book Collecting Occasionally
Manufacture, Description, Uses, & Preservation of Paper in the Scholarly World Occasionally

CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION

Preserving Information Resources Every Year
Audiovisual Materials in Libraries and Archives Occasionally
Preservation and Conservation for Collections Care Occasionally
Digital Preservation Every Year

INFORMATION ORGANIZATION AND RESOURCES

Bibliography Every Year
Music Librarianship and Bibliography Occasionally
Rare Book Cataloging Occasionally
Enumerative, Descriptive, Historical and Textual Bibliography Occasionally
Reference Sources for Rare Books Occasionally

MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Museum Informatics Occasionally
Legal Issues in Library and Information Science Occasionally
Special Collections in Museums and Historical Settings Occasionally

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, ca. 12 million volumes.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, ca. 300,000 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
319-335-5707
Fax: 319-335-5374

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
History of Books and Printing Every Year
The Book in the Middle Ages Every Year
The Transition from Manuscript to Print Every Year
Practicum in Special Collections Every Semester

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
859-257-3317

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
Oral History Every Spring
Special Libraries Once Per Year
Law Librarianship Once Per Year

For further information contact: Will Buntin, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, will.buntin@uky.edu.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 2.6 million vols. Special Collections: 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 Building
College Park, MD 20742-4345
301-405-2038

Degrees offered: Master of Library Science(MLS), MLS/MA(History), Master of Information Management, Doctor of Philosophy.

Curriculum: Generalist program with broad range of courses for archives and manuscripts. Archives, Records, and Information Management Specialty within the MLS program

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archival Principles, Practices and Programs Annually (Fall)
Field Study in Archives, Records and Information Management Annually (Spring)
Legal Issues in Managing Information Annually
Library and Archives Preservation Annually (Spring)
Manuscript Collections Annually
Documentation, Collection, and Appraisal of Records Annually (Fall)
Seminar in Archives, Records, and Information Management Occasionally
History of the Book Occasionally (Summer)
Digital Preservation Occasionally (Spring)

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library system: 2.6 million volumes, 13,000 serial titles.

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)
734-763-2285; Fax: 734-615-3587

Degrees offered: 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.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Information Resources and Services Twice a Year
Human Interaction in Information Retrieval Every Year
Information-Seeking Behavior Every Year
Database Application Design Twice a Year
Government Information: Issues, Resources, and Policy Every Year
Preserving Information Every Year
Music Bibliography Every Year
Collection Development and Management Every Year
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services Every Year
Media for Children and Young Adults Every Year
Management of Nonprofit Libraries and Information Services Every Year
History of Books and Printing Every Year
School Library Media Management Every Other Year
Web Archiving Every Year
Digital Libraries and Archives Every Year
Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning Every Year
Professional Practice in Libraries and Info. Centers Every Year
Information Use in Communities Every Year
Information Retrieval Every Year
Evidence-based Health Information Practice Every Year
Information Architecture Every Year
Entrepreneurship in the Information Industry Every Year
Online Searching and Databases Every Year
Organization of Information Resources Every Year

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 28 UM Libraries and 28 departmental libraries, collections, and resource centers

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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI -- COLUMBIA

Information Sciences and Learning Technologies

303 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-4546; Fax: 573-884-2917

Degrees offered: MA, M.Ed., Ph.D., Ed.S.; New Media certificate.

COURSES FREQUENCY
History of Books and Printing Every Other Year

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: Special Collections include Archives and Western Historical Manuscript Collection, and Special Collections Department.

For further information, contact: sislt@missouri.edu

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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
514 343-6044

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).

REQUIRED COURSES (18 credits) FREQUENCY
Introduction to Information Science Yearly
Digital Information Management Yearly
Bibliographic Description and Analysis Yearly
Reference sources and online searching Yearly
Management of Information Service Yearly
Research Methods in LIS Yearly

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

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 2 million vols.

For further information, contact: ebsiinfo@ebsi.umontreal.ca

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

School of Information and Library Science

100 Manning Hall, CB#3660
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
919-962-8366

Degrees offered: 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 Fall
Advanced Issues and Practices in Archives and Manuscripts Administration Spring
Archival Approaches to Content Management Spring
Cultural Institutions Fall
Digital Preservation and Access Spring
History of Libraries and other Information Related Cultural Institutions Biannually (next: Fall 2005)
History of the Book and Other Information Formats Biannually (next: Fall 2006)
Introduction to Archives and Records Management Fall
Preservation of Library and Archival Materials (Fall)Seminar in Rare Book Collections Spring

Internships may be applied to degree requirements.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: 4.2 million vols.; 44,000 periodicals. Louis Round Wilson Library 110,000 books and pamphlets, 1200 Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, Hanes Foundation for the Study of the Origin and Development of the Book, the Whittaker Collection of British authors, Southern Folklore Collection, Southern Historical Collection.

