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Library Science 102

Introduction to Information Research


Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm / Sims 345 / Contact Beth Stahr - / 985-549-5056

Library Science 102: Introduction to Information Research is a course designed to teach the information research process. Methods for locating and evaluating sources and the creation of effective search strategies are discussed and practiced. Required exercises and assignments reinforce the course content. The course is open to all students and currently over half of the majors require Library Science 102 in the curriculum.  Check the Schedule of Classes for current course offerings.


Goals | Classrooms | Course Materials | Instructors

Departmental Credit Exam:

For information on the LS102 Departmental Credit Exam see:



  • Students will understand the organization, tools and vocabulary of an academic library
  • Students will utilize databases to find and retrieve information
  • Students will identify relevant sources using critical thinking skills
  • Students will create a bibliography of relevant sources
  • Students will understand the need for developing life-long learning skills
  • Students will apply the above learned skills in other college classes



LS102 is taught in two computer-equipped classrooms in Sims Library. Most sections of Library Science 102 are scheduled in Sims room 355. Additional sections are taught in Sims room 474.

Course Materials:

There is no textbook required for the course. Instead students will be required to read the content found on the course materials web site.


Andrea Alexander
Office Sims Library, Rm 231
Office Phone: 985-549-5055

Angie Balius
Office:  Sims Library, Rm. 131
Office Phone:  (985) 549-3898

Office:  Sims Library, Rm. 344
Office Phone:  (985) 549-3821
E-mail: Vacant

Ryan Castillo
Office: Sims Library, Rm 232
Office Phone: (985) 549-3970

Elizabeth Sanders (LS 102 Coordinator)
Office: Sims Library, Rm. 345
Office Phone: (985) 549-5935

Dayne Sherman
Office: Sims Library, Rm. 130
Office Phone: (985) 549-3965

Beth Stahr
Office: Sims Library, Rm. 132
Office Phone: (985) 549-5056