Library and Information Science

Li­brarianship offers students an excellent opportunity to use knowledge and skills gained through their liberal arts education. Professional librarians have masters or doctoral degrees in library and information sci­ence and come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Librarianship offers specialization in fields such as music, law, the medical sciences and business, to name a few. Students interested in a career in library and information science will benefit from courses in computer science, education (for school librarianship), and history and art history (for archival management). Lane Library’s annual Bernice Wells Carlson work study internship offers student assistants the opportunity to shadow librarians in their departments and learn about the various facets of library work. Internships in the College archives are also available.