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 www.placement.pitt.edu 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