Library Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines elements of information management, education, and technology. It involves the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources.
Professionals in library science, often called librarians, are tasked with managing information and providing access to it, often in a library setting, but also in other information management roles. They are responsible for selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials, and for furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services.
Librarians also often engage in programming and outreach, and may specialize in a particular type of library (public, academic, school, etc.), or in a particular type of resource (such as archives or digital collections). They may also specialize in serving a particular group of patrons, such as children, young adults, or students in a particular discipline.
With the advancement of technology, library science has evolved to include topics such as digital libraries, data information management, information architecture, knowledge management, and more. The tools and techniques of library science are applicable to any collection of information, not just those found in libraries.
Here are a few scholarships specifically for students studying Library Science:
Please note that eligibility criteria and deadlines will vary for each scholarship. Always check the official websites for the most accurate and updated information.