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SLIM Master of Library Science-Concentration in Archive Studies

Level up your archives studies skills

MLS-Concentration in Archive Studies

Program Description

Students learn the basics of archives studies including archives philosophy and ethics, principles of archival organization and development, and techniques of preservation and storage.

A solid theoretical base + current practical skills = Dynamic curriculum.

The goal of the online Master of Library Science is to prepare creative problem solvers who will provide proactive client-centered services in information agencies. To meet this goal, the curriculum is designed to provide the following dynamic mix of courses:

  • Core theory courses provide the foundation from which students learn the skill sets necessary for the library and information management profession.
  • Tools courses provide instruction on how to catalog and classify information, retrieve and repackage information, diagnose information needs, plan and evaluate information services, and use print and electronic information sources.
  • Applications courses amplify and extend the themes identified in the theory courses and focus on information transfer, global information infrastructure, management, and technology.
  • Elective courses are devoted to current issues in the profession and a capstone experience provides an opportunity to synthesize the educational experience in preparation for entering the field.

SLIM faculty teach all of the required theory courses in the curriculum and most of the elective offerings. SLIM hires qualified practitioners to teach certain elective courses that match their areas of expertise. In this way, SLIM students receive a quality education experience grounded in theory and in touch with the latest and best practices in the field.

Since many of their classes involve working with practitioners in the field, SLIM students benefit from outstanding opportunities for professional networking.

Accreditation

The SLIM MLS program is a 36-credit hour degree online program fully accredited by the American Library Association.


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Contact information for the Graduate School. To contact SLIM, email sliminfo@emporia.edu or view complete contact information at the bottom of this page.

Curriculum

Required concentration courses

To earn a concentration, students must complete 9 credit hours of prescribed coursework. A 9 credit hour concentration would apply towards the 14 credit hours of electives required for the MLS degree.

LI809 Introduction to Archives (3 hours)

LI818 Archival Arrangement and Description (3 hours)

LI827 Preservation Strategies (3 hours)

Complete MLS Curriculum

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Program delivery designed for non-traditional students

Many students are drawn to SLIM because it offers a unique opportunity for non-traditional students. To meet the needs of its students, SLIM offers most of its MLS courses in a non-traditional format. All courses are facilitated online.


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For more information about the program, please contact us at sliminfo@emporia.edu or fill out this information request form.