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. 

Knowledge Taxonomies

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.