library science

noun

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 Battles earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Jacksonville State University and two master's degrees -- one in history and the other in library science -- from the University of Alabama. Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online, 2 July 2021 Maybe Malcolm can return to school now, explore a new career path, get his degree in library science. Halle Kiefer, Vulture, 11 May 2021 Cleary studied library science at the University of Washington and worked as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, and post librarian at the Oakland Army Hospital during World War II. CBS News, 27 Mar. 2021 Cleary studied library science at the University of Washington and worked as the children’s librarian at Yakima, Wash., and post librarian at the Oakland Army Hospital during World War II. Hillel Italie, Chron, 26 Mar. 2021 Cleary studied library science at the University of Washington and worked as the children’s librarian at Yakima, Wash., and post librarian at the Oakland Army Hospital during World War II. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Mar. 2021 Cleary studied library science at the University of Washington and worked as the children’s librarian at Yakima, Wash., and post librarian at the Oakland Army Hospital during World War II. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 Hammond also earned earned two master's degrees, in library science and theological studies, and worked for four decades as a music librarian at the school. Star Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021 Sheary Darcus Johnson was the first Black graduate of what is now JMU, earning a bachelor’s degree in library science from Madison College in 1970 and a master’s degree in elementary education in 1974. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of library science

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2021

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“Library science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/library%20science. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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