Most public, academic and special libraries require librarians to have a Master’s degree in Library Science and Administration. While school librarians may not be required to possess a Master’s degree, they do need to meet the requirements of their state for a teaching license.
The typical graduate program in Library Science and Administration includes courses in the following:
Other important things prospective libraries will study include:
Some elective courses they may choose include:
Some programs also offer degrees that combine technical courses in information science with the more traditional training in library science.
The Library Science and Administration offers both a Master’s and Doctorate degree program.
This degree program prepares students for library work but some students decide to concentrate on a particular area such as reference, technical services or children's services.
There are many online and on campus universities where you can pursue a Master’s degree in Library Science and Administration.
Salaries of librarians vary according to the individual's qualifications and the type, size and location of the library. The highest salaries belong to librarians with mostly administrative dues. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median annual income of librarians in May 2008 at $52,530.