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Library Science


Library science is an interdisciplinary science incorporating the humanities, law and applied science to study topics related to libraries, the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources, and the political economy of information. Historically, library science has also included archival science.

Academic courses in library science typically include Collection management, Information Systems and Technology, Cataloging and classification, Preservation, Reference, Statistics and Management. Library science is constantly evolving, incorporating new topics like Database Management, Information Architecture and Knowledge Management, for example.

Careers

Librarians
Wage: $52,530
10 Year Growth Rate: 3.6%
Self Employed: 0.6%
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Employed Part Time: 21.2%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Audio-Visual Collections Specialists
Wage: $47,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -13.8%
Self Employed: 4.3%
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Employed Part Time: 19.7%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians
Wage: $45,020
10 Year Growth Rate: 14.4%
Self Employed: 1.3%
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Employed Part Time: 18.4%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Library Technicians and Library Assistants
Wage: $44,265
10 Year Growth Rate: 8.5%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
Employed Part Time: 65.0%

Education Requirements:
Postsecondary vocational award
Education, Training, and Library Workers
Wage: $37,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.5%
Self Employed: 2.6%
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Employed Part Time: 19.7%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree