Thursday, September 29, 2005

Special Topics Course in Development

A new course, LTA 299, Special Topics in Library Science is currently being developed. Actually, this is in response to a student request for an advanced cataloging course. Rather than developing just one course in advanced cataloging, many courses can be offered under the title of Special Topics. Some other ideas for special topics courses include: Readers' Advisory Services; Public Relations and Marketing for Libraries; Young Adult Programming; Children's Programming; Storytelling; Copyright for Laws for Libraries; Book Clubs and Discussion Groups; and Library Web Page Design. If other topics come to mind, please let me know! I hope to have the course approved in time to go into the next catalog. If that happens, the first section of LTA 299 could be offered in Fall 2006.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Tom Rich said...

This is an absoltely fabulous idea! Libraries can send staff through for specialized training and not have to committ for long periods of time. This will broaden the knowledge base of any student in the program, and increase their ability to sell themselves in the job market.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Deb Z. said...

Definitely a great opportunity to zoom in on specialty areas and specific interests! Offers great acamdemic and professional opportunities.

4:34 PM  

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