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-GREENSBORO

Department of Library and Information Studies

349 Curry Building, PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
336-334-3477

COURSES FREQUENCY
Introduction to Archival Management Not Reported
The History of Libraries and Librarianship Not Reported

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

School of Library and Information Sciences

1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2445

 The Department of Library and Information Sciences is now part of a new College here at the University of North Texas called the College of Information.  Dr. Maurice Wheeler is our Interim Chair. 

The Master’s Degree is offered through residential study or through the Web Institute. In the Web Institute, students attend one nine-day or two four-day sessions in Denton, Houston, Las Vegas, Virginia, or Goergia, with the remainder of the program online.

Degrees offered: BS, MS, Ph.D.

Curriculum: Broad-based, traditional program.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Preservation Every Fall, Spring and Second Summer Session
Rare Books Every Spring
Special Collections and Archives Every Fall

The Special Collections and Archives course, though listed in the university catalog, has not been offered since 1992.

Practicums / internship, or analogous experience, is required.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 1.5 million vols.

Rare Book & Texana Collection: strengths are in 18th-century English literature, William Blake, printing and publishing, 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

Degrees offered: MLIS.

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

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives Odd Numbered Spring Terms (Norman and Tulsa)
Archival Representation and Use Even Numbered Fall Terms (Norman and Tulsa)
Archival Appraisal Even Numbered Fall Terms (Norman and Tulsa)
Preservation of Information Materials Offered Irregularly (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

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

Curriculum: Archives, Preservation & Records Management Specialization within Library and Information Sciences program.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archives and Manuscripts Management Fall Term
Library and Archives Preservation Fall and Summer Terms
Archival Access, Advocacy, and Ethics Spring Term
Archival Appraisal Spring Term
Archival Representation Spring Term
History of Books, Printing and Publishing Spring Term
Digital Preservation Spring Term
Field Experience Spring or Summer Terms
Museum Archives Summer Term
Moving Image Archives Summer Term
Photographic Archives Summer Term
Action Research Summer Term
International Perspectives on Archives Summer Term
Preservation Management Summer Term
Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Age Fall and Summer Term

NOTE: Declared archives students in the Masters program must start in the Fall Term.  All courses listed are available both onsite and online, for online students, see the FastTrack Program.
 
Students may gain practical experience and financial aid through participation in the Partner’s Program and practical experience and course credit through the optional Field Experience course.

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

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library, including Information Sciences Library, with its Elizabeth Nesbitt Room, 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
Kingston, RI 02881-0815
401-874-2947; Fax: 401-874-4964

Degrees offered: MLIS.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Administration of Special Collections, Archives & Manuscripts Yearly
History of Books and Printing Biannually
Introduction to Library Preservation Yearly
Rare Book Librarianship Biannually

Some courses are taught by adjunct faculty.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Library: ca. 1 million, over 9,000 current serial titles. Special Collections: collections of American literature and cookbooks.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

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


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

School of Library and Information Science

Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-3858; Fax: 803-777-7938
Web address: http://libsci.sc.edu/

Degrees offered: MLIS, Certificate of Graduate Study in Library and Information Science, Specialist in Library and Information Science, joint Masters program with Applied History, joint Masters program with English.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Preservation Planning and Administration Biannually
Printing Offered very rarely
CLIS 716 Introduction to Bibliography & Textual Studies Biannually

COURSES AVAILABLE FROM COOPERATING PROGRAMS FREQUENCY
HIST 790: Archival Administration & Techniques Biannually
ENGL 756: History of the Book in America to 1900 Biannually
ENGL 870-872: Seminar in Bibliography, Textual Criticism and Editing [topics vary] Occasionally

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
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
601-266-4228

Degrees offered: MLIS; School Library Certification; Specialist in Library and Information Science; Dual masters' degrees with Anthropology, History, and Political Science

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archival Practicum Available every semester
Contemporary Publishing Once a year
Icons of Power: The Evolution of the Book Once a year
Introduction to Archival Organization Once a year
Preservation of Documentary Materials Once a year
Special Collections and Archives Once an year

Three credit hours of internship can be applied toward the degree.

Many opportunities for digitization training are offered in the archives and special collections. Up to four hours of credit are offered for archives or special collections practica.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Libraries: Special Collections include Archives and Manuscripts and De Grummond Children's Literature Collection.

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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

Degrees offered: M.A. in Library and Information Science

COURSES FREQUENCY
Archival Management Twice a year
Collection Development and Maintenance Three times a year
Special Libraries Once a year

Curriculum: A seminar in Special Libraries is the only course offered with specific relationship to special collections librarianship. Independent study / internships may be applied toward the degree requirements.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

University Library: ca. 1 million vols., 20,000 periodicals. Special Collections Department: strengths are American anti-Catholic literature, costume books, botany, and Floridiana.

For further information contact: Dr. James Andrews, Director, jandrews@cas.usf.edu.

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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

School of Information Sciences

1345 Circle Park Drive, Suite 451
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
(865) 974-2148

Degrees offered: M.S., School Library Certification, Ph.D. in Communications with a primary concentration in Information Sciences.

