Major: Library Science
If you’ve ever done research, then you probably already know the value of a great librarian. How they can locate any book, what resources are available to you as you begin your search—they seem to know the answers to your questions before you even ask them. All of that knowledge comes, of course, with time and experience, and also with a degree in Library Science.
The library is one of our greatest cultural and social institutions, serving as a vast warehouse of information and a locus where nerds can meet and fall in love. The men and women responsible for running these institutions, whether it’s your local public library or the Library of Congress, are librarians. Any librarian worth his salt needs to be an organizational virtuoso, know what research resources are available to patrons, and understand how technology continues to change the face of libraries in America.
The Library Science major covers a wide range of topics and issues ranging from the history of libraries, to library administration, to media for children and young adults. A combination of both practical field experience gained through internships and rigorous academic course work, the Library Science major prepares you to be the key that unlocks the great reserves of America’s information.