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Curriculum: Archives and Records Manager

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MLS curricula — Archives and Records Manager

(On Campus Requirements —
Not available via distance learning)

The Archives and Records Management program is a collaborative program with the Graduate Department in History at North Carolina Central University.

Upon completion of the archival and records management curriculum, a graduate should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the environment in which archival records are created, preserved and used.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the archival functions of appraisal, acquisition, collection management, preservation, arrangement, description, access, and outreach.
  3. Manage resources and make decisions based on thorough evaluations.
  4. Blend theoretical and empirical aspects of archives and records management into scholarly investigations.

Courses at SLIS (taken in the order listed or concurrently)

LSIS 5000, Foundations of Librarianship and Information Services.
LSIS 5225, Selection and Use of Information Sources.
LSIS 5120, Management and Systems Analysis.
LSIS 5425, Organization of Information.
LSIS 5325, Uses and Users of Information

LSIS 5620, Practicum.
LSIS 5810, Research Methods.

  • One type of library course: LSIS 5160, The Academic Library or LSIS 5180, The Public Library, or LSIS 5140, The Special Library/information System
    One elective

Public History Courses at North Carolina Central University

HISG 5720, Introduction to Archives and Manuscripts
HISG 5728, Archival Arrangement and Description
HISG 5736, Collection Management
Elective courses to complete 36 hours (consult your academic advisor)
Language requirement

What is NCCU’s foreign language requirement?

Foreign Language: 

The School of Library and Information Sciences is committed to its mission to prepare professionals to become leaders who can advance the library and information sciences in a diverse and global society. SLIS previously required its graduates to meet foreign language standards or equivalent standards. Currently, there is no foreign language requirement for students in the Masters of Library Science or Masters of Information Science programs.

Students who need a foreign language for their future careers are able to take courses at the North Carolina Central University Modern Foreign Language Department. No courses taken for this purpose may be counted for course credit toward a master’s degree in library science or information science or related certificates.