Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services

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Archivists and cultural heritage professionals assist institutions, communities, corporations and other entities develop and maintain archival systems, resources and services; promote a better understanding of the past; develop a new perspective of the present; and cultivate a spirit of involvement. Careers in archives and cultural heritage include:

  • archives or cultural heritage collection processing and management
  • community archives development and management
  • digital archives or collections development and maintenance
  • cultural heritage documentation and preservation
  • historical records curation
  • electronic records systems development and management

Fieldwork Experiences

This certificate offers students the opportunity to engage in a high level of archival fieldwork. Past projects have seen students working side-by-side with professional archivists in community archives, historical societies, corporations and other institutions.

Additional Information

  • Certificates are offered for students currently pursuing a master’s of library and information science degree or returning scholars who want to add the specialization to a completed Dominican MLIS degree or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate library program. Candidates work in collaboration with a faculty advisor to shape a plan of study.
  • Students who graduate with an MLIS lacking one or more courses towards a certificate can enroll in the course(s) any time within five years of graduating in order to add the certificate to the transcript. Students must enroll as a student-at-large (credit-bearing), not as an auditor (non-credit-bearing).
  • Students seeking two certificates may use courses that “count” toward more than one to fulfill requirements for both certificates. In other words, if a course is eligible for two certificates the student need only take it once, and may apply its credit toward both.
  • Students may also combine this certificate with other coursework toward the Master of Professional Studies .

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