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.

COURSES FREQUENCY
Management of Information Organizations Twice a Year
Storytelling in Libraries and Classrooms Once a Year
Human-Computer Interaction Once a Year

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

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University Libraries: ca. 2 million vols., 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

Sanchez Building (SZB) 564
1 University Station D7000
Austin, TX 78712-0390
512-471-3821

Degrees offered: Masters of Information Studies, Ph.D., Certificate of Advanced Study, Standard School Librarian Certificate, Endorsement of Specialization.

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.

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

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.

Our Preservation and Conservation program is now part of The William and Margaret Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Faculty of Information

140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
M5S 3G6
Canada
416-978-3234

Degrees Offered: Master of Information (MI), Master of Museum Studies (MMSt), Juris Doctor/Master of Information (JD/MI) combined program, PhD.

Curriculum: The MI program offers 5 pre-approved paths of study: Archives & Records Management (ARM), Critical Information Studies (CIS), Information Systems & Design (ISD), Knowledge Management & Information Management (KMIM), and Library & Information Science (LIS). MI students can also choose a specialization in Identity, Privacy & Security, or enroll in one of several collaborative programs; the Book History & Print Culture collaborative program is an example of the latter.

For more details about the MI program, please see: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/degrees/mi. &Print Culture collaborative program, please see: http://bookhistory.ischool.utoronto.ca/. The MMSt program is a separate degree program without paths or concentrations.

Internships do not form part of the MI curriculum; however, MI students may choose to 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.

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. Internships may not be taken for credit, but a practicum in Archives and Records Management is offered.

The Book History Print Culture: contact within the Faculty is Professor Alan Galey.

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 distance modes with identical degree requirements. The MLIS is a 63-quarter-credit program which takes a generalist approach while still offering numerous opportunities for students to focus on particular areas of emphasis. Our nine required core courses emphasize the theoretical foundations of library and information science. Options include a Law Librarianship program, and a certificate program in School Library Media Endorsement.

COURSES FREQUENCY
The Life Cycle of Information Every year
Information Behavior Every year
Information Resources, Services, and Collections Every year
Organization of Information and Resources Every year
Information Systems, Architectures and Retrieval Every year
Information in Social Context Every year
Instructional and Training Strategies for Information Professionals Every year
Research Methods Every year
Management for Information Organizations Every year
Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials Every other year
Archival and Manuscript Services Every other year

The core constitutes 34 credits of the 63 required for graduation. The remaining 29 elective credits may include advanced LIS courses, Directed Fieldwork, and Independent Study.  Students may also choose electives from graduate courses offered by other UW academic departments.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

University of Washington Libraries: Over 7 million volumes and 60,000 serials. Special Collections and Preservation Departments.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

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


UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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

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

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

Courses Frequency
Archival Description Every Year
Archival Reference Services and Outreach Every Year
Conservation and Preservation in Libraries and Archives Every Year
Genealogy and Local History Reference Services Every Year
Introduction to Archives Administration Twice Per Year
Management of Special Libraries and Information Services Every 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:

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

Degrees offered: MLS; Ph.D. Students can choose an Archives focus in the Masters program.

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

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.

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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

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

Amy Cooper Cary
Director, Archival Studies Program
3494 Northwest Quadrant Building B
PO Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201
amyccary@uwm.edu
414-229-6929

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)

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 some Spring semesters
Electronic Document and Records Management Fall and some Spring semesters
The Academic Library Annually
Arrangement and Description in Archives Annually
Archival Outreach Annually
Preserving Information Media Annually
Seminar in Modern Archives Administration Annually
Fieldwork in Archives and Manuscripts Every Term
Government Information Sources Annually
Seminar in Intellectual Freedom Bi-Annually
Legal Issues for Library and Information Managers Annually
Appraisal & Collection Development for Archives and Manuscripts Annually
Technology Issues in Archives Annually
Independent Research Arranged with Instructor

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

Dr. Wallace Koehler, Director
Dr. Bill Meehan, Curriculum Director

Degrees Offered: MLIS

Courses Frequency
Archival Theory & Issues Every Other Year
Papers & Manuscripts Every Other Year
Preservation Every Other Year
Rare Book Librarianship Every Other Year

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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 FREQUENCY
LIS 6780 Records Management Every Term
LIS 6800 Information Technology for Records and Information Management Annually
LIS 7110 Humanities Information Services and Resources Annually
LIS 7450 Digital Imaging Every Other Year
LIS 7685 Practicum: Archives Twice Per Year
LIS 7695 Practicum: Records and Information Management Annually
LIS 7710 Archival Administration Twice Per Year
LIS 7730 Administration of Visual Collections Annually
LIS 7740 Archives & Libraries in the Digital World Annually
LIS 7750 Introduction to Archival & Library Conservation Annually
LIS 7770 Oral History Annually
LIS 7780 Electronic Archives Annually
LIS 7885 Administration of Historical Agencies Annually
LIS 8500 Advanced Records and Information Management Annually

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 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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