Archives Management Certificate

Archives Management Certificate

Our 100% online certificate in archives management provides an exciting educational opportunity for prospective students throughout the United States. This includes:

  • Professionals working in libraries or archives who would like to refresh archives knowledge and earn an additional credential.
  • Professionals changing roles or careers within the library and information science field.
  • Current students from related fields (e.g., history or museum studies).

In our program students develop core knowledge and skills required to work as a professional archivist. Curriculum will enable students to address the Society of American Archivists (SAA) core values for archivists by:

  • Identifying and preserving essential parts of society’s cultural heritage.
  • Organizing and maintaining the documentary record of institutions, groups, and individuals.
  • Assisting in the process of remembering the past through authentic and reliable primary sources.
  • Serving a broad range of people, who seek to locate and use valuable evidence and information.

For more information or questions, please contact Lydia Spotts,


You complete this certificate entirely online.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires a total of 18 credit hours.

The Archives Management Certificate is not available to currently enrolled MLIS students. MLIS students may pursue the archives management specialization or are welcome to take selected archives courses as a generalist.

Core course requirement (12 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Two electives from the suggested list.

Non-LIS graduate students (those without a MLS or MLIS) are required to take LIS-S 500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession. The LIS-S 507 foundations course, frequently listed as a pre-requisite, is not required.

Students may transfer up to 6 credit hours of archives coursework from an ALA accredited program.

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