Advanced Certificate Programs
SILS Advanced Certificate Programs can be taken within the MSLIS or as a post-Masters in LIS.
This 12-credit Advanced Certificate 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 focuses on 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.
The museum libraries concentration is an innovative program designed for students considering careers in museum libraries and related cultural institutions such as research and academic libraries. Students who envision themselves working in today's dynamic information environment—as leaders in the museum field—gain the necessary skills to forge new connections between museum libraries—both real and virtual—and users; integrate digital collections and services with physical places and resources; and provide user education and outreach in global networked environments.
What we do. The Library Media Specialist program prepares students for NYS teacher certification in the area of Library Media Specialist (LMS). Our graduates obtain wonderful positions as school librarians in both public and private schools in the New York metropolitan area.
Who we are. Library Media Specialists are at the forefront of nurturing student learning and teaching skills of information literacy. They manage a program that is integral to the school learning community. LMS are instructional partners, teachers, information specialists, and program administrators. From reading aloud to research, the LMS is a champion of literacy and life-long learning.
Student options for certification. Students matriculated in the MSLIS degree program can choose to take this 32-credit track as part of their 36-credit degree. Students who have already completed their MSLIS degree and wish to complete the LMS track can take the Advanced Certificate in LMS.
The Advanced Certificate in LIS is designed for information professionals who wish to gain new skills for libraries in the digital world from digital libraries and services to digital information design, social media and policy.