PRATT INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SCEINCE LAUNCHES COUNTRYÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S FIRST ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MUSEUM LIBRARIES NEW YORK, N.Y.
November 8, 2006 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Pratt InstituteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) introduced the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first program focusing on museum libraries this fall semester. The Advanced Certificate in Museum Libraries will yield a MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree in a course of study that consists of four required areas of study: research/curatorial, digital technology, education and outreach, and field experience.
The Advanced Certificate in Museum Libraries, which was approved by the New York State Education Department in June 2006, will prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in museum libraries, and in a range of other cultural institutions, including research and academic libraries and Ã¢â‚¬Å“virtualÃ¢â‚¬Â libraries.
This is a new program. There are some interesting developments in this field. It will also be great to get more people involved with museum libraries.