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Library and Information Science: Home

A small informational libguide about the Library and Information Science Minor

What is Library Science

Library and Information Science is the science of information research, information and technology. The LIS minor is meant to bridge the experience of an individual's major with the methods and means of research and gaining an appreciation of the library science field.

The mission of the Department of Library and Information Science is to provide an educational foundation for students in gathering, organizing, and disseminating information.  Students will learn how to critically evaluate information, understand the role information plays in an educated society, and use technological tools and  applications to advance the education of information users.


Library of Congress Classification

Page Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize books by specific subjects.  The LC system uses an alphanumeric system that looks like this: "A 253 .B52 1997". To find books related to your topic, first search Arthur, the Page Library catalog. By doing a Subject or Keyword search you will find a variety of titles that relate to your topic, but a Keyword search may not give you sources directly related to your chosen search terms. If you know the title of the source you are looking for, you could opt for the "Exact Title" search to save yourself some time.

Many sources related to Library Science will be located downstairs (in the general collection) in the "Z" section, though titles may be found in almost any section.  Also, many Library and Information Sciene related titles will be government documents. These can be found both upstairs and on the main floor. These are organized using SuDoc which looks like this: "A 93.73/2:94"

For more information about finding books, journal articles, etc. please click around this LibGuide!


Click on the blue tabs above to  find information on how to find articles and books about different topics.  There is also a citation tab to assist with creating citations.  Remember, if you need any assistance, please let us know.  We are all here to aid the learning process!

Also, try out our Discovery Search Tool! You may be surprised at what you find!


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Professional Organizations

Listed below are some professional organizations within the field of Library and Information Science.  Important information, current trends, and news can be found at each of the organization's websites.


Links to the answers for many frequently asked questions!