Libraries continue to adapt to today’s mobile and socially-connected world. If they want to survive, it is critical to continue to move with the technology driven world. This interesting information came to us from USC News in their article, “Would you believe there are more libraries than Starbucks or McDonald’s?

Libraries are stereotyped as quiet, paper driven institutions. There are over 119,000 libraries in the United States, so that means they must be offering something other than encyclopedias.

Public libraries have evolved to become key locations for many communities and individuals. Modern librarians are less about shushing and shelving books and more about navigating mountains of data.

Librarians are information professionals who are skilled at information architecture and building databases. There continues to be a great need for managers with those skills. The Master of Management in Library and Information Science degree was created to meet this need.

Melody K. Smith

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