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What is Library and Information Science?

At Aldis, we’re chiefly working with technical solutions that help our clients manage digital media, so some people are surprised to find that our team consists of a number of librarians with degrees in Library and Information Science.

Most people have an idea of a stereotypical librarian in their mind: some bespectacled, tweed-wearing, “bookish” person chiefly tasked with “shushing” patrons at the local library. While most of our team DO sport glasses, our professional studies have prepared us to solve a wide range of problems for our clients.

 

There are many different specialized disciplines within the library field, but the core goal of all of them is the same: find a way to help people get the information they need. Library and Information Science looks at the way that people naturally seek out information and organize ideas in order to build and adapt systems that connect them to new information. All of our team members who focus on Asset Management at Aldis have Masters in Library and Information Science, spending, on average, about two years studying intensely to attain the degree.

 

Whether it’s loaded bookshelves, terabytes of video, or table after table of data, people who study and practice Library and Information Science work to organize and present these resources in a way that makes them as widely accessible as possible to users. At Aldis, we pursue this goal by trying to find an optimal path and structure for whatever technological tools a team of people has at hand.