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Courses for a Degree in Library Science

In addition to a focus on library science courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Library Science Courses:

  • Foundations of Library and Information Services
  • Research Methods for Library and Information Professionals
  • Principles of Cataloging & Classification
  • Leadership for Diversity in Public Libraries
  • Social Constructs of Information
  • Children’s Library Materials
  • Copyright
  • Curriculum and School Libraries
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Public Library Administration
  • American Library History
  • Metadata
  • Managing Collections and Access
  • Digital Libraries
  • Teen Library Services
  • Budgeting in Libraries
  • Information Policy
  • Archives
  • Ethics for Library and Information Professionals
  • Human Information Interactions
  • Information Resources and Services
  • Resource Selection and Evaluation
  • Proposal Preparation and Presentation

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology