Undergraduate Minor in Library Science

About the Minor

This minor prepares students to enter the workforce as paraprofessionals in public and academic libraries. Library paraprofessionals are the necessary support staff to any library, providing services to the public and to the professional librarians. The minor provides an overview of the basic structure and function of libraries, and prepares students for both public services (reference, circulation) and technical services (collection development, cataloging of materials).

This is an entirely asynchronous online minor.

Student Profile

The minor is designed for undergraduates in any discipline who wish to enter the workforce as paraprofessionals in public and academic libraries. Students wishing to declare the minor should consult with their academic advisor.

Course Requirements

Students are required to complete the following five courses, a total of 15 student credit hours:

  • LIS 2000 Introduction to Information & Society (Social Science General Education) (Fall)
  • LIS 3000 Libraries in the Information Age (Fall)
  • LIS 3002 Introduction to Library Public Services (Fall)
  • LIS 3004 Introduction to Technical Services (Spring)
  • LIS 3006 Introduction to Collection Development (Spring)

Contact

Dr. Carol Barry

carolbarry@lsu.edu