Library Science Overview
After receiving the B.A. degree, a student may qualify for a master’s degree in library science with approximately 1-2 years of training in a professional school. Study in library science prepares students with the skills needed to work in a variety of library and archival settings and information management specialties. Library Science students can find careers in public, academic, and special libraries, as well as a diverse array of other public and private information agencies, where they may serve as professional librarians to evaluate, select, collect, organize, store, retrieve and disseminate information.
Schools of Library and Information Science require no particular undergraduate major or course of study, but specialization can lead to library work in that general area.
Opportunities may be available for qualifying students interested in library science to work in Monmouth College’s Hewes Library. Monmouth College students may wish to learn more about professional librarianship through credited Independent Study and Internships with Hewes Library’s librarians.