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Eleanor's avatar

What does anyone know about the Library Science course?

Asked by Eleanor (49points) January 28th, 2008

Seneca college offers the library science course and I was wondering if anyone knew how good it was and all that.

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absolutely's avatar

Try searching LJ’s libraryschool community for the answer, or just ask them. Great community for those who wanna be library geeks when they grow up (like me!) Also check out library_mofo – it’s amusing and it’ll give you a taste of what you’ll be up against once you become a librarian.

artemisdivine's avatar

i actually am thinking about going into library science. i would DEF recommend if you are serious about this to go for one of the masters at an outlined American Library Association certified school.

Seneca Libraries News

A study of library school faculty and academic library directors’ perceptions of the educational quality of master’s and doctoral programs in library and information science and of the professional contributions of library school faculties is reported. Perception rankings are compared to similar studies carried out in 1980 and 1986. (18 references) (EA)

Welcome! The right career can provide years of enjoyment, challenge and
personal enrichment. Libraries offer an incredible range of opportunities to “make a living making a difference.”

2007–2008 Directory of Institutions Offering
ALA-Accredited Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies

Alphabetical List of Institutions with ALA-Accredited Programs
Montreal, University of
Western Ontario, University of
McGill University
British Columbia, University of
Alberta, University of

USA related

March 31 , 2006 – The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine’s 2007 edition of “ America ‘s Best Graduate Schools.” The School tied for first with University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign among programs with accredited master’s degrees.

Library and Information Studies Specialties: School Library Media
Ranked in 2006*

1. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ)
2. University of South Carolina–Columbia
3. University of Maryland–College Park

Library and Information Studies Specialties: Health Librarianship
Ranked in 2006*

1. University of Pittsburgh
2. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
3. University of North Texas
University of Washington

The focus of the Department of Library and Information Science is on how people and organizations find and use information. Our research interests range from knowledge management to children’s literature, including specialties such as digital libraries, the organizational impact of new technology, interfaces and economics of information, and the design and evaluation of information services.

Eleanor's avatar

Yeah I live in Ontario Canada,so it’s slightly different here anyone know about what it’s like here?

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