Special Topics Courses
LIS 7808 Special Topics in Library & Information Science (3)May be taken for a maximum of 15 semester hours of credit when topics vary.
Current Special Topics offered
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.
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.
Theoretical foundations of knowledge organizations. The design and construction of
knowledge taxonomies. The use and evaluation of knowledge taxonomies. Term project
in building a knowledge taxonomy.
Research Seminar in Archives & Cultural Heritage
This course provides students an opportunity to conduct original research related
to archives and/or cultural heritage institutions.
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.