Thursday, October 27, 2011
NEW Program Elective: "Preserving History & Memory: Archives in Current Society" [LIBT 1400]
A new course is being offered in MCTC's Library Information Technology program, Spring, 2012. The name of the course is "Preserving History & Memory: Archives in Current Society" [LIBT 1400]. This is an elective course in the program that examines the role of archives as powerful repositories of history and memory as well as the role of the archivist as an active agent in the process of shaping our knowledge of the past. In this course, you will look at the traditional functions of archives, which are selection, preservation and access, as well as the roles of archivists and support staff, both in their institutional settings and within the context of the wider society which they serve.
If you are interested in taking this course, but are not enrolled in MCTC's Library Information Techology Program, you can apply to the college as a non-degree seeking student, and register for the course with permission of the instructor. Contact: Jane.Jurgens@minneapolis.edu