ETL503 Resourcing the Curriculum (8)

This subject focuses on the critical evaluation and provision of appropriate digital and hardcopy resources to effectively resource the curriculum and support learning and teaching within the school. The role of school library collections in the information environment is particularly addressed. Assessment of needs, selection, acquisition, de-selection, collection evaluation and collection policy formulation are examined in the context of the school. Issues such as budgeting, censorship, cooperative resource provision and learning management systems are explored.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL503. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be aware of the role of school library collections in learning and teaching;
  • be able to assess information needs in the context of building school library collections and services;
  • be able to provide an overview of the range of information resources available and the impact of digital resources on school library collections;
  • be able to identify and evaluate information sources and products to determine their relevance to the information needs of the school community;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to select, acquire and deselect collections and resources to respond to curriculum resources needs in a timely manner;
  • be able to discuss key issues such as censorship, budgeting and cooperative resource provision;
  • be able to lead in the development of a collection management policy; and
  • be able to build library and information services that respond to the full range of digital environments.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The nature of collections in the context of learning and teaching in 21st century environments
  • Critical evaluation of print and digital resources
  • Ethical and legal aspects of information management and information distribution
  • Forecast, plan, facilitate and evaluate appropriate resource management including selection, acquisition, budgeting, censorship, deselection and collection evaluation
  • Collection management policy
  • The future of school library collections


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.