Special Topics Courses


LIS 4900 Special Topics in Library and Information Science (3) Prereq.: Permission of department. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

LIS 7808 Special Topics in Library & Information Science (3) May be taken for a maximum of 15 semester hours of credit when topics vary.

Special topics courses include courses offered only once as well as new courses that are in a "pilot" phase before being added to the catalog.

Recent Special Topics courses offered:

LIS 4900

LIS 4900 Data Curation

Introduction to definitions, principles, and practices of data curation; data curation lifecycle model; relevant technologies for data repositories.

LIS 7808

LIS 7808 Advanced Seminar in Archives & Cultural Heritage

This course provides students an opportunity to conduct original research related to archives and/or cultural heritage institutions. 


LIS 7808 Creating a Community of Readers

Value and role of leisure reading for children and adolescents, ages 5-18; strategies for building enthusiasm for reading in school and public libraries.


LIS 7808 Information Services to Diverse Populations

Develops cultural competence in librarians and other information service providers, including identifying diverse populations, determining their educational, informational and recreational needs, and effectively and equitably meeting those needs. 

LIS 7808 Principles of Searching

Introduction to theories, principles and methods of effective searching of digital information resources.

LIS 7808 Rural Librarianship

The study of rural public libraries, their history and significance in communities.

LIS 7808 Sci Fi and Fantasy in Libraries

Explores the history of the fantasy literature in the West, the literature itself and its uses in public and school libraries. Designed for those planning to work with children and young adults in school and public libraries and is appropriate for meeting Louisiana school library media certification requirements in Category 1.