This guide provides information about the library and information sciences collections at Fondren Library and the field in general. While access to some library services may be limited to Rice ID holders, this guide also includes many resources that are available to anyone interested in library science. Fondren Library has a large collection of LIS books that are available to all visitors for browsing and research.
Fondren Library welcomes visitors. All visitors without a Rice University ID will need to present a government-issued ID at the East Entrance to gain access to the building. Access to materials for check out, online resources, and more from Fondren Library is available to Rice ID holders with a valid NetID.
Public scanning stations are available on the 1st and 3rd floors, and we also offer a variety of other printing and copy options.
Library and Information Sciences (LIS) is the study and practice of organizing information for access, storage, retrieval, and research. The field encompasses institutions from public and academic libraries to archives and other collections. In the digital age, LIS has also grown to include data curation and other metadata driven specializations. Increasingly, institutions must navigate between providing physical and digital access to information in order to best serve the needs of diverse populations.
Fondren strives to make the library accessible to all users.
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Library Science @ Fondren is a quarterly e-newsletter of library and information science resources at Fondren Library and beyond.
Issues: August 2020 | November 2020 | January 2021 | July 2021 | October 2021 | January 2022 | February 2022: Special Edition | April 2022