INF505 Library Services for Children and Youth (8)

Students are introduced to the role of the public library in supporting the learning and information needs of children and youth. They are also introduced to strategies for facilitating access to library services and for planning, developing and implementing programs for children and youth. Strategies for marketing and promotion of services catering to children and youth will also be explored and issues which may impact on the effectiveness of services will be examined.

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: INF505. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF330 or INF436

Subject Relationships

INF330 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

INF330, INF436

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the developmental, informational and recreational needs of children and youth;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of current research into the information seeking behaviour of children and youth and how this can be applied to the delivery of effective public library services;
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of a wide range of strategies used to promote the use of materials and resources, and to provide effective services for children and youth in the public library;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues and concerns associated with the selection of materials for children and youth;
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs for children and youth;
  • be able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the needs of a variety of community and cultural groups, age groups and under-served children and youth in programs and service development; and
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the strategies used in dealing with a variety of challenges in delivering services to children and youth in the public library setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The characteristics of different age groups and their needs
  • Overview of public library programs
  • Planning and designing programs for children and young adults including those which address special needs and diversity
  • Promotion and marketing


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.