The predecessor of Department of Library Science was the Boone Library of Boone University at Wuchang, the cradle of library science education of China. Since 2001, this program has been selected as a key discipline at the state level, a demonstration of National College Specialty Construction, a teaching group of core curriculum of library and information science at the state level, a demonstration of MOE professional reform, a brand department of undergraduate education of Hubei province and Wuhan University philosophy and social sciences academic construction projects. In all curriculum assessments organized by the MOE, the Library, Information, and Archives Management, as a primary subject, ranked first at the state level. The Department now has 16 faculty members, among them there are 8 full professors(doctoral supervisors), 6 associate professors, 1 Senior Professor in humanities and social sciences, 16 kinds of high-level talent. In the recent five years, faculty members of Library Science has undertaken about 100 projects, including key projects, general and young projects of the National Social Science Fund, National Natural Science Fund projects, National Science and Technology support projects, MOE key projects, China Southern Power Grid projects and so on. Meanwhile, the department has won over 20 awards of academic research at both state and provincial level. The research fields include theory of library science, bibliography, information resources construction, knowledge organization and knowledge management, information retrieval and service, intellectual property of information resources and so on.