Library Science Degrees and Related Programs

Fine Arts and Visual Resources Librarianship: A Directory of Library Science Degree Programs in North America (PDF, 2008), ARLIS/NA

Directory of Institutions Offering Accredited Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies, ALA (American Library Association)

International Preservation Studies Center, Campbell Center
Mount Carroll, Illinois

The Campbell Center offers continuing education in historic preservation, museum studies, preventive collections care, and conservation. The Center offers the participant a scholarship-supported program of certification in preventive collections care for the beginning, mid-career, and senior-level heritage professional. All course offerings are “material-based.” Each course focuses on the inherent chemical and/or physical properties and limitations of the artifact material(s), the role environmental factors play in material(s) degradation, and conservation/preventive conservation strategies, which mitigates and/or slows degradation.

Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. It is the world’s largest independent laboratory with this specific scope. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

Master of Arts in Film, and Photography Preservation and Collections Management, Ryerson University and George Eastman House
Rochester, New York

The joint graduate program provides an integrated program of academic study and professional education that will equip students to meet current responsibilities and future demands in photographic preservation and in managing and preserving photographic collections. Its faculty includes photographic historians, scientists, practitioners, curators and other museum professionals. The first year of the program is given at Ryerson University in Toronto. The second year is in Rochester at the George Eastman House, while the six-week internship is carried out at a museum or archive during the summer months between the first and second years. The program is the only one of its kind in the world. Its curriculum is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the history of the photographic medium, particularly its social, cultural, and instrumental uses, and the purposes and functions of photographs and photographic collections.