Archivists maintain the integrity of the historical record. They guard a people’s collective past from becoming the mere creation of “official history.” What they do is essential to the well-being of an enlightened and democratic society. The archival record is a bastion of a just society; it assures our rights – as individuals and collectively – to our ownership of our history.
The required courses for the Archives Specialization are:
Students are also required to complete one of the following courses:
- LIS 7603 Electronic Description of Archival Materials
- LIS 7608 Introduction to Cataloging and Classification
In consultation with their advisor, students will select five elective courses to complete the degree requirements.
SLIS participates in the Archival Education Collaborative which allows archives students take elective courses from all the partner schools. As a result, archives students have from 3 to 5 archives electives to choose from every semester. Students must be able to attend classes in Baton Rouge to complete the Archives Specialization.
For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Dow: firstname.lastname@example.org.