Capstone Projects in Librarianship and Archival Practice: Connecting Information and Communities
The Capstone Projects in Librarianship and Archival Practice: Connecting Information and Communities mastery course is a project course in which you will synthesize your previous coursework as you accomplish real-world professional goals. The Connecting Information and Communities mastery course pathway prepares students for careers in public libraries. Typical job titles for graduates include public services librarian, reference archivist, community liaison, programming and outreach librarian, education librarian or archivist.
UMSI Mastery courses are special types of courses that allow you to demonstrate synthesis of the major theories, methods, and approaches to inquiry and/or schools of practice necessary for entry into a particular career in the information professions.
This course provides an in-depth capstone experience to those pursuing careers in librarianship and/or archival practice. Based on skills, experiences, and knowledge developed in prerequisite courses, you (alone or with a partner) will assume primary responsibility for planning, carrying out, and evaluating a significant project of approximately 100 hours that aligns to one or more of these professional themes:
- Collections: projects related to materials selection, processing, metadata, cataloging, weeding, and/or outreach;
- Instruction, programs, or events: projects about the planning, facilitation, project management, marketing, and/or evaluation of formal and informal learning activities or community events;
- Community engagement and partnerships: projects that assess community needs, identify service gaps and opportunities, seek and nurture new relationships with partner organizations or communities.
Note: Current students should refer to their respective Academic Advising Canvas sites to ensure they are accessing the most up to date curricular information for their specific cohort.
Plus one of:
Plus three of:
SI 538: Citizen Interaction Design
SI 626: Management in Libraries & Non-Profit Organizations