School of Information Sciences - Library and Information Science Program


Graduates of the Archives and Information Science pathway in the MLIS program are highly sought after for both entry-level and middle-level positions in government, higher education, museums, cultural organizations, the corporate world, and many other types of organizations.

Faculty members provide advice about preparing applications for positions and are available to assist students in considering various career options in the archives and records-management field. The Society of American Archivists Student Chapter often hosts workshops and talks on resume preparation, interviewing, and job searching. Each year, the School of Information Sciences Alumni Society hosts a Professional Development Day for MLIS students. This event includes mock interview and resume-review sessions with alumni of the program—people who are actually in the field and who hire information professionals!

The University of Pittsburgh's Career Services is a terrific resource for students. Advisors will help you to determine what career options are open to you, how to prepare your job hunting materials, and how to network effectively. Visit to learn how to take advantage of the expertise available to you at Career Services.

Selected list of alumni positions:
Processing Technician, Library of Congress

Archivist/ Records Manager, Harvard Art Museum Archives

Archivist, Rhode Island Historical Society

Archivist, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Project Manager, Digital Library Program, University of California San Diego, University Libraries

Contract Librarian/ Archivist. Preservation Specialist at District [of Columbia] Department of Transportation

Special Collections Librarian, University of Missouri

Digital Collections Archivist, Heinz History Center

Assistant Registrar, Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project Archivist, Pittsburgh Symphony

Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest  NJ

Special Collections Librarian, Dickinson College

Head of Instruction and Outreach, University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Archivist, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media,  St. Vincent College

Archivist and Research Center Co-ordinator, Historical Society of Frederick County

Carnegie Museum of Art, Teenie Harris Collection


Strong Foundation

The blend of theory and application at the iSchool distinguishes its graduates in the job market, giving them a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical experience.