Library Science

<p>I see why it's necessary. But a whole major in it? Can you guys enlighten me on the subject? I really don't see how... useful... a degree like that would be. Wouldn't a business/accounting major be able to accomplish as much as a library science major?</p>

<p>And even if you do get a library science major, wouldn't you be stuck been a librarian all your life? Wouldn't it be better to be an english major or a writer or something?</p>

<p>I am so perplexed.</p>

<p>Different people have different dreams and I don't think that they should pursue a different degree just because outsiders think it isn't useful. The library degree is made for knowing about a library--a business/accounting/english/writing major is not even close IMO (it would be like studying dentistry to be a ear, nose, & throat doctor). Librarians actually have to know a lot of things. I forgot where I read something about this major, but you would really be surpirsed at what they have to know. All the librarians I have met are extremely knowlegable about everything I have asked them.</p>

<p>Only like .0001% of the population is actually hardcore enough to be a librarian, thus explaining why you don't see it too often.</p>

<p>someone gotta figure out that dewey decimal</p>

<p>Do you know what the preferred undergrad degree is to be accepted into an MLS program?</p>

<p>Syracuse University has a great LS major in the School</a> of Information Studies:</p>

The School of Information Studies is The Original Information School in the nation. It is a leading center for innovative programs in information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology and information services. The nationally ranked school (U.S. News and World Report) has professional degree programs at the undergraduate and master's levels and a research degree at the doctoral level. The school offers its master's programs in campus and distance learning formats. </p>

<p>Our approach stands out from other institutions that offer computer science, management, information science, and related programs in that our focus is on users and user information needs as a starting point for integrating information and information technology into organizations. The faculty combines expertise in information systems, linguistics, computer science, library science, business management, management information systems, telecommunications and communication. The faculty are very active in research topics that reflect their diverse intellectual backgrounds and interests.


<p>Yes, well, Syracuse also has that pop culture centre. I find Syracuse fascinating.</p>