library science


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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web McCormick also collaborated with the group that created the first certification exam for those in medical library science. Bob Goldsborough,, 21 Dec. 2021 But eventually, the kinks were ironed out, and staffers even mastered skills not normally taught to library science majors. Roy Rivenburg, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Aug. 2022 While living in Washington, Mr. Arcieri earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of Washington in Seattle. Baltimore Sun, 1 Aug. 2022 Just over a month after Bronson tapped her for library director, Eledge resigned in the face of Assembly criticism over her lack of a library science degree. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2022 Mildred Greenbaum will be receiving a master in library science degree from Simmons University. Emily Sweeney,, 19 May 2022 Her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, got her master’s degree in library science at the University of Texas at Austin, and worked as a librarian. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 14 Feb. 2022 Like Sami Graham, Bronson’s previous pick, Eledge does not have a master’s degree in library science or seven years of professional library experience, two minimum requirements for the position, according to the city’s job posting. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2021 That’s where Smirl, who has a master’s degree in library science and an eye for design, comes in. Marni Jameson,, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of library science was circa 1904

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“Library science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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