Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management

About the Program

The RIM certification is a newly developed, fully online, graduate program. It is designed to provide an immersive experience for students who seek a career as a Records and Information Management Officer, Information Governance Officer, Digital Assets Manager, Enterprise Content Manager, or equivalence, in various industries, such as government and municipal, healthcare, legal, financial services, insurance services, oil and gas, education, telecommunication, and so forth.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the RIM. Dual enrollment is possible. Current LSU SLIS students can earn this certificate while pursuing their MLIS, but they must apply separately.

Student Profile

This certificate is appropriate for individuals who wish to pusure careers as records and information management officers in environments such as government, municila, healthcare, legal, oil and gas, financial, and insurance agencies. 

Course Requirements

Students complete three core courses in records management, principles of information governance, and a directed independent study. Students are also required to choose two electives. 

Three Required Courses:

  • LIS 7604 Principles of Records Management 
  • LIS 7910 Special Topics in Library & Information Science - Information Governance 
  • LIS 7909 Directed Independent Study

Two Electives (from the following):

In addition, students must complete two electives from the list below:

  • LIS 7910 Special Topics in Library & Information Science - e-Discovery
  • LIS 7508 Management of Knowledge-based Assets in Organizations (Knowledge Management)
  • LIS 7910 Special Topics in Library & Information Science - Information Architecture
  • LIS 7505 Introduction to Digital Curation

All these course are offered online, and students do not need to be present on campus in order to complete them.


Students who wish to obtain the graduate certificate in Records & Information Management must meet the same admission requirements as students in the Master's of Library & Information Science program. Students should apply through the LSU Graduate School.

Scholarships and Tuition Reimbursement Programs

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) offers scholarships and tuition reimbursement programs.  
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Dr. Tao Jin



Applications are submitted through the online application portal located on the Graduate School's website.

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