Library Science is a discipline which is dedicated to studying of library as a scientific construct and it relations with the other world. It studies the aims, principles, content, system and forms of public use of books and other printed editions, and also theory, history, methodology, technology, methodology and organization of librarianship. The aim of Library Science is the optimization of use of information in the form of books and other publications. One of the most important functions of Library Science is development of culture, scientific outlook, public consciousness by informing the people. In addition to maintaining the state of libraries and the systematization of their content, now librarians are also engaged in the digitization of rare books and artifacts in order to put them in public domain.
Library Science is usually taught as a Master degree, but Bachelor study programs are also common. They include basic courses in Library Science, such as The Book in the World, Preservation of Library and Archival Collections, and also more specific disciplines, such as Islamic Manuscripts or Management and Organization of Special Collections. Computer Science is also an important part of a degree in Library Science - all students take core courses in Computer Science and IT during several years of education.
Students work on their dissertation during the education period and submit in to complete a degree. Many study programs in Library Science include an internship in libraries.
Study programs in Library Science
Some of study programs in Library Science can be found on our website, for example, MA Library and Information Science in Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark, or MA Library and Information Studies in University College London, UK. Find more study programs in this area by using the Search button.