MLIS Archival Studies stream
|Coordinator, Archives Stream||Prof. Eun Park email|
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Archivists and records managers work in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings, including cultural heritage institutions (archives, museums, historical societies, and special libraries), records and information centers in government agencies, corporations, colleges and universities, religious organizations, and non-profit organizations.
Archivists and records managers manage records in both paper and electronic formats as organizational memory and information assets through several activities. Archivists mainly deal with historical records and do activities, including acquisition, appraisal, selection, arrangement, description, conservation, and preservation. Records managers play their roles in the management of forms, reports, correspondence, email and electronic records, workflow analysis, records center operations, inventory, classification, filing, retention, and disposition. Archivists and records managers develop and manage recordkeeping systems and provide access to records used for organizational memory, strategic management, decision-making, research and development, and legal compliance.
Examples of job titles
Archivists, preservation librarians, special collections librarians, manuscript curators, records managers, records analysts, document managers, forms managers, reports managers, computer system managers, information managers, records center supervisors, digital resources managers.
Archives, museums, historical societies, special libraries, university archives, special collections or rare books division in university libraries; records centers or records management department in government agencies (Library and Archives of Canada, Canadian Heritage Information Network, Treasury Board of Canada), IT companies, financial institutions (banks, insurance companies), manufacturing companies, law firms, school boards, nonprofit organizations and religious organizations.
Students should consult with their advisors to select electives that best support individual interests. Note that students may select any GLIS course as an elective, provided they have the required prerequisites.
Normal Course Plan Year 1
Year 1, Semester 1
GLIS 601 Information and Society
GLIS 617 Information System Design
GLIS 645 Archival Principles & Practice
GLIS 660 Records Management
Year 1, Semester 2
GLIS 611 Research Principles and Analysis
GLIS 620 Information Agency Management
GLIS 641 Archival Arrangement & Description
GLIS 642 Preservation Management
For further information on archives and records management, visit the following professional associations in the field:
- Association of Canadian Archivists
- ARMA Canada
- Canadian Council of Archives
- Library and Archives Canada