Pratt-SILS     School of Information and Library Science
      144 West 14th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10011   212-647-7682
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LEO- Literacy Education & Outreach
Archives Certificate
Dual-Degree with History of Art 
International Programs: Florence & London
Library Media Specialist
Museum Libraries Certificate
WISE - World Information - Society and Environments
NYPL, HSSL Collections Courses
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This 12-credit Advanced Certificate in Archives can be taken as part of a student's MSLIS degree or as a post master's certificate for those holding an MLS from as ALA accredited program.

Students matriculated in the MSLIS degree program can choose to take this 12-credit Archives Certificate Programs as part of their 36-credit degree. Designed to prepare students for careers in archives and related fields as special collections, digital libraries, records management and museums, this course of study provides both archival theory, practice and research.  Considered part of the broader field of Cultural Informatics, archives and digital archives have wide application in today's information landscape.   

For matriculated Pratt-SILS students, to enroll, complete and sign an application form and mail or deliver in person to the SILS office. 

For those holding an MLS, please contact the SILS office if you wish to apply for the post MLS archives certificate.  212-647-7682

Program Requirements:  four 3-credit courses as follows:
Two Required Courses:
    LIS 625 - Management of Archives & Special Collections        
   LIS 698 - Practicum/Internship in Archives and Archives Project 
Two courses from the following list:            
     LIS 632 - Conservation & Preservation    
    LIS 650 - Principles of Records Management    
    LIS 696 - Special Collections Institutes    
    LIS 665 - Projects in Digital Archives  
LIS 663 Metadata, Description and Access
    LIS 669 - Management of Electronic Records   
     LIS 686 Performing Arts Librarianship at NYPL, LPA Lincoln Center
    LIS 694 Film and Media Collections    
    LIS 695 Photography Collections at International Center for             Photography 
    LIS 697 Special Topics in Archives and Manuscripts
    Total  =  12 credits (four 3-credit courses)
    Recommended related elective courses     
     LIS 613 - Government Information Sources  
    LIS 619 - International Information Sources

    LIS 634 - Abstracting & Indexing    
    LIS 642 - Thesaurus Design & Construction    
    LIS 660 - Collection Management    
    LIS 662 - Advanced Cataloging & Classification
    LIS 697 - Advanced Web Design
*Pratt-SILS Archives Certificate Program is a registered program  
   with NY State Department of Higher Education.

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