University of Michigan School of Information SI 692 Practical Engagement Workshop in Archives and Records Winter 2007


Nancy Bartlett, Bentley Historical Library, Assistant Director for Academic Programs and Head Archivist for University Archives and Records Program,, 734.764.3482.

Summary Course Description

The purpose of this course is for students to gain knowledge and skills in diverse areas of archives administration. Agencies of most relevance to the course are archives, special collections, records centers, and preservation departments. Through engagements at sites, students will be able to experience the daily work of administration in these types of agencies. The internship portion of the course is an intensive practical engagement experience. Through the weekly class meetings, students will examine issues with more than thirty senior administrators in archives and closely related institutions with unique holdings of evidence and historical value. Class meetings will also afford students the opportunity to compare their work experiences.

Usual Location

All sessions except those on February 13, February 20, March 13, and March 20 will be held in the Whiting Room (Room 2215) of the Bentley Historical Library, 1150 Beal Avenue, North Campus, Ann Arbor (directly across from SI North). Alternate locations are listed in the syllabus.