library science

noun

Definition of library science 

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

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She was admitted to UCLA’s two-year graduate program in library science. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "Cindy Cleary, who saw Glendale libraries through a technological transformation, will retire next month," 23 June 2018 Gabriel, who currently works at a bike shop, used it to study for his graduate degree in library sciences, while Sarah uses it to blog and write about their lifestyle. Anna Zambelli, Good Housekeeping, "Meet the Couple Who Live Like It's 1890," 3 Nov. 2015 Joy graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in library science, but spent most of her career as a licensed practical nurse. courant.com, "Joy Ruth Turner," 8 June 2018 Laura Bush, a former teacher with a master’s degree in library science, continued her mother-in-law’s literacy campaign in the White House. Washington Post, "Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92," 18 Apr. 2018 Laura, a former teacher with a master's degree in library science, continued her mother-in-law's literacy campaign in the White House. Michael Graczyk, The Christian Science Monitor, "Former first lady Barbara Bush remembered for wit, supportiveness," 18 Apr. 2018 The master’s in library sciences has seen its numbers dwindle, and the program hopes a reduced fee would turn things around, according to UA’s proposal. Anne Ryman And Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "7 ways Arizona's universities may raise tuition, fees for 2018-19 school year," 22 Mar. 2018 Encouraged by a professor, Hamilton stayed at the University of Illinois to earn a master’s in library science. John Kelly, Washington Post, "When she was a girl, Jim Crow laws kept her from libraries. She grew to run them.," 1 Nov. 2017 Topper has a master's degree in library science from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "New Yorkville Library director looks to 'streamline operations'," 10 Oct. 2017

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circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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