Library Science Degrees was created as a comprehensive resource for students to research, review, and compare US-based universities to find a library science degree. We have reviewed hundreds of different programs in creating this website, mostly at the Bachelors and Masters level. We have also started to review doctoral programs.
We use the American Library Association and the US Department of Labor and Census Bureau as the starting point for our data sources. We then aggregate all library science programs, incorporate feedback and suggestions from visitors to our website, and have our authors and contributors write about those programs.
LibraryScienceDegrees.org is owned and operated by Enroll Education LLC. For decades, Enroll Education has been researching degree programs within growing areas of higher education. We have worked with hundreds of universities and researched thousands of programs at all levels.
Our goals and mission are simple: Do our research, create easy-to-use websites with unique information, and help students find the best colleges for their personal circumstances.
The Team Behind LibraryScienceDegrees.org
There are numerous researchers, fact-checkers, writers, programmers, designers, and other contributors and advisors that work on LibraryScienceDegrees.org.
Chanelle Pickens - Writer, Contributor
- Masters in Library and Information Science (San Jose State University, online)
- BS in Electronic Media (University of Tennessee)
Chanelle's diverse career has spanned almost 20 years working in media, marketing, event planning, and higher education. Chanelle earned a BS in Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she spent a lot of time getting into trouble at the campus radio station. In 2014, she earned a MLIS through San Jose State’s fully online program and soon began a career in academic librarianship as an instructional librarian. When she isn’t writing, teaching, or designing, Chanelle enjoys cooking, reading, and filling her desert home with tropical houseplants.
Hilary Holley - Writer, Contributor
- Master of Library and Information Science (University of California, Los Angeles)
- BA in English and Art History (Pitzer College)
Hilary Holley has a BA in English and Art History from Pitzer College and a Master of Library and Information Science from UCLA. Her passion for the arts and humanities has resulted in over a decade of continuing work for nonprofits, libraries, and other academic institutions. Hilary especially enjoys collaborating with individuals and organizations working to make the world a better place.
Dr. Megan Mullen - Writer, Contributor
- Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film (University of Texas at Austin)
- Master of Library Science (SUNY University at Albany)
Megan Mullen holds a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY University at Albany. Dr. Mullen spent many years teaching, researching, and being an administrator in higher education. She is currently a writer and editor and plans to return to librarianship part-time.
History of LibraryScienceDegrees.org
Over the years, we have reviewed hundreds of programs, careers, and data to help LibraryScienceDegrees.org grow. We are continuously researching specific programs (such as library science degrees), and reviewing them for our readership. The information and data on our website has been reviewed by top library and media professionals in the industry, and has been cited by hundreds of industry organizations and higher education institutions.
Data and sources
We use the following resources (among others) when writing about library science degrees on this website:
- American Library Association at ala.org
- Journal of Library and Information Science
- US Census Bureau data at census.gov
- IPES at ed.gov
- US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics at bls.gov
School and Program Listings
We take our listings seriously, and every school has been reviewed by one of our researchers to keep as accurate of a database as we can. Our newest program list was loaded to the site in 2021 and has been manually curated since (as of early 2023). However, if there is a listing that needs updated please email us so we can review and update it (contact info here).
You will notice throughout the site that there are advertisements. We primarily place featured listings for different universities that could be of interest to someone looking for a degree in library science or similar field. Every university on any of our sites is fully vetted, and is accredited, but you are responsible for fully vetting any program you consider. We have made our best attempt to label any advertisements as “AD”, sponsored programs or sponsored ads – generally if you see a logo of a university, that is an advertisement.