Archives Certificate Program
This 12-credit Archives Advanced Certificate can be taken as part of a student's M.S.L.I.S. degree or as a post master's certificate for those holding an M.L.S. from as ALA accredited program. Designed to prepare students for careers in archives and related fields such 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.
Museum Libraries Certificate
The Museum Libraries Certificate 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. They also learn to integrate digital collections and services with physical places and resources, as well as provide user education and outreach in global networked environments.
Library Media Specialist
The Library Media Specialist program prepares students for New York State teacher certification in the area of Library Media Specialist (LMS). Our graduates obtain positions as school librarians in both public and private schools in the New York metropolitan area. Students matriculated in the M.S.L.I.S. degree program can choose to take this 32-credit track as part of their 36-credit degree. Students who have already completed their M.S.L.I.S. degree and wish to complete the LMS track can take the Advanced Certificate in LMS.
Library and Information Studies (post M.S.L.I.S.)
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.