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Library and Information Sciences

Students intending to prepare for a career in librarianship should consider these points in planning their undergraduate years. Since opportunities exist for many kinds of subject specialists, students should plan a major in the discipline that most interests them. In addition, students should try to develop broad knowledge by selecting a number of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Because recent developments in librarianship have placed an emphasis on automation, some undergraduate courses in computer science are desirable. To obtain first-hand experience in the practice of librarianship, students are encouraged to work in one of the college's libraries.

Students with an interest in becoming school librarians or media specialists will need to take the educational courses required for certification.

A limited number of scholarships are available through library schools and other organizations, including the Library of Michigan.