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 For years, Brought Plenty, who went on to work as an HIV educator, teach art and library sciences at elementary schools in the Dallas area and raise four children, struggled with bouts of depression. Dana Hedgpeth, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Aug. 2023 But the Assembly rejected Graham for that role, citing her lack of a library science degree. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Apr. 2023 It was created by Donna Cohen, a research specialist with degrees in teaching and library science, who presents the online workshops based on her own research into government and other sources. Robert Knox,, 20 Jan. 2023 Concentrated around what would become the city of Bogotá, this advanced civilization likely inspired the legend of El Dorado, according to Marc Aronson, an associate professor of library science at Rutgers University and author of Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 11 May 2022 Sami Graham unsuccessfully ran for Anchorage School Board Seat E earlier this year and has worked as a teacher, counselor and principal in public and private schools in Anchorage — most recently at Grace Christian School as principal — but does not have a degree in library science. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Aug. 2021 ChanSoon Olson later received additional degrees in education: a bachelor's in elementary education from Augsburg University as well as two master's degrees, one in library science from the University of Minnesota and the other in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 She was married in 1953 and received a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe the following year, then a master’s degree in library science from Simmons University in Boston in 1955 and a master’s degree in English and American literature from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., in 1958. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2023 In 2007, years after completing a master’s degree in library science at the University of Buffalo, de la tierra moved to Long Beach (a psychic had advised her that the vibration of the land there aligned with her spiritually) and started to work at Inglewood Public Library. Christopher Soto, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 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 8 Dec. 2023.

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