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
  • Cultivate a spirit of involvement
Archives and Cultural Heritage Careers
  • Fieldwork Experiences
  • 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

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. Students may combine this certificate with other coursework toward the completion of the Master of Professional Studies.

Degree Requirements

The certificate is offered for students currently pursuing an MLIS at the School of Information Studies (SOIS) or to returning students 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.


Certificate completion requires a total of 15 graduate credit hours.


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