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Library and Information Science

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  2. Library and Information Science Tweets: Top 10 Excellent Twitter Tweets About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science 
  3. Library and Information Science Infographics: Top 10 Excellent Infographics About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science


Library and Information Science (LIS) is an interdisciplinary domain concerned with creation, management, and uses of information in all its forms. Taught in colleges and universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a subject of research in both industry and academia, LIS brings together a variety of theoretical approaches. Its focus is on representations of information—the documentary evidence of civilization—as well as on the technologies and organizations through which information becomes accessible. The research domain is young, beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but its roots lie in the nineteenth century. LIS represents the intersection of library science, information science (originally called documentation), and communications. The first, library science, has sought to solve the problems of organizing and providing access to collections of materials. The second, information science, seeks to understand the properties of information and how to manage it. Aspects of the field of communication, always a facet of the first two, became interwoven with both as library science and information science matured and increasingly intersected with one another.¹

Library and information science (LIS) (sometimes given as the plural library and information sciences) or as "library and information studies" is a merging of library science and information science. The joint term is associated with schools of library and information science (abbreviated to "SLIS"). In the last part of the 1960s, schools of librarianship, which generally developed from professional training programs (not academic disciplines) to university institutions during the second half of the 20th century, began to add the term "information science" to their names. The first school to do this was at the University of Pittsburgh in 1964. More schools followed during the 1970s and 1980s, and by the 1990s almost all library schools in the USA had added information science to their names. Weaver Press: Although there are exceptions, similar developments have taken place in other parts of the world. In Denmark, for example, the 'Royal School of Librarianship' changed its English name to The Royal School of Library and Information Science in 1997. Exceptions include Tromsø, Norway, where the term documentation science is the preferred name of the field, France, where information science and communication studies form one interdiscipline, and Sweden, where the fields of Archival science, Library science and Museology have been integrated as Archival, Library and Museum studies. In spite of various trends to merge the two fields, some consider the two original disciplines, library science and information science, to be separate. However, the tendency today is to use the terms as synonyms or to drop the term "library" and to speak about information departments or I-schools. There have also been attempts to revive the concept of documentation and to speak of Library, information and documentation studies (or science).²


Top 10 Excellent Twitter Tweets About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science

These tweets are shared on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Twitter handle. Follow us on Twitter for important and interesting LIS tweets.

Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, called "tweets." These messages were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters for all languages except some.

Librarians are using tweets to communicate their expressions and broadcast library and information science knowledge by way of innovative LIS Tweets. Some of the selected ones we found interesting is given here.

LIS Tweet 1) Kem Lang, OCLC librarian, with the first (and, nearby, every) edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) - The 1st edition of DDC appeared in 1876 and the latest 23rd edition was published in 2011.

LIS Tweet 2) Daniel N. Joudrey tweets holiday wishes in DDC numbers Tweet - Merry 394.2663, Happy 394.2612, and a Happy 394.2614 to you and yours. - Daniel N. Joudrey is an Associate Professor at Simmons College's School of Library and Information Science, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. DDC number 394.2663 is for Christmas, 394.2612 is for Kwanzaa, the harvest festival in the United States, and 394.2614 represents New Year.

LIS Tweet 3) Five Laws of Library Science by Dr. S.R. Ranganathan - The 5 Laws of Library Science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Five laws of library science are called the set of norms, percepts, and guides to good practice in librarianship. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy. 

LIS Tweet 4)  Violet Fox on the importance of metadata and metadata creators 

LIS Tweet 5) Library and  Information Science Portal - a web portal featuring top popular stories from the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology

LIS Tweet 6) The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets - While dodging accusations of communism, Charlotte Serber made the nuclear bomb possible

LIS Tweet 7) Top Library Tech Trends

LIS Tweet 8) 7 Reasons Libraries Are Essential, Now More Than Ever

LIS Tweet 9) 25 Best Libraries in the World – The Writers’ Academy Guide

LIS Tweet 10) The Secret Statistical Lives of Librarians

LIS Tweet 11) Cataloguing is more than merely ‘processing’ an item


Top 10 Excellent Infographics About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science + Bonus Infographics

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An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. An infographic is a popular form of content marketing that can help you simplify a complicated subject or turn an otherwise boring subject into a captivating experience. People use infographics to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time.

Librarians and libraries are using infographics to show complicated data and information by innovative LIS Infographics. Some of the selected ones we found interesting is given here.

LIS Infographic 1) Evolution Of The Noble Librarian [Source]

LIS Infographic  2) What Librarians Do [Source]

LIS Infographic 3) Anatomy Of A Librarian [Source]

Infographic: Anatomy of a Librarian

LIS Infographic 4) Many Reasons You Need Your Librarian [Source]

LIS Infographic 5) The Times They Are A Changin [Source]

The Times They Are a Changin

LIS Infographic 6) Librarians In The Digital Age [Source]

LIS Infographic 7) I Am A {Social} Librarian [Source]

LIS Infographic 8) Librarians Matter [Source]

LIS Infographic 9) A Librarian's Worth [Source]

LIS Infographic 10) A Librarian's Daily Duties [Source]

LIS Infographic 11) Future Ready Librarians [Source]

  • LIS

  1. Estabrook, Leigh S. Library and Information Science. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences.  CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2017.
  2. Library and information science. Wikipedia. (Accessed July 15, 2017)


  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Blogger

  • Last Updated: 2017-12-28
  • Written: 2017-07-15

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