Library & Information Science

Library and information science is a meta-discipline, spanning what are considered traditional academic research disciplines (e.g., economics, biology, history, etc.). The theories and practices in library and information science are applied across disciplines. They are varied and many.


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    Information Professionals Duties

    Some of the duties performed by information professionals include, but are in no way limited to, the following:

    • Curate collections for groups, whether local public populations, engineers building cars, or scholars in universities.
    • Educate people on the availability and applicability of information resources.
    • Organize information for more effective and efficient access and discovery.
    • Preserve our cultural heritage.
    • Present and make accessible the various collections of information.
    • Build and manage information retrieval systems using user-centered design principles.
    • Prepare our youth to become better scholars and citizens, and help them develop a long-standing productive relationship with information and knowledge.
    • Study information needs and seeking behavior to develop better services for various groups.
    • Consider the ethical and philosophical issues related to information, such as access and privacy.
    • Manage and improve information environments.
    • Facilitate the creation and sharing of information and knowledge with people and communities.