library science


Definition of library science

: the study or the principles and practices of library care and administration

Examples of library science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Diverse Book Finder is a collection curated by academics and professionals in the fields of psychology, children’s books, library science, and gender studies. Heather Greenwood Davis, National Geographic, "Diversifying your home library can help you raise an anti-racist child," 6 July 2020 Kids Discover Online, a cross-curricular resource with a library science and social studies articles, is recommended by Oregon Department of Education staffers. oregonlive, "Teach kids about nature in their backyard: Grab a magnifier and study biomimicry," 12 May 2020 Smith said her end goal is to get a masters degree in library science and fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a librarian. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "Coronavirus destroyed decades-long graduation dreams," 22 Apr. 2020 Things were far different when LaMonaca began working in Bloomfield part-time after earning her degree in library sciences. Steven Goode,, "Bloomfield library director retires after 10 years on the job, 40 years in town," 1 Aug. 2019 His mother, who grew up in Minnesota, studied library science. Jennifer Kahn, New York Times, "The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, but Should We?," 8 Jan. 2020 Stenftenagel, 42, has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin — Madison and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Hanover, Ind., College. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, "Stenftenagel named director of Washington County Library system," 25 Nov. 2019 But the presence of many vulnerable people who may suffer from health problems, addictions and mental illness can tax staff who are trained in library science, not counseling or social work. Author: Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "City aims services at a place that’s already an unofficial refuge for the homeless -- the Loussac Library," 19 June 2016 Mary returned to her scholarly pursuits in her forties and achieved her master's degree in library sciences from the University of Rhode Island., "Mary E. Thatcher," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of library science

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Library science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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