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Development of a Graduate Certificate in Archives & Special Collections at Southern Miss SLIS Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. [emai...
The University of Southern Mississippi <ul><li>Accredited by SACS </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive I...
Some History of School of LIS (SLIS) <ul><li>Library science courses first offered in1926 </li></ul><ul><li>First M.S. deg...
SLIS Mission, Vision <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>to prepare qualified individuals for professional roles in librari...
SLIS MLIS Program <ul><ul><li>Accredited by American Library Association since 1980; only ALA-accredited program in Missis...
SLIS – de Grummond Collaboration <ul><li>SLIS & de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, an internationally-recognize...
SLIS Online <ul><li>1993 – IVN classes in Hattiesburg, Long Beach </li></ul><ul><li>1995 – 1st computer-enhanced hybrid co...
4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS http://www.usm.edu/slis/
Why Offer a Certificate in Archives Special Collections? <ul><li>1. Increased interest in archival-related courses: </li><...
Why Offer a Certificate in Archives Special Collections? <ul><li>2. Increased number of graduates as archivists: </li></ul...
What was the approval process? <ul><li>Early 2009, Certificate proposal developed by SLIS faculty:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS http://www.usm.edu/slis/ASCCertificate.php
4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
LIS 648: Archival Practicum <ul><li>Syllabus:  http ://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~ w146169/648syllabus.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Archi...
Optional: British Studies <ul><li>St. Paul’s Cathedral Library  </li></ul><ul><li>Barbican Library </li></ul><ul><li>Museu...
British Studies Glog <ul><li>Glogster.com </li></ul><ul><li>1-page poster </li></ul><ul><li>Images with links </li></ul><u...
Student Archivists Association <ul><li>Affiliated with SMA </li></ul><ul><li>Began in fall 2010 at request of SMA officers...
Student Archivists Association Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS 4/21/2011 www.facebook.com
Recommended Resources <ul><li>Norton, M.J., “The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Scie...
<ul><li>Thank you for your attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference,...
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Development of a Graduate Certificate in Archives & Special Collections at Southern Miss SLIS

  1. 1. Development of a Graduate Certificate in Archives & Special Collections at Southern Miss SLIS Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. [email_address] Karen M. Rowell, M.L.I.S [email_address]
  2. 2. The University of Southern Mississippi <ul><li>Accredited by SACS </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Community Engagement Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked as one of nation’s most environmentally responsible universities ( Princeton Review, 2010 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked in top 20 most popular national universities ( U.S. News and World Report, 2011) </li></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  3. 3. Some History of School of LIS (SLIS) <ul><li>Library science courses first offered in1926 </li></ul><ul><li>First M.S. degree in library science awarded in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>First M.L.S. degree in 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Re-named School of Library & Information Science in 1993 - degree became M.L.I.S. </li></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS Cook Library, 1940’s, USM McCain Archive
  4. 4. SLIS Mission, Vision <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>to prepare qualified individuals for professional roles in libraries and other information environments with appropriate knowledge and skills to serve the information needs of their communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: </li></ul><ul><li>  Excellent teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative research </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguished service. </li></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  5. 5. SLIS MLIS Program <ul><ul><li>Accredited by American Library Association since 1980; only ALA-accredited program in Mississippi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned LIS leadership status by Board of Trustees of State Institution of Higher Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers comprehensive, diverse program educating librarians, archivists, information specialists. </li></ul></ul>Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS 4/21/2011
  6. 6. SLIS – de Grummond Collaboration <ul><li>SLIS & de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, an internationally-recognized collection of primary-source materials related to children’s literature </li></ul><ul><li>Co-sponsors of Kay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival each spring. </li></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS http://www.usm.edu/bookfest/
  7. 7. SLIS Online <ul><li>1993 – IVN classes in Hattiesburg, Long Beach </li></ul><ul><li>1995 – 1st computer-enhanced hybrid course </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – M.L.I.S. degree all online with Blackboard, online text chat </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – Web CT with WIMBA for interactive audio classes </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – Blackboard 9.1, WIMBA, more multimedia, Web 2.0 apps such as blogs, wikis, social media. </li></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  8. 8. 4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS http://www.usm.edu/slis/
  9. 9. Why Offer a Certificate in Archives Special Collections? <ul><li>1. Increased interest in archival-related courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In summer 2008, a graduate elective archival-related course, LIS 647: Introduction to Archival Organization, offered online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 10-12 students were expected, but 22 students enrolled in the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased enrollment in electives such as LIS 631: History of Libraries, LIS 646: Archives and Special Collections, seminar courses on metadata and on organization of materials related to digital libraries. </li></ul></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  10. 10. Why Offer a Certificate in Archives Special Collections? <ul><li>2. Increased number of graduates as archivists: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates working as archivists in universities, museums, state archives, military archives, special libraries, as well as national archives (NARA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates working on archival projects in public libraries, special libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates completing dual master’s degrees in history/LIS, anthropology/LIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student currently completing internship at Library of Congress. </li></ul></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  11. 11. What was the approval process? <ul><li>Early 2009, Certificate proposal developed by SLIS faculty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18-credit hours of online coursework related to archival history, theory, methods, organization, ethics; archival practicum; 2500-word paper on archival-related topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Late 2009, the certificate approved by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SLIS Curriculum Committee & Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Curriculum Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Graduate Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Provost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Institute for Higher Learning. </li></ul></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  12. 12. 4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS http://www.usm.edu/slis/ASCCertificate.php
  13. 13. 4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  14. 14. LIS 648: Archival Practicum <ul><li>Syllabus: http ://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~ w146169/648syllabus.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Archival practicum site examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Birmingham Museum of Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Katrina Research Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Plains Black History Museum Archival Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McCain Special Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio State University Archives </li></ul></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  15. 15. Optional: British Studies <ul><li>St. Paul’s Cathedral Library </li></ul><ul><li>Barbican Library </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of London </li></ul><ul><li>British Museum & Archive </li></ul><ul><li>British Library </li></ul><ul><li>Greenwich Caird Library </li></ul><ul><li>London Library </li></ul><ul><li>Stratford-upon-Avon </li></ul><ul><li>National Art Library @ V&A </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford , Bodleian Library </li></ul><ul><li>Central Library, Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>National Archives, Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Dunfermline Carnegie Library </li></ul>Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS 4/21/2011
  16. 16. British Studies Glog <ul><li>Glogster.com </li></ul><ul><li>1-page poster </li></ul><ul><li>Images with links </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>audacity.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube.com </li></ul></ul>Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS 4/21/2011 http://www.usm.edu/slis/BSPglog.htm
  17. 17. Student Archivists Association <ul><li>Affiliated with SMA </li></ul><ul><li>Began in fall 2010 at request of SMA officers Shugana Williams, Heather Weeden </li></ul><ul><li>Approved in spring 2011 as official Southern Miss Student Group </li></ul><ul><li>In process of approval as official SAA student group. </li></ul>4/21/2011 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS
  18. 18. Student Archivists Association Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS 4/21/2011 www.facebook.com
  19. 19. Recommended Resources <ul><li>Norton, M.J., “The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science Distance Education History and Programs,” in Barron, Daniel D., ed., Benchmarks in Distance Education: The LIS Experience . Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>SAA Career Center, http :// www2.archivists.org/careers </li></ul><ul><li>SAA Standards and Best Practices, http:// www2.archivists.org/standards </li></ul>Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS 4/21/2011
  20. 20. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, MS 4/21/2011

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