Library Science Degrees and Courses

If you’re looking for a good library science class, degree program or school, we may be able to help you out.  We are attempting to provide a short list of good schools that offer classes or complete degree programs in library science.

One way that helps us to decide which schools to list comes from your feedback. We are interested in hearing about your past experience with colleges and schools. We hope that you will feel motivated enough to send us your school recommendations and comments.

Where can library graduates work?
Students who graduate with a degree in in this field may work in a public library, a K-12 school, a secondary learning school, a traditional university, or at the library of a private company or business, such as a law firm.

Young student working in the library
What degrees are available?
While a few schools offer an Associate of Arts in Library Technology Degree or an Associate of Applied Science in Library and Information Science or a four-year bachelor’s degree in library science, these degrees may qualify a graduate to work as a library assistant or some other entry-level position within a library, but they will not necessarily qualify a graduate to work as a librarian.

For someone who wants to get a job as a librarian, a masters degree is necessary. There are three different typical graduate degree tracts. The most common is either the Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science. Along with the typical two years of study, an internship program is often included with this degree.

Some colleges may offer the Master of Science in Library Science or the Master of Arts in Library Science. The main difference between these two programs is that the Master of Arts program places emphasis on research and the writing of a related graduate-level thesis.

While technology is changing some of the day-to-day functions of libraries and librarians, the professionals working in these jobs gain satisfaction by helping students and visitors find what they are looking for in a book, transcript, record, periodical or other media.