Specialized Library Science Degrees
Specialized Library Science programs allow students to focus on one particular type of library system. They may become employed at industrial research parks, art museums, law institutes, public library systems, or youth service agencies. One category of specialization is academic and research libraries, particularly major university libraries. Another specialization is health sciences information centers, such as medical, hospital, and allied health facilities. Students in this specialization study health science resources and information science.
Public libraries are another area of specialization and can include many different professional opportunities. Finally, special libraries and information centers compose the last specialization. This includes a wide variety of careers in science, legal, and business institutions, as well as many business, industrial, and scientific information centers. Students study information sources and systems, library operations, abstracting, the information industry, records management, database design, and research.