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Museum Studies Online Open House

Posted May. 13, 2013

Do you love what museums do and think you’d like to work in one? Or are you already working there and ready to take your career to the next level?

Join us for an online open house to learn more about the Museum Studies specialization in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University.

DATE: Thursday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. (EST)

PLACE: Your computer; or if you are in the Columbus area, you're welcome to join us in person at the State Library of Ohio SLIS location, 274 E. First Avenue, Columbus, OH  43201. (Come to room 106.)

Click here -- --  to participate in the online open house. The program is live, and you will be able to ask questions in real time. If you are unable to attend the live version but would like to view the recorded session later, the same link will take you to the recording.

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., will be joined by Jason Crabill, M.L.I.S. (Kent State), Manager, Curatorial Services, Ohio Historical Society, to explore such topics as:

  • What is museum studies?  
  • What makes Kent State’s program unique?
  • What can you do with this specialization?
  • How will earning the M.L.I.S. with a museum studies specialization help advance my career?
  • What courses are offered – when and where?
  • And more …    

The museum studies specialization at Kent State SLIS is led by Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D. She received her doctorate in library and information management from Emporia State University, Kansas; a master's in historical administration and museum studies from the University of Kansas; and a bachelor's in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Kent State in 2010, she taught at the University of Kansas, Lawrence; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; and Michigan State University, East Lansing, as well as online courses for the Northern States Conservation Center. She has more than 20 years' experience working in museums in various capacities – as curator, collection manager, director, volunteer, program coordinator, archivist, historic interpreter, board member, exhibit designer and consultant. Her research interests center on the relationship between physical objects and humans, especially the role of affect and lived experience; document theory; and convergence issues surrounding libraries, archives and museums. 

For more information about museum studies at Kent State,  

Flo Cunningham