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Working in an Archive or Library

Experience with new technologies will be useful also in the field of information management—the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information. Traditionally many aspects of information management—archival and records management, for instance—have been related to the practice of history. More recently, however, information management has become more specialized, and some areas of information management now require the skills of a computer specialist as well. Nevertheless, students of history are still important as archivists and can use their history education as a valuable supplement to courses in library science or database management.

Historians as Information Managers 

Society of American Archivists 

So You Want to be an Archivist 

American Library Association 

  • History Department
  • Keith Hall, Room 203
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2284
  • Fax: 724-357-6478
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.