Library Science

Library science (often termed library studies or library and information science) is an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources; and the political economy of information.

Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age
The Library: A Fragile History
Librarian Tales: Funny, Strange, and Inspiring Dispatches from the Stacks
Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books
Overdue: Reckoning with the Public Library
Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge
Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory
Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African Americans in the South
The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone
The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation
Library of Small Catastrophes
Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe
Masked by Trust: Bias in Library Discovery
Foundations of Library and Information Science
This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
The Organization of Information (Library and Information Science Text Series)
Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century : An Introduction
Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction
Developing Library and Information Center Collections
Library and Information Center Management
Reference and Information Services: An Introduction (Library & Information Science Text)
Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
The Library Book
I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks
Management Basics for Information Professionals
From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books
Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

For every reader his or her book and for every book its reader.
S.R. Ranganathan

Marilyn Johnson
A library is a place to go for a reality check, a bracing dose of literature, or a "true reflection of our history," whether it's a brick-and-mortar building constructed a century ago or a fanciful arrangement of computer codes. The librarian is the organizer, the animating spirit behind it, and the navigator. Her job is to create order out of the confusion of the past, even as she enables us to blast into the future. ...more
Marilyn Johnson, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

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