Records and Information Management

Records and information managers are responsible for accurately, securely, and effectively managing information received and produced by a wide range of public and private sector organizations. The focus area prepares students for positions such as Records and Information Management Officer, Information Governance Officer, Digital Assets Manager, or Enterprise Content Manager in areas such as government and municipal offices, healthcare, legal services, financial services, insurance services, the oil and gas industry, and education.

The following electives provide the foundational principles of records and information management and are highly recommended for students interested in this area:

  • LIS 7604: Principles of Records Management
  • LIS 7612: Information Governance

The following electives are related to this area and are recommended for students interested in this area:

  • LIS 4511: Information Architecture
  • LIS 7505: Introduction to Digital Curation
  • LIS 7508: Management of Knowledge-based Assets in Organizations
  • LIS 7618: e-Discovery
  • LIS 7909: Directed Independent Study

Students completing the Records and Information Management Focus Area may also be interested in completing the dual degree option with the Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management (CRIM). The MLIS/CRIM program allows students to complete the Graduate Certificate as part of their MLIS coursework. In consultation with their advisor, students may fulfill the CRIM requirements as their MLIS elective courses.


Tyler Viso
Academic Coordinator