GLAM

Explore graduate degrees offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that prepare students to work in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

Students in any of these programs may earn up to six credits toward their degree from courses offered by the other departments. For example, a student pursuing the MA Museum Administration may take electives like Planning and Delivering Information Literacy Programs (LIS 221), and History of Material Culture (HIS 410).



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Virtual Information Session: May 31, 2022

Join the faculty of the MA Museum Administration, MA Public History, and MS Library & Information Science in a discussion of career opportunities in the GLAM professions.


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Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

More Information: https://www.stjohns.edu/admission/graduate-admission/graduate-assistantships-and-fellowships


Online MS Library & Information Science

Earn your MS in Library and Information Science by completing the Core and seven electives, for a total of 36 credits:

Core

CourseTitle
LIS 203Information Organization
LIS 204Introduction to Library and Information Science
LIS 205Information Sources and Services
LIS 239Research and Evaluation Methods
LIS 240Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Specializations

Select from these recommended elective courses to specialize your program of study in the following areas:

Academic Librarianship

CourseTitle
LIS 221Planning and Delivering Information Literacy Programs
LIS 230Introduction to Digital Libraries
LIS 231College and University Libraries
LIS 238Web Design for Libraries and Information Centers
LIS 260Information Use and Users
LIS 262Project Management in Information Organizations
LIS 263Marketing and Advocacy in Information Organizations

Advanced Certificate in Management for Information Professionals

Students may earn an additional Advanced Certificate while they pursue the MS LIS by taking the following electives:

CourseTitle
LIS 262Project Management for Information Organizations
LIS 263Marketing and Advocacy in Information Organizations
LIS 264Project Leadership for Information Professionals Capstone
LIS 282Knowledge Management in Information Organizations

Archival Studies

CourseTitle
LIS 249Introduction to Archival Theory, Principles and Practices
LIS 253Oral History
LIS 257Archival Representation
LIS 258Museum Informatics
LIS 269Internship
LIS 271Archival Appraisal and Management
LIS 271Data Preservation and Access
LIS 302Genealogical Sources & Services

Public Librarianship

All MS LIS graduates are eligible for certification as a Public Librarian in New York state.

CourseTitle
LIS 221Planning and Delivering Information Literacy Programs
LIS 222Materials and Services to Diverse Populations
LIS 233Public Libraries and Community Information Centers
LIS 238 Web Design for Libraries and Information Centers
LIS 260 Information Use and Users
LIS 302 Genealogical Sources & Services

Records Management

The following courses satisfy Parts 1-5 of the Certified Records Analyst Exam, in partnership with the Institute of Certified Records Managers:

CourseTitle
LIS 249 Introduction to Archival Theory, Principles and Practices
LIS 257 Archival Representation
LIS 271 Data Preservation and Access
LIS 310Fundamentals of Data Curation
LIS 311Records & Information Management

Youth Services

CourseTitle
LIS 121Literature and Related Resources for Children
LIS 125Library Materials and Services for Young Children
LIS 126Literature and Related Resources for Young Adults
LIS 127Library Services for Children and Young Adults
LIS 213Popular Culture and the Young Adult

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MA Museum Administration

Earn your MA Museum Administration by completing the Core and five electives in Online or In-person modality, for a total of 36 credits:

Core

CourseTitle
ART 101Introduction to Working in Museums
ART 102The Modern Museum: History, Theory, and Practice
ART 103Writing for Museums
ART 105Introduction to Curatorial Studies
ART 106*Topics in Museum Administration I
ART 107*Topics in Museum Administration II
ART 600Internship I

* Recent topics include: Fundraising and Development for Museums; Race and Museums: Political, Legal and Ethical Controversies, 1980s-present; Global Issues in the 21st Century Museum; Virtual Reality, Media, and Museums; Museums: Laboratories of Social Relations in Non-Institutional Settings

Sample Electives

CourseTitle
ART 301The Museum as Learning Environment
ART 500The Business of Museums
ART 502Museums and Technology in the 21st Century
HIS 410History of Material Culture
HIS 512History and Visual Media
LIS 257Archival Representation
LIS 258Museum Informatics

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MA Public History

Earn your MA Public History by completing 24 credits in History, Museum Studies, and Archival Management, a six-credit internship and an additional three-credit research project, for a total of 33 credits:

Core

CourseTitle
HIS 401Modern Historical Research
HIS 500Introduction to Public History
HIS 980Internship
HIS 981Capstone Project

Sample Electives

CourseTitle
ART 500The Business of Museums
ART 502 Museums and Technology in the 21st Century
HIS 404Oral History
HIS 410History of Material Culture
HIS 449History as Visual Record
HIS 450Advanced Topics in Public History
LIS 257Archival Representation
LIS 275Cultural Competence

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