The graduate Certificate in Special Collections Librarianship requires 15 s.h. of coursework. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in work for the certificate.
The certificate program includes 12 s.h. of required coursework that introduces students to the core theories supporting the collection and management of rare books, archival records, and manuscript collections. One elective course allows students to further specialize and focus on archival work, rare books, or digital curation and preservation, and prepares students for the diverse range of careers in libraries, archives, special collections, and manuscript repositories.
The certificate program is designed to meet the guidelines for a graduate program in archival studies by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The certificate may be earned by any student currently enrolled in the M.A. in library and information science degree program and the Certificate in Book Studies/Book Arts and Technologies program, as well as in other graduate programs of study. The Certificate in Special Collections Librarianship is awarded by the Graduate College.
The Certificate in Special Collections Librarianship requires the following coursework.
|All of these:|
|SLIS:5600||Reading Culture: History and Research in Print and Digital Media||3|
|SLIS:5630||Introduction to Special Collections Librarianship||3|
|SLIS:6350||Archives: Theory and Practice||3|
|One of these:|
|SLIS:6145||Digital Preservation and Stewardship||3|
|One of these:|
|SLIS:6255||Rare Books Cataloging||3|
|SLIS:6355||Public Services for Special Collections and Archives||3|
|SLIS:6520||Practicum in Libraries and Information Centers||3|
|MUSM:3200||Collection Care and Management||3|
|MUSM:4200||Museum Object Preservation||3|
|UICB:4920||The Transition from Manuscript to Print||3|
For more information, see the School of Library and Information Science website.