The following is a list of common fields of study/practice which lie within the scope of Library and Information Science:

  • special (i.e., specialized, non-traditional) librarianship (e.g., law, medicine, business, etc.)
  • academic librarianship (emphasis on institutions of higher education)
  • public librarianship (emphasis on local, government-funded libraries)
  • children's librarianship (emphasis on primary & secondary schools)
  • preservation & conservation (includes archival activities)
  • information brokerage (generally concerned with the collection, organization, presentation, and sale of information)
  • records management