About the Program
The Certificate in Special Collections and Archives Librarianship is designed to prepare students for work in special collections, archives, manuscript repositories, and other organizations that preserve primary source materials. This is a great choice for students interested in history. Interested students may complete the certificate to have this specialization reflected on their transcript. The certificate may be completed by any student currently enrolled in the MA in Library and Information Science and earned alongside the UICB Book Studies certificate and other joint degrees and certificates.
The 15 s.h. Certificate in Special Collections and Archives Librarianship includes 3 credits of required coursework that introduces students to the core theories supporting Special Collections and Archives. One course from each of four core areas within special collections make up the remaining 12 s.h. for the certificate.
Traditional incoming students start the Certificate in Special Collections and Archives Librarianship in the Spring of their first year. U2G students may only take Certificate courses during their second "Graduate" year. Information on how to enroll will be emailed for students. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Certificate Coordinator.